Ayurvedic Perspective of Syndrome X or Metabolic Syndrome
Good deeds and a good diet is what makes a man healthy. Lifestyle or way of living of a person is what makes his life healthy or unhealthy. In the past, people used to work hard physically but today technology has left us with only mental work, physical efforts and physical exertion has reached the minimum. Furthermore, junk food and contaminated food with a number of chemicals has added to the problems of a common man. This contaminated and junk food has led to a number of health issues. Syndrome X or Metabolic syndrome is a bunch of some health issues that can give rise to serious health problems. In the text below, we shall discuss Syndrome X (Metabolic Syndrome) in detail and its management in the contemporary system of medicine and in the traditional system of medicine as well. Let’s discuss!!
Syndrome X is a bunch of health conditions related to resistance to insulin that include fat accumulation in the body, obesity, dyslipidemia and hypertension. In other words, it can be said that it is a cluster of conditions that makes a person vulnerable to diabetes and heart disease. So metabolic syndrome is not a disorder itself but a group of risk factors. A person can be diagnosed with metabolic syndrome when she/he has three or more than that from the following:
- Hypertension (increased blood pressure)
- Accumulation of fat at waist
- Decreased levels of good cholesterol (LDL)
- Increased blood sugar levels
Moreover, metabolic syndrome can build up plaque in the arteries which causes the clogging of the same which makes the arteries brittle. Formation of blood clots after damage to the arterial wall may block the major arteries which can result in stroke or heart attack.
Causes of Syndrome X
- Insulin resistance
- Unhealthy lifestyle
- Hormonal imbalance
- Obese person
- Risk increases with as the age increases
- Sedentary lifestyle
- People with diabetes mellitus type 2 are prone to develop metabolic syndrome
- People with Polycystic ovarian syndrome, hypertension, alcoholic fatty liver and dyslipidemia are vulnerable to Syndrome X.
Prevention of Metabolic Syndrome
- Physical exertion or exercises
- Doing meditation, yoga, pranayama etc helps in stress.
- Healthy diet and lifestyle management is necessary to be modulated.
Ayurvedic Aspect and Management of Syndrome X
Ayurveda, the traditional system of Indian medicine, has been serving mankind till date. Ayurveda is a natural science that manages the conditions purely on the herbal and mineral formulations. And it has marvellous results. It manages the dosha imbalance that is the main cause of diseases. There are various causes of development of a condition which includes sroto dushti, dosha imbalance, agnimandya etc. Metabolic Syndrome is related to sroto dushti. In every condition with the faulty dietary habits the doshas get vitiated mainly the kapha dosha and the ama formation leads to the clogging of the microchannels which is regarded as sroto dushti.
Vata dosha is responsible for the movements in the body as the sroto dushti occurs or the blockage of the microchannels occurs the movement of the vata gets hampered which gives the sign of kapha avaran. So the correlation of the metabolic syndrome can be well established with the sroto dushti by the kapha dosha. Ayurvedic management depends on the cleansing or unclogging or unblocking of the microchannels from the ama and vikrit kapha which has hampered the vata movements. So here we require the medicines that remove the ama and excessive kapha from the body that eventually will result in clear microchannels. Medicines such as arogyavardhini vati, chyawanprash, sanjivani vati etc are really helpful in metabolic syndrome.
Guggulu (Comminphora mukul), shilajit (asphaltum), vacha (Acorus calamus), neem (Azadirachta indica), amla (Embellica officinale) and various other herbs are effective in removing the sroto dushti y cleansing the microchannels. Thus this all will help in Metabolic syndrome to the maximum.
