AN125 Equine Cushing's Syndrome or Cushings Disease Naturopathic Immune Support
Equine Cushing's disease is caused by a tumour in the pituitary gland, which is responsible for the production and regulation of hormones. While the tumour itself is benign, the cells within the tumour produce excess hormones, creating an imbalance in the horse's body.
The cause of the tumour itself is usually not known.
The body runs off minerals.
From minerals, enzymes are made. Enzymes activate vitamins.
All diseases are man made names for mineral imbalances.
Abnormally long hair coat.
Thick, long, curly hair that does not shed out in spring.
Muscle wasting/loss Sagging "pot" belly.
Depression or low energy levels.
Abnormal fat deposits, even on horses that otherwise look thin.
Enlargement of mammary glands in mares.
Eye tumors, blindness.
Add an "adult size" amount of "Potassium" and "Magnesium" to daily food or liquid and oral syringe with herbs
Effects of Cushing’s Disease on Potassium Level
The elevation of cortisol level in people with Cushing’s disease causes a decrease in the level of potassium, a condition called hypokalemia. At high levels, cortisol stimulates the tubules that control the absorption of electrolytes in the kidneys to excrete more potassium into the urine. According to the National Adrenal Diseases Foundation, this happens more often in people who have Cushing’s disease because of increased production of ACTH in other places than the pituitary, like a lung tumor.
Symptoms of Cushing’s Disease
According to the Mayo Clinic, the symptoms of Cushing’s disease vary from patient to patient. In general, symptoms include weight gain with deposition of fat in the mid-body, upper back between the shoulder blades, giving the appearance of a hump, and on the face. Skin changes occur and include easy bruising, stretch marks and acne. Women can develop thicker facial and body hair, while men can have decreased fertility and libido. Other symptoms include muscle weakness and fatigue and changing mental status with easy irritability and poorly controlled emotions.
Symptoms of Low Potassium
Low potassium, or hypokalemia, can also cause muscle weakness, with cramps and twitches, low blood pressure and decreased breathing. Patients can also have paralysis and rhabdomyolysis, or muscle cell breakdown. As the level of potassium decreased, the chances of abnormal heart rhythms increase. These can be as mild as skipped beats or as serious as ventricular fibrillation, an abnormal rhythm that can be fatal.
Non-Drug Prescriptions - Set of 2 - Equine Cushing's Syndrome
1. HAMPL HyperAdrenocorticism 50ml (1.7oz) drops
Contains homeopathic, nosode complex: ACTH 30C, 200C,1M (Corticotrophinum), Ars Alb 12C, 200C, (excess water drinking, supports the digestive system, urinary tract, and balances body fluids. Regulates hunger and thirst level), Cortisone 200C, Formic Acid 12X, Pituitary Anterior (brian) 12C (controls water and fact in body), Basophilic Adenoma of the pituitary 10M (tumour), Glonoinum 50M (heat exhaustion, flushes of heat, headache, great lassitude - prevent or relief),Thyrotropin releasing hormone 12X, 30X, Hepar Sulp 30X, Thallium Acetas (restore hair growth, tonic), (NV) Brain nutrition formula 30X, (NV) Adrenal tonic 200C, (NV) Relax formula 12X, 10M, (DR) Hepatitic (liver) 6C.CM, Conium Mac 10M (tumour), Selenium 30X, Hydrophobinum 12X, 1M (excess thirst), Strychnos Gaulth 12C (cancer of the glandular structure), Quercus Robur 30C (dropsy, depression), Flor de Piedra 12C, Thyroidinum 30C, Iodum 30X, Uranium 6C (thyroid tumour solution or prevention), Sulphur 6X, 12X, 100X( helps regulates thirst. Conditions skin. Supports the digestive system), Mercurius Sol 6X, 12X, 30X, 200X, (help reduces nervous tension. Regulates hunger, thirst, and urination).
2. HAMPL Cushings Herbs 100ml (3.8oz) liquid
Contains herbal and homeopathic, nosode complex: Siberian Ginseng, Rhodalia (adrenal support), Gingko Biloba, Dandelion root, Chastetree, St Marys Thistle, Astragalus, Burdock Root, Rosehips, Nettle Leaf.
With homeopathic Glandula thyroidea, Thalamus, Hypothalamus, Ferr Phos, Pancreas, Iodum, Calc Iod, Hypoysis, Hepar Sulp, Nervus Sympathicus, Renes, Medulla Suprarendalis, and whole endocrine system formula 30C, 12X, 200C, 1M.
Astragalus – One of the most commonly recommended herbs for the natural treatment of Hyperadrenocorticism. It is an adaptogenic herb that buffers the adrenal response to stress. Balances the adrenal glands. Stabilizes blood sugar and blood pressure. Supports the immune system.
Gingko Biloba - has been shown to reduce the production of natural cortisone in dogs with Cushing's disease.
