Category: Metabolic / Miscellaneous Disorders

What are the leading causes of Weight gain and Obesity?

About obesity

Obesity is a medical condition that is caused due to the accumulation of excessive fat in the body which leads to other various health problems.According to Ayurvedic principles, excessive fat (Stholyata) is generally caused by the unhealthy lifestyle which leads to other chronic disorders like diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases, etc.

Body mass index (BMI) and obesity

Body mass index is a measurement of an individual’s body weight with respect to height. If the person is diagnosed with BMI is 30 or higher than this are considered at higher risk of obesity.

Obesity

Signs and symptoms of obesity

Some of the noticeable symptoms of obesity are as follows

  • Extra flesh on the cheeks
  • Excessive fat around the waist
  • Higher body mass index (BMI)
  • Soggy breasts in women
  • Breathing problems
  • Snoring
  • Joint pains
  • Fatigue and excess sweating

What are the risks of having high BMI?

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol levels
  • Cardiac arrests
  • Gallbladder disorders
  • Arthritis
  • Joint diseases
  • Gout
  • Fatty liver and other liver diseases
  • Sleep apnea
  • Mental illness and depression

What are the main causes of obesity?

Some of the main causes that leads to weight gain and obesity are as follows:-

1. Genetics

Obesity in an individual can becaused by the mutation in some genes and plays an important role in causing obesity.

2. Age

Obesity can occur in any age group depending upon the hormonal changes, lifestyle, eating habits etc.

3. Lack of sleep

Individuals who have inappropriate sleeping patterns which induces the secretion of ghrelin hormone that leads ultimately to inadequate appetite. This results in increased intake of food.

4. Prolonged illness

Various syndromes like Cushing’s syndrome, Prader-willi syndrome and polycystic ovary syndrome can lead to reduce physical activity.

5. Certain medications

Some medications like Anti-depressants, Anti-diabetic, Anti-psycholic etc. can lead to change body’s metabolism.

6. Diet

Eatingprocessed & packaged foods, lack of exercise, consuming fast food, carbonated drinks & beverages and alcohol can leads to weight gain and obesity.

7. Sedentary lifestyle

Sedentary lifestyle which include nature of our job, no workout or exercise, spending hours sitting in front of compute screen and lack of any physical activity that makes a person obese.

What are the complications of obesity?

  • Improper blood circulation
  • Increased chances of cardiac-arrest
  • Severe liver and kidney disorders

How obesity can be diagnosed?

Obesity can be examined clinically or by physical exam

  1. Health and medical history
  2. Blood tests that may include- thyroid test, cholesterol level, liver function tests and diabetes.
  3. Physical examinations like- Body mass index (BMI), blood pressure and heart rate.

Natural remedies and Ayurvedic herbs for treating weight gain and obesity

Indian traditional herbs have been used for years in manufacturing medicines due to their effective medicinal properties. Some of the tremendous herbs that are useful in treating obesity and weight gain are as follows

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1. Triphala

Triphala which means three fruits is an Ayurvedic herbal preparation composed of Alma (Emblica Officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) and Bibhitaki (Terminalia belerica) in appropriate ratios. According to Ayurvedic principles, it is known to trigger rejuvenation, longevity and is considered as Tridoshic Rasayana i.e. it can treat Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. It promotes proper absorption of food, digestion, appetite and possesses anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic and antibacterial properties.

2. Garcinia cambogia

Garcinia Cambogia (Malabar tamarind), which is used as a flavoring agent in fish curries and acts as a preservative also contains hydroxycitric acid (HCA) that makes beneficial in weight management and anti-obesity agent. This herb is also useful in treating intestinal problems and a natural appetite suppressor.

3. Ashoka (Saraca indica)

Ashoka which is known for its benefits in treating PCOD and in the regulation of menstrual cycles. This herb possesses tannins, flavonoids, steroids and glycosides which makes it beneficial properties in weight management and promotes healthy digestion. This is an amazing detoxifying agent which flushes out all the toxins and prevents the accumulation of fat in cells and tissues.

