A CASE STUDY ON THE MANAGEMENT OF BECKER’S MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY WITH RAJAYAPANA BASTI
Ashwini Anilkumar*, Veerakumara and Dr. Shrilatha Kamath
Muscular dystrophy, a X linked recessive disorder, presents with muscle weakness of the lower limbs, is a progressive disease where weakness become more generalized. It can be studied as Sahaja Karshya in Ayurveda. Shodhana treatment such as Rajayapana basti which is considered Balya is administered here followed by other Shamana Aushadhi which showed a marked regression in the condition. In Becker muscular dystrophy, muscles weaken because of the pathology in dystrophin (dis-TRO-fin), a protein made by muscle cells. A change in the dystrophin gene makes the protein too short. Among children with the Becker MD gene, boys are most affected with weakness in their arm and leg movements. That's because the dystrophin gene is on the X chromosome, where Boys have only one X chromosome, and girls have two. Girls can be carriers and are at risk of passing this on to their children. Girls can also have symptoms, but in general they are less severe than in boys. A child with Becker MD may have calf muscles that look bigger than normal, even though they're weaker have trouble lifting heavy loads than normal, not be able to walk quickly, run smoothly, or maintain a running pace, have trouble climbing stairs, have calf muscles that look bigger and have more difficulty with sports. Becker Muscular dystrophy affects the muscles of the hips, pelvis, thighs, and shoulders, as well as the heart. Changes in the heart muscle may happen faster than in other muscles.
Keywords: Muscular Dystrophy, Sahaja Karshya.
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