Afibrinogenemia is a rare bleeding disorder that affects the normal process of blood clotting after an injury. The disorder leads to uncontrolled bleeding in affected patients because of the lack of 'fibrinogen' blood protein which facilitates the clotting process after injury-related damage to blood vessels. The disorder can be managed safely and naturally with the help of some beneficial herbal products offered by Planet Ayurveda herbal manufacturing company.

Afibrinogenemia: Introduction

Afibrinogenemia is a blood fibrinogen disorder because of which blood does not clot normally in affected individuals. The disorder is a genetically-inherited or congenital condition. It is characterized by uncontrolled/excessive bleeding because of the inability of blood clots to protect the body after an injury. Afibrinogenemia also called Congenital Afibrinogenemia is believed to affect nearly one in 1 million people across the world.

The occurrence of Afibrinogenemia is linked to the absence (or reduced levels) of the 'fibrinogen' blood protein because of mutations in one of the three fibrinogen genes alpha-chain (FGA), beta-chain (FGB) or gamma-chain (FGG). Fibrinogen is a blood coagulation factor the protein gets converted into 'fibrin' which is essential for the formulation of blood clots to stop bleeding after an injury. 

In people suffering from Afibrinogenemia, the level of fibrinogen protein in the blood is less than 0.1 g/L. The low fibrinogen levels result in bleeding abnormalities, which can be mild in some patients and severe in others. The first evident indication of the disorder is bleeding from the umbilical cord immediately after birth.

Afibrinogenemia patients are prone to hemorrhage or instances of severe bleeding, especially during the early years of life. The disorder generally affects the skin, oral cavity, nose, joints, muscles, liver, gastrointestinal tract, genitourinary tract, and central nervous system. Moreover, in some extremely rare cases, Afibrinogenemia can also cause intracranial hemorrhage (bleeding in the skull) which can be fatal.

Afibrinogenemia: Symptoms

The first symptom of Afibrinogenemia is hemorrhage from the umbilical cord at birth. Later in life, the bleeding abnormalities indicative of the disorder involve the following symptoms:

  • Excessive or uncontrollable bleeding after injury
  • Bruising easily even from a minor injury
  • Nasal bleeding which is difficult to stop
  • Oral mucosa bleeds
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Bleeding in the joints
  • CNS hemorrhaging
  • Heavy bleeding after surgery
  • Spontaneous rupture of the spleen.

In women suffering from Afibrinogenemia in particular, some of the symptoms of the bleeding disorder are:

  • Increased risk of vaginal bleeding
  • Excessive loss of blood during menstruation
  • Recurrent miscarriages.

Afibrinogenemia: Treatment

The Treatment of Afibrinogenemia essentially comprises fibrinogen replacement therapy, for which patients require regular injections and monitoring of fibrinogen levels in the blood. Commonly, the patients suffering from the disorder receive transfusions of cryoprecipitate so that excessive bleeding episodes can be controlled, especially when the patients have to undergo a surgical procedure.

For Natural Management of Afibrinogenemia, Planet Ayurveda offers the Following Herbal Products:

Treatment of Afibrinogenemia

1. Pitta Balance Capsules

A combination of useful herbs and other natural ingredients is used for preparing these capsules which can treat several health conditions.

The ingredients of the capsules include the extract of

  • Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia)
  • Praval Pishti (Coral Calcium)
  • Mukta Pishti (Pearl Calcium)
  • Akik Pishti(Agate Calcium)
  • Jawar Mohra Pishti (Ayurvedic Calcium compound)
  • Kamdhudha Ras (Ayurvedic Calcium compound).

The use of these capsules is beneficial for patients suffering from Afibrinogenemia because the capsules can manage bleeding disorders, purify the blood, control blood pressure, boost the immune system, assist the digestive system, relieve muscular cramps, and balance the body's Pitta dosha.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules, once or twice a day.

2. Cloto Plan Syrup

The preparation of this syrup involves the use of some remarkable 'cooling' herbs with proven raktastambhak properties (that is, the ability to control bleeding in various disorders)

The herbal components of this syrup include

  • Jhandu (Tagetes erecta)
  • Sheesham leaves (Dalbergia sissoo)
  • Doorva (Cynodon dactylon)
  • Priyangu (Callicarpa macrophylla)
  • Dhataki (Woodfordia fruticosa)
  • Sugar syrup

People affected by Afibrinogenemia can benefit from the use of this syrup because the herbal components can facilitate the clotting of the blood and stop bleeding, manage hemorrhagic conditions, heal lesions that ooze out blood, balance the aggravated Pitta dosha, and strengthen as well as energize the body.

Dosage: 1-2 teaspoons, two times a day (or as per the prescription of an Ayurveda practitioner).

3. Kamdudha Ras tablets

These tablets are an excellent herbal supplement with immense medicinal benefits due to anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, adaptogenic, antacid, anti-emetic, mild febrifuge, anti-vertigo, and anti-hyperglycemic properties.

The tablets are prepared from several useful herbs and mineral ingredients, including

  • Giloy satva (extract of Tinospora cordifolia)
  • Svarna Gairika, Moti pishti (Pearl Calcium powder)
  • Praval pishti (Coral powder)
  • Mukta Shukti pishti (Pearl oyster shell powder)
  • Shankh bhasma (Conch shell calx)
  • Kapardika bhasma (Cowrie calx).

The use of these tablets can benefit Afibrinogenemia patients because of the ability of the herbal and mineral ingredients to manage several health conditions. The tablets can effectively lower bleeding tendencies, manage chronic fever, and treat digestive problems, nausea, vomiting, burning sensation, debility, vertigo, dizziness, and restlessness. The tablets can also maintain healthy blood sugar levels, balance acid production in the stomach, reduce inflammation of digestive organs, and balance the Pitta Dosha.

Dosage: 1-2 tablets, two times a day.

4. Mukta Panchamrit Rasa

These tablets are prepared from a combination of some well-known herbs and useful mineral ingredients which have immense medicinal significance.

The ingredients of these tablets include

  • Mukta bhasma (Calx of Pearl)
  • Vanga bhasma (Tin Calx)
  • Pravala bhasma (Calx of Coral)
  • Shankha bhasma (Calx of Conch Shell)
  • Shukti bhasma (Calx of Pearl Oyster)
  • Ikshurasa (Sugarcane juice)
  • Godudghda (Cow milk)
  • Juice extracts of Shatavari root (Asparagus racemosus)
  • Vidara (Pueraria tuberosa)
  • Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum)
  • Kumari (Aloe Vera)
  • Hamsapadi (Adiantum philippense) herbs.

Patients suffering from Afibrinogenemia can benefit from the use of these tablets because the herbal and mineral ingredients have the combined ability to treat bleeding abnormalities and manage several ailments, such as chronic fever, cold, cough, phthisis, asthma, bronchitis, jaundice, and anemia. The tablets can also effectively manage intestinal weakness and strengthen the heart.

Dosage: It is recommended to consult your doctor before consumption.

Conclusion

Planet Ayurveda's herbal products for managing Afibrinogenemia are prepared from 100% pure and natural ingredients. The products are completely safe to use because they do not contain any chemicals, additives, preservatives, starch, yeast, artificial colors, binders, or fillers. Nonetheless, it is advised that people suffering from Afibrinogenemia should use the products in consultation with an expert Ayurveda practitioner.

Author's Bio: 

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurveda) is an expert Ayurvedic Doctor based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda - Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic, and Krishna Herbal Company. For more info visit our website: www.planetayurveda.com