Natural treatment for obesity by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda is offering the best herbal supplements for weight management such as Thinner you pack for effective treatment of obesity and weight gain. This pack includes the following products

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1. Trim support capsules

Planet Ayurveda’s trim support is an effective herbal supplement that has been formulated by Garcinia Cambogia, Katuki (Picrohiza kurro), Mustak (Cyperus rotundus) and Triphala. This product supports healthy digestion and assimilation, suppresses the appetite thus reduces the conversion of fat and fat deposition in cells/tissues and simultaneously improves the proper balancing of metabolism and blood sugar levels.

Dosage 1 capsule two times daily with plain water after meals.

2. Garcinia capsules

Garcinia capsule are manufactured by the fruit zest of Garcinia Cambogia which is 100% pure, vegetarian and does not contain any kind of additives, chemicals and don’t have any side effect. The rind of Garcinia fruit contains HCA which prevents the fat accumulation in tissues and balances healthy cholesterol levels in our body.

Dosage 2 capsules two times daily with water after meals.

3. Guggul capsules

Guggul capsules have been formulated by guggul (Commiphora wightii), which is extracted from Mukul myrrh tree which possesses amazing phytochemical constituents makes it a great lubricant, stimulant and induces healthy digestion. This product maintains proper metabolism and balances tridosha effectively.

Dosage– 1 capsule two times daily with plain water.

4. Stholyantak capsules

These capsules are formulated by many traditional herbs which are beneficial in weight management like Mustak (Cyprus rotundus), Chirbilva (Haloptela integrifolia), Balbach (Iris ensata), Babool (Acacia Arabica), Triphala, Arjuna (Terminalia Arjuna), Jamun (Syzgiumcumini), Vidang (Embelia ribes), Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica), Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanica), and Sonth (Zingiber Officinalis).These herbs possess tremendous properties which make them beneficial in maintaining healthy body weight and support the healthy body with its goodness.

Dosage 1 full teaspoonful with plain water after meals.

Why only planet Ayurveda?

  • 100% pure and vegetarian products
  • Free from chemicals, preservatives, colors, binders and additives.
  • Sterile herbal extracts are used
  • Formulated under strict supervision and guidance.

References

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5567597/-
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3748738/-
  3. https://nccih.nih.gov/health/garcinia

Home Remedies To Control Uric Acid

What are Uric Acid and its Effects?

Uric acid is a chemical by-product produced when the breakdown of purines takes place. Generally, uric acid is transferred by the blood to the kidneys and flushed out of the body through urine. This breakdown occurs when digestion of food items like meat, beans, etc. which have high levels of purines are consumed. High levels of uric acid lead to a condition known as hyperuricemia which can result in a disorder called Gout. Gout is a common type of arthritis which causes pain and inflammation in joints.

High Uric Acid Level

What are the Causes of Gout?

There are certain diseases that may induce a high level of uric acid-

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Chronic kidney disorders
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Psoriasis
  • Previous medications or chemotherapy for tumors
  • Menopause
  • Poor food habits and fasting
  • Dehydration
  • Previous surgery
  • Injury in joints

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Gout?

  • Stiffness and tenderness in joints
  • Sudden pain in joints
  • Heaviness, itching & numbness in shoulders, hands, feet, knees, and thighs.
  • Abnormal perspiration rate
  • Patchy appearance in the skin

Who are at Risk of Gout?

  • Obese Person
  • Alcohol addicted people
  • High blood pressure patients
  • People suffering from cardiovascular disorder

What are the Complications that may occur?

  • Chalky lump formation underneath the skin, which can be considered as Tophi (Advanced gout)
  • Weak bones
  • Chronic kidney disorders
  • Damaged joints and deformity
  • Some may experience a reoccurrence of symptoms

How can Gout be Diagnosed?

  • CT scan
  • Ultrasound
  • X-ray
  • Blood tests
  • Joint fluid test

Effective Home Remedies for Gout

1. Ginger

We should add ginger in our daily diet and can consume it in raw pieces. Ginger has great anti-inflammatory properties so it helps in getting relief from pain and inflammation. It also possesses anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and anti-stress properties which help in maintaining uric acid levels.

