Diabetes Mellitus – Yoga Cure

The percentage of diabetic patients all over the world is increasing day by day. Diabetes is the third widespread and serious disease after heart disease and cancer. We need energy to carry out any activity by the body. Our body converts glucose into working power and remains active. Digestive process converts carbohydrates from our food into glucose. As the proportion of glucose in the blood increases, immediately pancreas gland situated behind the stomach releases hormones known as insulin. It converts glucose in the form of power and stores the extra glucose in the cells of liver and muscles. Thus the quantum of glucose in the blood remains balanced. Diabetes mellitus is a disease state in which pancreas not functions normally, no sufficient insulin is produced and so, the body is not capable to manage its food intake properly, body’s metabolism gets disturbed. The sugar, starch and other carbohydrates are not burnt properly because of missing insulin, it leads high blood sugar. The kidneys cannot bear too much sugar (glucose) in the blood and as a result it is filtered out with the urine. Body therefore, utilizes fat instead of glucose. When glucose is converted to strength, the fuel is fully utilized but when fat is utilized as a fuel, poisonous gases like acetone are produced. A diabetic patient becomes comatose called as diabetic coma.

Two major types of diabetes mellitus are:

Diabetes Type I / also called as juvenile Diabetes or Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (IDDM)

The patients belonging to this category have their pancreas damaged due to virus. In such cases the cells producing insulin normally get destroyed. Therefore, it becomes essential to get insulin injected from outside. So, It is called as insulin dependent diabetes. It can occur at any age, though it most commonly occurs during younger age.

Diabetes Type II  / also called as type 2 diabetes mellitus, adult-onset diabetes, Non-Insulin Dependant Diabetes Mellitus (NIDDM)

This diabetes is more common than type-I. About 95 to 98% of diabetic patients fall in this class Type-II diabetes mostly occurs in people who are over 40 and overweight. In this type of patients, insulin is produce in the body but its quantum is lower than required. This diabetes can be controlled by proper food, exercises and performance of Yogic exercises.

Gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes also involves a combination of inadequate insulin secretion and responsiveness, resembling type 2 diabetes in several respects. It develops during pregnancy and may improve or disappear after delivery. Even though it may be transient, gestational diabetes may damage the health of the fetus or mother, and about 20%–50% of women with gestational diabetes develop type 2 diabetes later in life.

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) occurs in about 2%–5% of all pregnancies. It is temporary and fully treatable but, if untreated, may cause problems with the pregnancy, including macrosomia (high birth weight), fetal malformation and congenital heart disease. It requires careful medical supervision during the pregnancy.

Fetal/neonatal risks associated with GDM include congenital anomalies such as cardiac, central nervous system, and skeletal muscle malformations. Increased fetal insulin may inhibit fetal surfactant production and cause respiratory distress syndrome. Hyperbilirubinemia may result from red blood cell destruction. In severe cases, perinatal death may occur, most commonly as a result of poor placental profusion due to vascular impairment. Induction may be indicated with decreased placental function. Cesarean section may be performed if there is marked fetal distress or an increased risk of injury associated with macrosomia, such as shoulder dystocia.

Other types

There are several rare causes of diabetes mellitus that do not fit into type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes:

  • Genetic defects in beta cells (autosomal or mitochondrial)
  • Genetically-related insulin resistance, with or without lipodystrophy (abnormal body fat deposition)
  • Diseases of the pancreas (e.g. chronic pancreatitis, cystic fibrosis)
  • Hormonal defects
  • Chemicals or drugs

The tenth version of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) contained a diagnostic entity named “malnutrition-related diabetes mellitus” (MRDM or MMDM, ICD-10 code E12). A subsequent WHO 1999 working group recommended that MRDM be deprecated, and proposed a new taxonomy for alternative forms of diabetes. Classifications of non-type 1, non-type 2, non-gestational diabetes remains controversial.

Diabetes insipidus (DI)

Diabetes insipidus (DI) is a disease characterized by excretion of large amounts of severely diluted urine, which cannot be reduced when fluid intake is reduced. It denotes inability of the kidney to concentrate urine. Diabetes insipidus (DI) is caused by a deficiency of antidiuretic hormone (ADH), or by an insensitivity of the kidneys to that hormone.

