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Dr. Neha Rawat* and Dr. Vivek Sharma


WHO has estimated that by 2022, two third of the global population would be afflicted with chronic non communicable diseases which are mostly related with faulty dietary pattern and life style habits. Obesity being one of them. Obesity is defined as body weight above a desirable standard BMI 25 to 29.5 as a result of lack of physical activity with increased intake of food. Obesity is well defined in Ayurveda as Sthoulya. According to Ayurveda and modern medicine obesity is caused due to a build-up of excessive fat in the body. The present abstract is focused on identifying definitive approach for management of sthoulya through ayurvedic interventions both shodhan and shaman therapy. Sthoulya is a notorious disease which disturbers the total metabolic system of the body various treatment modalities have been defined for sthoulya in our samhita. Among them langhana, swedana, lekhana, guruaptarpan and basti karma have significant importance. Modern management of obesity emphasizes on the use of anoraxients drugs which adjuncts basically stimulate the satiety centre in medial hypothalamus and suppress eating canter in the lateral hypothalamus. However these drugs are of no value without strict food restrictions have side effects and our in ineffective during long period of time.

Keywords: Life style disorder, obesity, ayurveda, sthoulya.

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