PRE-DIABETIC DIAGNOSIS THROUGH PRAMEHA POORVARUPA
Prameha is a disease manifesting in one of the Trimarma namely basti. Here a conceptual study is undertaken related to various aspects of prameha. Present day sedentary lifestyle habits are the cause for increase in the lifestyle disorder like prameha (diabetes) at an alarming rate. This fact itself triggers the need of the conceptual study of the poorvarupa of the disease.
Poorvarupa are indication of impending disease. They occur prior to complete manifestation of disease and may suggest the forthcoming illness. During the course of samprapti of an illness, the morbid doshas circulating all over the places in the body tend to localize in an area and produces some of the unique symptoms and referred by the name poorvarupa. According to Sushruta Acharaya, if all the poorvarupa are clearly exhibited and if the patient notices a slight increase in urine then one can interpret that the patient may suffer from prameha in the near future.
Various opinions regarding to Prameha poorvarupa are compiled from different Ayurvedic treatise, various articles are referred from Ayurvedic journals. Due to this study of poorvarupa, we can easily diagnose patient in its pre-diabetic state so that further management becomes easy with proper diet and exercise.
Keywords: Prameha poorvarupa, Pre-diabetes, Dhatu, Doshas.Dr. Anant article