Effects of uncontrolled diabetes

Diabetes Type 2 may affect all parts of the body causing serious complications as, Atherosclerosis, Retinopathy, Neuropathy, Foot problems, Nephropathy etc…

In comparison to the healthy man, the possibility of having high blood pressure and ailment of heart is 2 to 3 times more for a diabetic patient.

Diabetes may lead to gangrene, damage of retina, kidneys.

If diabetes is not properly controlled then in the long run fat gets deposited on inner layer of arteries and the possibilities of occurrence of paralysis increase.

Complications of diabetes include eye problems and blindness, heart disease, stroke, neurological problems, amputation, and impotence.

Causes for Diabetes

  • Although the causes of diabetes are still unknown, medical science does know that certain factors contribute to its development.
  • Heredity
  • Food
  • Stress that affects the cells of the body seems to set the stage for diabetes in these people.. Obesity

Diagnose

Symptoms of Diabetes

  • Unusual thirst,
  • Frequent and profuse urination,
  • Loss of weight despite increased appetite and food intake,
  • Weakness and drowsiness,
  • Itching of the skin and boils.

TABLE FOR CONTROL OF DIABETES

CONDITION    BEFORE MEALS            AFTER MEALS(2 hr after meals)
Normal               65 – 100 mg/dl                  100 mg/dl  120 mg per day
Acceptable                                                  120 mg/dl  150 mg per day
Poor                   More than 120 mg/dl         More than 180 mg/dl 

Yogic Treatment for Diabetes

Above asanas have great effect on the pancreas and other glands, such as adrenal, thyroid and sex glands. The muscle and organs of abdominal area are fully activated due to this asana. Because of this activation the condition and functioning of the pancreas is energized and strengthen. It increases the blood supply to various parts of body, improving insulin administration in the body, it also cures the constipation, and corrects the malfunctioning of stomach. Above pranayamas found useful in diabetes as Alternate nostril breathing has calming effect on nervous system, which reduces stress levels, helping in diabetes treatment.

Beside the above mentioned asana and pranayama practice of yoga nidra, concentration and meditation gives the best result.  Creative visualizing the proper functioning of pancreas and concentration on pancreas during the meditation practice has shown positive effects on sugar levels.

Therapeutics Yoganidra

YogaNidra is a state of conscious Deep Sleep. YogaNidra brings an incredible calmness, quietness and clarity. It has great Therapeutics values.

Diet for Diabetes

Low carbohydrate, sugar-free, low cholesterol vegetarian diet To avoid potatoes, rice, sugar and sugar products Salads of leafy green vegetables and lightly boiled vegetables should be preferred Spices, oil and ghee should be consumed in minimum quantity.  know more about Diet.

Prevention of Diabetes

As little is known on the exact mechanism by which type 1 diabetes develops, there are no preventive measures available for that form of diabetes. Some studies have attributed a protective effect of breastfeeding on the development of type 1 diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes risk can be reduced in many cases by making changes in diet and increasing physical activity. A review article by the American Diabetes Association recommends maintaining a healthy weight, getting at least 2½ hours of exercise per week (marathon intensity or duration is not needed; a brisk sustained walk appears sufficient at present), not over much fat intake, and eating a good amount of fiber and whole grains. Although they do not recommend alcohol consumption as a preventative, they note that moderate alcohol intake (at or below one ounce of alcohol per day depending on body mass) may reduce the risk. They state that there is not enough consistent evidence that eating foods of low glycemic index is helpful, but nutritious, low glycemic-index (low carbohydrate) foods are encouraged. (It should be noted that many low-GI foods are not recommended, for various reasons.)

Some studies have shown delayed progression to diabetes in predisposed patients through the use of metformin, rosiglitazone, or valsartan. Breastfeeding might also be correlated with the prevention of type 2 of the disease in mothers.

Facts about Diabetes

Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death among Americans, and the sixth leading cause of death from disease. Although it is believed that diabetes is under-reported as a condition leading to or causing death, each year, 180,000 deaths are reported as being caused by diabetes or its complications.

