Diabetes 6th May 09

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Diabetes 6th May 09

  1. 1. Say “no” to Diabetes through Ayurveda <ul><li>Diabetes mellitus is madhumeha in Ayurveda. </li></ul><ul><li>Diabetes mellitus---siphoning of honey urine </li></ul><ul><li>Madhumeha—honey urine </li></ul>
  2. 2. Life style disorder <ul><li>Metabolic disorder </li></ul><ul><li>Related to vitiated kapha dosha and increased medo dhatu </li></ul>
  3. 3. Predisposing factors <ul><li>Age groups—any age group, chances increase with age. </li></ul><ul><li>Sex-seen more in women </li></ul><ul><li>Hereditary </li></ul><ul><li>Weight-excess weight in adult diabetes </li></ul><ul><li>Inactivity </li></ul><ul><li>Stress </li></ul>
  4. 4. Ayurveda-Causative factors <ul><li>Asyasukham-sedentary habits </li></ul><ul><li>Swapna sukham-excessive sleep </li></ul><ul><li>Dadhini-eating curd in excess </li></ul><ul><li>Gramyaudakanupa rasaah--------meat of domestic, aquatic and marshyland animals </li></ul><ul><li>Excessive intake of milk products </li></ul><ul><li>Navannapaanam—foods made of freshly harvested grains &reshly prepared alcoholic drinks </li></ul><ul><li>Gudavaikritam-gaggery preparations/sweets </li></ul>
  5. 5. Ayurveda-Types of diabetes <ul><li>Sahaja prameha -congenital </li></ul><ul><li>Apathyanimittaja prameha -due to over eating and poor habits </li></ul>
  6. 6. Types of diabetes (Modern) <ul><li>Type 1- insulin dependent/ juvenile </li></ul><ul><li>Type2- non insulin dependent-in adults </li></ul>
  7. 7. Purvarupas/ premonitary symptoms <ul><li>1. Sweda-Profuse sweating </li></ul><ul><li>2. Angagandham- Foul smell of the body </li></ul><ul><li>3. Anga shidhilathwam- Looseness of the body </li></ul><ul><li>4. Sayyasana swapnasukhabhishangithwam --Feeling of lethargy </li></ul><ul><li>5. Hridayopadeham- Feeling of some thing coated or heaviness of Hridaya </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>6. Netropadeham- Feeling of some thing coated </li></ul><ul><li>on eyes </li></ul><ul><li>7. Jihwopadeham- sensation of a coated </li></ul><ul><li>tongue </li></ul><ul><li>8. Shravanopadeham- Feeling of coating on ears </li></ul><ul><li>9. Anga ghanathwam -Heaviness of body parts </li></ul><ul><li>10. Keshathivridhi- Excessive growth of hairs </li></ul><ul><li>11. Nakhathivridhi- Excessive growth of Nails </li></ul><ul><li>12. Sheetha priyathwam- Affinity towards cold </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>13. Gala shosham- Dryness of throat </li></ul><ul><li>14. Thalu shosham -Dryness of palate </li></ul><ul><li>15. Asya madhuryam -Sweet taste in mouth </li></ul><ul><li>16. Karadaham- Burning sensation of palms </li></ul><ul><li>17. Pada daham -Burning sensation of soles </li></ul><ul><li>18. Moothra madhuryam- Sweetness of urine </li></ul>
  10. 10. Symptoms <ul><li>Frequent urination </li></ul><ul><li>Increased thirst </li></ul><ul><li>Extreme hunger </li></ul><ul><li>Weakness and tiredness </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of weight </li></ul><ul><li>Skin infections </li></ul>
  11. 11. Diagnosis <ul><li>GTT </li></ul><ul><li>Blood sugar and urine sugar </li></ul><ul><li>HbA1C </li></ul>
  12. 12. Complications <ul><li>Infections </li></ul><ul><li>Blood pressure </li></ul><ul><li>Arteriosclerosis  heart attack/stroke/claudication </li></ul><ul><li>Kidney disease &failure </li></ul><ul><li>Retinopathy </li></ul><ul><li>Neuropathy </li></ul>
