Ayurveda for Madhumeha (Diabetes Mellitus)
Madhumeha is a group of metabolic disorder in which there are high blood sugar levels.
Importance of sugar & insulin in the body:
Insulin: It’s a hormone produced by beta cells of pancreas
Sugar(Glucose): Cells of our body needs sugar for energy
Insulin is the key which unlocks the cells to allow sugar to enter the cell & used for energy.
Symptoms of Madhumeha:
High Sugar Levels (Hyperglycaemia):
Frequent urination (Glycosuria)
Always Hunger (Polyphagia)
Excess of sweat
Delayed healing of wounds
Low Sugar Levels (Hypoglycaemia):
Excess of sweating
Confusion & Anxiety
Fainting & Shakiness
Types of Madhumeha (According to Modern Studies):
Type 1 Diabetes (Juvenile Diabetes):
It’s a insulin dependent diabetes, A condition in which pancreas produces little or no insulin
Type 2 Diabetes:
It’s a non insulin dependent diabetes
Cells are insulin resistant and ignore its message to absorb glucose (sugar), it’s known as insulin resistance.
Pancreas fails to produce enough insulin indeed.
It’s diabetes during pregnancy.
During pregnancy placental hormones can cause high blood sugar.
After baby born gestational diabetes goes away.
Gestational diabetes may or may not develop type 2 diabetes
According to Ayurveda:
According to Ayurveda, types of diabetes explained based on different contest like origin, symptoms, Doshas etc
Acquired diabetes can because of High caloric diet and Sedentary life style
There are 20 types of diabetes according to involvement. 16 types are curable and other 4 types are incurable / difficulty to cure.
HbA1c ( Glycolated immoglobin)
Liver & Kidney Functional test
Reasons for Type 2 Diabetes:
Obesity Over weight)
High Caloric Diet
Sedentary Life Style
Satva Line of Treatment for Diabetes:
Panchakarma treatment needed according to condition of the patient
Best way to help high sugar is
Benefits of Panchakarma in Madhumeha (Diabetes):
Helps to reduce sugar levels
Helps to increase function & secretion of pancreas
Increases fat metabolism
Correctional of hormonal imbalances
Activates digestive systems
Diet and Regimen:
Intake of Barely preparations, Madhukada (Water mixed with honey), Spit roasted meat, Amla (Indian gooseberry). Black Jamun Fruit (Nerale).
Intake of green gram, Horse gram, Usage of bitter vegetables like fenugreek and bitter guard etc
Usage of Ragi (Finger millet) & Siri Dhanya (Millets) like Navane (Foxtail millet), Samai (Little millet), Arka (Kodo millet), Odhulu (Barnyard millet) & Korale (Brown top millet).
Proper Exercises and Yoga
Avoid high calorie diet like curd, heavy milk products, deep fried oily items and sweets
Avoid junk foods like pizza and burgers
Avoid Day sleep, Night Outs, Stress and Sleeping immediately after intake of food.
Complication of Diabetes:
Nerve Damages ( Increased sugar level injure tiny blood vessels that nourishes your nerves especially in legs)
This cause tingling, numbness, burning or pain that usually begins with tip of toe.
Diet and proper exercise plays a main role to reduce sugar levels then medicine
Low sugar level is also dangerous. Low sugar level shows quick negative effect than high sugar levels.
Sugar level as to be checked once in a 3 months i.e., Glycolate Hemoglobin – HbA1c
Author:Dr. Gayathri S Kiran
Satva Ayur Health Centre
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