Ostoeoporosis is a silent disease, makes the bone porous, weak and easy to break. Commonly seen in elderly people and especially women after menopause.
Osteoporosis means- ‘porous bone’. In Siddha System of Medicine, his disease is known as Enbu Uluthal. The bones loses density and, mass and structure of the bone becomes abnormal causing the bones to become weak and likely to break.
Breaking of bones or pathological fracture is a serious complication of this disease. The sites of pathological fracture are usually hip, spine, wrist, neck of femur etc.
Osteoporosis effects posture, there may be variation in height or upper back may appear curving due to quantitative reduction in bone mass.
Causes of Osteoporosis:
Investigation : X-Ray reveals decreased bone density, MRI of bones.
According to Siddha, this disease is known as Enbu Uluthal. Initially due to various causative factors, Vatham is affected. Vitiation of Uthanan vayu and Abanan vayu leads to derangement of Pithagni which in turn causes reduced appetite and poor intake of food.
Slowly the circulation and absorption of nutrients get affected due to involvement of Viyanan and Samanan vayu respectively. Reduced absorption of ‘Saram’ or nourishing juice affects the other physical constituents – cheneer (blood), oon (muscle), kozhuppu (fat), moolai (marrow), enbu (bone) respectively. Body becomes lean and weak. Bones lose strength, mass and density and structural deterioration of bone seen.
Acute pain in low back and joints may be felt with difficulty in performing even simple activities like bending down, sitting and climbing stairs.Nocturnal muscle pain, sleeplessness and shortening or forward curving of upper back seen, If proper care is not taken, it may lead to pathological fracture of bones and serious complications.
Curative Herbs for Osteoporosis are :
Note : The names of internal medicines are given only for purpose of knowledge. Kindly contact a Siddha Physician for consultation and Treatment. Please avoid self medication.
External : Heavy massage and Marma treatment strictly contraindicated. Some external therapies can be done but should be carried out only in presence and under strict supervision of a Siddha doctor