  13. 13. Ayurveda-prognosis <ul><li>1. Sadhya – curable-early diagnosis, apathyaja, seen in obese. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Yapya - pal liable </li></ul><ul><li>3. Asadhya – Incurable but manageable-sahaja/congenital/ seen in young and thin </li></ul>
  14. 14. Treatment <ul><li>Depends on </li></ul><ul><li>1) The prakrithi of the patient </li></ul><ul><li>2) Predominant dosha of the disease </li></ul><ul><li>3) Dooshya –involved tissues </li></ul><ul><li>4) Obstruction in srothas </li></ul><ul><li>5) Manasika Prakrithi </li></ul><ul><li>6) Ahara & Vihara </li></ul><ul><li>7) Hereditary factors etc.. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Treatment <ul><li>1) Ahara (Diet) </li></ul><ul><li>2) Vihara ( Exercise) </li></ul><ul><li>3) Aushadha (medicine) </li></ul>
  16. 16. Ahara <ul><li>Regular, frequent and small quantities </li></ul><ul><li>Rice/ wheat-limited quantity </li></ul><ul><li>More vegetables, greens, legumes </li></ul><ul><li>Fruits –other than grapes, chikku, seethafal, mango </li></ul><ul><li>Eat bitters-bitter gourd, cluster beans, snake gourd, neem leaves, methi </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Avoid – </li></ul><ul><li>Sugar, sweets </li></ul><ul><li>Refined flour </li></ul><ul><li>Soft drinks, alcohol </li></ul><ul><li>Meat </li></ul><ul><li>Fats-saturated fats </li></ul>
  18. 18. Vihara <ul><li>Regular exercise- </li></ul><ul><li>Lowers blood sugar levels during and after exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Increases sensitivity to insulin </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthens heart and lungs </li></ul><ul><li>Decreases bad cholesterol and increases good cholesterol </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces stress </li></ul>
  19. 19. Aushadhas <ul><li>1) Snehanam –use of oils internally & </li></ul><ul><li>externally </li></ul><ul><li>2) Sodhanam -Purification therapy – </li></ul><ul><li>Vamanam/ Virechanam/ Vasthi </li></ul><ul><li>3) Samanam </li></ul>
  20. 20. Herbs for diabetes <ul><li>Bitter gourd/karela+ 10-12 neem leaves-20 ml juice– on empty stomach daily </li></ul><ul><li>Methi seeds- 1 spoon soaked in butter milk-once a day </li></ul><ul><li>Guduchi-leaf/whole plant juice daily </li></ul><ul><li>Jamun seeds-powder 3gms </li></ul><ul><li>Gudmar-leaf powder 2-3gms </li></ul><ul><li>Cinnamon-leaf powder 1-3 gms </li></ul>
  21. 21. Some formulae <ul><li>Amla juice 10ml+ fresh turmeric juice 10ml- daily before food </li></ul><ul><li>Amla powder 2gms+ turmeric powder 2gms-daily before food </li></ul><ul><li>Patola leaves (snake gourd bitter variety)+ neem bark powder + amla powder + daru haridra powder---3 gms of the mixture twice daily </li></ul>
  22. 22. Ayurvedic drugs <ul><li>Chandraprabha vati, Tarakeswara ras, Trivang shila, Vasantha kusumakar, Shilajith, Jambavasavam-are some of the Ayurvedic medicines-to be strictly taken under medical supervision. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Say “No” to diabetes <ul><li>Avoid the causative factors </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain good dietary habits </li></ul><ul><li>Restrict sugar intake </li></ul><ul><li>Do proper exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Relax/ de-stress </li></ul><ul><li>If there is hereditary factor- take preventive herbal medicines </li></ul>
  24. 24. Thank you <ul><li>Dr.Gayatridevi </li></ul><ul><li>Ayurvedic consultant </li></ul><ul><li>Specialist in Gyneac and chronic diseases </li></ul><ul><li>022-22183149 </li></ul>

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