CONCEPT OF ETIOPATHOGENESIS OF MADHUMEHA AND ITS MANAGEMENT-A REVIEW
Dr. Seema Patley*, Dr. Aradhana Kande and Dr. Rashmi Diwan
Madhumeha (i.e. Diabetes Mellitus) is a huge burden of illness globally. Globally, an estimated 422 million adults are living with diabetes according to the latest 2016 data from the WHO and statistically India is now considered as the diabetic capital. In Ayurveda, this condition can be explained under Vatika Prameha. It is a disease known to mankind since Vedic period. It is one of the Astha Mahagadas. Madhumeha manifests due to complex interaction of three types of Doshas & ten types of Dushyas. Doshas like Kapha, Pitta and Vata & Dushyas like Meda, Rakta, Shukra, Ambu, Vasa, Lasika, Majja, Rasa, Oja, Lasika are responsible for the causation. In this the patient passes honey like sweet urine in excessive amount which is due to various physical and chemical changes of body tissues. The main causative factor is said to be sedentary lifestyle and sedentary food habits, which can be manage conservatively with correction of life style, regular practice of exercise, healthy `diet and internal medication. The problem with diabetes is that its very difficult to diagnose in the early stages. However, a person stick to an Ayurvedic preventive strategy right from the beginning can easily prevent or control it. The Ayurvedic management of Madhumeha aims not only to achieve a good glycemic control but also to treat the root cause.
Keywords: Madhumeha, Nidana Panchaka, Management.
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