Diabetes - Causes, Symptoms and Ayurvedic Cure


Diabetes, which is known as Prameha, is one of the most widespread diseases of the modern-day world. Every now and again we come across patients of diabetes as this disease of modern stressful living hasn’t spare any part of human populations - - even children are facing increasing risks of developing diabetes. Diabetes in children is called juvenile diabetes, which is mostly caused by unhealthy practices or poor life style adopted by parents.

Diabetes is actually a chronic disorder of metabolism that leaves the body is unable to make proper use of glucose, which in turn leads to hyperglycemia (high levels of sugar in blood) and glycosuria (sweetness/sugar in urine).

According to Ayurveda, diabetes (Prameha) can be classified into as many as 20 types, of which 6 are due to Pitta, 4 are caused by Vata, and 10 result from Kapha. However, Ayurveda basically hold vitiation of kapha responsible for diabetes.

Causes of diabetes:

Ayurveda believes that diet that increases kapha dosha, such as sugary products, fats, rice and potatoes, paves way for the disease of diabetes. Lack of physical exercise, mental stress and strain, and excessive sleep – all of which are the products of modern lifestyle – also cause diabetes.

Symptoms of diabetes:

According to Ayurveda the list of symptoms of diabetes or Pramea includes: Excessive and frequent urge to urinate; excessive thirst and increased appetite; burning of palms and soles; blurry vision; sweet taste to mouth; unexplained extreme fatigue and unexplained weight loss.

Ayurvedic cure for diabetes:

For treating and taking care of single problem of diabetes, Ayurveda suggest that one should pay heed to all - diet, herbs, physical exercise and stress management. It is because diabetes is not just a lack of insulin; rather it is a product of poor maintenance of your body.

As diet plays the biggest role in causing or preventing diabetes, anyone trying to prevent or treat diabetes should pay heed to his/her diet. Including certain foods while excluding certain other foods from diet goes a long way in treating diabetes.

Lack of physical exercise is one of the main causes of diabetes. Therefore, doing physical exercises regularly can help treat/heal diabetes a lot. Regular physical exercise in any form, aerobics, anaerobic or yoga, is a must to tame diabetes.

Ayurveda also suggests that some herbs are very helpful in treating even chronic diabetes. Jamun, particularly the core (seed) of the fruit, is one of the proved Ayurvedic remedies for diabetes. Bitter Gourd, Neem, Triphala, Shilajit, Bel (Aegle marmelos), Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum graecum) and Turmeric are some of the other useful herbs that have been in use to treat diabetes for ages in India and some other Asian countries of the world.

 Ayurvedic treatment for diabetes also recommends patients to avoid excess sleep. You can easily do that by avoiding sleeping during daytime. Avoid smoking. Avoid junk foods, such as burgers, pizzas, hotdogs, as these foods lead to obesity - one of the main causes of diabetes.

Practicing Yoga will not only make your body fit but also keep mental stress at an arm’s length. Yogasanas like ‘Paschimottanasan’ and ‘Halasan’ are very effective in taming the problem of diabetes.
3/22/2016
Diabetes - Causes, Symptoms and Ayurvedic Cure

Diabetes, which is known as Prameha, is one of the most widespread diseases of the modern-day world. Every now and again we come across patients of diabetes as this disease of modern stressful living hasn’t spare any part of human populations - - even children are facing increasing risks of developing diabetes. Diabetes in children is called juvenile diabetes, which is mostly caused by unhealthy practices or poor life style adopted by parents.

Diabetes is actually a chronic disorder of metabolism that leaves the body is unable to make proper use of glucose, which in turn leads to hyperglycemia (high levels of sugar in blood) and glycosuria (sweetness/sugar in urine).

According to Ayurveda, diabetes (Prameha) can be classified into as many as 20 types, of which 6 are due to Pitta, 4 are caused by Vata, and 10 result from Kapha. However, Ayurveda basically hold vitiation of kapha responsible for diabetes.

Causes of diabetes:

Ayurveda believes that diet that increases kapha dosha, such as sugary products, fats, rice and potatoes, paves way for the disease of diabetes. Lack of physical exercise, mental stress and strain, and excessive sleep – all of which are the products of modern lifestyle – also cause diabetes.

Symptoms of diabetes:

According to Ayurveda the list of symptoms of diabetes or Pramea includes: Excessive and frequent urge to urinate; excessive thirst and increased appetite; burning of palms and soles; blurry vision; sweet taste to mouth; unexplained extreme fatigue and unexplained weight loss.

Ayurvedic cure for diabetes:

For treating and taking care of single problem of diabetes, Ayurveda suggest that one should pay heed to all - diet, herbs, physical exercise and stress management. It is because diabetes is not just a lack of insulin; rather it is a product of poor maintenance of your body.

As diet plays the biggest role in causing or preventing diabetes, anyone trying to prevent or treat diabetes should pay heed to his/her diet. Including certain foods while excluding certain other foods from diet goes a long way in treating diabetes.

Lack of physical exercise is one of the main causes of diabetes. Therefore, doing physical exercises regularly can help treat/heal diabetes a lot. Regular physical exercise in any form, aerobics, anaerobic or yoga, is a must to tame diabetes.

Ayurveda also suggests that some herbs are very helpful in treating even chronic diabetes. Jamun, particularly the core (seed) of the fruit, is one of the proved Ayurvedic remedies for diabetes. Bitter Gourd, Neem, Triphala, Shilajit, Bel (Aegle marmelos), Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum graecum) and Turmeric are some of the other useful herbs that have been in use to treat diabetes for ages in India and some other Asian countries of the world.

 Ayurvedic treatment for diabetes also recommends patients to avoid excess sleep. You can easily do that by avoiding sleeping during daytime. Avoid smoking. Avoid junk foods, such as burgers, pizzas, hotdogs, as these foods lead to obesity - one of the main causes of diabetes.

Practicing Yoga will not only make your body fit but also keep mental stress at an arm’s length. Yogasanas like ‘Paschimottanasan’ and ‘Halasan’ are very effective in taming the problem of diabetes.