Overview

Pilocytic astrocytoma it is fluid- filled (cystic) tumor, and not a solid mass. It is a rare type of brain tumor occurs mostly in children. Very rare in adults. As it occurs in children it is known as juvenile Pilocytic astrocytoma.Pilocytic astrocytoma is named because the tumor originates from star-shaped cells in the brain called astrocytes. Astrocytes are glial cells. Glial cells function is to protect and sustain brain cells called neurons. Tumors referred to as gliomas as they arise from glial cells.

Sites

  • Cerebellum
  • Near cerebrum
  • Near optic nerve
  • Hypothalamic region

It is benign in nature as it is slow growing and doesn’t spread. It is categorized as grade 1.

Symptoms

  • Headache that is worse in morning
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Seizure
  • Change in mood or personality

Symptoms Due to Site

1. Cerebellum

As the cerebellum is responsible for controlling balance and coordination. So tumor in cerebellum causes clumsiness or weakness.

2. Optic Nerve

Tumor in optic nerve cause vision changes, such as blurry vision or involuntary rapid eye movements, or nystagmus.

3. Hypothalamus or Pituitary Gland

It can affect a child’s growth, behavior, stature, and hormones, which leads to premature puberty, weight gain, even weight loss.

Causes

Main causes of gliomas are abnormal cell division in the brain, but the exact cause of this abnormal cell division is still to be known. It's very rare for a brain tumor to be genetically inherited, but certain types of pilocytic astrocytoma, such as optic gliomas, have been linked with a genetic disorder known as neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1)
The incidence rate of pilocytic astrocytoma is very low. Patient's ratio is more in 15 years and younger age. Boys and girls both are equally affected by the tumor.

Diagnosis

  • CT scan
  • MRI brain
  • X-RAY of skull
  • Biopsy

Treatment

For the safe and ayurvedic treatment of pilocytic astrocytoma, renowned Ayurveda experts at Planet Ayurveda herbal manufacturing company have prepared a number of herbal products. These products, prepared from pure and natural herbs, are:

1. Ashwagandha

These are formed from the extract of Withania somniferous. These help to enhance physical stamina, strength, and endurance of the individual. It helps in weight loss due to cancer, improves brain function, and support nerve function. It has anti-inflammatory properties. It balances vata and pitta doshas.

Dosage:-two capsules/twice a day with plain water.

2. Brahmi Capsules

It is a memory enhancing product. It improves mental health and has an anti-inflammatory condition. It boosts the immune system, regulates blood pressure, reduces stress/anxiety and removes free radicals from the body.

Dosage:- Two capsules/twice daily with plain water.

3. Gotukula Capsules

These capsules are prepared of pure and standardized extracts of the Gotukola herb (Centella asiatica). This herb is widely known for its proven ability to promote the overall health of the body.

These capsules are beneficial for the patients of Pilocytic astrocytoma because they can help in maintaining brain health, supporting healthy blood circulation in the body, improving memory, maintaining a healthy metabolic rate, pacifying the Pitta dosha and balancing the body's three psychic energies Sattva, Rajas and Tamas.

Dosage:-2 capsules with plain water, two times a day, after meals.

4. Kanchnaar Guggul Tablets

A combination of some potent herbs is used for the preparation of these tablets which are beneficial in managing a number of health conditions. The herbs usedto prepare these tablets include: Kanchnaar (Bauhinia variegate), Guggulu Resin (Commiphoramukul), Amalaki (Emblicaofficinalis), Haritaki (Terminaliachebula), Bibhitaki (Terminaliabellerica), Ginger (Zingiberofficinale), Black pepper (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum) and Varuna (Crataevanurvala).

The use of these tablets can be beneficial in managing Pilocytic astrocytoma because of their proven ability to manage different types of Cancers/Tumors, Lipoma (tumors which consist of fatty tissue), Liver cysts, Hypothyroidism, Obesity, Polycystic kidney disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome, Fistula, and Skin disorders.

Dosage2 tablets with plain water, two times a day, after meals.

5. Yogendra Ras Tablets

These tablets are considered to be a classical Ayurveda formulation which is prepared from a number of beneficial herbal and mineral ingredients that are known specifically for their ability to treat neuro-muscular conditions. These ingredients include: Parada (Purified and processed Mercury), Gandhaka (Purified and processed Sulphur), Loha bhasma (Iron bhasma), Swarna bhasma (Gold bhasma), Vnaga bhasma (Bhasma of tin), Abhraka bhasma (Purified and processed Silica) and Shuddha Mukta (Purified and processed pearl).

These tablets have the ability to strengthen the nerves and muscles, also maintain balance of Vata and Pitta in the body, strengthens the heart, and controls sugar, fistula, piles, epilepsy and psychotic conditions. These tablets basically perform the work of a catalyst when taken with other medications.

Dosage1 tablet chew with milk, once or twice a day.

Conclusion

Planet Ayurveda's herbal products are completely safe to use for effectively managing Pilocytic astrocytoma. These products are 100% vegetarian formulations, and do not contain any chemicals, preservatives, yeast, starch, artificial colors’, binders, fillers or additives.

Author's Bio: 

DR. Vikram Chauhan, MD - AYURVEDA is an expert Ayurvedic practitioner 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: http://www.planetayurveda.com