Burger disease – can Ayurveda affect?


What is the disease?

Burger's disease is an autoimmune disease that is systemic in nature. The disease is also known as thromboangiitis obliterans. It affects the arteries of the upper and lower limbs , causing an inflammatory process.  In certain areas of the arms and legs, arteries and veins swell, become inflamed and there is a risk of clogging them with blood clots. Affected areas can become infected and lead to gangrene.

Doctors report that the disease mainly affects men , less often women , in young and middle age – between 18 and 50 years. In addition, there is a characteristic geographical distribution associated with morbidity among the population of the Mediterranean, Asia, the Middle East and the Balkans. 

The main reason for the appearance of Burger's disease is smoking and the use of tobacco in any form. This is shown by the analysis of the detected cases of the disease. It has also been suggested that certain people may have a genetic predisposition to the disease. 

In medical practice is described characteristic symptoms, which are considered one of the main indicators of the condition. Most often patients complain of tingling in the extremities. In addition, you may feel cold in the hands and feet, as well as more noticeable sensitivity in these parts of the body. 

The skin also changes as acquires a pale appearance, typically grayish or reddish in color. Another common symptom is the appearance of pain in the feet and palms. 

At a more advanced stage of the disease, visible blood clots appear in the veins, which, when complicated, grow into wounds. Neglecting the problem can cause serious inflammation, bordering on a dangerous septic condition.


The presence of symptoms requires urgent consultation with a specialist. The diagnosis can be made after an examination by a vascular surgeon or an appointed ultrasound examination, the so-called vascular Doppler. 

The treatment itself requires cessation of harmful effects , and this is of paramount importance concerns the use of tobacco and tobacco products. Patients also switch to drug treatment, including mainly corticosteroids. 

Traditional medicine uses drugs that have anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects.  Medications for dilating blood vessels also have a positive effect. In more severe forms of the disease, surgical interventions, even amputations, are possible. 

How can Ayurveda help? 

Alternative medicine has an extremely good effect in relieving and improving the condition of people suffering from Burger's disease. The methods and practices of Ayurveda have a beneficial effect on the health of the body, and this disease requires a comprehensive strengthening and enhancing immunity.

Burger's disease - can Ayurveda affect it?

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Food quality and intake 

They are extremely important for our health . According to ancient Indian human knowledge, the only cure for the body are all products that have a restorative and strengthening role. 

Products such as lemon, ginger, black elderberry or chokeberry syrup should be present on the table, pomegranate, flaxseed, garlic, turmeric and cinnamon spices. They all help unclog arteries, act anti-inflammatory and increase energy. 

Ayurveda uses a number of traditional herbs that have been shown to strengthen the body and generally contribute to the better functioning of human organs. They are used for alternative treatments. 

Arjun is one of the most commonly used ingredients for decoctions due to its anti-inflammatory and protective properties.

It also works well to remove plaque from blood vessels. A similar effect is achieved with Gotu kola  and Bibhitaki . One of the strong herbs is  Ziloy , which is used against spasms, inflammation, infections, as well as to strengthen the immune system. 

The most popular in our country plants with medicinal properties are  Hawthorn and  Horse chestnut. Both herbs are used for limb pain and sore veins. Hawthorn is suitable for tea, and chestnuts are most often used in special creams and other healing products .


They are among the widely recommended procedures for soothing and relieving limb pain. They are effective when there are no open wounds on the patient's legs and arms. It needs to be performed by a specialist and some anti-inflammatory creams and decoctions are used during the massage. 

Many of the various Ayurveda practices for  detoxification of the body are applicable to expel from the body all harmful accumulations and toxic substances. Cleansing has a healing effect on organs and skin wounds. 

Unloading days are suitable on which to drink more water with lemon and ginger. Green smoothies made from fresh green leafy vegetables as well as natural juices are very suitable for the daily menu and especially for starting the day. 

Burger's disease - can Ayurveda affect it?

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Practices and more

Because the body needs relaxation, calm and enhanced immunity , to deal with any medical condition, Ayurveda focuses on eliminating the original source of the health problem. Overcoming pain and discomfort can be overcome with healing practices such as yoga, for example.

Exercises balance not only physics but also spirit. Moderate physical activity also helps blood circulation. 

When a person is diagnosed with Burger's disease, it is imperative for him and vital in the first place to give up his harmful habit, such as smoking. This can lead to more stress , which everyone overcomes in different ways. 

Practices that involve proper breathing also help.  Meditation is a great option for most people. Such workouts help to relieve daily stress , improve sleep and achieve better rest. It's all part of the healing process.

Burger's disease - can Ayurveda affect it?

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After consultation with a specialist water procedures can be performed. Aqua therapy is applicable in parallel with other alternative and traditional methods of treatment. 

For its part swimming is among the appropriate sports that shape the whole body , do not only load certain muscle groups and relieve the unpleasant feeling of heaviness in the limbs.

Exercises should be alternated with outdoor walks. Charging stays in the fresh air and nature outings are a useful escape that everyone needs, regardless of their health. 

So easier, a person copes with nicotine addiction and with all other bad habits. It should not be forgotten that the balance of the spirit is an extremely important element of the whole rehabilitation therapy. 

If you can't get out of town, a relaxing break can take place in a nearby park. However, it is necessary for everyone to set a daily and weekly schedule to follow in order for the body to get used to a balanced and toning way to coping with stress. 

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