Obesity Causes and Effects

Obesity Causes and Effects


Obesity Causes and Effects

  Obesity is a metabolic disorder. These are a direct result of modernization combined with lack of exercise, excessive intake of sugar and incorrect lifestyle. Consequently, over-consumption of calories and low physical activity are the root cause of obesity. Obesity can cause serious health complications. Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat accumulates to such an extent that it can have an adverse effect on health, which can reduce life expectancy and or increase health problems.
  In Ayurveda, Acharyacharya describes the Ashtninditapurana and elaborates on two formidable conditions called Visatathula and Atikayya. Due to its complex pathogenesis, variable complexity, and treatment, atisthulpurush is the worst among them. Even in Ayurvedic texts, obesity is described as Stahulia or Medoroga. It is described under the caption of SantarpanotthaVikara (disease caused by over-nutrition). Ayurvedic classics pay adequate attention to obesity (Sthaulya or Medoroga) and recommend diet and medicines to control the disease. Non-communicable disease currently accounts for about two-thirds of all deaths worldwide, this is one of those. The basic principles of the treatment of Sthaulya (obesity) described in Ayurvedic classics are used in the management of obesity in diagnostics, atheotherapy and samana and hepatotherapy.

Health Effects of being Obese:

health effects of being obese

Obesity management:

Modern treatment of obesity includes: 

1. Take low carbs and high protein Diet plan 
2. Do regular physical exercise
3. Take anti-obesity drugs 
4. Bariatric surgery

Diet and lifestyle changes are considered the main treatment of obesity. Diet programs can reduce weight in the short term and long term. A low carbohydrate and low fat diet is beneficial.

Ayurvedic treatment of obesity:

In Ayurveda, the treatment of obesity has been described very systematically. Various single herbs, compound yogas, exercises and lifestyle modifications are mentioned. The management of any disorder in Ayurveda is divided into 3 parts: 

  •  Nidana Parivarjana (protection from causative factors)
  •  Purification (purification therapy to remove toxins of the body)
  •  Shama (medicine therapy)

Bad habits

How we Treat obesity:


Regular exercises like brisk walking, running and swimming in the morning hours for the duration of 30- 45 minutes and this duration should be extended day by day as possible. 


Yoga asanas and pranayama are very useful in reducing weight. like

  • Surya Namaskar
  • Tadasana
  • Pashichamottanasana (pulling backwards)
  • Bhujangasana (cobra pose),
  • Pavanmuktasana
  • Helps reduce body fat and stay healthy.


Ahara (Guru, ApatarpanaAahara)-

 Intake of low caloric diet such as millets and highly fibrous vegetables such as cabbage may be said as ideal food for the obese; it takes longer time for its digestion.

Madhu (honey)- 

In Ayurveda it is believed that regular intake of natural honey helps in the treatment of sthoulya (obesity) and is due to the Lekhana property found in honey.

Luke warm water- 

According to Ayurveda, hot water acts like a natural detoxifier. Hot water is the agent that helps cleanse the impurities of the digestive system and speed up the metabolism leading to higher fat consumption and helps in weight loss.


Luke warm water and honey (Madhudaka).


Use of single/ formulations of Ayurvedic drugs as Guggulu, Guduchi, Ginger, Chitrak, Shilajita, Agnimantha, Devdaru, Musta, Kutaki, Trikatu,
Triphala, NavakGuggulu, TriphalaGuggulu, Arogyavardhanivati etc. are responsible for the reduction of body weight and fat. 

What not to do:

  • High carbohydrate vegetables like potatoes, rice etc.
  • More sweet or sweet products, more dairy products, fried and oily foods, fast food, more salt.
  • Salty or excessive salt in food.

The Common Factors of Obesity:


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