Chastetree ( or chasteberry) has been used in Europe and other countries to control a variety of human reproductive problems, including PMS, menopause and polycystic ovaries. The common denominator in these syndromes is a high level of prolactin, a pituitary hormone that is known to be elevated in many cases of a pituitary tumor in a human.
It has proven also very effective in horses studies cases of Cushing's.
Dandelion Root - Supports the liver, digestive system, and adrenal glands. Replenishes potassium. Stabilizes blood sugar. Reduces inflammation. Contains antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals for dietary support of dogs or horses with Hyperadrenocorticism. It also promotes liver health and regulates bile production.
Nettle Leaf – Liver & digestive system support. Replenishes potassium that may be lost with frequent urination, a typical symptom of Cushing’s Syndrome.
Burdock Root – Liver & digestive system support. Replenishes potassium. Maintains blood sugar levels.
Rosehips – Supports the immune system & overall health. Contains Vitamin C.
St. Mary's Thistle – Supports the liver and pancreas. Stabilizes red blood cells.
For all species, size, and ages.
(a) “HOMEOPATHICS”are sold in either a clear liquid or tiny white pills or granules – both have no odour or taste) Easy “application dosing” for all species:
Refer to Bottle Label for suggested frequencies repeat dosing needed per day.
NOTE: the rule is one must “repeat a dose” more frequently with less time in between each application dose, which is more important than the amount given each time. Repeat application will provide faster action.
(b) “HERBAL MEDICINES ” (brown liquid – strong odour & tasting) ”Application dosing” for all species and sizes: Canine, equine, cow, sheep, goat : add herbal drops (as recommended on bottle label) to some (unsweetened apple sauce or apple juice) for canines and oral syringe side of mouth. Can add other vitamins (crushed) Alkaline green powders etc. to mix.
Refer to Bottle Label for amount of drops per species size. e.g 60 drops = 1 teaspoon
What I do for example: If I was needing to give herb treatments and/or vitamin supplements to feline or toy dog or other small animals – I add this herbal formula to a small bowl add some boiled water (about a teaspoon) to it so to dissolve the alcohol in it, let cool, then add what vitamins If needed (powder or crushed tab – a pinch) mixed in another 50ml of water, and oral syringe once a day or twice a day …smear on a little “vegemite paste” (if cannot get Vegemite in your country, try fresh pate or slippery elm powder added can help mask the taste) around and on tip of oral syringe, as felines seem to real like the taste of this paste, but not too much as it is quite a strong taste)
(c)“NUTRITIONAL Mix ” Giving vitamins and supplements (tablets or powders) Note: always crush tablet before adding to food or liquid mix. Felines or small animals: make up 1 cup of mixture, adding approx. a pinch of some type of Green powder (alkaline powder) or Chlorella powder (cleansing of toxins) or 1/4 Teaspoons of Slippery elm powder (to mask the taste) with 1 teaspoon of herbs if you are having to also give herbal medicines (i.e. brown liquid) Med to large animals: add twice to three times the amount.
DOSING: Feline or small animal: using an oral syringe draw up 1ml and gently small sips. Or add a teaspoon to meals if they don’t mind eating it with meals (mix well into food) Do not put in Fridge. Room temp is best as too cold is dislike by felines.
DOSING: Canine, equine, cow, sheep, goat: try mixing well into food and hand piece before feeding main meals. Or dose same as suggested for felines, but add three times as much herbal medicines and vitamins to 1/2 cup of water or (unsweetened) apple sauce or apple juice.
What I do for example: If i was needing to give herb treatments and/or vitamin supplements to feline or toy dog or other small animals – I add this herbal formula to 1/2 cup of boiled hot water to it so to dissolve the alcohol in it, let cool, then add what vitamins If needed (powder or crushed tab – a pinch) mixed in another 50ml of water, and oral syringe once a day or twice a day …. smear on a little “vegemite paste” (if cannot get Vegemite in your country, try fresh pate or slippery elm powder added can help mask the taste) around and on tip of oral syringe, as felines seem to real like the taste of this paste, but not too much as it is quite a strong taste)
Slippery Elm Powder If needing to add or use Slippery Elm powder
FOR CONDITIONS like …. diarrhea, stomach ulcers, or sore inflamed mouth or mouth ulcers, constipation, or IBS (i.e. colitis), plus it can also been given as a liquid meal given orally via syringe as it is highly nutritional (oral liquid feeding) for convalescing during illness when not eating solids.
CONVALESCING ..can been given as a liquid meal given orally via syringe as it is highly nutritional (oral liquid feeding) for convalescing during illness when not eating solids or not eating very well. ~ Add a small amount of powder to the mix to enough to make a runny liquid mix, if you put too much of the powder it will become thick and gluggy, if this happens you will need to add more liquid to it. Can add crushed vitamins and herbal medicines to this as well. OPTIONS: Oral dose in syringe or add to meals three times a day or more to maintain normal health again, then can stop or reduce frequencies.
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