How does Hormonal Imbalance lead to Diabetes?


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Hormones imbalance?

Hormones are chemical messengers produced into the bloodstream and delivered to organs to perform their jobs. Hormones govern mood, energy, hunger, reproductive health, and metabolism. Hormones regulate everything in the body, from sleep to weight growth or loss, pregnancy, and even major health issues like diabetes.                                                      

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease in which your blood glucose (also known as blood sugar) levels are unusually high. Blood glucose, which originates from the food you eat, is your primary source of energy. Insulin, a pancreatic hormone, promotes glucose absorption into cells for utilisation as energy. Your body may not create enough — or any — insulin at times, or it may not use it properly. As a result, glucose remains in your circulation and does not reach your cells.

What is the relationship between hormonal abnormalities and diabetes?

Diabetes and hormonal abnormalities have a two-way relationship:

Diabetes is brought on by a hormonal imbalance. Insulin is a pancreatic hormone that is taken up by fat, muscle, and liver cells and used as energy. Insulin also aids your body’s metabolic processes. Insulin resistance occurs in type 2 diabetics. To lower high blood glucose levels, your pancreas tries harder to produce more insulin, but it can’t keep up. The result is uncontrolled high blood sugar.

Diabetes, on the other hand, leads to hormonal abnormalities. Consider a simple example to better grasp this. In the case of a middle-aged woman, menopausal changes influence blood sugar levels, and postmenopausal women may have higher variations in blood sugar levels if they have diabetes.

Weight gain associated with menopause may demand a change in diabetes medication, and decreased hormone levels can affect sleep, making blood sugar control more challenging.

Diabetes has been connected to vaginal lining cell destruction, therefore women with diabetes may experience more sexual dysfunction than usual.

Furthermore, insulin levels above a particular point may trigger the ovaries to make more testosterone. This could lead to facial hair growth and acne.

High insulin levels reduce sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG), which releases oestrogen into the body and contributes to oestrogen excess symptoms such as sore breasts, fibroids, and heavy menstruation.

Lowering insulin levels and addressing insulin resistance can help reduce inflammation and restore hormone balance in the body.

Diabetes and hormonal abnormalities are linked in this way.

Diabetes and hormonal abnormalities from an Ayurvedic perspective:

The human body contains several glands that secrete hormones that are necessary for growth, development, reproduction, and all other bodily activities.

Thyroid hormones aid in the regulation of the body’s metabolism.

Insulin, which is produced by the pancreas, aids in the maintenance of blood glucose levels.

Oestrogen, or female sex hormone, aids in the release of ovaries and is responsible for reproduction.

Progesterone, which is produced while a woman is pregnant, aids in the maintenance of the pregnancy.

Prolactin is a hormone secreted by the pituitary gland after childbirth to aid in lactation.

Testosterone is a male sex hormone that promotes the development of male reproductive tissue.

Serotonin, a mood-boosting hormone that affects mood.

Cortisol, which is produced by the adrenal gland, aids with stress management.

The medulla secretes adrenaline, which aids in fast reflexes and delivers impulses to organs to produce specialised responses.

Ayurveda on the subject of Hormonal Imbalance

Ayurveda is an ancient medical system that began over 5,000 years ago in India and focuses on body, mind, and consciousness balance. Endocrinology in Ayurveda is a natural and holistic approach to assisting in the prevention and treatment of hormone disorders.

It is founded on the ‘Tri-Dosha’ concept, which holds that an individual’s constitution is a combination of ‘Vata,’ ‘Pitta,’ and ‘Kapha,’ which are three distinct combinations of the universal five elements of wind, space, fire, water, and earth.’ A person’s unique balance of these components, as well as the effects of previous lifestyle and nutritional decisions, are considered when developing a specific treatment regimen. However, because Ayurveda is a study of the body, mind, and consciousness, focusing solely on physical symptoms and imbalances is inadequate; mind and consciousness play an important role, especially in endocrinology. As a result, the Ayurvedic strategy is to explore and aid in the healing of ‘Stuck Emotions,’ which have a direct and significant impact on a person’s overall health. When it comes to hormone imbalances, Ayurveda goes well beyond the physical.

Ayurveda simply stated that each Vikruti (Imbalance) is determined by the individual’s Aahar (Diet or Food Intake) and Vihara (Village) (person Lifestyle). As a result, the main concept of the treatment is focused on an organic and natural diet as well as yoga (Meditation).

Ayurveda also comprehended how the body’s organs and systems, such as the thyroid, pancreas, testes, and ovaries, work together to maintain equilibrium. By balancing doshas, this provides a solution to numerous health-related metabolic disorders such as PMS, diabetes, and thyroid disease.

Vata, the nervous system, and stress: Because, as you’ve discovered, stress runs the show, Vata is probably the most important dosha to manage. The adrenal glands and hormones are inextricably related to Vata and the nervous system. Everyday demands such as technology and an on-the-go lifestyle irritate Vata, causing the other doshas to shift out of position. When there is an imbalance, the vata response is fight-or-flight.

Pitta, chemical processes, the liver, and blood circulation: From a chemical standpoint, Pitta’s functions are hormones. Pitta, like fire, is involved in all chemical processes in the body, including digestive enzymes, molecular catalysts, and hormones. Pitta is also in charge of the liver and blood, which are the sites of many of these changes. Any item that is sour, acidic, or hot, such as fermented or spicy foods, coffee, alcohol, or smoking, will change your hormones via the liver.

Mucus, kapha, and heaviness: Kapha was created by nature using soil and water. Its domain includes mucus, muscle, skin, and fat. A sedentary lifestyle and a heavy diet cause Kapha to build up, slowing digestion and eventually restricting the passage of nutrients and wastes. This heaviness, which is frequently pushed by vata, can result in a slow thyroid, uterine fibroids, and bloating, among other symptoms.

Summary – 

The context above demonstrates that all of the difficulties linked with diabetes, such as weight gain, heaviness, stress, slow metabolism, and so on, are problems associated with doshas. As a result, Ayurveda treats the underlying causes of issues.

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