Diabetes in cats (feline) and dogs (canine)

Diabetes mellitus strikes 1 in 400 cats and a similar number of dogs, though recent veterinary studies note that it is becoming more common lately. Symptoms in dogs and cats are similar to those in humans. Generally, most dogs and about 5-20% of cats experience type-1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes, rather than the type-2 that’s now becoming common in obese humans. The other 80-95% of cats experience type-2 diabetes. The condition is definitely treatable, and need not shorten the animal’s life span or life quality. In type-2 cats, prompt effective treatment can even lead to diabetic remission, in which the cat no longer needs injected insulin. Untreated, the condition leads to blindness in dogs, increasingly weak legs in cats, and eventually malnutrition, ketoacidosis and/or dehydration, and death.

Diabetes mellitus and pregnancy For women with diabetes mellitus, pregnancy can present some particular challenges for both mother and child (infants childhood). If the woman who is pregnant has diabetes or develops diabetes during pregnancy, it can cause early labor, birth defects, and very large babies. Diabetes mellitus and pregnancy- Risks for the child: Miscarriage, growth restriction, growth acceleration, fetal obesity (macrosomia), polyhydramnios. Birth defects are not currently an identified risk for the child of women with gestational diabetes. Diabetes mellitus and pregnancy- Risks for the mother: Disturbed blood glucose levels. Hypoglycaemia can occur without warning. Treatment of pregnant women with diabetes: Blood glucose levels in the pregnant woman should be regulated as strictly as possible. In diabetes mellitus type 2, oral antidiabetic drugs should be replaced with insulin.

Diabetes Research

Kindly find following research papers in category Research

The beneficial effect of yoga in diabetes.

An investigation into the acute and long-term effects of selected yogic postures on fasting and postprandial glycemia and insulinemia in healthy young subjects.

Role of yoga in modifying certain cardiovascular functions in type 2 diabetic patients.

A brief but comprehensive lifestyle education program based on yoga reduces risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes mellitus.

Effect of Yoga asanas on nerve conduction in type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes Infographic By cdc.gov

Sinusitis Chronic Sinus Yoga Cure

Today Sinus is the most common disorder all over the world.

In medical system of treatment, sinus is regarded as a resultant state of allergy. The Secretions formed by the mucous membranes of the paranasal sinuses drain into the nasal cavity.

The state in which the mucous membranes of the paranasal sinuses get inflamed due to an allergic reaction or infection is called sinusitis. Swelling membranes may block the drainage into the nasal cavity increasing the fluid pressure in the paranasal sinuses, it leads to sinus headache.  Sometimes the pain becomes very severe and is accompanied by irritation in the eyes. There is excessive sneezing, watering of the nose and blockage of one or both the nostrils heaviness of the head.

Many a times breathing becomes difficult and one has to struggle for every breath.  Voice is also affected. Constant sneezing and congestion makes the life miserable. Chronic state of sinusitis may also cause initiation of several other respiratory diseases and becomes uncontrollable through conventional medical devices.

There are many causes for Sinusitis Primary cause is faulty diet.

  • Drink plenty of water but,   Stop drinking water after waking up in the morning.
  • Avoid spices, heavy and fatty food including sweets and fried items avoid consuming ice, frozen and refrigerated food material
  • Stop taking bed tea.
  • Avoid perfume and heir oil with strong smell.
  • Stop the tobacco smoking
  • Take steam inhalation  Keep the body warm  Avoid cold exposure.

Sinusitis

Yoga treatment for Sinusitis

Beside the above mentioned asana and pranayama practice of yoganidra, concentration and meditation gives the best result.

Therapeutics Yoganidra

YogaNidra is a state of conscious Deep Sleep. YogaNidra brings an incredible calmness, quietness and clarity. It has great Therapeutics values.

 

Constipation – Yoga Cure

Constipation or irregularity, is a condition of the digestive system where a person (or animals like, cats, dogs) experiences hard feces that are difficult to eliminate.

constipated a cause for concern?

if you notice blood in your faeces, develop abdominal pain, or put on or lose weight, then there may be a cause for concern and you are recommended to see a doctor immediately.

