HOMOEOPATHIC REMEDIES FOR MUSCULAR ATROPHY
Muscle atrophy is the wasting or loss of muscle tissue.There are two types of muscle atrophy.
· Disuse atrophy occurs from a lack of physical activity. In most people, muscle atrophy is caused by not using the muscles enough. People with seated jobs, medical conditions that limit their movement, or decreased activity levels can lose muscle tone and develop atrophy. This type of atrophy can be reversed with exercise and better nutrition. Bedridden people can have significant muscle wasting. Astronauts who are away from the Earth's gravity can develop decreased muscle tone after just a few days of weightlessness.
· The most severe type of muscle atrophy is neurogenic atrophy. It occurs when there is an injury to, or disease of, a nerve that connects to the muscle. This type of muscle atrophy tends to occur more suddenly than disuse atrophy.
Cause-Some muscle atrophy occurs normally with aging. Other causes may include:Alcohol-associated myopathy, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease), Burns, Burns, Guillain-Barré syndrome, Injury, Long-term corticosteroid therapy, Malnutrition , Motor neuropathy, Muscualr dystrophy and other diseases of the muscle, Not moving (immobilization), Osteoarthritis , Polio, Rheumatoid arthritis, Spinal cord injury, Stroke
PLUMBUM METALLICUM 200—CM--A specific remedy . It covers symptoms from simple irritation to complete destruction of muscles. It not only covers the muscles of brain but also of the trunk, extremities and muscles of other organs. Complete loss of sensation, weakness, cutting, gripping, trembling, twisting, shotting in the neck, contraction and atrophy of deltoid , oedema, unsteady gait, shortening of muscles. Worse at night and from motion
BARYTA CARB. 200-- Muscular atrophy at the age of puberty
PHOSPHORUS 200- It has hypertrophy in some parts and atrophy in others.Tall patient, hollow chested individual with tubercular or syphilitic diathesis. Burning with trembling, numbness and weakness are the ranking symptoms
MURIATIC ACID 30—It cures muscular weakness following the excessive use of
THALLIUM 200- Muscular atrophy. Pain in locomotar ataxia. Tremors. Pain in stomach and bowels like electric shocks
KALI PHOS 200- It is a constitutional remedy and should be given along with other remedies
ARNICA MONTANA 30 , CUPRUM METALLICUM 30- , BARYTA IODIDE 30—Alternate these remedies when well indicated remedies fail
ARNICA MONTANA 30 and RHUS TOXICODENDRON 30—Alternate these remedies , it acts as a muscular tonic
CAUSTICUM 200- CM—Paralysis of single parts. Heaviness and weakness . Restless leg at night. Unsteady walking and easily falling
MEDORRHINUM 10 M—Prevent recurrence