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Food Protein induced Enterocolitis (Asatmyajarogas)

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Food Protein induced Enterocolitis/ Asatmyajarogas

Food protein induced enterocolitis 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. Althoughany 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 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 which is not Satmya to one’s body may cause Asatmyaja-rogas. Food Protein induced Enterocolitis can be included under Asatmyajarogas ,one which is not conducive to the prakrithi (constitution) and agni (digestive fire) of a particular person.Dr.Gupta’s IAFA provides very efffective treatment for Food Protein induced Enterocolitis.

Causes of Food Protein induced Enterocolitis

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 Refrence of Food Protein induced Enterocolitis/ Asatmyajarogas

Symptoms of Food Protein induced Enterocolitis

In Food Protein induced Enterocolitis, the reaction is contained to the GI tract. The signs  maytake 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
  • Diarrhea
  • Dehydration
  • Lethargy
  • 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)

Dr.Gupta’s IAFA provides very efffective treatment for Food Protein induced Enterocolitis. Institute of Applied Food Allergy® offers successful Ayurvedic Management for Food Protein induced Enterocolitis.IAFA is committed towards providing the best care with compassion and excellence in service”.

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Diet in Food Protein induced Enterocolitis

Do’s (Pathya) in Food Protein induced Enterocolitis

  • 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

  • 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

Yoga therapy is extremely beneficial in Food Protein induced Enterocolitis since there is an underlying psychological component in many of the intestinal diseases. Yogasanas  and  pranayama  arevery effective in these conditions.

Postures include,

  • Matsyasana
  • Paschitmoasana
  • Sarvangasana
  • Pavanamukthasana
  • Sirsasana
  • Bhujangasana

Pranayama include,

  • Kapalbhati
  • Nadishodhana Pranayama 
  • Bhastrika Pranayama

Ayurvedic Treatment for Food Protein induced Enterocolitis

Asatmya is a 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 imbalance of doshas(Vata, Pitta, Kapha are life forces) in body. Treatment involves Shamanachikitsa (internal medicines), Shodanachikitsa (Panchakarma therapy), life style modifications and very strict diet regime. In more severe case Panchakarma therapy plays a vital role as it quickly detoxifies & rejuvenates the digestive system

Internal Medicines forFood Protein induced Enterocolitis

  • Udumbarakvatha
  • Lodhratvakchurna
  • Mustamoolachurna

  • Kutaja Ghana vati
  • Nagakesarachurna
  • Muktapanchamrut rasa

External therapies forFood Protein induced Enterocolitis

  • Udumbarakvathabasti(Enema therapy) 
  • Ksheeravasthi

Single herbs used in Food Protein induced Enterocolitis

  • Kutaja( Holarrhenaantidysenterica)
  • Bilwa(Aeglemarmelos)
  • Musta (Cyperusrotundus)

  • Sunthi(Zingiberofficinale
  • Dadima (Punicagranatum)
  • Nagakesara (Mesuaferrea)

Article Written By: Dr. Sahil Gupta, Ayurvedic Allergist

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What is Food Protein induced Enterocolitis?

Answer: Food ProteinInduced Enterocolitis sometimes referred to as a delayed food allergy, 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.

Question: What are the causes ofFood Protein induced Enterocolitis?

Answer: It is caused due to an  adverse food reaction involving the immune system that mainly affects infants and young children. It is caused by an allergic reaction to one or more ingested foods which results in inflammation of the small and large intestine.

Question: What is the Ayurvedic treatment forFood Protein induced Enterocolitis?

Answer: Ayurvedic treatment includespurificatorymeasures and palliative which purifies the gut from the accumulated metabolic toxins and expels the allergens ingested. It also improves the digestive power and thus helps in improving digestion 

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