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Ayurvedic Herbal treatment of Giant Cell Arteritis

Updated: Apr 5

Giant cell arteritis is also known as cranial arteritis or temporal arteritis. This is a medical condition involving inflammation in the arteries situated in the temple area. This leads to pain and tenderness in the temple area, where the hardened arteries can be felt. Associated symptoms include pain and tenderness in the jaw and near the eyes, and muscular pains elsewhere in the body. Cranial arteritis is a serious condition since it can involve loss of eyesight if the condition is not treated properly. Elderly women are usually more susceptible to this disease.

The modern treatment of giant cell arteritis or temporal arteritis involves the use of steroids to reduce the inflammation within the arteries. While steroids promptly reduced the inflammation and pain, in most affected individuals, these medicines need to be continued permanently or on a long-term basis, which is not usually desirable because of the side-effects of steroids. In most instances, the inflammation recurs after the steroids have been stopped.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment is especially useful in the treatment of giant cell arteritis or temporal arteritis. Ayurvedic medicines reduce the inflammation within the arteries promptly, while the pain within the arteries as well as in the surrounding areas also subsides quickly. In addition, treatment with Ayurvedic herbal medicines also prevents recurrence of the disease. An important advantage of Ayurvedic herbal medicines is that it can prevent complications like blindness. This is because Ayurvedic medicines treat inflammation and prevent blockage of the arteries.

Ayurvedic herbal treatment is therefore very effective in the treatment and cure of giant cell arteritis or temporal arteritis.


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