A case study - Concept of nidana in the management of Prameha (Diabetes mellitus)
Keywords:Diabetes Mellitus, Sedentary Lifestyle, Prameha, Madhumeha, Kapha-vriddhi Shodhana Chikitsa, Shamana Aushadi
Diabetes mellitus is the commonest and major health disorder effecting mankind now a days. There are estimated 72.96 million cases of diabetes in adult population of India. In today’s era improper diet, sedentary lifestyle and gaining weight is making younger generation more prone to diabetes and are the main leading etiological factors. In Ayurveda it is described under Prameha and further as Madhumeha. Prameha is a kapha pradhana tridoshaja vyadhi. Mainly the nidana which do kapha vriddhi are responsible for vyadhi utpatti. The present study deals with a 58 years old male patient with chief complaint of generalised weakness, increased frequency of urine, swelling in bilateral limbs, numbness of both palms and feet and exertional dyspnoea. He was a diagnosed case of diabetes mellitus and the ayurvedic diagnosis of Prameha was made and treatment plan opted was use of Shamana Aushadhis, Shodhana Chikitsa along with modification of diet and lifestyle (nidana -parivarjana) which is the leading cause. The patients get positive results.
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