WHAT IS DIABETIC NEPHROPATHY?
Diabetes mellitus is a hormone related disorder due to deficiency of insulin hormone. The neural pathologies related to diabetes mellitus are known as Diabetic neuropathies. The common nerve related pathologies are third nerve palsy, diabetic amyotrophy, and autonomic neuropathy.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF DIABETIC NEPHROPATHY?
The neuropathies are a result of damage to the nerves. The diabetic neuropathies are a result of:
- Damage to nerves and blood vessels: The high sugar content in the blood can damage the soft nerve fibers.
- Hypertension induced damage to the optic nerve and other neurons
- Inflammation of the nerves
- Autoimmune disorders
- Genetic factors
- Alcohol abuse
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF DIABETIC NEPHROPATHY?
The Diabetic Nephropathy is the pathology of the nerves due to the disease diabetes. The disease affects all the peripheral nerves and can therefore show its effects on any organ of the body as all the organs of the body are innervated.
The common symptoms are:
- Numbness of the body parts
- Weakness of the muscles
- Speech disorders
- Burning pain
- Vision changes
- Incontinence of urine
HOW CAN AYURVEDA HELP PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM DIABETIC NEPHROPATHY?
Ayurvedic system of medicine is an ancient Indian system of medicine that uses the inherent power of herbs to help diseases in a natural and healthy way. We in Ayurveda believe that the body is controlled by three different energies which are Vada, Pitta, and Kappha. These energies maintain the balance in our bodies and any imbalance in these energies may disorient the body system.
The Ayurvedic herbs for Diabetic Nephropathy help a person to improve his vitality in a natural way. The herbs help improve the diabetes and the nervous disorders related to diabetes in a natural and healthy way. The person suffering from diabetes improves his strength and the body and blood sugar levels become normal.
HERBS FOR DIABETIC NEPHROPATHY
BOERHAVIA DIFFUSA (PUNARNAVA)
Punarnava is a wonderful Ayurvedic remedy with diuretic properties and increases the renal blood flow. It has astringent, bitter, anti-inflammatory and carminative properties. It is an excellent kidney and heart tonic. This medicine is useful in maintaining the health of the skin. These capsules can clear excess Kapha from the stomach and chest. They act as a rejuvenator and can be used in relieving impaired urinary condition. They are very useful in the reduction of excess body fluids, congestion and edema due to excess Kapha. Punarnava has properties to clear toxins from the blood and increase red blood cells in the body. The haemoglobin content increases and oxygen carrying capacity increases. They act in the prevention of pain and intestinal spasms. Punarnava capsules are recommended in relieving diabetes. They are useful in relieving swollen joints because of fluid retention caused because of imbalance in Kapha. This herbal medicine is useful in eliminating toxins accumulated in the joints through kidneys and urine. It is effective in the management of arthritis and gout. It is helpful in the breakdown of the ‘fibrin’, a blood clotting protein. Punarnava is very effective in relieving infections of urinary tract. It is used in Varunadi vati and Punarnava mandur capsules.
TRIBULUS TERRESTRIS (GOKSHURA)
Tribulus is a wonderful herb for strength and stamina. It helps improve the immunity which enhances the self esteem and self confidence in men. Tribulus herb for prostate health and power helps improve erectile dysfunction. It increases sperm count as well as sperm quality as it is rich in antioxidants so it works as a supplement. It has anti aging and strength giving properties. The herb increases male fertility naturally. It increases libido in men and reduces lack of desire for sex. The Tribulus herb is added to Rencure formula.
EMBLICA OFFICINALIS (Amalaki)
The herb is known for its rejuvenating properties. It is a natural antioxidant that removes free radicals from the body and helps in regeneration of cells. Amla helps in increasing the body vitality and strengthening immunity. It helps in developing healthy, glowing skin and preventing premature aging. Anemia and blood related disorders are helped in a natural way. It helps in maintaining proper functioning of the liver. It aids digestion by soothing hyperacidity. This wonderful herb helps in improving immunity and boosting metabolism. The herb helps gain youthful skin and beauty. Amla has aphrodisiac, antipyretic, cardio-tonic, anti-diabetic, cerebral and gastrointestinal properties. It prevents premature greying of hair, hair loss and promotes hair and nail growth. It enhances eye sight, keeps the mouth clean, and nourishes bones and teeth. It helps to keep the intestine clean and also controls blood sugar. Amla is used to prepare Punarnava mandur capsules.
TERMINALIA CHEBULA (HARITAKI)
Haritaki is an important constituent of Triphala that has wonderful health benefits. It acts well in gastrointestinal ailments, in cases of spleenomegaly, hepatomegaly, tumors, ascites, and anemias. Its powder, when mixed with honey and ghee, is an effective remedy for anemia. The herb improves memory and is salutary in dysuria and urinary stones. Haritaki helps in improving appetite and helps in the digestion. In anemia of any origin, Haritaki herb is highly beneficial. It helps anemia due to haemoglobin deficiency, anemia due to red blood cell deficiency, and anemias of abnormal form origin. Haritaki is used in Punarnava mandur.
TERMINALIA BELERICA (VIBHITAKI)
A very important herb in the Ayurvedic world, Vibhitaki is famous for its wonderful use in the formation of Triphala. It has numerous health benefits on the human body. Its action on the heart makes it an excellent heart tonic. It helps in purifying blood, thinning of blood, and removing toxins. It is used in cases of low RBC count and low haemoglobin. Vibhitaki helps cases of anemia of any origin and help regain healthy haemoglobin count and form. Our product Punarnava mandur has Vibhitaki.
Curcumin Longa (Turmeric)
Anti-oxidants present in the herb reduce the free- radicals from the body thereby improving the health and immunity. Curcumin herb has rich anti-diabetic properties that make it a wonderful herb to use for diabetic patients. It is a famous Chinese medicine to relieve digestive and liver related diseases. Its anti- inflammatory properties make it a strong herb for various allergies, infections and inflammations. The herb has the power to fight against toxins and infections owing to its rich anti-biotic properties. It is used in many cosmetics due to its beneficial actions on the skin. Punarnava mandur capsules are prepared using it.