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Diabetes, Blood Pressure and Thyroid Disorders

Diabetes, Blood Pressure and Thyroid Disorders Treatment


Diabetes

Having high blood sugar levels over a long period is an indication of Diabetes or Diabetes Mellitus. Frequent urination and increased thirst and hunger are the basic symptoms of Diabetes. This metabolic disease is a result of the pancreas not producing enough insulin, or body cells not responding properly to the insulin produced. Diabetes can assume serious proportions and complications, and results in life-altering body changes. Shifting to a diabetic diet is essential for the treatment of Diabetes, along with exercise and weight reduction in most cases. Homeopathic medicines for diabetes can only provide supportive role – these medicines are not a substitute for the conventional allopathic medicines . The Homeopathic medicines for diabetes mellitus are made of natural substances and are free from side effects.

According to Ayurveda There are 20 forms of Diabetes (Prameha): 4 are due to Vata, 6 result from Pitta, and 10 are caused by Kapha. But Diabetes (Prameha) is mainly kapha doshaja disease. All forms of diabetes not treated to, eventually develop into Madhumeha (Diabetes Melitus).


Blood Pressure

Hypertension refers to increase in blood pressure in the arteries. The condition is commonly known as high blood pressure. Sustained rise of blood pressure to 140/90mmHg or above is considered hypertension or high blood pressure. High blood pressure without any underlying cause is referred to as primary or essential hypertension while high blood pressure with a cause is termed secondary hypertension. Hypertension runs in families. The major risk factors that predispose a person to hypertension or high blood pressure are obesity, increased salt intake, lack of exercise, stress, tobacco intake, alcohol consumption, thyroid disease and kidney disease. Hypertension increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. Therefore, once diagnosed with high blood pressure, one should seek medical advice as early as possible to prevent complications and permanent organ damage. In a majority of the cases, high BP is silent, without any obvious symptoms. In cases where the symptoms appear, they mainly include headaches in the occipital region (back of head), vertigo, breathing difficulties, vision troubles, chest pain and tinnitus.

High blood pressure can be managed well with the use of Homeopathic medicines. Homeopathic medicines, together with proper diet management and exercise, keep high blood pressure in check to a large extent. Homeopathic medicines for high blood pressure are made from natural plant sources and are therefore, safe for long term use. Persons who have recently been diagnosed with hypertension and have not yet become dependent on conventional medication can benefit greatly from Homeopathic medicines. If the person is already taking allopathic medicines for high blood pressure, it is not advisable to stop the medication all at once. In fact, Homeopathic medicines can be taken together with these medicines to stabilise and better manage the condition.

Ayurveda, the ancient India system of holistic health care, views “dis-ease” as a lack of wholeness, which causes a breakdown in the flow of the body’s innate, self-maintaining and self-healing intelligence. Ayurvedic herbal combinations work by enhancing the flow of nature’s intelligence in mind and body. Lowering high blood pressure naturally involves reducing major risk factors such as atherosclerosis, stress, obesity, inflammation, and stress hormones. The more risk factors you have, generally speaking, the longer it may take to restore balance and lower your blood pressure. However, the good news is that while you’re working to reduce blood pressure naturally, you will also be creating greater balance in your physiology and restore wholeness to both mind and body.

Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb, and it is one of the most popular Ayurvedic herbs not just for lowering blood pressure, but also for reducing inflammation and stress. Adaptogenic herbs strengthen mind and body and increase the ability to handle physical and psychological stress. While most herbs have specific therapeutic actions, adaptogens have a non-specific, broad action. They increase vitality and resistance, and have a strengthening and normalizing effect on the system, particularly by helping you cope better with stress. Stress is one of the main culprits of high blood pressure; overproduction of stress hormones such as cortisol, can lead to high blood pressure, and also to weight gain, fatigue, depression and anxiety. Ashwagandha helps to balance mind and body, create greater inner calmness and increase your ability to cope with stress. This in turn decreases the level of stress hormones circulating in your body and lower blood pressure.


Thyroid Disorders

Homeopathic remedies have been used successfully by many homeopaths and natural health practitioners to helpful patients manage both hypothyroid and hyperthyroid disease. Homeopathy has been used for hundreds of years and seeks to stimulate an individual’s innate immune response to an external stimulus, allowing the body to heal itself. Treating thyroid disease with homeopathy may or may not fully resolve your condition, depending on the degree of degeneration of the thyroid gland experienced by each patient; however, it will provide relief for many of the symptoms produced by various aspects of thyroid disease.

The main causes of thyroid disease are diet and lifestyle factors that imbalance the digestive fire or agni and metabolism. Stress and overwork also play an important part as this causes imbalanced agni and vitiation of the dosha. In thyroid disorders kapha dosha is vitiated which can cause a depletion of ojas. Once the ojas is affected then the immune system begins to act improperly, attacking the thyroid gland and resulting in depletion of thyroid functions and body metabolism. Kapha dosha has the property of guru which means heaviness. It also has the property of manda or dullness. Treatment should focus on reducing manda guna of Kapha dosha. Ayurvedic herbal formulas for thyroid include Vaisvanara curnam for Agni Dipana, Varunadi Kasayam, Punarnavadi kasayam and Kancanara guggulu. The practice of nasya is also beneficial.