Obesity is defined as the accumulation of excess fat in the body, which can have negative health consequences, such as shorter life expectancy and higher health problems.
Obesity is a complex health problem. It can be psychological, biological, or cultural, or a combination of all three. Carrying too much weight has a number of negative health effects, including an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, and osteoarthritis. Weight management is an important aspect of overall health.
From an Ayurveda Point of view Atisthaulya (Obesity) is defined as an excessive accumulation of Meda (fat/adipose tissue) and Mamsa (flesh/muscle tissue) that causes flabbiness in the hips, belly, and breast. In Ayurveda, it is classified as one of the Santarpanottha Vikaras (illness caused by excessive calorie ingestion). One of the risk factors for ischemic heart disease is medodushti (fat metabolism abnormalities) (IHD).
CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES OF OBESITY
CAUSES OF OBESITY
• Increased consumption of high-fat, high-carbohydrate, energy-dense meals
• Irregular eating habits and overeating
• Sedentary lifestyle leads to a lack of physical exercises.
• Genetics, endocrine issues, medical reasons, or psychiatric disease are all factors to consider.
• Sleeping during the day
• Hormonal Imbalance
CONSEQUENCES OF OBESITY
• Heart disease,
• High blood pressure
• Bad cholesterol
• Sleep apnea
• Kidney stones
• Cancer, including leukaemia, breast cancer, and colon cancer.
SYMPTOMS OF OBESITY
• Even with modest exertion / physical activity, there is a lack of breath.
• Lack of motivation to work.
• Sweating profusely with a terrible stench.
• Hunger which is out of bounds.
• Tiredness is a common occurrence.
• Sleep deprivation
In Ayurveda, the Panchakarma treatment is a five-step procedure that effectively removes toxins from the body. Virechana or purgation therapy, Basti or medicated enema, and deep tissue massages – Mardanam and Udwarthanam – are some of the Panchakarma therapies that may be advised specifically for weight loss treatment in Ayurveda. Herbal powders and oils are used in the Mardanam and Udwarthanam massages to relieve bodily stiffness and obstructions. Sesame oil can be combined with other herbs in a massage to promote soft skin and fat tissue reduction. The oil opens up your body’s pores, raises tissue heat, and boosts fat metabolism.
Abhyangam therapy is another popular Panchakarma Ayurvedic treatment for weight loss. It employs unique techniques.To increase sweating and remove cellulite and subcutaneous fat, it uses particular oils such as Triphala, Kaphaghna, ValiyaLakshadi, EladiThailam, and SainndhavadiThailam, as well as a steam bath. It also nourishes your skin and removes odour from your body.
A poor diet leads to the accumulation of adipose tissue in the body, which leads to weight gain and obesity. Physical activity helps to balance the energy balance between calories taken and calories spent, which helps to prevent weight gain and obesity. As a result, a balanced diet rich in fibre, an active lifestyle, and the practise of Yoga and Ayurveda to manage stress and exhaustion are all highly advised for the prevention of obesity.
Obesity is now recognised as a significant chronic disease that requires more than willpower to overcome but with the right care, people with obesity can achieve sustained weight loss that really makes a difference to their health.We are devoted to changing how the world views, prevents, and treats obesity in cooperation with our doctors and treatments. If you or your loved ones are suffering from these symptoms its time to make a change. Book a consultation now with our experts only at Kerala Ayurveda Centre Dubai.