2. Lemon

Lemon is a very effective home remedy for gout as it has a neutralizing effect and helps in reducing the uric acid level in blood.

3. Baking Soda

Baking soda is very useful in reducing inflammation and pain caused in gout. You should consume it by mixing in water for better results. It also helps in reducing uric acid levels and chronic symptoms of Gout.

4. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is recommended to consume three times a day with honey which is effective in relieving pain and inflammation. Moreover, it possesses anti-microbial, anti-biotic and anti-inflammatory properties which help in suppressing symptoms of Gout.

Natural Treatment by Planet Ayurveda to Control High Levels of Uric Acid

Ayurvedic approach is believed to be the best way to treat any chronic disease without any side effects and naturally. Planet Ayurveda is offering the best alternative herbal remedy for treatment of Gout i.e. Gout care pack which is formulated by good quality herbs and products are 100% pure. This care pack includes the following products-

1. Giloy Capsules

2. Punarnava Capsules

3. Kaishore Guggul

4. Navkarshik Churna

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1. Giloy Capsules

Giloy capsules have been formulated by pure and sterile extract of Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) which is a potential Indian traditional herb. This herb is considered as Amrit because it possesses enormous phytochemical and chemical constituents which make it anti-arthritic, anti-inflammatory, anti-pyretic, anti-inflammatory and a great blood purifier. This capsule strengthens immunity, improves digestion and treating various urinary disorders.

Dosage– 1 capsule two times a day with plain water after meals.

2. Punarnava Capsules

Planet Ayurveda’s Punarnava is a classical herbal formulation that contains pure extracts of Punarnava. These capsules reduce inflammation and swelling (edema) naturally. Punarnava possesses diuretic properties that help the body’s abilities to remove fluids. This is the best product for water retention. This works potentially in treating Kapha imbalance which causes swelling in the joint and triggers the movement of toxins through urination.

Dosage-1-2 capsules two times a day with plain water before meals or as per directed by Ayurvedic doctor.

3. Kaishore Guggul

Kaishore guggul has been formulated by using enormous herbs like Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Bibhitaki(Terminalia bellirica), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Guggul(Commiphora mukul), Guduchi herb(Tinospora cordifolia), Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Black pepper (Piper nigrum), Long pepper(Piper longum),Vidanga (Embelia ribes), Red physic nut (Baliospermum montanum) andIndian jalap (Ipomoea turpethum). This is a tremendous herbal remedy which is very beneficial in removal of uric acid a swell as reduces lymphatic congestion. The herbs used in this blend possess anti-inflammatory, sedative and anti-oxidant properties which makes it beneficial in treating various ailments like digestive, nervous system, liver diseases, etc.  This works miraculously in reducing inflammation and swelling caused due to gout.

Dosage– 2-3 capsules twice a day with plain water after meals.

4. Navkarshik Churna

Navkarshik churna is a pure herbal formulation without any additives chemical, colors, binders, yeast, etc. and are 100% vegetarian. This supplement have certain herbs like Indian gooseberry (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Katuki (Picrorrhiza kurrao), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), Daruhaldi (Berberis aristata) and Bahera (Belleric myrobalan). This combination works effectively in relieving “Vata” dosha and in detoxification of the body. It also relieves pain, reduces swelling, blood purification and improves metabolism.

Dosage– 1 teaspoon two times a day, after meals with plain water or as prescribed by Ayurvedic doctor.

What can be a good diet for Gout?

  1. You should avoid vegetables like mushrooms, peas, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, and dried beans.
  2. Consuming pearl millet, sorghum and green lentils must be added in the diet.
  3. Intake of dairy products like milk, butter, and cheese should be reduced.
  4. Fruits like cherries, apple, pineapple, strawberries, and banana should be added in daily diet.
  5. Carbonated drinks, fried food items, tea should be avoided.
  6. Intake of more water in order to keep yourself hydrated.

Why Planet Ayurveda?

  • We are providing 100 % natural product
  • Vegetarian formulations
  • All the products manufactured are free from all kinds of preservatives, chemicals, and colors.
  • Best quality herbs are used and are produced under fully sterilized conditions.