Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome (RTS) visit is an inherited genetic disorder. It affects broad toes and fingers, short stature, distinct facial features, and different degrees of mental retardation. Some individuals have a complete loss of the gene.
Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome has several forms and is one of four syndromes caused by mutations in the genes Rett syndrome, Rett syndrom, Fragile X syndrome and Mitochondrial Eve. It can also be associated with X-linked recessive inheritance. There are about one hundred twenty known carriers in all, of which twenty are unaffected. There are six different types of RTS. Two of them are primary and secondary. The primary form, referred to as Rubinstein-Rett Syndrome, is inherited from either parent, while the other two are inherited through both parents.
Rubinstein-Rett syndrome is characterized by a combination of mental retardation and progressive delay of development of the bones. At birth, it shows a wide open heart without a ventricular septum and a large spleen. The child’s skull shows significant narrowing at the front of the brain stem. A weak central nervous system and no hypothalamus is found in this condition. It can be successfully treated, but most children do not survive beyond the age of four. RTS is believed to affect approximately fifty percent of all births and most of these babies survive into adulthood. This is mainly due to the fact that it tends to run in families.
Rubinstein-Rett syndrome is usually classified according to its severity. It is more common in males than females, and it runs in families, but can happen at any age for a woman or for a man. In this form, the child may suffer from both mental retardation and progressive retardation. The children with this condition often lack the capacity for speech, though they may be able to develop speech, although some of their first sentences tend to be incoherent.
A person with Rubinstein-Rett syndrome may also suffer from some other problems that are similar. They may be born with deformities, such as deformed ears, eyes, ears that protrude, a cleft palate, and a heart that is either enlarged or underdeveloped. Children may also appear to be suffering from hydrocephalus, which means that the heart does not drain blood properly. Sometimes, children may even suffer from muscular dystrophy.
The Ayurvedic treatment for Rubinstein-Rett syndrome includes medicines like Arogya-Vardhini (AGV), Triphala (TPO), Dashmool-Qadha (THA), Chandraprabha (CB), Vasa (VP), Panch-Tikta-Ghrut, Gokshur (Plumbago zeylanica), Yashtimadhuk (Glycerrhiza glabra), Saariva (Hemidesmus indicus), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Saariva (Hemidesmus indicus), Kutki (Picrorrhiza kurroa), Musta (Cyperus rotundus), Saariva (Hemidesmus indicus), Panch-Tikta-Ghrut, Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Suvarna-Bhasma, Musta (Cyperus rotundus) and Laghu-Guggulu. These medicines are taken in regular doses, together with fresh fruits and vegetables and medicines like Abhrak-Bhasma and Vacha. Panch-Tikta-Ghrut and Gokshur are very useful in alleviating mental retardation. The use of medicines like Dashmool-Qadha, Chandraprabha and Vasa is also useful in combating progressive retardation.