What is Krabbe Disease?
Known also as globoid cell leukodystrophy, Krabbe syndrome is a serious neurological illness. It belongs to a class of diseases called leukodystrophies that are brought on by the depolarization of the nervous system. A barrier known as myelin that surrounds nerve cells promotes the quick passage of nerve messages. Globoid cells, which are abnormally big cells with often more than one nucleus, are another feature of Krabbe disease. The juvenile form of Krabbe disease, which is the most prevalent type, typically starts before age 1.
Initial warning signs and symptoms frequently include restlessness, weakened muscles, feeding issues, feverish spells without any evidence of infection, rigid posture, and delayed mental and physical development. The infant’s ability to move, chew, swallow, and breathe is affected as the condition worsens because the muscles in those areas continue to deteriorate. Infants that are affected also have convulsions and eyesight loss.
People with the infantile variant of Krabbe disease seldom make it past the age of two due to the condition’s intensity. Krabbe disease rarely develops in childhood, adolescence, or maturity. (late-onset forms). The most typical initial symptoms of various types of the condition are vision issues and difficulty walking, but indications and symptoms differ greatly among those who are affected. People with late-onset Krabbe disease may live for a long time after the illness first manifests.
What are the causes?
When an individual receives multiple copies of a changed (mutated) genetic from each parent, Krabbe disease is the result. A gene offers a sort of manual for creating proteins. This blueprint may have errors, which could affect how well the protein product functions. Two mutant copies of a certain gene cause Krabbe disease, which causes little or no production of the enzyme galactocerebrosidase. (GALC).
Certain chemicals are broken down by enzymes like GALC in the recycling center of a cell. (lysosome). Galactolipids, a specific class of fats, accumulate because of the lack of GALC enzymes in Krabbe disease.
What are the major symptoms?
Typically, the first 2 to 5 months of life are when Krabbe disease manifestations and symptoms first show. They start out subtly and get worse with time.
- Fever without symptoms.
- Unfounded sobbing.
- Repeated puking.
- Issues with nutrition.
- High levels of agitation.
- Decrease in mental acuity.
- Average milestones in development that are delayed.
- Contractions of muscles.
As the condition progresses, symptoms and red flags get increasingly severe. They might consist of:
- Tight, rigid muscles.
- A decline in a developmental capacity.
- Rigid, fixed stance.
- Reduction in breathing and swallowing capacity with time.
- Gradual degeneration of sight and hearing.
Homeopathic Treatment for Krabbe Disease
Today, homeopathy is a rapidly expanding system that is used all over the world. Its power comes in its obvious efficacy because it treats the sick person holistically by encouraging internal equilibrium on psychological, spiritual, emotional, and physical levels. There are numerous potent remedies accessible through homeopathy, but the choice depends on the patient’s unique characteristics, taking both physical and mental symptoms into account.
Homoeopathy is broad and curative in that the therapy is aimed at the damaged portion; when its function is restored, the part will be intact even without medicine. Knowing that every disease has a specific spectrum, ranging from functional disruption to organ failure, is important in this context. Homeopathy must be used as soon as there is a functional disturbance since at this point, only homeopathy may be used to treat the illness.
As the particular spectrum’s stages progress, exclusiveness will start to decline, necessitating the use of an auxiliary support mechanism to provide support from outside influences. The following homeopathic medications come to mind when treating Krabbe disease:
- Zinc met.
- Lathyrus sativus.