MGUS or monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance is a benign condition that is marked by the presence of abnormal proteins (M protein) in the blood. These proteins are produced from white blood cells in the bone marrow in response to defense action against the infection instead of antibodies. This disease remains stable in the body with stable levels of M proteins. It does not represent symptoms. It has the risk of conversion into cancerous conditions like multiple myeloma, lymphoma, etc.

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Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance or MGUS cannot be cured, but its progress can be regulated by home remedies discussed below.

Home Remedies For MGUS or Monoclonal Gammopathy Of Undetermined Significance

The home remedies that can regulate the levels of M protein and prevent the progress of monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance to cancer are -

Regular Check-Ups- The disease should be monitored in frequent checkups as it is prone to turn into cancerous diseases like myeloma, lymphoma in a gradual manner. The symptoms of the disease are monitored regularly to check its deviation from MGUS to myeloma. It is necessary because the earlier the cancerous state is found, the earlier it can be treated best.

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A healthy lifestyle is the best way to prevent the progress of the disease to cancer. It can be done by-

Fresh Fruits And Vegetables- a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables provide vitamins minerals and other essential nutrients that are considered good for overall health. The vegetables that are pickled have very few nutritional values and can increase the risk of cancer in MGUS or monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance.

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Avoidance Of Junk Food- avoidance of junk food like french fries, potato chips, etc. can prevent the rise of M proteins.

Some Dietary Changes- the introduction of garlic soy foods and green tea reduce the risk of cancer in MGUS and it is a good home remedy.

Enough Exercises- exercises slow down the production of M proteins and the production of cancer cells. It also strengthens the muscles and bones of the body.

Sleep- improper sleep can induce production of cancer cells and conversion of more white blood cells into M proteins. It is recommended to sleep for 6-8 hours a day to overcome this.

Reduction Of Stress- stress can accelerate the production of free radicals and cancer cells in the body. It can also elevate the levels of M proteins. So, it is very necessary to reduce stress through effective methods like meditation and yoga.

Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) is a disease that is characterized by the appearance of abnormal proteins namely M proteins or monoclonal proteins in the blood. When the body is all set to fight against diseases, it initiates the production of antibodies in the body. In MGUS, M proteins are produced instead of antibodies. They are produced by plasma cells in bone marrow instead of antibodies. These proteins circulate in the blood. This disease is a slow developing disease that may take years to progress into serious complications like Myeloma, lymphoma, etc. Males above 70 years are more likely to develop this disease.

The best treatment for MGUS is to wait and watch the symptoms of MGUS to progress to serious complications. It is done by regular checkups probably in 3 to 4 months initially followed in every 6 months. Your physician will look for the symptoms of disease progression such as unexplained weight loss, fatigue, etc.

Medicines are prescribed according to the symptoms available. MGUS impairs the density of the bone and causes bone fractures. So doctors recommend bisphosphonate to elevate the density of the bone. These medicines are ibandronate, alendronate, risedronate, and zoledronic acid.

Conclusion

Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance or MGUS is a benign condition that can turn into serious complication like cancer, blood disorders. It cannot be cured. There are certain home remedies discussed above that can regulate its progress to cancer.

Pramod Kerkar

Written, Edited or Reviewed By:

, MD,FFARCSI

Pain Assist Inc.

Last Modified On: February 12, 2019

This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer

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