HOMOEOPATHIC REMEDIES FOR MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY
Muscular dystrophy is a group of diseases that cause progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass. In muscular dystrophy, abnormal genes (mutations) interfere with the production of proteins needed to form healthy muscle.
There are many different kinds of muscular dystrophy. Symptoms of the most common variety begin in childhood, primarily in boys. Other types don't surface until adulthood.
Some people who have muscular dystrophy will eventually lose the ability to walk. Some may have trouble breathing or swallowing
Causes- Certain genes are involved in making proteins that protect muscle fibers from damage. Muscular dystrophy occurs when one of these genes is defective.
Each form of muscular dystrophy is caused by a genetic mutation particular to that type of the disease. Many of these mutations are inherited. But some occur spontaneously in the mother's egg or the developing embryo and can be passed on to the next generation
Symptoms- The main sign of muscular dystrophy is progressive muscle weakness. Specific signs and symptoms begin at different ages and in different muscle groups, depending on the type of muscular dystrophy
The day to day activities of the patient is affected. Some of them are-inability to walk, poor balance, loss of bowel control, drooping eyelids, waddling gait, respiratory difficulty, limited range of movements, frequent falls, loss of strength in a muscle or a group of muscles as an adult, low muscle tone (hypotonia), joint contracture (club foot, claw hand or others), abnormally curved spine (scoliosis)
Some types involve heart muscles, causing cardiomyopathy or disturbed heart rhythm (arrhythmias)
Homeopathic treatment helps to slow down the process of muscular degeneration, and can work on bringing some symptomatic relief, such as improving muscle power. It is aimed at better quality life.
Homeopathic medicines are prescribed after the detailed case study consisting of physical, emotional and genetic make up of an individual. Homeopathic medicines help to reduce the muscle weakness and control the disease progression. There are some specific Homeopathic remedies, which help for muscle paralysis and weakness and which have been found effective in the treatment of Muscular Dystrophy. Homeopathic treatment is recommended.
PLUMBUM METALLICUM 1000-- It is the head remedy and covers symptoms from simple irritation to complete destruction of muscles.Complete loss of sensation, weakness, cutting, gripping, trembling, twisting , shooting in the neck, contraction and atrophy of the deltoid, edema, unsteady gait, shortening of muscles. Worse at night and from motion
ARGENTUM NIT. 30- Sensitiveness of spine, great pain in spine which is worse at night. Great trembling and weakness of extremities , cannot walk with eyes closed, rigidity of calves, also debility. Walks and stands unsteadily. Worse at night and from cold, better from fresh air
PHOSPHORUS 30- It has hypertrophy in some parts and atrophy in others. The patient is tall, hollow chested, with tubercular or syphilitic diathesis. Burning and trembling , numbness and weakness are the main symptoms
THALLIUM 200- Muscular atrophy . Pain in locomotar ataxia. Tremors. Pain in stomach and bowels like electric shocks
KALI PHOS 30- For muscular atrophy.It should be given along with other remedies
ARNICA MON. 30, CUPRUM MET. 30, BARYTA IOD. 30- They may be tried in the given order when the above remedies fail