AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF STHAULYA (OBESITY): A CASE REPORT
Obesity is burning health issue for society nowadays. In Sutrasthana of Charaka Samhita, in different Adhyaya (eg. Astauninditiya, Langhanabrumhaniya, Santarpaniya) causes, symptoms and treatment of Sthaulya are described. As an alternative approach, Ayurvedic treatment may serve as promising modality. A 17 years old male patient came in P.D. Patel Ayurveda Hospital on 22th May 2017. Patients weight was 114.8 kg and BMI was 37.51 which fairly included in obesity category according to NHI guidelines. He also had some associated complaints like exertional dyspnoea, increased appetite, excessive perspiration. He was treated with Snehana (Aabhyantara and Bahya), Swedana, Vamana, Virechana, Niruha Basti, Udvartana along with oral medicines like Varunaadi Kwatha, Arogyavardhini Vati, Triphala Guggulu, and Navayasa Lauha along with prescribed dietary regimes and life style modification. He lost about 9.7 kg of weight, which was 105.1 kgs and BMI was 34.34 only in 26 days without any complications.
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