Paralysis is defined as complete loss of strength in an affected limb or muscle
- Monoplegia, affecting only one limb
- Diplegia, affecting the same body region on both sides of the body
(both arms,for example, or both sides of the face)
- Hemiplegia, affecting one side of the body
- Paraplegia, affecting both legs and the trunk
- Quadriplegia, affecting all four limbs and the trunk
Stroke is a medical emergency which results when the blood supply to a part of
the brain is cut off or greatly reduced. An ischemic stroke is the most common
type of stroke, occurring about 80 - 85 % of the time, and is due to a blood
vessel in the brain getting blocked because of cholesterol deposits called
atherosclerosis, or because of blood clots called emboli. A hemorrhagic stroke,
resulting from a ruptured blood vessel in the brain, while not so commonly seen,
is definitely more serious.
Symptoms:Symptoms like weakness or paralysis of the limbs, paralysis of the muscles
of the face, difficulty in speaking, coordination problems, dizziness, vision problems,
sudden headache, and loss of consciousness Stroke is known in Ayurveda as "Pakshaghaat".
Ayurveda has mentioned facial paralysis as a separate disease entity called "Ardita".
Acute stroke is a full-fledged medical emergency where immediate hospitalization
and specialized medical care of the patient can be life saving and can minimize
permanent disability. After a patient is discharged from hospital, it is imperative
to start Ayurvedic treatment at the earliest possible, to get maximum benefit.
Treatment @ Ayurved City:In Ayurved city, Panchkarma therapies like
etc are advised by physician.
formulations used in the treatment of stroke are:
Yograj Guggulu, Mahayograj Guggulu,
Vata Vidhvansa Ras, Tapyadi Loha, Sameerpannag Ras, Vata Gajankusha Ras, Ekangveer
Ras and Bruhat Vata Chintamani.
Herbal medicines useful in this condition are:
1.Rasna (Pluchea lanceolata)
5.Maash (Phaseolus mungo)
Results with treatment depend
upon the amount of permanent damage resulting from stroke, the time of commencement
of treatment, the presence of other complications like high blood pressure and diabetes,
and the overall physical and mental conditioning of the patient.