Last Modified on Jun 20, 2014
Holistic treatment of myelodysplastic syndrome involves natural supplements that work to treat the symptoms and prevent infection. While no definitive cure for the condition has been identified, natural options have shown to be effective at slowing the progression of the condition. Daily supplements including herbs and other elements fortify the body and immune system.
What is Myelodysplastic Syndrome?
Myeldoysplastic syndrome or MDS is a term used to describe the condition caused by poorly formed blood cells. The bone marrow is a spongy tissue within the bones in which stem cells develop and mature to red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. If the stem cells are unable to mature to healthy blood cells, however, MDS is the result.
Common symptoms of the condition include shortness of breath, fatigue and tiredness, pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding and frequent infections. The causes of the syndrome vary but stem from something happening to disrupt the normal production of blood cells. Risk factors associated with the development of the condition include being over the age of 60, being male, having chemotherapy or radiation treatment and being exposed to certain chemicals including benzene or heavy metals.
Home Treatments for MDS
While no definitive cure for myelodysplastic syndrome has been identified, many home treatments have been proven effective for treating the symptoms and underlying issues. Hydrogen peroxide, curcumin and gingerol are non-toxic natural compounds that deliver healing properties. While these remedies still do not cure the condition, they prevent progression of the condition.
The only germicidal agent composed of just water and oxygen, hydrogen peroxide attacks disease by oxidation. Generally perceived as a “controlled burning process,” oxidation reacts with the organic matter and decomposes it into water and oxygen. As such, peroxide oxidizes any disease causing agents in the bone marrow, substantiating the health of the blood.
Curcumin is an important component of turmeric and is known for its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. These components make the compound particularly effective for treating MDS and its associated symptoms.
Gingerols are the effective components of ginger. These substances inhibit inflammation and remove toxins in the body. The compound’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties make it an effective treatment for MDS.
Myelodysplastic syndrome affects the functioning and development of the blood. Treatment of the condition involves directive supplements and nutritional treatment.