Sunday, August 17, 2008

Diabetes mellitus

It is chronic metabolic disorder charecterized by hyperglycaemia,with or with out glycosuria,resulting from absolute or relative deficiency of insulin.This is the definition ofD.M
HLA associated[autoimmune]
Drug induced[steroids mainly ,if used for a prolonged period
Malnutrition related diabetes
Predisposing factors:-
sedentary life,stress,obesity,drugs
symptoms of diabetes
increased thirst,increased frequency of urination,dryness of mouth,increased apetite,delayed healing of ulcers,especially varicose ulcers.
diabetes causes decreased libido[sex drive],polyneuropathy [due to nerve involvement],lassitude[weakness]
as we know micro angiopathy,thickening and progressive occlusion of bloodvessels lead to herat attack ,stroke .so diabetes should not be ignored.

Pathology of diabetes mellitus-

microangiopathy  and macroangiopathy are the hallmark of D.M.diabetes. D.M produce thickening ultimately occlusion oof bloodvessels. Main lesions are in retina,kidneys,heart[lead to CAD,heart attack]

The after effects of this occlusion in different sites damages the affected specific organs. Diabetes mellitus is a multisystem disorder.ALSO IT IS THE BYPRODUCT OF FAULTY LIFESTYLES,AND OF COURSE GENETIC FACTORS&AUTOIMMUNITY PLAY A GREAT ROLE IN THE PATHOGENESIS.

People who have type 2 diabetes may also show signs of insulin resistance, such as darkening skin around the neck or in the armpits, high blood pressure, cholesterol problems, yeast infections and skipped or absent periods in teen girls and women.

Insulin resistance:-- Insulin resistance occurs when insulin levels are sufficiently high over a prolonged period of time causing the body’s own sensitivity to the hormone to be reduced. Once the body starts to get resistant to insulin . It can be a difficult process to reverse because the knock on effect of insulin resistance. Higher circulating levels of insulin in the blood stream and weight gain help to further advance insulin resistance. Symptoms include lethargy, hunger, brainfag, high blood pressure. If insulin resistance develops into prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. Research is continuing to look more closely into how insulin resistance develops. It is thought that the principal cause of insulin resistance is obesity.

       Here we find the effectivity of homoeopathic medicines which treats the person as a whole,the constitutional remedy is selected only after assessing the individual peculiarities and all the symptoms of the patient.Thus it prevents the progress of the disease and ultimately brings the blood sugar to normal level along with dietary changes recommended by the homoeopathic physician.HOMOEOPATHY percieves the disease entity is the result of a functional derangement which resulted either due to stress,inherited miasm or lifestyle .constitutional approach in the initial stages can effect good cure to the patient and in advanced cases palliates .

Homeopathy provides treatment only for type 2 diabetes. Important homeopathic medicines are phosphorus, lycopodium, sulphur, insulinum, sizygium, gymnema, cephalandra etc.

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