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Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Updated: Nov 7, 2023


Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

ABSTRACT


Why do children have problems with stiffness or joint pain at a very early age? What is the main cause of this and what symptoms are seen beside pain, swelling and stiffness in joints? Juvenile idiopathic arthritis means rheumatoid arthritis in children and the major cause of this disorder is autoimmunity. In this article we will be discussing Juvenile idiopathic arthritis thoroughly, Ayurvedic correlation of the disease and also the Ayurvedic treatment of Juvenile idiopathic arthritis. So please, be with me till the end as it will be having very important aspect of this disease.


INTRODUCTION


Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is also known as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and this disorder is most commonly seen in children. It is a form of arthritis which is seen in children and it's more common in 6 weeks to 16 years of age. In this disorder our immunity attacks our own healthy cells. There is inflammation in one or more joints and this disorder is most common in girls. Autoimmunity is a very common cause of Juvenile idiopathic arthritis as in this disorder, our immune system starts attacking our own healthy cells and causes problems. This disorder also runs in families, which means it may be genetic also. Pain in joints, warmth on touching the joints, tiredness, swelling in joints, stiffness in body particularly in morning, fever, rashes on body, lymph nodes swelling etc are some of the symptoms seen in Juvenile idiopathic arthritis. The diagnostic tests for Juvenile idiopathic arthritis are like blood tests (ESR test, C-reactive protein test, Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis factor test, cyclic citrullinated peptide test), MRI, CT scan etc. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, anti-rheumatic drugs, biological tests, corticosteroids, occupational therapy, physical therapy, surgery etc are the main lines of treatment for Juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Eye problems, eye inflammation, growth problems etc are some of the complications of this disorder.


CAUSES OF JUVENILE IDIOPATHIC ARTHRITIS


The causes of Juvenile idiopathic arthritis are unknown that means idiopathic and some are listed below:-

  • Cause of unknown

  • Autoimmunity

  • Heredity


SYMPTOMS OF JUVENILE IDIOPATHIC ARTHRITIS


The Symptoms of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis are listed below:-

  • Pain in joints

  • Warmth on touching the joints

  • Tiredness

  • Swelling in joints

  • Stiffness in body particularly in morning

  • Fever

  • Rashes on body

  • Lymph nodes swelling


DIAGNOSIS OF JUVENILE IDIOPATHIC ARTHRITIS


The Diagnosis of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis is listed below:-

  • Medical history

  • Physical examination

  • Blood tests

  • ESR test

  • C-reactive protein test

  • Rheumatoid factor test

  • Cyclic citrullinated peptide test

  • MRI

  • CT scan


TREATMENT OF JUVENILE IDIOPATHIC ARTHRITIS


The treatment of Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is listed below:-

  • Non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs

  • Anti-rheumatic drugs

  • Biological test

  • Corticosteroids

  • Occupational therapy

  • Physical therapy

  • Surgery


COMPLICATION OF JUVENILE IDIOPATHIC ARTHRITIS


The complication of Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is listed below:-

  • Eye problem

  • Inflammation of eye

  • Growth problem

AYURVEDIC ASPECT OF DISEASE


Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is a problem with inflammation in joints and stiffness in joints and in Ayurveda it is known as "Amavata". Amavata is majorly due to increased vata dosha in the body. Ayurvedic medications help in balancing the increased dosha in the body and reduce the symptoms of the disease. By Ayurvedic medications along with that diet management and living style tempering helps in improving the health of the patient.


HERBAL REMEDIES FOR JUVENILE IDIOPATHIC ARTHRITIS BY PLANET AYURVEDA


Planet Ayurveda is an Ayurvedic medicinal brand which supplies pure herbal extracts all over the world for 20 years. All the medicines are in the form of capsule, powder, tablets, asav, arishta etc and these medicines are prepared under guidelines of the Ayurvedic board. Planet Ayurveda provides Ayurvedic herbal medicines which are extracted from pure raw material. These herbal medicines have been very promising for 20 years and the results are very optimistic. This herbal medicine is made up of 100% natural extracts and has no animal product as well that means these medications are pure vegetarian and contain no chemicals and additives. Ayurvedic medicines treat the disease from depth and also help in maintaining a healthy life. Planet Ayurveda provides outstanding herbal medicine with lifestyle and dietary safeguard. Ayurvedic medicine acts as a helping hand in reducing the risk of recurrence of disease and causes no side effects of the treatment as it is pure plant-based extracts.


These are the pure Ayurvedic medicines for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis from Planet Ayurveda as listed below:-

  • Arvindasav

  • Energo Plan Syrup

  • Aamvatantak Churna

  • Boswellia Curcumin

  • Coral Calcium Complex

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION


1. Arvindasav

Arvindasav is a classical herbal formulation of Planet Ayurveda. This Ayurvedic medications contain some ingredients like Gambahri (Gmelina arborea), Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Anantmul (Hemidesmus indicus), Jatamansi (Nardostachys jatamansi), Nagarmotha (Cyperus rotundus), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Gur (Saccharum officinarum) etc. Arvindasav is very effective in loss of appetite, weakness and low immunity related problems. It also enhances digestion and helps in improving metabolism of the patient.


Dosage: 2 teaspoon twice a day after a meal with equal amounts of water.

2. Coral Calcium Complex

Coral calcium complex is a preparation of Planet Ayurveda which contains praval pishti, Akik pishti, Jawar mohra pishti, Kamdudha ras, Mukta pishti, Guduchi etc. Coral calcium complex helps maintain the calcium level in the body and also maintain healthy bones. It is also helpful in improving your immune system.


Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after a meal.


3. Boswellia Curcumin

Boswellia Curcumin is a preparation of Planet Ayurveda and major ingredients are Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (curcuma longa). Boswellia Curcumin is used for brain edema and is best used as an anti inflammatory drug. It has the best effects on osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease and reduces brain edema. It helps in reduction of stiffness in our body due to accumulation of vata.


Dosage: 1 capsule twice a day, after a meal with plain water.


4. Aamvatantak Churna

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Methi (Trigonella foenum graecum), Gorakhmundi (Sphaeranthus indicus), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Sonth (Zingiber officinale) etc. Aamvatantak churna is very effective in relieving pain, swelling over joints. This churna is very effective in boosting the immunity as well as nourishing and strengthening the joint.

Dosage: Half teaspoon twice daily after a meal.


5. Energo Plan Syrup

Energo plan syrup is a preparation from Planet Ayurveda and this syrup contains Jeevanti (Leptadenia reticulata), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris), Pippali (Piper longum), Shigru (Moringa oleifera) and Guggul (Commiphora mukul). This syrup is very effective in strengthening the body and also helps in improving body weight. Energo plan syrup helps in boosting energy level in natural ways.


Dosage: 2 teaspoon twice daily after a meal.





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