Obesity
 

Who are obese?

Excess collection of medo dhatu(fat) and mamsa dhatu(muscles) in the abdomen,buttock, chest region with lethargic nature are called obase.

Why do people become obese?

The main causetive factor for obese is food what we take.If the food is more kapha vardhaka in nature,excessive cunsumption,lack of physical activity,who sleeps more than required the food wont digest properly and it will lead to accumulation of fat in the body.

  1. Consuming too many calories, It affects what we eat, when we eat, and how much we eat.
  2. Disturb Sleep.
  3. Lack of physical activity (Sedentary lifestyle).
  4. Genetic and family history,
  5. Hormonal imbalance (Like hypothyroidism).
  6. Medications, pregnancy, Post Pregnancy, emotional factors.
  7. Alcoholism and smoking (smoking suppresses appetite)

Signs and Symptoms of Obesity

  1. Increased weight.
  2. Clothes feeling tighter
  3. Have extra fat around the waist.
  4. A higher than normal body mass index and waist circumference.
  5. Thickness around the midsection.
  6. Obvious areas of fat deposits.
  7. Large body frame.
  8. Difficulty in doing daily activities.
  9. Lethargy.
  10. Breathlessness.
Few symptoms like breathlessness on exertion,excessive thirst,increased hunger,excessive sleep,,excessive sweat,bad odour from the body,snooring,body aches with out work,sluggish speech and soft body.
Complications
  1. Bone and joint problems.
  2. Gallstones and liver problems
  3. Cardiovascular disease and stroke
  4. High blood cholesterol and triglycerides
  5. High blood pressure and diabetes
The person who is obese becomes imcapable to do any work, reduced sexual power by accumulation of kapha and meda all over the channels leading to malnourishment of further dhatus.By all these obase person will have breathlessness on exertion and lead to many diseases like diabites,non healing wounds,piles and fistula,and other diseases.
DO’S
  1. Physical activity (Exercise Regularly).
  2. Early dinner.
  3. Minimize excess oil & ghee in cooking
  4. Grill or bake food instead of frying, cook vegetables without fat by steaming and boiling.
  5. Restricted Intake of fat and carbohydrates.
  6. Vata shamanakara and kapha medohara Annapana
DONT’s
  1. Excess eating, eating during indigestion or just after taking pervious meal (products like chocolates, ice creams, cheese, paneer, sugar etc).
  2. Non-vegetarian food.
  3. Consumption of excess alcoholic drinks or water on empty stomach.
  4. Aerated drinks and intake of excess water before and after meal.
How ayurveda Helps In Obesity
Ayurveda treats obesity changing the following
  • Avoiding the causetive factors
  • Internal medication and external therapies to reduce obesity
  • New life style by following dinacharya
Few changes in food like Vata shamanakara and kapha medohara Annapana,Treatments likerooksha and ushna guna vastis,thikshna and rooksha guna udwarthana,internal medicines etc.. are adviced.
Panchakarma therapies:
Panchakarma therapies are administered according to the need to purify the body if the doshas are excess.
  1. Vamana (Therapeutic Emesis) Helps to eliminate excess kapha dosha.
  2. Virechana (Therapeutivc Purgation) Helps to eliminate excessive pitta dosha from the body
  3. Basti (Therapeutic Enema) Helps to controll vata and helps in scraping of excessive fat from the body.
Keraleeya therapies like
  • Abhyanga and Sweda -oil massage and Fomentation.
  • Udwartana – Powder Massage
  • Dhanyamla dhara – Pouring of Medicated liquid
  • Choorna pinda swedana – Medicated Powder Massage and Fomentation.
  • Patra pinda swedana – Massage and Fomentation with medicated leaves processed with oil.
Will help externally to reduce excess fat accumulation in the body.