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Diabetes - Ayurveda Remedies For It!

Ayurveda, Mumbai
Diabetes - Ayurveda Remedies For It!
Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder that results in higher levels of blood sugars in the body. It is assuming epidemic proportions, and India has become the new diabetic capital with more than 50 million diabetic people. The main problem with diabetes is it does not completely go away, and there is a whole myriad of issues that it brings along with it. Heart attacks, strokes, eyesight problems, delayed wound healing, nerve damage and impotence. Therefore, diabetes and by that we mainly mean blood sugar levels have to be managed so that there is a delay in onset of the associated conditions and/or reduced in severity.

Ayurveda refers to diabetes as Prameha (excessive urination) and Madhumeha (sugary urine) and has identified close to 20 forms of the disease. According to Ayurvedic belief, each disease is caused due to imbalance in kapha, pitta, and vata doshas and diabetes is caused by all these, predominantly by kapha. With any stream of medicine, management of diabetes involves two tracks - one is lifestyle changes and the second is medications.

Lifestyle changes include the following:

Diet: Reduce the amount of rice, sugar, potato, sweet fruits, maida, deep fried foods, and red meat. Protein-rich foods like lentils, soya, green leafy vegetables and fish should be increased. Diet plan should change to small, frequent meals instead of binge eating.
Exercise: Include 30 minutes of regular exercise into your daily routine if you have a diabetic predisposition.
Others: Avoid smoking and alcohol, ensure sufficient sleep, avoid sleeping during day time, improved foot and eye care, periodically check sugar levels, and manage stress levels.
Medication:
Ayurveda has a whole lot of home remedies proven to be very effective against diabetes.

Jambhul: Eugenia Jambolana whether eaten raw or juice extract has been shown to have beneficial effects in managing sugar levels and cholesterol.
Gymnema sylvestre: Used to manage diabetes for over 2000 years, it reduces sugar cravings and is being touted as the future for diabetes treatment.
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia): It has 3 components that give it strong antidiabetic properties. The charantin reduces blood sugar levels; the polypeptide has insulin-like effects; and lectin that again has hypoglycemic effects.
Bel (Aegle marmelos): Also known as wood apple, leaves of the plant are shown to have antidiabetic properties. 5 to 10 leaves can be chewed on a daily basis to help control blood sugar levels.
Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum graecum): Consuming 10 g of fenugreek seeds soaked in water increases the amount of insulin produced, thereby increasing sugar breakdown.
Neem: Chewing about 4 to 5 leaves in the morning on an empty stomach helps to control blood sugar levels. Alternately, neem leaves powder is available which can be dissolved in water and consumed.

I am diabetic for the last 10 years I am taking glimy pride 1 mg metformin 500 voglivos .2 mg my sugar level is nearly 150 after meals and nearly 110 fasting which fruits are good for me.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Dharwad
I am diabetic for the last 10 years I am taking glimy pride 1 mg metformin 500 voglivos .2 mg my sugar level is nearl...
Mr. lybrate-user, thanks for the query. Your fasting and pp glucose levels look quite good. It equally important to know what is the hba1c%, as that gives a clear idea of previous 3 moths control. All fruits are good but in moderate quantity. Papaya, apple, pear, guava, orange, sweet lime, watermelon, other melons, pomegranate, kiwi are quite good. Banana, mango, chikkoo and grapes to be taken sparingly. Thanks.
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How Does Diabetes Affect A Man Sexually?

M.D. Natural medicine, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Mathura
How Does Diabetes Affect A Man Sexually?
Men with diabetes often have reduced testosterone levels, which can affect their sex drive. However, the main sexual health problem affecting men who have diabetes is an inability to achieve and, or, maintain an erection. However, diabetes damages the blood vessels, which can affect blood flow to the penis.
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Hereditary Heart Diseases - 10 Ways To Deal With Them!

MBBS, MD - Medicine, DNB (Cardiology)
Cardiologist, Pune
Hereditary Heart Diseases - 10 Ways To Deal With Them!
While you may be worried about being affected with coronary diseases just because your forefathers suffered from it, there are various factors that are absolutely in your sole control. With a little change in lifestyle and following a well-regulated routine, you can easily keep your hereditary cardiac diseases at bay.

Take a Healthy Diet Regularly: Increase the amount of green leafy vegetables and colourful fruits in your regular diet as they are rich in phytonutrients and other anti-oxidants, vitamins, fibres, minerals as well as anti-inflammatory molecules that would increase your immunity.

Regulate Your Blood-Sugar Level: Studies show that blood sugar is a great contributor to cardiac diseases. So try to replace your high-carb diet with loads of fibre, protein and healthy fats to keep your blood-sugar level in control.

Increase the Intake of Fibre: Try to increase the amount of fibre in your food chart by having lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts and soya so that it amounts up to at least 50 grams a day. You may even include fibre supplements in your diet.

Stay Away From Processed and Junk Food: We know you are crazy about fast food, but you must also include sodas, processed jams, fruit juices and soft drinks as well, which are the greatest contributors to diabetes and in turn lead to heart diseases.

Increase the Intake of Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Try to include cold-water fish like sardine, salmon and herring along with flax seeds and sea weeds. This 'good' fat would keep your cholesterol level in check and lower down the amount of malicious LDL levels and transform them into harmless LDL particles.

Get Rid of all Hydrogenated Food: This implies that you should abstain from having cookies, margarine, baked stuff and crackers. Don't be fooled by the label saying, "no trans-fat" and instead look for healthy coconut, olive or sesame oil.

