Obesity is the abnormal fat accumulation that may impair health. It is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health leading to reduced life expectancy or increased health problems. It is one of the most serious public health problems of 21st century and a leading preventable cause of death. risk of fractures, hypertension, psychological effects and social withdrawal. It increases the risk of many physical and mental conditions. It increases the likelihood of various diseases particularly heart disease, type 2 diabetes, certain type of cancer and osteoarthritis, Renal Failure, Stroke, Athero-Sclerosis.
Foods which increase kapha, sweet foods, heavy foods etc.
Poor physical activities, no exercises, sleeping in afternoon, sedentary lifestyle.This Occurs in all ages and mostly in middle ages though there are different etiologies for childhood obesity like psychological factors and endocrine causes.
HOW OBESITY FORMS?
According to Ayurveda obesity is called as Sthoulya which is mainly an endocrinology issue,
The disturbance of the biological factors, the formation and accumulation of undigested nutrients, obstruction of the body channels and disturbed assimilation in the tissue which increases the medas and in turn causes obesity.
LINE OF TREATMENT
Stoulya or Obesity can be managed by treating root cause that triggers irregular fat metabolism.. By considering all factors including hormonal imbalances, and co morbid disorders like hypercholesterolemia and diabetes and even hypertension the treatment modalities are different. There will be internal medicines as well external therapies unique to the suitable persons.
Treatment methods are multidimensional that includes changing your life style and having regular exercises with the diet fixed. When there is involvement of genetic factors, the line of treatment varies in Charaka which will be completely decided by the doctor on consultation.Consult with Doctor