Obesity in Ayurvedic view
Posted on October 21, 2019

The accumulation of the excess quantity of fat in our body is what we call obesity.

According to Ayurveda, both underweight and overweight highlights the inequality of Doshas – Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Overweight or obesity in most people effects predominantly due to Kapha-type dosha. However, the other two doshas can also cause obesity in some people.

An imbalance between food intake and proper digestion/metabolism rather than the food intake alone is the central culprit for obesity or overweight problem. Ayurvedic treatment for obesity targets the root cause and directs on improving metabolism and cutting down on unhealthy foods.

Symptoms of Obesity:

  1. Obesity can be connected with the following symptoms:
  2. Reduction of longevity
  3. Premature aging
  4. Bad odor and excessive sweating
  5. Breathlessness on exertion, difficulty in breathing
  6. Uncontrollable hunger, thirst, tiredness
  7. Lack of vitality
  8. Irritability and mental confusion

Complications of Obesity:

Overweight or obese persons are more prone to health risks than normal people. Obesity can become a cause of several chronic infections such as heart disorders, high blood pressure, stroke, type-2 diabetes, along with several types of cancers.

Causes of Obesity:

When the quantity of calories consumed exceeds the number of calories burnt, the excess calories get stored in the body in the form of fat affecting obesity.

The prime causes of Obesity include:

Aggravation of Kapha – According to Ayurveda treatment, Obesity is a result of aggravation of Kapha. Kapha is subject to lubrication in the mind and body; controlling weight; and synthesis of seven tissues –muscles, bones, marrow, nutritive fluids, blood, fat and reproductive tissues.
Aggravation of Kapha points to the discharge of toxins in the body, which accumulate in Medovahi Srotas, thus rising the production of fat tissue. Production of these excess fat tissues increases weight.

Genetic factors – Obesity is a genetic disorder that tends to run in families. The offspring of obese parents can develop Obesity. Sometimes, the dietary and lifestyle practices followed in the family also lead to obesity.

Psychological disturbances – Some people start overeating in response to negative affects such as anger or boredom leading to obesity.

Environment – Uncontrolled eating habits, inactive lifestyle and less physical exercises contribute towards an excess quantity of fat in the body.

Ayurveda follows a holistic approach for the treatment of Obesity, which includes a complete assessment of the patient’s mind, body, and soul. Natural remedies prescribed are based on the Dosha of the person.

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