Henoch-Schonlein Purpura (HSP) is a disorder that causes inflammation as well as bleeding in the blood vessels of the skin, intestines, kidneys and joints. It can also cause abdominal pain and aching joints.
This disease can affect anyone but it is more commonly seen in children between the age group of 2-6. This condition can also affect kidneys.
HSP is a problem of immune system which commonly occurs after the previous infection. It is the most common problem of spring season and follows an infection of respiratory tract.
The immune system is activated to produce an antibody which mainly targets the blood vessels and thereby causes inflammation of the blood vessels commonly known as Vasculitis. Other causes are: food, drugs or insects.
In HSP, some of the body's small blood vessels get inflamed which causes bleeding in the skin, kidneys and abdomen. According to modern medicine, the cause of inflammation is not clear. According to Ayurveda, Henoch-Schonlein Purpura (HSP) is caused by the vitiation of Pitta dosha in the body which results in the vitiation of rakta dhatu as well as mamsa dhatu.
The treatment by dhanvantary aims at pacifying the aggravated dosha by reversing the pathology of the disease.
It is generally diagnosed by classic rash, joint pain and gastrointestinal symptoms. No single test can confirm the diagnosis of HSP.
Modern treatment provides medicines such as corticosteroids but their role in treating or preventing the complications of HSP is controversial. They are most commonly used to treat severe gastrointestinal symptoms. These drugs have serious side effects and their usefulness is also not clear.
Ayurvedic herbal remedies by dhanvantary have a specific action on the blood as well as on the blood vessels in order to reverse the pathology easily.
It is a pitta disease therefore avoid foods that aggravates Pitta dosha in the body.