ANALYTICAL UNDERSTANDING OF ETIOPATHOGENESIS AND INTERVENTION MODALITYS OF DIABETIC NEUROPATHY VIS-A-VIS MADHUMEHA UPADRAVA
Dr. Mahadev Sogi*
Lifestyle changes due to urbanization and modernization have caused unhealthy diet habits, lack of physical activity, and increased stress leading to lifestyle diseases evolved as a negative effect of it. Among them Diabetes Mellitus is one and prime. Diabetic neuropathy closely resembles a disorder called upadrava of Madhumeha in ayurvedic literature. Nerves due to diabetes get affected, especially the peripheral nerves leading to diabetic neuropathy. In Avarnjanya Madhumeha vitiated Kapha, Pitta and Meda causes Avarana to Vata that leads its aggravation causing diminution of vital Dhatu. This may lead to the complication of Madhumeha upadrava such as Diabetic Neuropathy. According to Ayurvedic principles there is involvement of Vata and Pitta Dosha dominantly in diabetic neuropathy. Diabetic neuropathy is a relatively early and common complication affecting approximately 30% of diabetic patients. The interventions practicing conventionally are mostly for relief in the symptoms and moreover they have certain ill effects. Many intervention modalities and Ayurvedic formulations are used in practice, have significant effect on controlling blood sugar level the symptoms of numbness, tingling, burning sensation and pain in the patients of diabetic neuropathy are relived satisfactorily and lead good quality of life.
Keywords: Diabetic Neuropathy, Madumeha, Upadrava.
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