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Obesity is a leading preventable cause of death worldwide with increasing rate in adults & children. Obesity is more common in women than men.
Obesity is a major public health problem which is not only confined to developed countries but has now become an important health problem in developing countries.
In India it has reached epidemic proportion with morbid obesity affecting 5 % of country’s population. India has the 2nd highest number of obese children in world. Obesity not only affect physical health of person but also affect mental and social health. Hence its important to look after your weight in time.
According to ayurveda obese person comes under ashtanindit purushas.
Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health.
Acc to Ayurveda sthaulya is caused by meda dhatu vikruti.
The basic cause of obesity is combination of excessive food intake, lack of physical activities.
It also gives rise to complications like hypertention, high cholesterol, heart problems, diabetes etc. In addition to day -to-day health problems, many people also experience psychological problems.
B.M.I does not directly measure body fat but it is useful tool to assess the health risk associated with being obese. BMI is calculated using formula wt in kg/ height 2 (m).
Along with that other measurements such as waist size, abdominal girth, thigh girth, chest girth, are used.
Changing your lifestyle plays important role in treating obese patient. For weight reduction wholestic approach including diet, exercise, medicines plays imp role. Losing weight and keeping it off is very challenging because lifestyle and behavioural changes are required. to maintain a healthy weight requires lifelong chances in eating and exercise habits.
Ayurvedic line of management helps to reduce weight as well as also helps to maintain healthy weight. It breaks down the body’s tendency to regain wt.