CONCEPTUAL STUDY ON PRAMEHA PIDAKAS W.S.R. TO SKIN LESIONS IN DIABETES
Diabetes is a disease known for its multifaceted complications. Diabetic ulcer is one of the major complications of diabetes. Diabetes affects more than 8% of Indian adult population. Up to 25% of diabetic patients develop foot ulcers. More than half of foot ulcers become infected and require hospitalisation and 20% of infections results in amputation. Early effective management can reduce the severity of complications such as preventable amputations and possible mortality and can also improve overall quality of life. Thousands of researches are being carried out on this in which Ayurveda has a major role. Different numbers of Prameha Pidakas are mentioned in Ayurvedic Classics. According to Sushruta there are 10 different types of Prameha Pidakas. Diagnostic pictures of these 10 are presented here w.s.r. to diabetic skin lesions with the brief treatment aspect. This article gives the obvious view for the diagnosis and treatment modalities of Prameha Pidakas.
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