It is retention of the stools or inability to have a bowel movement for any reason. slow movement of faeces through the large intestine, and it is often associated with large quantities of dry, hard faeces in the descending colon that accumulate because of the long time allowed for absorption of fluid.

Signs and Symptoms of Constipation

The stool is hard and difficult to pass, Headache, languor, depression, coated tongue, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, anaemia and eruptions of an urticarial type are some of the symptoms. Sometimes, there is temperature, which rises upto 1020 F. The retention of the stools is followed by alternating diarrhoea, which sometimes leads to wrong diagnosis. Straining to pass stool may cause hemorrhoids and anal fissures.In later stages of constipation, the abdomen may become distended and diffusely tender and crampy, occasionally with enhanced bowel sounds.

Causes for Constipation

The main causes of constipation include:

* Hardening of the feces
o Wrong food (diet), lack of vegetables,  Deficiency of Vitamins.
Too rough or dry food. Insufficient intake of dietary fiber
o Dehydration
o Medication, e.g. diuretics and those containing iron, calcium, aluminium
* Paralysis or slowed transit, where peristaltic action is diminished or absent, so that feces are not moved along
o Hypothyroidism (slow-acting thyroid gland)
o Hypokalemia
o Injured anal sphincter (patulous anus)
o Certain crude drugs such as opium, iron etc; hard waters and functional inactivity of   the liver cause constipation. Loperamide, opioids (e.g. codeine & morphine) and certain antidepressants
o Severe illness due to other causes; occasionally colds or flu
o Acute porphyria (a very rare inherited condition)
o Lead poisoning
* Dyschezia syn(usually the result of suppressing defecation)
* Constriction, where part of the intestine or rectum is narrowed or blocked, not allowing feces to pass
o Strictures
o Diverticula
o Tumors, either of the bowel or surrounding tissues
o Retained foreign body
* Psychosomatic constipation, based on anxiety or unfamiliarity with surroundings.
o Functional constipation. Sedentary habits.
o Constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome, characterized by a combination of constipation and abdominal discomfort and/or pain.

Habitual constipation may give rise to piles and distension of colon with ulcerative condition or agony of the colon.

Yoga (Remedy) Treatment For Constipation

Asanas

Beside the above mentioned asana and pranayama practice of yoga nidra, concentration and meditation gives the best result.

Therapeutics Yoganidra

YogaNidra is a state of conscious Deep Sleep. YogaNidra brings an incredible calmness, quietness and clarity. It has great Therapeutics values.

 

Diet for constipation

  • Take light meals including fresh foods, vegetables and salads. Avoid starch consumption, spices, fats, excessive salt. Drink plenty of water. know more about Diet.
  • See Link to Online Video, Swami Ramdev expounds on Yoga, Pranayama and home remedies as the only traditional cures for Constipation & Piles.

Baby (child) constipation

  • What is Infant (newborn) constipation?
  • when child has trouble or in pain while emptying their bowels, and the bowels will not be emptied as often as usual is called as baby constipation.
  • Probable causes for Baby (kid) constipation:
  • Bottle feeding: Bottle fed babies often undergo constipation because bottle milk is harder for a baby to digest. Where as, a breastfed baby will very rarely get constipation because breast milk is more easily digested.
  • Breastfed babies also have higher levels of a hormone called motiline that increases the movement of the bowels.

Preventing Baby (child) constipation:

Once your baby is between four to six months old, you can start introducing more porridge and fruit or vegetable purées into their diet. These are rich in fiber and will help prevent constipation.

Home Remedies for Constipation & Piles

Intake of adequate fluids enhances the digestive syatem so, drink on an average about 10 to 15 glasses of water (not cold).  Drinking of water in early morning empty stomach kept in copper vessel overnight is beneficial.

Intake high fiber diet prevents constipation and hardening of stools.

Physical activities.  Start exercise.

Taking juice of cabbage with black pepper, rock salt relieves from constipation. Spinach mixed with carrot juice is equally good too.