Herbal Remedies for Syndrome X by Planet Ayurveda :
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Following Is the List of Products that are Helpful in Managing Syndrome X :
- SAROTOVAHI CAPSULES
- NAVKARSHIK CHURNA
- GUGULLIPID CAPSULES
- TRIPHALA CAPSULES
- AROGYAVARDHINI VATI
1. SAROTOVAHI CAPSULES
Srotovahi capsules is a product of Planet Ayurveda which contains the standardised extracts of herbs such as shilajit, guggul (Commiphora mukul), haridra (Curcuma longa), vidanga (Embelia ribes), maricha (Piper nigrum), dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) and tulsi (Ocimum sanctum). The formulation aids in removing ama dosha from the body that is the main cause of obstruction in any of the srotas (channels of the body). It promotes the normal functioning of all channels by wonderful properties such as ant-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, digestive and induce digestive fire. It acts on all srotas and helps in its abnormal metabolic functioning. Therefore, Sarotovahi capsules help in Syndrome X or Metabolic Syndrome.
Dosage : Two capsules twice a day after meal with plain water.
2. NAVKARSHIK CHURNA
Navkarshik Churna is a product of Planet Ayurveda which is composed of a number of herbs including haritaki (Terminalia chebula), bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), amalaki (Emblica officinalis), vacha (Acorus calamus), neem (Azadirachta indica), manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), kutki (Picrorhiza kurroa), giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), daruhaldi (Berberis aristata) etc. The churna benefits the patient with metabolic syndrome by its tridosha balancing properties. Furthermore, Navkarshik churna helps in removing ama dosha from the body and helps in cleansing the microchannels. With above said properties, Navkarshik churna helps in Syndrome X.
Dosage : One tsp twice a day after meal with plain water.
3. GUGULLIPID CAPSULES
Gugulipid capsules, is a wonderful formulation by Planet Ayurveda. It is the formulation best for endocrine health, heart health and blood disorders. It acts on the endocrine system thus keeping the various hormones and enzymes under normal limits. It has Guggulu resin (Camiphora mukul), Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), Bhumi amalaki (Phyllanthus niruri), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Pippali (Piper longum) etc. Furthermore, Guggulipid capsules cleanses the microchannels and thus helps in metabolic syndrome.
Dosage : One capsule twice a day after meal with plain water.
4. TRIPHALA CAPSULES
Triphala capsules is a product of Planet Ayurveda. It contains the standardised extract of amla (Indian gooseberry), haritaki (Terminilia chebula), bibhitaki (Terminalia belerica). Herbs in this formula balances all three doshas that means it effectively manages kapha and pitta dosha and the flow of vata dosha vata anulomana). It clears sroto dushti that cleans obstructive microchannels thus helps in correcting Syndrome X.
Dosage : One capsule twice a day after meal with plain water.
5. AROGYAVARDHINI VATI
Arogyavardhini vati is a classical Ayurvedic formulation which is used in almost every health condition as well as it is also helpful in maintaining general wellness. As the name of the formulation suggests, it helps in maintaining the non diseased condition of a person which means it helps in keeping the person free of any health issues or ailments. Arogyavardhini vati is a blend of various herbs that balances the doshas and it acts as a rasayana. The herbs include haritaki (Terminalia chebula), bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), amalki (Emblica officinalis), shuddha shilajit (Asphaltum), shuddha guggulu (commiphora mukul), chitrak mool (Plumbago zeylanica), kutki (Picrorhiza kurroa). Arogyavardhini vati balances all the three doshas. It is helpful in metabolic syndrome because of its dosha pacifying and ama pachan (Antioxidant) properties. Furthermore, as the name of the preparation suggests it helps in improving good health therefore it is useful in Syndrome X.
Dosage : Two tablets twice a day after meal with plain water.
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As we discussed, Metabolic syndrome is not a disease itself but a cluster of conditions that may lead to serious disease conditions. Most of them are due to the faulty diet and lifestyle that has been changed with the time. But this has to be changed in order to gain a healthy body and mind. Meditation, physical exercises and maintaining a good dietary routine shall eventually lead to termination of these bunch of diseases that are risky and lead to various serious illnesses. In the modern system of medicine there are medicines that have to be taken for lifelong. But In the Ayurvedic system of medicine, the lifestyle and diet plan with proper herbal remedies are given for every condition. These medicines with proper diet following helps in metabolic disorder and gives happiness to the mind and the body. Above said medicines of Planet Ayurveda impeccably manages Syndrome X.