Diabetes Mellitus

What is Diabetes Mellitus?

Diabetes Mellitus is rightly called the “Sweet Disease”. Not because it a mild condition that does not cause much trouble to the affected, but because the glucose levels in the blood are higher than what they should be.

The hormone Insulin is what is responsible for maintaining glucose levels in the blood. Glucose levels can shoot up beyond normal either because:

  • Insulin levels have gone down. This reciprocally causes glucose levels to go up.
  • Or the Insulin levels are normal, but the cells of the pancreas are unable to recognize the insulin and work accordingly.

What are the symptoms of Diabetes Mellitus?

  • There is an increase in 3 important functions of the body- appetite, thirst and urination
  • Although there is an increase in appetite and the person eats well, there is weight loss
  • The person experiences a marked decrease in overall stamina and easy exhaustion

Diabetes can also result in complications if not treated effectively. Symptoms include:

  • Abdominal pain with or without nausea and vomiting
  • Blurring of vision
  • Increased respiratory rate (hyperventilation)
  • In severe cases, acetone-like smell from the breath and even coma

Why does Diabetes Mellitus occur?

Heredity: Diabetes Mellitus is an unwanted gift that is usually passed from generation to generation of families. Genes carrying defects in insulin production or insulin usage are responsible.

Faulty Lifestyle: Irregular eating, lack of sleep, and emotional stress can create chaos with your hormones, and insulin is no exception. The added onslaught of junk food that is rich in refined sugars and fats only intensify the chances of Diabetes.

Pancreatic diseases: Cancer of pancreas or its inflammation can result in Diabetes. This is because insulin is secreted by the pancreas.

Other endocrine diseases: Cushing’s disease or hyperthyroidism, which are also endocrine disorders, may play a role in development of Diabetes.

Medications: Certain steroid medications like glucocorticoid medicines can augment Diabetes.

How does Homeopathy work in Diabetes Mellitus?

Diabetes is a lifestyle disorder that needs to be tackled from multiple directions. An integrated combination of the right medicines with correction in lifestyle and diet is the need of the hour.

Homeopathy takes care of the condition in a holistic and gentle manner without compromising on the other functions of the pancreas. It helps to control the blood glucose levels and the symptoms of the disease and prevents development of unnecessary complications.

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