India is now considered as the diabetes capital of the world. Approximately 8.7 percent of Indians between the age of 20 to 70 years are diabetic. This translates to approximately 62 .5 million diabetics living in India, according to estimates by the World Health Organization (WHO) The economic burden of managing this disease is also substantial since this is a combination of cost of treatment and loss of productivity in such a high number of diabetics.
Diabetes can affect multiple organ systems resulting in a wide range of serious issues in patients. Many of these complications in a diabetic do not have any specific treatment with conventional medicines.
However, an indication of the popularity of homeopathy amongst diabetics is that the doctors at our clinic treat approximately two hundred cases of diabetes or diabetes related issues every day. We have, in fact, developed specific diabetes management protocols for patients based on the experience of thousands of cases we have seen over four decades.
This is the most important phase of diabetes management . When patients come to our clinic with a diagnosis which has been made in the recent past and with marginal elevation in the blood sugar readings, there is a possibility of permanently normalizing blood sugar readings. In addition to homeopathic medicines, this reversal has also been demonstrated in several research studies, with strict dietary management and weight loss. Homeopathic medicines like Helonias and Lycopodium help the maximum number of patients.
Due to sluggish blood flow diabetics may develop ‘neuropathy’ which can be described as nerve damage in the peripheral parts of their body, commonly in the feet. This can begin as mild tingling and discomfort but can escalate to severe burning sensation, loss of sensation and serious injury to the foot. Prolonged homeopathic medicines help improve these symptoms which have no specific treatment in conventional medicine. Homeopathic medicines like Chamomilla and Hypericum are commonly used for this issue.
This condition can potentially lead to development of ulcers and gangrene in the foot which may require the limb to be amputated. We have treated several thousand cases of foot ulcers with and without gangrene. A very high percentage of patients ’limbs have been saved from amputation by the treatment provided by us.
Sluggish supply to the blood vessels of the eye results in damage to the retina and other structures. This may result in swelling of the structures of the eye, growth of new vessels, damage to the retina and other complications. Homeopathic medicines can improve blood supply to the structures and reduce swelling and other changes to the eye. With homeopathy thousands of patients have managed to reduce or stop repeated painful management procedures like injections into the eye. The quality of vision may also improve in some patients with the use of homeopathy.
One of the most common complications in diabetics of long standing is nephropathy. Due to similar reasons of impaired blood supply, the internal structure of the kidneys suffer damage and begin to affect the organs ’ability to excrete waste products. As a result, levels of urea and creatinine slowly rise in the blood. In a recent internal analysis, we found that the homeopathic treatment can help over 50% of patients with renal dysfunction. This is a condition which has no management options in conventional treatment. Bryonia and Lycopodium were the medicines which were most efficacious in our analysis.
In addition to these few common complications of diabetes, patients can derive a host of other benefits with homeopathy. For example, patients with diabetic nephropathy are unable to use painkillers since they are bad for the kidneys. Such patients are able to safely use homeopathy to alleviate their pain. Simple surgeries like removal of the gall bladder or removing blockage of the arteries of the heart are considered to carry higher risk of complications in diabetics. These patients can effectively manage these issues with homeopathic treatment.
It is evident that for every aspect of diabetes and its related health issues homeopathy is able to provide some benefit to patients.
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