Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (Asatmyaja Rogas)
उपशेते यदौचित्यादोक सात्म्यं तदुच्यते ||४९||
Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES) - Ayurvedic Treatment
Food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES) is a non-IgE-mediated gastrointestinal food allergy that presents with delayed vomiting after ingestion primarily in infants. It is referred to as a delayed food allergy and is a severe condition causing vomiting and diarrhea. In some cases, symptoms can progress to dehydration and shock brought on by low blood pressure and poor blood circulation. Much like other food allergies, it is triggered by ingesting a particular food. Although any food can be a trigger, the most common culprits include milk, soy, and grains.
In Ayurveda, Satmya (suitable or accustomed) is one of the important considerable issues during the application of medicine or diet. One of the notable causes behind different preparations of medicines and diet is Satmya. Diet or medicine which is not Satmya to a person should not be given reason being the substance that is not Satmya to one’s body may cause Asatmyaja-rogas. Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome can be included under Asatmyaja-rogas, one which is not conducive to the prakrithi (constitution) and agni (digestive fire) of a particular person. Dr. Gupta’s IAFA® provides safe and effective remedies for Ayurvedic treatment of food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES).
Causes of Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES)
It is a type of non-IgE mediated food allergy that can present with severe vomiting, diarrhea, and dehydration. Like other food allergies, it is also triggered by eating a particular food.
Ayurvedic Reference of Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (Asatmyaja Rogas)
Symptoms of Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES)
In Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome, the reaction is contained in the GI tract. The signs may take several hours to appear. This delay may make it harder to diagnose the condition. Symptoms may be confused with gas, acid reflux, or a stomach bug.
The signs and symptoms include:
- Chronic or recurrent vomiting
- Changes in blood pressure
- Body temperature fluctuations
- Weight loss
- Stunted growth
- Failure to thrive
A child may have delays in many milestones, features including:
- Height, weight, and head circumference
- Physical skills, including rolling over, sitting, standing, and walking
- Social skills
- Mental skills
In Ayurveda, symptoms include,
- Atisara (Diarrhea)
- Chardi (Vomiting)
- Trishna (Dehydration)
- Anaha (Abdominal Distension)
- Shoola (Abdominal Pain)
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Diet in Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES)
Do’s (Pathya) in Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome
- Eat four to six small meals daily.
- Stay hydrated, drink enough to keep your urine light yellow to clear with water, broth, tomato juice, or a rehydration solution.
- Drink slowly and avoid using a straw, which can cause you to ingest air, which may cause gas.
- Use – boil, grill, steam, poach.
Don’ts (Apathya) in Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome
- Insoluble fiber foods that are hard to digest: fruits with skin and seeds, raw green vegetables
- Lactose: sugar found in dairy, such as milk, cream cheese, and soft cheeses
- High-fat foods: butter, coconut, margarine, and cream, as well as fatty, fried, or greasy food
- Alcohol and caffeinated drinks: beer, wine, liquor, soda, and coffee
- Spicy foods: “hot” spices
Yoga Therapy for Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES)
Yoga therapy is extremely beneficial in Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES) since there is an underlying psychological component in many intestinal diseases. Yogasanas and pranayama are very effective in these conditions.
- Nadishodhana Pranayama
- Bhastrika Pranayama
Ayurvedic Treatment of Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES)
Asatmyaja rogas are the result of weak digestive fire or agni. Digestive fire of body (agni) becomes weak due to amavisha (metabolic toxin) formation in the body and causes the imbalance of doshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) in the body.
Ayurvedic treatment of food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome involves Shamana chikitsa (internal medicines), Shodana chikitsa (Panchakarma therapy), lifestyle modifications, and a very strict diet regime. In more severe cases Panchakarma therapy plays a vital role as it quickly detoxifies & rejuvenates the digestive system.
Internal Medicines for Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES)
- Udumbara Kvatha
- Lodhra Tvak Churna
- Musta Moola Churna
- Kutaja Ghana Vati
- Nagkesar Churna
- Mukta Panchamrit Ras
External Therapies for Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES)
- Udumbara Kvatha Basti (Enema Therapy)
- Ksheera Vasthi
Single Herbs Used in Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES)
- Kutaja (Holarrhena antidysenterica)
- Bilwa (Aegle marmelos)
- Musta (Cyperus rotundus)
- Sunthi (Zingiber officinale)
- Dadima (Punica granatum)
- Nagakesar (Mesua ferrea)
- Charaka Samhitha Sutra sthana, Tasyasiteeya, Chapter 6, Sloka 49.
- Acharaya YT, editor. Sushrutha Samhita of Sushruta, Uttar Tantra. 2nd ed. Ch. 34, Ver. 5. Varanasi: Chaukhambha Sanskrit Sansthan; 2004. p. 224.
- Sharma PV. Dravyaguna Vijnana. 2nd ed. Varanasi: Chaukhambha Bharati Academy; 2005. p. 370.
- Shastri P, Editor. Sharangadhara Samhita of Sharangadharaacharya, Madhyama Khanda, Choorna Kalpana. 7th ed. Ch. 6, verse 58-59. Varanasi: Chaukhambha Orientalia; 2000. p. 52.
- Sahil Gupta, Ayurvedic Aspects of Allergies and Fungal Infections, Edition 2021, Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome Chapter No. 21, Page No. 129-133.
Article Written By: Dr. Sahil Gupta (B.A.M.S., M.H.A.)