The birth of every child brings joy and great happiness to the family. A special bond develops between the child and parents, as the parents care for their little ones and are blessed with parenthood. Kids are pure souls and so is their mind. Having a child gives his parents the purpose of living, but, at the same time, parenthood brings a lot of responsibilities. All parents want to give the best to their child, no matter whether it’s education, clothes, food, or health. Parenting and child development go hand in hand.
We, at our Life Force Homeopathy clinic, often observe patients across the globe seeking solutions for their children’s autoimmune diseases. Auto-immune disease is a health condition in which the body’s immune system attacks its very own healthy cells, due to an altered immune system. It mistakes a part of our body, such as kidneys, joints, or skin, as foreign. The immune system releases proteins called autoantibodies that attack the healthy cells and leads to an auto-immune condition.
The prevalence of autoimmune diseases is quite high. More than 80 different auto-immune diseases have been identified and they are becoming increasingly common. The reason could be the intensive lifestyle changes, environmental pollution, stress, a lack of exercise, poor sleep, or changing eating habits.
All children deserve high-quality medical care. As a parent, it is important to be aware of the most comprehensive latest developments and trends of the medical treatment so that your child receives the best possible medical care. Let’s have a look at three important Auto-immune conditions in the pediatric age group and the Homeopathic treatment approach for the same.
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- Nephrotic syndrome:
Nephrotic Syndrome is a kidney disorder which is characterized by an abnormal protein leak, low levels of proteins in the blood (due to the protein leakage), increased levels of lipid, and swelling of the body parts (called edema).
Nephrotic Syndrome results due to the damage to the clusters of small blood vessels in the kidneys that filter waste and excess of water from your blood. When healthy, these vessels prevent the blood protein from seeping into the urine and out of your body. When damaged, they don’t perform this function effectively.
Homeopathic medicines help by treating the damage done to the kidneys and slowing down the further damage affecting the kidneys. Homeopathic medicines help in reducing the frequency, intensity, and duration of the episodes of Nephrotic Syndrome. They help reduce frequent infections, in turn, help in controlling the frequency of nephrotic syndrome episodes.
Another important purpose of introducing homeopathy, in the cases of NS, is to reduce dependency on cortisone (Steroids). Conventionally, Nephrotic Syndrome is treated with steroids and immuno-suppressants. But, these medicines are helpful only as long as one takes them. As soon as you stop these medicines the symptoms will resurface and in a much more intense way. Cortisone causes many side-effects some of which are increased blood sugar, increased blood pressure, and obesity.
Vitiligo is an autoimmune condition in which the immune system of the body (which protects the body from bacteria and viruses) mistakenly attacks the melanocytes of the skin and destroys them. The melanocytic cells produce the pigment melanin which gives color to the skin. Destruction of these melanocytes reduces the pigment melanin and leads to the loss of color of the skin, thereby resulting in white skin spots or patches.
Homeopathic medicines help in treating the existing spots, controlling the spread of the skin condition, and preventing the development of any new spots. Vitiligo involving fingertips, areas around the eyes, lips, and similar other body areas are referred to as mucocutaneous junctions, which are comparatively difficult to treat than other body areas and may not respond to homeopathic treatment. You may view a few photos of the cases where we have documented recovery from vitiligo affecting these difficult areas too. One to two years of regular homeopathic treatment for vitiligo gives a good result in relief in the condition.
- Alopecia Areata:
Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune condition in which the immune system of the body (which protects the body from bacteria and viruses) mistakenly attacks the hair follicles and destroys them. This leads to hair loss in the affected area.
Homeopathy treats hair loss at the root level with internal medicine. The treatment helps by strengthening the body’s healing mechanism and enhances the body’s self-recovery capacity. Hair re-growth is fully achievable in Alopecia Areata in most cases, except in the cases where hair loss has happened all over the body (alopecia totalis).
As far as the use of cortisone (cream or injections) is concerned, it is important to note that, after the initial improvement with cortisone, most patients observe relapse in the same place or elsewhere on the scalp or body. Also, cortisone use can cause weight gain, a rise in the blood sugar, a rise in the blood pressure, and a loss of calcium in the bones.
The most common line of treatment is steroid-based which comprises either oral or external application or the use of immuno-suppressants. When a child suffers, our mission is to restore the health of the child gently and safely. Undoubtedly, homeopathic treatment is beneficial and a safe option that treats children effectively and safely without any side-effects. So, homeopathy is highly recommended in cases of auto-immune diseases in children.