Kallmann syndrome, otherwise known as familial hyperkeratosis, refers to a group of diseases which includes anemia, poor blood circulation and red blood cell count. The disease is caused by the genetic abnormality at the blood vessel walls. Since the primary symptom of Kallmann syndrome is anemia, it can lead to an impaired oxygenation of the blood and decrease in blood flow to the extremities, specifically the legs. Kallmann syndrome was first identified in 1986.
The causes of Kallmann syndrome are still unclear. It has been shown that the condition can be hereditary but other factors such as stress, trauma and infection can also cause the disorder. Environmental factors like toxins and chemicals can be responsible for causing the disorder. Other conditions that are associated with Kallmann syndrome include multiple sclerosis, leucovascular diseases and multiple myeloma. Leucovascular diseases include multiple sclerosis and stroke.
Kallmann syndrome is a life-threatening condition. This disorder can affect infants, children and adults. It can also cause a disability which may impair daily tasks. When left untreated, the symptoms of the condition may worsen and result to death. The Ayurvedic treatment of Kallmann syndrome is aimed at treating theemia and reducing the effects of other conditions on the body. This condition should be monitored and treated with care as complications may arise.
Kallmann syndrome is characterized by anemia due to reduced red blood cell count. This can be a life-threatening condition, as it can lead to infection and damage to internal organs. When this happens, the body’s organs may not function properly. People with Kallmann syndrome may experience edema, which is the accumulation of fluid in the tissues of the body. edema may lead to tissue necrosis or death.
The Ayurvedic treatment of Kallmann syndrome treats the symptoms, causes and the root cause of the problem. A special procedure called brahmi-kurna is used to reduce the blood loss in the body. In this procedure, herbal medicines such as jatamamsi, ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera), Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis) and Mandukparni (Centella asiatica) are used. These herbs have high antioxidant properties and can prevent cell damage caused due to oxygen deprivation. These herbal medicines also improve the immune system of the body and strengthen the body’s ability to fight infections and diseases.
A special procedure called charaka-bandh is also used to treat Kallmann syndrome. Charaka-bandh is performed in order to reduce symptoms related to anemia. Medicines like Brahmi-Vati, Shatavari-Vati, Saraswatarishta, Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Deodar (Cedrus deodara), Dashmool (Ten roots), Lodhi (Grewia hirsuta) and Marich (Piper nigrum) are used in this procedure. These herbal medicines are very useful in improving the overall growth rate of the body and also in toning the organs. This procedure helps in reducing the complications associated with anemia and also prevents damage to the bones and internal organs. Other conditions which may be treated with medicines of this kind include chronic venous insufficiency, poor circulation of blood, wasting of tissues, poor absorption of nutrients and other disorders related to the nervous system.
The Ayurvedic treatment of Kallmann syndrome is aimed at treating the known causes of this disorder and also treating the symptoms like muscular weakness, wasting of tissues, tremor, rigid muscles, and abnormal gait. Medicines like Kaishor-Guggulu, Trayodashang-Guggulu, Tapyadi-Loh, Ekang-Veer-Ras, Maha-Vat-Vidhwans-Ras, Ekang-Veer-Ras, Vishwa (Zinziber officinalis), Sharpunkha (Tephrosia purpurea), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Pippali (Piper longum), Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), Bhrungraj (Eclipta alba), Rakta-Chandan (Pterocarpus santalinus) and Bhrungraj-Panchamrut-Ras are used in order to treat the known cause of this syndrome. Medicines like Laxmi-Vilas-Ras, Arjun (Terminalia Arjuna), Vishwa (Zinziber officinalis), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica), Patol (Tricosanthe dioica), Patha (Cissampelos pareira), Musta (Cyperus rotundus) and Kutki (Picrorrhiza kurroa) can be used for toning the muscles and also to improve the circulation of the blood in the cranial region. Medicines like Panchamrut-Parpati, Abhrak-Bhasma, Trivang-Bhasma, Suvarna-Parpati and Suvarna-Malini-Vasant are used in order to control excessive secretion of mucous and to regulate the salivary secretion process.
The most common treatment of palatine tonsils is ‘Swedan’. This procedure involves the introduction of a mixture of alcohol and cotton into the tonsils. This procedure is followed by repeated washing of the tonsils with water in a continuous manner for a few days. This treatment helps to remove the debris and also infection from the tonsils. This procedure can be continued for a further period of time, depending upon the requirements of the patient.
The last treatment for palatine tonsils is through ‘Lamyngitis.’ This is a treatment where special liquid antibiotics are injected into the tonsils. After this process, pulsating jets of water and local anesthesia are used to relief pain and inflammation. This is an ideal treatment that removes the excess secretion of mucous and also prevents the occurrence of secondary complications like swelling of the tonsils, adenoids or nasal polyps. However, this procedure requires a longer recovery time, since the antibiotics are used for a longer period of time.