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Traditional use of medicinal plants for the treatment of Diabetes mellitus / Mai ghazi ; Rafah Alkadi ; Mohammad Al-ismail

Publication year: 2020

ISBN: Ph00016

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Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic metabolic disorder characterized by persistent hyperglycemia. It may be due to impaired insulin secretion, resistance to peripheral actions of insulin, or both. According to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), approximately 415 million adults between the ages of 20 to 79 years had diabetes mellitus in 2015. DM is proving to be a global public health burden as this number is expected to rise to another 200 million by 2040. Chronic hyperglycemia in synergy with the other metabolic aberrations in patients with diabetes mellitus can cause damage to various organ systems, leading to the development of disabling and life-threatening health complications, most prominent of which are microvascular (retinopathy, nephropathy, and neuropathy) and macrovascular complications leading to a 2-fold to a 4-fold increased risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Subject: Diabetes mellitus, Medicinal plants, Herbal Medicine, Phytotherapy methods, Traditional treatment, Diabetes Treatment, Disease prevention