A CONCEPTUAL STUDY ON MADHUMEH
Dr. Priyanka Gupta* and Dr. Aradhana Kande
Lifestyle disorders are ailments that are primarily based on the day to day habbits of people. Habbits that distract people from activity and stimulate them towards a sedentary routine can cause a number of health issues that can lead to chronic non-communicable diseases that can have near life threatening consequences. Prameha, as described by Acharya Charka & Acharya Sushruta is one of the disorders that have emerged out of urban life style. Ayurveda includes Prameha amongst Ashto Mahagada. In all, 20 types of Prameha have been described based on the predominance of Vata, Pitta & Kapha.' Madhumeha' is a subtype of Vataja prameha which is characterised by passage of excessive quantity of urine having quality similar to Madhu (Polyurea & Glycosuria) along with sweetness of whole body (Hyperglycemia). The causes and symptomatology of Madhumeha described parallel with the Diabetes Mellitus mentioned by the system of modern medicine. Hence, Madhumeha can be co-related with diabetes mellitus. Diabetes is a major metabolic disorder in present era. According to International Diabetes Federation there were over 72,946,400 cases of diabetes in India in 2017. Prevalence rate is 8.7% in total of adult population and it is increasing day by day. Number of people are not diagnosed or prediabetic or at the risk of diabetes. It is important and need of time make these people aware about diabetes and inform them how they can minimize the risk and prevent the diabetes. Changes in lifestyle and adaptation of traditional medicine system like Ayurveda may be very much helpful for prevention and control of diabetes. Life style i.e. recommended diets, physical activities, exercise are beneficial for them.
Keywords: Madhumeha, Ayurvedic lifestyle, Management.
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