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.
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
- Joint pains
- Fatigue and excess sweating
What are the risks of having high BMI?
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol levels
- Cardiac arrests
- Gallbladder disorders
- Joint diseases
- 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:-
Obesity in an individual can becaused by the mutation in some genes and plays an important role in causing obesity.
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.
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
- Health and medical history
- Blood tests that may include- thyroid test, cholesterol level, liver function tests and diabetes.
- 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
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
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.