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Do you experience excessive thirst or increased hunger all the time? Is there a frequent need for urination? If you have blurred vision, slow-healing wounds, or frequent infections, it is time you conducted a test for diabetes mellitus. Test your blood sugar levels immediately, especially if you are overweight and physically inactive. You might just end up a patient with either diabetes type 1 or diabetes type 2.
Many people consider it as the end of the world, but it is not so. You can rely on Ayurveda to provide a long-lasting solution to the problem of Madhumeha as they refer to diabetes in Ayurveda. Ayurveda professes that the imbalance of the three Doshas is the main cause of diabetes. Though diabetes is broadly classified as two types, Ayurveda recognizes 20 forms of diabetes depending on the imbalance of the various Doshas. It attributes 4 to Vata Dosha, 6 to Pitta, and 10 to Kapha Dosha.
Diabetes occurs because either the pancreas does not produce insulin or the insulin produced by the pancreas is not sufficient for absorption by the cells. This results in the building up of blood glucose levels. When it reaches very high levels, you refer to it as hyperglycaemia. You can have high blood sugar because of polyuria as well. Ayurveda believes in the individualistic treatment of diabetes. The method of treatment depends on the constitution of the patient. If the patient is sthoola pramehi (obese patient), there is a need to use purification techniques like Panchakarma before commencing with the herbal therapy. In case the patient is a krisha pramehi (lean patient) you can start with the therapy straight away. There are various medicinal herbs that can keep the insulin levels in check, especially in Type 2 diabetes. They are Saptarangi, Haridra, Shilajit, Guggulu, Nimba, and Bel among others. It is better to remember that these medicines target high blood sugar levels. Hence, monitoring your sugar levels is very important. It should not reduce drastically below the minimum level.
Remember, diabetes is a lifestyle disease. You need to maintain the right kind of diet to keep your blood sugar and insulin levels in check. Take heart because a lot of people manage to carry on the daily chores effortlessly by following these simple precautions.
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