The high level of glucose in the blood can actually damage the blood vessels and then compromise the blood supply to the affected areas and also this high level of blood glucose can damage the nerves and reduce sensations. In such conditions, when a minor injury or trauma occurs, especially in the foot, ulcerations and even gangrene may occur, as we know, what is commonly known as the ulcerative diabetic foot. So that condition has to be managed. So, how do we handle this condition in the first instance? If you are diabetic, keep your blood sugar under control, administering it through medications and lifestyle changes. It is better to prevent such a condition. First, your blood glucose level should be maintained normally and there should be no fluctuations when taking oral medications for diabetes, in addition to controlling it through a lifestyle. The foot, in particular, of diabetics, has to be cleaned and carefully maintained. Any minor injury must be attended to immediately. The presence of redness or swelling should be monitored or, if there is an unpleasant odor coming from a minor wound, it should be handled or addressed immediately. Never wear tight shoes and socks should not be adjusted and socks particularly, I think cotton socks are preferred. You quit smoking Chronic smokers will also be a narrowing of the blood vessels that can compromise the blood supply. The way we achieve it through ayurveda is that these ulcerations are according to susrutha. Samhitha is known as the difficult to treat or kashtasaadyavranaas. Initially here the wound is washed or cleaned with panchavakala kashayams or triphalakashayams. It is seen that these wounds or ulcers are covered by tissues that do not heal or granulomatous tissues that do not heal. So we apply it and a lepam called thelapi lepam. This thelapi lepam usually contains medications such as Nimba, haridra, syndhiva, eshtimadhu and several other drug combinations. This when applied helps to eliminate this granulomatous tissue that does not heal and you can see how healthy tissues are replaced. So, when these healthy tissues are seen, the next thing is to make a bandage with jathyadhi thailam or jathyadhikritham. This finally heals the wound. So this form of external management together with internally taking medicines such as nishakathakadhi kashayam, the kathakakadhikadri kashayam, gulgulathitha kashayam, varnadhi kashayam along with other medications such as triphalagulgulu, dhandhakarasyanam, arogyavardhini, everything found in this hotel. Along with that, your immunity must be kept high. All these medicines together will keep you healthy and, in case of ulcerations, help you heal faster than other complications such as gangrene, etc.
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