Taking mango fades away the constipated condition.

Taking boiled black grapes(dried) in milk before sleeping works as evacuation of bowel.

Taking figs in the morning cures chronic constipation.

Taking boiled dates in milk certainly stop constipation.

Taking Spiegel seeds (immersed in water for a night) + sugar in the morning, reliever from constipated

Guava helps in constipated conditions

Castor oil is very useful remedy in easy evacuation of bowel.

Taking 2 table spoon of almond oil in milk before sleeping, clears bowel next morning without any difficulty.

Taking triphala, haritaki, baheda and amla in equal amount twice a day is very good and effective remedy in relieving from constipation.

Kindly find following research papers in category Research

 

Slipped Disc Herniation – Yoga Cure

The vertebral column (spine), together with sternum and ribs, constitutes the skeleton of the trunk of the body. The vertebral column makes up about two-fifths of the total height of the body and is composed of a series of bones called vertebrae.

There are typically 26 vertebrae
7 cervical vertebrae
12 thoracic vertebrae
5 lumbar vertebrae
5 sacral vertebrae
4 coccygeal vertebrae

The adult vertebral column typically contains 26 vertebrae.
7 cervical vertebrae —       in the neck region
12 thoracic vertebrae —       chest region
5 lumbar vertebrae     —     supporting the lower back
5 sacral vertebrae (fused together into one bone called sacrum);
4 coccygeal vertebrae (fused into one or two bones called coccyx). Prior to the fusion of the sacral and coccygeal vertebrae, the total number of vertebrae is 33.

Between adjacent vertebrae from the first vertebra to the sacrum are fibrocartilaginous intervertebral discs. Each disc is composed of an outer fibrous ring consisting of fibrocartilage, called the annulus fibrosus and an inner soft, pulpy, highly elastic structure, called nucleus pulposus. The discs form strong joints, permit various movements of the vertebra column and absorb vertebral shock. The intervertebral discs are subject to compressional forces while performing the function of shock absorbers, the discs between the fourth and fifth lumbar vertebrae and between the fifth lumbar vertebra and sacrum usually are subject to more forces than other discs.

If the anterior and posterior ligaments of the discs become injured or weakened, the pressure developed in the nucleus pulposus may be great enough to rupture the surrounding fibro-cartilage.  If this happens, the nucleus pulposus may protrude posteriorly or into one of the adjacent vertebral bodies.  This state is called slipped disc.

Most often the nucleus pulposus slips posteriorly towards the spinal cord and spinal nerve. This movement exerts pressure on the spinal nerves, causing considerable, sometimes very acute, pain. When intra-abdominal pressure is increased by coughing, sneezing or other movement, symptoms are aggravated, and cervical muscle spasm may often occur. Neurologic abnormalities may include decreased reflexes of the deep tendons of the biceps and triceps and decreased sensation and muscle atrophy or weakness in the forearm or hand.

Yoga Treatment for Slipped Disc

Complete bed rest is necessary for a few days for fast recovery and healing. Complete immobilization of spine is the safest and quickest route of healing and recovery. The duration of immobilization required depends upon the degree of injury. In the later stage yoga therapy should be applied, which promotes the recovery.

Asanas in the initial stage (Mostly backward bending asanas)

Beside the above mentioned asana and pranayama practice of yoga nidra, concentration and meditation gives the best result.

Asanas- Asana removes rigidity and brings flexibility to joints and help correct bad posture

Pranayama -Breathing patterns can affect the spine in various ways, such as movement of the ribs and changes in pressure within the chest and abdomen. Exhaling can help relax muscles.

Relaxation and Meditation- Relaxation provides a physiologic antidote to stress. Imaging techniques may also be used. For example, imagining a movement before it is actually performed makes it easier to move the muscles that are being used.

By exercising carefully, and by practicing a simple routine of exercise, breathing, and meditation every day, you can help your back and neck become as strong and healthy as possible.

Therapeutics Yoganidra

YogaNidra is a state of conscious Deep Sleep. YogaNidra brings an incredible calmness, quietness and clarity. It has great Therapeutics values.

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