Diabetic Neuropathy

Ayurveda, an all-inclusive way of living, and a system of medicine, which hails from the Indian subcontinent, is based on the theory that our individual body constitution is made up of three energies or doshas called as vata, pitta and kapha.

The difference in vata and kapha is the elementary reason, for a person being afflicted with diabetes. Its cause is fat, urine, and Kapha buildups, due to incorrect diet and an irregular lifestyle.

Diabetic Neuropathy is one of the chronic, disabling and life threatening problems of Diabetes Mellitus.  It is a nerve damage, which happens due to high sugar levels in blood, for a continued period. Because of this, the nerves cannot carry the messages to the brain and other parts of the body.  Its symptoms are : loss of sensation, loss of balance and coordination, poor digestion, loss of appetite, nausea etc.,

In general, it affects the legs and feet, and rarely it may affect several parts of the body at the same time.

Mainly there are four different types of Diabetic Neuropathy, which are grouped based on their different symptoms and complications.

  • Neuropathic foot –  Loss of sensation in lower extremity.
  • Symmetric distal polyneuropathy – In glove and stocking distribution of legs and arms  unbearable pain is felt.
  • Asymmetric neuropathy – Blurred vision.
  • Diabetic autonomic neuropathy – Headaches. Dizziness, excessive sweating, etc.,

Ayurveda works on removing the root causes of  Diabetic neuropathy by controlling the overeating habits, excessive eating of sweets, more tension and worry. Ayurvedic herbal formulations along with a altered life style, suitable  diet, yogic practice, panchakarma therapy, to balance  both the vata and kapha doshas, which then controls the sugar level.