Diabetes and Naturopathy
Diabetes is a condition which affects millions of people world-wide:-
Our downtown Vancouver Naturopathy Clinic offers a variety of treatments.
If you have diabetes, your body is not able to regulate blood sugar levels naturally. Normally, the body breaks the sugars you consume into glucose (blood sugar). The hormone insulin is then generated by the pancreas and helps glucose to circulate through the blood so it can fuel the cells of your body. In a healthy body, the amount of insulin the pancreas produces depends on the levels of glucose in your blood. However a body suffering from diabetes either has trouble with insulin secretion or insulin function, and as a result has abnormally high blood sugar levels.
Naturopathic Care helps to regulate glucose levels by using natural remedies such as hydrotherapy, mud therapy, and massage therapy. The treatments also help patients discover the benefits of proper nutrition and a safe exercise routine.
Downtown Vancouver Naturopathic Doctors
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Vancouver NaturopathsElectra Health Floor – 970 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC
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Two Types of Diabetes
Type 1 Diabetes usually develops at a young age and is attributed to genetic susceptibility and acquired afflictions. If you suffer from type 1 diabetes your body is unable to produce insulin. Viral infections are usually the main reasons behind type 1 Diabetes.
Type 2 Diabetes is a lifestyle disorder. More than 95% of diabetics have this type of diabetes. It is linked to factors such as genetic vulnerability, hypertension, obesity, fat-rich diets, alcoholism, physical inactivity and aging. In type 2 Diabetes, the insulin production in patients is normal
Nutrition plans, a safe exercise routine development, hydrotherapy, mud therapy, and massage therapy are all elements of Naturopathic Care treatments of Diabetes. These treatments can work to control glucose levels, as well as to help improve the overall physical health of diabetics.
Several symptoms can indicate that a person is suffering from Diabetes. However, symptoms for type 2 Diabetes can be so subtle that it can go undetected for years.
Some of the common symptoms of Diabetes are fatigue, unexplained weight loss, excessive thirst and urination, and a tendency to overeat. High glucose levels can slow the healing time of injuries, increase susceptibility to infections, and deteriorate vision. High glucose levels can also affect a patient’s mental state causing irritation, lethargy, fatigue, and confusion.
Our Vancouver Naturopathic Care professionals are carefully trained to identify and diagnose the symptoms of Diabetes.
Treatment depends on the Diabetes type, lifestyle, medical history, and the age of the patient. A major part of treatment for diabetes involves lifestyle changes including nutrition modifications and exercise. Patients with type 1 diabetes are prescribed daily insulin injections to control blood glucose levels, while those with type 2 Diabetes usually require injected medications alone or in combination with insulin injections to control glucose levels.
Vancouver Naturopathic Care
Naturopathic Care offers treatment that uses natural elements such as nutrition, exercise, herbal remedies, and massage therapy for healing ailments.
Naturopathic Care professionals recommend diet modifications which add healthy foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, non-fat dairy products, poultry, and fish. These prevent the occurrence of serious disorders such as stroke and heart problems in diabetics.
Naturopathic Care also uses hydrotherapy to treat Diabetes. Hydrotherapy involves different forms of water to provide relief to diabetics. The treatment controls appetite, improves sleep, reduces fatigue, and increases the morale of the patients.
Furthermore, mud and massage therapy are employed in the treatment of diabetes at Vancouver Naturopathic Care to help to detoxify the body, improve blood circulation, and regulate the metabolic processes.
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