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Diabetic Retinopathy

Retinopathy is a disease of the eye that occurs when blood vessel leakage and swelling in retinal tissue damages the retina. Diabetic retinopathy develops as the result of long-term diabetes, which causes high levels of sugar to build up in your bloodstream for years. Diabetics are more likely to get diabetic retinopathy than non-diabetics because their bodies don’t produce insulin or respond properly to it (Type I), so they have chronically elevated blood glucose levels through adulthood. This leads to complications like heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, blindness from diabetic macular edema or other types of damage over time. Here we will talk about the complete treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy through Ayurveda. 

Diabetic retinopathy is a condition that can lead to blindness and it affects more than 180 million people worldwide. The treatment of diabetic retinopathy through Ayurveda, an ancient form of medicine from India, is the subject of this blog post. We will review the evidence for ayurvedic treatments as well as provide some recipes and dos and don'ts for patients who are interested in using Ayurveda to help manage their diabetic retinopathy symptoms.

Ayurvedic Approach for treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy

Ayurveda states that Retinopathy is a result of long years of exposure to diabetes mellitus. As the name suggests, this disease affects the retina in our eyes and thus it may lead to partial or complete blindness. Ayurvedic texts associate Retinopathy with Kapha dosha that has an association with the eye and watery humor (Ama).

Diabetes mellitus is caused by any or all three Dosas viz Vata, Pitta and Kapha getting imbalanced due to poor dietary habits i.e., eating too much non-vegetarian food, drinking alcohol regularly etc., leading to disturbed functioning of these doshas in one's body. This leads to accumulation of Ama, which is a toxin in the body that may obstruct proper functioning of various systems including eyes resulting in Retinopathy.

Ayurveda has several herbs that if used on regular basis could prevent and even cure one from developing Retinopathy as it is stated that prevention is better than cure. 

Here we have brought best solution for you, so that you can better save your "eye-sight" from the impact of diabetic retinopathy. 

Why does Retinopathy Occurs

Diabetes can cause many different side effects on every part of the body including eyes. Diabetic retinopathy is a condition that happens when the blood vessels in your eye leak and form scar tissue. The leaking can happen for many reasons, including high glucose levels or from inflammation of the inner lining of the retina called neovascularization. Diabetic retinopathy gets worse over time because it’s not completely cleared up with medication like other conditions are.

Diabetes-related problems often cause diabetic retinopathy to develop into what's known as proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) which causes new abnormal blood vessels to grow on top of old ones until they bleed and start causing swelling at night - this makes you more likely to have even more vision loss than before! 

Diabetics who've had PDR for a long time are more likely to have vision loss and even permanent blindness. Diabetics who begin taking their medication as prescribed, get regular eye exams, monitor blood glucose levels regularly can better prevent or slow down the progression of diabetic retinopathy with these precautions.

Sign and Symptoms of Diabetic Retinopathy

A few signs that you might have Diabetic Retinopathy include-

  • Blurry vision at night (caused by swelling in retina),
  • Flashing lights from floaters (substances floating around inside your eye), seeing wavy lines on objects close up like text messages or computer screens,
  • Blurriness when looking into bright light sources such as lamps or sunlight.

It's important to see an eye doctor if this is happening because it could eventually lead to blindness without treatment.