Abstain from Consuming Alcohol: Alcohol can do no good to any organ of your body. Instead, it triggers the amount of triglycerides, causes fatty liver and creates sugar imbalance in your body. By reducing alcohol consumption you can reduce inflammation, which causes various chronic diseases.
Have good quality supplements: Along with having a healthy diet and workout, you must try to take in multivitamin and mineral supplements regularly to keep fit and active all around the year.

Exercise Regularly: Researches report that a minimum of half an hour's exercise is required by our body regularly. After all, the heart is a muscle, and you must work out regularly to keep it healthy for a longer span.

Manage your Stress Levels: Stress alone can lead to a fatal heart attack without prior signal. Take the time out to indulge in yoga, meditation, tai chi or anything that would keep your stress levels under control and help you to lead a happier, healthier life.

These 10 easy ways will help you to prevent cardiac diseases; but you must consult a responsive cardiologist at the earliest.
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Sir, I am suffering from stomach problem and urine extraction after every 10 minute I check it and my diabetes test are also correct doctor suggest me that it's my thinking problem. Please suggest me.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Sir, I am suffering from stomach problem and urine extraction after every 10 minute I check it and my diabetes test a...
Hi, it may be problems of prostate and urine infection. Please Do usg for prostate examination and urine r/m and reply soon.
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Diabetes Mellitus - Treat It With Homeopathic Approach!

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Delhi
Diabetes Mellitus - Treat It With Homeopathic Approach!
Diabetes or diabetes mellitus is referred to as a group of disorders that are characterized by a high blood sugar level. Diabetes mellitus occurs when the secretion of insulin (a pancreatic hormone responsible for converting the sugar from consumed foods into energy) is insufficient or the body cells do not properly respond to insulin. Insufficient secretion of insulin causes glucose formation in the bloodstream and mixes with the urine.

The psychological factors responsible for Diabetes Mellitus. In majority (not all), this disease originates with some recent stress in life. This disease is an epidemic in late thirties till Fifties. In this age, a person is productive in his profession and most of the time there are job or financial issues that play a very vital role in generating stress and hence Diabetes.

Mostly, in my practice patients reported, before developing Diabetes, a recent financial loss or strain, love disappointment, a betrayal, or fear of losing a job etc., Sedentary habits, diet and genetic factors are secondary. Homeopathy keeps such things in account before prescribing and in many cases Diabetes is reversible. There is a vast field of diabetic complications where Homeopathy has a LOT to offer. One of them is diabetic neuropathy. For example pain in soles, nerves, lack of energy, sexual dysfunction, mood disorders, diabetic ulcer etc.

Homeopathy For Diabetes-

In homeopathy, the main focus is on functioning of the pancreas in efficient insulin production. There are specific medicines which are used effectively in the treatment of all the stages of the diseases.

Homeopathic treatment can help improve the general health of a person with diabetes:

If a person with diabetes is in good health, his or her insulin requirements will be steady and the blood glucose well controlled at the same time.

Homeopaths resort to different approaches towards diabetes Management of Blood Sugar. First is when the blood sugar level is very high, the priority is to control it and there are homeopathic remedies that could reduce the sugar.

Homeopathy regards health as a state of balancing the equilibrium of the life force. Whatever treatment is taken it s always advisable to be in regular touch with the doctor and keep sharing the health status with the doctor. The homeopathic preparations useful for diabetes are as follows:

Phosphoric acid: Useful remedy for diabetes with the symptoms of recurrent physical or mental exhaustion, loss of memory and numbness in the feet.

Abroma Augusta: This homeopathic preparation is useful for diabetics who show the symptoms of polyuria, an increased sensation of hunger and weakness in the muscles.

Syzygium Jambolanum: Useful in reducing the blood sugar level quickly and effectively. This homeopathic preparation is also useful to cure diabetics with the symptoms of polyuria, increased sensation of thirst and long-term ulcers.

Gymnema Sylvestre: This Homeopathic preparation acts as a useful remedy for diabetics who are experiencing the symptoms of weight loss with a severe lack in energy levels.

Uranium Nitricum: This homeopathic preparation is a useful cure for diabetes with the symptoms of depression, nausea, irregular urination, severe pain in the back, delayed menstrual periods in women, significant pain in the head and dry skin.
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Hi, I am 49 years old man. I am diabetic patient. But as of now it is under control. Can I go for gym and is my muscles build at this age. With diabetes. Please tell me. Is gym is good for my health.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Hi, I am 49 years old man. I am diabetic patient. But as of now it is under control. Can I go for gym and is my muscl...
You can go for gym and is my muscles build at this age with diabetes. And physical activity in gym will help diabetes control.
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Today when I checked my blood sugar level, fbs it is 156 and ppbs is 350. I was taking glycomet 500 from 2015 and stopped it in 2019 jan to check whether I can control my diabetes without medicine. My blood sugar levels were always under fair control in these days. Should I start tablet again? Am a male, age 36 and ht 175 cms and weight 83 kg.

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, DCN -Diploma in Clinical Nutrition, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Today when I checked my blood sugar level, fbs it is 156 and ppbs is 350. I was taking glycomet 500 from 2015 and sto...
Hi, You should definitely restart your medications but after consultation with physician. Your sugar levels are too high to be managed by dietary restrictions.
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I am having diabetes type 2 sine ten years which is under control blood sugar levels are 138/160 I am taking glynase ppg .3 ,tenefitand pioz 15 the doctor yesterday suggested to stop all four medicines and take 1 tablet daily of acarbose25 will this single tablet be effective or I should continue with old medication.

MBBS, MD
Endocrinologist, Delhi
I am having diabetes type 2 sine ten years which is under control blood sugar levels are 138/160 I am taking glynase ...
Your fasting blood sugar is still not controlled.I think your doctor has advised you to take acarbose before dinner( to bring down fasting sugar ) in addition to earlier medicines.Please consult him again to clarify.
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