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Diabetic. On insulin for diabetic feet. Water retention problem. Is homeopathy treatment advisable?

I am diabetic for last 14 years but my sugar level is fine I am taking Insulin for last one year as I had diabetic foot and in order to heal the wound doctor advise me to take insulin I was admitted in PGI Chandigarh for 15 days. Now I have a water retention problem which is very severe Yesterday I had given blood test for RFT and its result are not good my blood urea is 126 and creatnine is 3.4 kindly tell what do you advise in homeopathy
Asked On : Sun, 24 Feb 2013
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Ayurveda Specialist 's  Response
1. S. Creatinine concentration increases with age? and lean muscle mass (Weight)?
2. As you are on Insulin it also causes retention of sodium and water.
3. what about your blood pressure?
4. take salt in moderate amount i.e. less use of papad,paneer,ghee,oil,pickles, pop corn ,namkeen, namkeen biscuits.
5. because S.creatinine is high and edema is severe, avoid protein rich diet
6. check for Albumin level and if low (biological protein-essential amino acids can be given)
7. carbohydrates and fats can be given in normal quantity.
8. Serum Electrolytes Reports??? If Potassium comes out to be more avoid banana,tomatoes, fruit juices, potatoes,papaya.
9. Calcium supplements can be given (guava, sitaphal, milk)
Answered: Wed, 27 Mar 2013
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Homeopath Dr. Rangadhar Satapathy's  Response

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Before advising homeopathic treatment it is necesary to know what exactly homeopathy can help in diabetic nephropathy. Due to diabetes you have now Diabetic nephropathy where your kidneys are not functioning properly. As the main roles of kidneys to maintain fluid balance and excretion of metabolic wastes so the urea and creatinine level is in higher side as the kidneys are not in a condition to excrete those out. Once the glomerular functions get completely deteriorated it can not revive to normal function. Because the pathogenesis process in diabetic nephropathy where there is already the nephrosclerosis ( narrowing of glomerular capillaries) has been established so that is irreversible. So any treatment claiming to reduce creatinine or serum urea level is not practically possible. Because the creatinine and urea level can only be reduced to some extent in blood in two process- 1) If the partially damaged neprons could regain back to some how normal function 2) or by dialysis, the mechaincal procedure by which the wastes and excess water is removed from blood.

So now homeopathic treatment may be helpful - 1) in prevention of progressing hyperplasia of mesangial cells and podocytes 2) thus may be helpful to check the glomerular hyalinization process. 3) can helpful to reduce the oedematic condition, 4) can be helpful to relieve others clinical symptoms like nauseatic condition, stable the mental anxiety condition etc. But with homeopathic treatment taking of insulin or oral hypoglycemic drugs and anti hypertensive drugs should be kept continued with your doctor consultation. If after a period of homeopathic treatment the creatinine and urea level is not reducing and going on increasing then dialysis should be done.

The homeopathic medicines generally prescribed in diabetic nephropathy are Apis mel, ars alb, Natrum Mur, Solidago, el serum, urea, cuprum ars, vanadium, apocyanum, medorrinum, terebinthinum, etc. the medicines will be selected by the totality of symptoms taking consideration of physical, mental, pathological conditions. So if you want to start a proper homeopathic treatment should consult directly to a qualified homeopath who can treat you by proper constituional way of homeopathic treatment.

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Answered: Mon, 25 Feb 2013
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