AN AYURVEDIC APPROACH TO DIABETIC NEUROPATHY – A REVIEW ARTICLE
Keywords:Diabetes mellitus, Hyperglycemia Apathyanitmittaja Prameha, Diabetic neuropathy
It is amazing that 3th century B.C. Ayurvedic texts like Charaka and Sushruta Samhita have described Apathyanitmittaja Prameha (High caloric diet and sedentary lifestyle induce Diabetic Mellitus) and Sahaja Prameha (Genetic/hereditary factors). It is a form of Prameha in which the patient excretes honey-like sweet urine, this condition called Madhumeha. It results from a complete or partial absence of insulin. Hyperglycemia, other metabolic abnormalities, and long-term harm to the heart, kidneys, eyes, nerves, and blood vessels are some of its symptoms. About 50% of diabetic patients get the relatively early and common condition known as diabetic neuropathy. Further, it is the most frequent cause of neuropathy, nontraumatic leg amputation, end-stage renal failure, and blindness. These two types (Type 1 and type2) of diabetics have been described to be treated on two different lines of management. Diabetic neuropathy is a descriptive term meaning a demonstrable disorder, either clinically evident or subclinical, that occurs in the setting of diabetes mellitus without other causes for peripheral neuropathy. The peripheral nerve system's somatic and/or autonomic regions may exhibit symptoms of the neuropathic disease. Ayurveda is managed conservatively with exercise, diet, and medicine. Drugs like Gudmar (gymnema sylvestre), Asana (Pterocarpus marsupium), Shilajit, Svarnamakshika, Nisha (Curcuma longa), Amalaki, Khadir (Acacia catechu), Guduchi (Tinospora coedifolia), and Jambu (Syzygium) are effective in controlling hyperglycemia. Ayurvedic Herbal, Herbomineral, drugs reduce plasma glucose levels and blockage in the blood vessels, making blood circulation and nutrients easy to control nerve damage. Ayurveda is managed conventionally with exercise,diet, and medicine.
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