Diabetes Ayurvedic Treatment, Remedies and Prevention
It has been seen that almost all Ayurvedic texts have explained about the disease Madhumeha; some of the ancient authors termed it also as Kshudrameha or Kshoudra as they are the synonym of Madhu (honey). Diabetes mellitus is correlated with this disease in an Ayurvedic perspective. Nowadays, people are very anxious to know regarding this disease in details because if we consider the percentage of the disease worldwide then, nearly about 24% of the population is suffering from this disease. WHO has also reported that is percentage might increase as high as 40–45% in 2020. So, there is intense need to know the seriousness of this disease in the world and also to understand the possible methods of preventive aspects of this disorder.
It is very important to know that Diabetes mellitus does not originate suddenly. Diabetes Mellitus, a chronic metabolic disorder where your body is unable to make proper use of glucose, thus resulting in the condition known as hyperglycemia or high blood sugar. Excess glucose in the blood, in turn, results in higher levels of glucose in the urine (glycosuria). This ultimately increases the urine output, leading to dehydration and increased thirst. People usually wonder where does glucose comes from the food when they intake limited amount of sweet stuff. Glucose comes from the food we eat and it is also made in the liver and muscles.Blood cells carry glucose to all the other cells in our body. Insulin is a chemical or hormone that is produced in the pancreas, and it is also responsible for the uptake of glucose into other cells for energy. A Decrease in the insulin level affects the mechanism which leads to increased glucose in the blood stream.
Diabetes treatment can be done in many ways but before starting any treatment it is very important that you know what causes this disease as sometimes ‘prevention is better than cure’. Factors that are mostly responsible for causing diabetes are an excessive intake of food products that are difficult to digest such as fried food. Sometimes even psychological factors like lack of exercise, mental stress, and strain, excessive sleep, overeating can also be the cause of diabetes. A person’s consequent obesity, excessive intake of sugar and refined carbohydrates or overloading your diet with proteins and fats can also lead to diabetes. Even hereditary factors play a major role in causing diabetes.The other prime cause of Diabetes Mellitus is poor digestion. Impaired digestion or poor digestion leads to accumulation of digestive impurities which accumulate in the pancreatic cells and obstruct the production of insulin.
Ayurveda does not regard Diabetes as a disease that might be treated by any medicine or by following a diet chart. Madhumeha as known in Ayurveda is classified as a Maha Rog or major disease because, if it is not treated on time, it can cause several complications in our body, including eye problems, joint pains, impotence, kidney failure, sexual and urologic problems. Diabetes is a metabolic disorder and can’t be treated by just controlling sugar levels.
The Ayurvedic Remedies that are recommended are against modern medicine and basically aims at rejuvenating the body to not only balance the sugar levels, but also make sure that no complications are caused.
The Ayurvedic treatment of diabetes is based on a complete change in the lifestyle of the person. Along with ayurvedic medication and a proper diet, the diabetic patient is also advised to lead a healthy lifestyle and have an active life. Dietary and lifestyle changes thus, rejuvenate the body cells and tissues, allowing them to produce insulin properly. Ayurveda also stresses upon mental aspects of the disease because stress and excessive sleep can also cause diabetes.