What is diabetes?
Diabetes is commonly known as diabetes mellitus which is a medical disorder characterized by hyperglycemia that is high level of glucose in the blood resulting from defects in insulin secretion, insulin action or both. Insulin is a hormone which is responsible for the glucose metabolism in the body or in other way we can say that insulin is a hormone which converts glucose in to energy that is basic requirement of our body, when insulin is absent there is no intake of glucose by body cells. Diabetes can be mainly classified in to two groups first one is TYPE 1 DIABETES in which destruction of beta cells leading to absolute insulin deficiency and the second form is TYPE 2 DIABETES in which there is insulin deficiency with secretary defect.
TYPE 1 DIABETES can be caused due to various causes which include:
- Genetic susceptibility
- Environmental factors like certain strains of viruses can cause diabetes
- Exposure to cow’s milk or milk products in early stage of life can induce diabetes
- Destruction of beta cells etc.
TYPE 2 DIABETES can caused where there is following risk factors are involved:
- Advanced age
- Imbalanced cholesterol and triglyceride levels
- Polycystic ovarian disease
- Physical inactivity
- Family history of diabetes
Diagnosis is mainly done by estimating blood glucose level in which fasting plasma glucose and random plasma glucose is important. Other tests include glucose tolerance test, urine sugar test and other tests to detect complications of diabetes. Diet and exercise plays a very important role to control diabetes along with medication.
- Polyuria – That is increase frequency of urination.
- Polyphagia – Increase appetite, patient takes large meals.
- Polydipsia – In which there is excessive thirst.
- Weight loss – Due to defective metabolism
- Weakness – This is a very common complaint in diabetes
- Drowsiness – A condition which a person feels sleepiness and tiredness or fatigue.
- Other symptoms – Include blurring of vision, pruritus vulva in females, tingling and numbness of hands and foot, loss of libido or erectile dysfunction, skin ulcers, dehydration, muscular cramps, irritability, fatigue, headache, urinary tract infections etc.
There are some major complications of diabetes which involve diabetes ketoacidosis, diabetic foot, diabetes retinopathy; diabetes neuropathy should be managed properly.
Treatment of Diabetes Symptoms
Homeopathic treatment of symptoms of diabetes – Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat symptoms of diabetes alone but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several well-proved medicines are available for treatment of diabetes symptoms that can be selected on the basis of cause, location, sensation, modalities and extension of the pain. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person.