World Journal of
Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
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Abstract

DIABETIC FOOT ULCER MANAGEMENT IN VIEW OF AYURVEDA

*Dr. Gireesh Raj and Dr. Shailaja S. V.

ABSTRACT

Diabetic Foot ulcer is a significant clinical problem to both clinicians and patients. 40% - 60% of all non-traumatic lower limb amputation is of diabetic ulcer. 85% of diabetic related foot amputation are preceded by foot ulcer.4 out of 5 ulcer in diabetics are precipitated by trauma. 4% -10% is the prevalence of foot ulcer in diabetics.The number of people with diabetes worldwide was estimated at 131 million in 2000, it is projected to increase to 366 million by 2030. Previous studies have indicated that diabetic patients have up to a 25% lifetime risk of developing a foot ulcer. The annual incidence of diabetic foot ulcers is ~ 3%. Once an ulcer has developed, there is an increased risk of wound progression that may ultimately lead to amputation; diabetic ulceration has been shown to precede amputation in up to 85% of cases. According to Acharya Susrutha, in patients suffering from Madhumeha Dhathu’s getting invaded by three Doshas together give rise to Pidaka /Vrana /Vidhradhi /ulcer.[1]

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