Diabetes is a condition that impairs the body’s ability to produce and regulate blood glucose also known as blood sugar. Diabetes mellitus which is generally known as diabetes is a metabolic disorder that causes high blood sugar. Insulin is the hormone that is responsible to transport sugar from the blood into your cells to use for energy or to be stored but according to Ayurveda, diabetes is a disorder of profuse urination. It is known as a severe disorder that is strenuous to treat as it has numerous complications and organs could also be affected by it. Diabetes is the most common disease, the three major types of diabetes are Diabetes type 1, Diabetes type 2, gestational diabetes
Usually, when we eat food that has carbohydrates content in it, which is required for producing energy to do any activity. The body can metabolize it completely and excess sugar is removed from the body in a natural process with the help of a hormone called insulin but diabetes patients have lost the ability to break down the sugar as the production of insulin is reduced or the body is resistant to insulin and there is excess sugar in the body which may be a serious problem.
The symptoms of diabetes are:
- Profuse urination
- Weight loss
- Presence of ketones in the urine
- Irritability, fatigue
- Frequent infection
Ayurveda describes diabetes and its related health issues as Prameha, Meha, Madhumeha, and Ikshu Meha. From pre-diabetes to extreme conditions like diabetic foot ulcers, there are 21 types of diabetes in Ayurveda. Ayurvedic diabetes treatment in companies with some dietary changes and lifestyle changes can put a great impact on controlling sugar levels. In Ayurveda diabetes is known as Madhumeha (sweet urine) and the disease related to increasing blood sugar levels is known as Prameha. Diabetes mellitus is known as Vata Prameha where meta mean urine and it is caused by a due imbalance in one of the three functional energies in the body (Vata Dosha) whereas diabetes insipidus is known as Kapha Prameha caused due to an imbalance of Kapha Dosha. In the olden days, a person is said to have diabetes if his urine attracts ants as there is a presence of sugar in the urine
The causes of Diabetes based on Ayurveda are:
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Excessive sleeping especially sleeping during the daytime
- Consuming too much sweet food
Ayurvedic diabetes treatment
There are two types of treatment that are palliative care and treatment where a patient’s blood sugar level can be stabilized for a longer period hence diabetes reversal is possible. Ayurveda suggests the use of a holistic approach for the management of diabetes while the medical system depends on medicine alone but ayurvedic diabetes treatment is a multiple system approach that includes:
- Using remedies made by herbs-The experts of Ayurveda have found various herbs which help in Ayurvedic diabetes treatment.
- Dietary and lifestyle changes- The diet should be taken to reduce Dosha as in diabetes patients there is an increase in the level of Kapha or Vata Dosha. The diet includes eating food that is light, dry, and warm, avoiding drinking milk, including spices in the food you eat, eating beans, legumes, and consuming ginger tea. Avoid fried food, soft drink, cake, and sugarcane products
- Therapies to detoxify and rejuvenate the body
There is no doubt that Ayurveda plays a major role in maintaining diabetes. The holistic approach of Ayurveda at Tatkshana Ayurveda Hospital which is one the best ayurvedic hospital in Bangalore helps to ensure good health. We recommend not only supplements but also a proper diet with lifestyle changes and yoga, all these measures not only help in keeping sugar levels in control but also ensure wellness. Ayurvedic diabetes treatment at Tatkshana offers a safe and gentle approach. If you need treatment for yourself and your loved ones you can choose Tatkshana we have the best ayurvedic doctors for diabetes in Bangalore. We not only concentrate on managing diabetes but also look after maintaining physical and mental health.
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