Effect of Yoga in Diabetes

Mahesh Pal, Tripti Misra, Shipra Shukla, Anjali Verma, Daleep Kumar Upreti

Abstract


Diabetes is a global epidemic, most common endocrine disorder and represents one of the most serious clinical as well as public health problems worldwide. Diabetic complication leads to various cellular or vascular damage to retina, nerves, kidney and cardiovascular complication by the production of free radicals. The science of yoga is an ancient one. It is a rich heritage of our culture. Ancient books make a mention of the usefulness of yoga in the treatment of certain diseases and preservation of health in normal individuals. Yoga can be used as an effective therapy in reducing oxidative stress in diabetes as well as other complicated disorders. Yoga is also beneficial in improving glycemic parameters and Body Mass Index. Yoga can be administered as an add-on therapy to standard lifestyle interventions. Yoga is being tried for its beneficial effects not only in India but also in US, UK and Australia as well.

Keywords


Diabetes, Yoga, Science.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22445/avsp.v4i1.4378

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