What is Avascular Necrosis?
Avascular necrosis (AVN) is a progressive diseased condition of bones in which blood supply to bone tissues is interrupted and death of bone tissue takes place. AVN is also known as Osteonecrosis. In AVN due to loss of blood supply to bone tissues, bones become fragile and tend to get fractured. AVN may be present most commonly at Hip joint (Femur Head) and other joints of body too. In AVN at hip joint, blood supply of hip joint is interrupted and causes sclerosis of Femoral Head of Femur bone. In patients of AVN femoral head collapse is also observed.
What are stages of Avascular Necrosis?
AVN is broadly classified (depending upon the symptoms and findings in MRI) in Stage-1, Stage-2, Stage-3 and Stage-4.
Who is most affected with Avascular Necrosis?
AVN is more common in the age group of 30-50 years and according to some researches it is more common in those Males having more alcohol consumption and more common in those females who are suffering from Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE).
What are the symptoms of Avascular Necrosis?
Primarily the symptoms of AVN are not appeared in any person however symptoms start with the pain in joint or pain or discomfort is felt by patient while bearing weight on joint in which AVN is developing. In progression of disease pain got worsen and patient did not get relief in pain even after taking long rest and feels difficulty in motion of joint in different circumstances like walking, lifting and sleeping too.
What is the cause of Avascular Necrosis?
AVN is caused due to excessive alcohol intake, use of corticosteroids, trauma, Sickle Cell Anaemia, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), Radiation Damage, Hypertension and in some cases, it is unexplained why it is caused and it is known as idiopathic avascular necrosis.
What is the treatment of Avascular Necrosis?
AVN is managed by the oral medications and surgery for joint replacement is often advised to patients, however joint replacement (for avascular necrosis hip replacement) by surgery can be avoided and treated successfully by Ayurvedic treatments. Ayurvedic treatments can be best considered among Avascular Necrosis natural cures and hence Ayurveda is good option for non surgical treatment for Avascular Necrosis of the hip and other affected Joint. For femoral head necrosis treatment / hip necrosis treatment, Ayurveda could be best among all contemporary medical sciences.
What we do at Attice Ayurveda for Avascular Necrosis?
100 % Avascular necrosis patients are treated successfully at Attice Ayurveda in the following treatment protocol-
- Panchakarma Therapies- For regaining of blood supply of bone tissue, Panchakarma therapies are strongly advised to patients. Patients are advised for Basti karma (Trans Rectal Administration of Drugs) in a prescribed pattern. Sittings of Basti Karma may vary depending upon the gradings of Avascular Necrosis.
- Ayurvedic Oral Medications- Oral medication is prescribed which is followed by Panchakarma treatment.
- Ayurvedic Diet plan- Diet plan is advised during the Panchakarma treatment and during the Oral medication too.
Patients may get fully cured by getting best AVN treatment at Attice Ayurveda, patients at Attice Ayurveda gets either Unilateral (Avascular Necrosis Left Hip or Avascular Necrosis Right Hip) as well as bilateral Avascular Necrosis of femoral head treatment (for both side of hip); however patients of AVN may also use following few medications which are suggested by our Physician-
- Kaishore Guggulu (2 tablets thrice in a day after taking meals)
- Capsule Gandha Taila (2 Capsules thrice in a day after taking meals)
- Vishmushti Vati (1 tab when pain get worsen)