Ayurvedic Panchkarma Management of Sthaulya (Obesity): A Case Report
Obesity is burning health problem for society nowadays. In Charak Samhita, Sthaulya is described widely and with deep interpretation. Also in sutrasthana which is most important part of Charak Samhita, in different adhyaya (eg. Astauninditiya, Langhanabrumhaniya, Santarpaniya) causes, symptoms and treatment are described. As an alternative approach, Ayurvedic treatment may serve as promising modality.
A 27 years old male patient came in P.D. Patel Ayurveda Hospital at 5th June 2015. Patient measured weight was 98.1 kg and BMI was 33.94 which is fairly included in obesity category according to NHI guidelines. He also had some associated complaints like exertional dyspnoea, increased appetite, excessive perspiration. He was admitted in hospital and was treated with Snehana ( Aabhyantara and Bahya ), Swedana,Vamana, Virechana, Niruha Basti, Udavrtana along with oral medicines like Varunaadi Kwatha, Arogyavardhini Vati, Triphala Guggulu, Kaishor Guggulu and Navayasa Lauha. Also patient was advised to follow prescribed dietary regimes and life style strictly. The patient responded very well. He lost about 10.2 kg of weight, which was 87.9 kgs and BMI was 30.41 only in 26 days without any complications and any signs and symptoms of malnutrition. So with the help of Ayurvedic management patient got weight loss significantly
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