Appetite And Digestion In Diabetic Patients – An Ayurveda Perspective


By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S

A quote from Master Vagbhata tells that ‘all the diseases have their origin from low metabolic fire, especially the abdominal diseases’. Here we have to consider ‘low metabolic fire’ as ‘imbalances in the digestive mechanism’. This includes sluggish, severe and perverted digestion. Most systemic diseases will have an associated ‘imbalanced digestive fire’ component at the beginning or in the process of the disease. Prameha is not an exception.

Polyphagia i.e. excessive appetite is one of the 3 ‘P’s of the ‘diabetic symptom triad’. The other two ‘P’s are polyuria i.e. excessive urination and polydipsia i.e. excessive thirst.
Read – Excessive Thirst – Ayurvedic Understanding And Treatment

In my clinical experience
I have not seen these ‘clinical symptom triad’ existing together as a
theoretical rule in…

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