What is obesity?
Obesity is a complex disease which is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more.
It is also defined as an accumulation of an excessive amount of body fat but a certain amount of body fat is necessary for storing energy, shock absorption, heat insulation, etc.
We can’t consider it only as a cosmetic concern but is also a medical problem that increases the risk of other health problems, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and various cancers.
BMI is calculated by taking a person’s weight and height into account. An adult with a BMI of 25-29.9 is overweight, and an adult who has a BMI over 30 is considered obese.
A person who has a BMI of 18.5-24.9 has a normal weight and a person who has a BMI of more than 40 is considered as morbidly obese (extreme obesity).
What causes obesity?
Eating more calories than your body burns in daily activity and exercise (on a long-term basis) causes obesity.
With the time these extra calories add up and these extra calories stored as fat which leads to weight gain.
Some common specific causes of obesity are:
- Eating a poor diet which is high in fats and calories
- Living a sedentary (inactive) lifestyle
- Changes in dietary and physical activity patterns
- Improper sleeping leads to hormonal changes that make you feel hungrier and crave for certain high-calorie foods
- Growing older leads to less muscle mass and a slower metabolic rate, making easier for you to gain weight
- pregnancy (It is difficult to lose weight and may eventually lead to obesity)
- Certain medical conditions that can lead to weight gain which includes:
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
- Prader-Willi syndrome
- Cushing syndrome
- Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid)
What are the symptoms of obesity?
Symptoms of obesity have a negative impact on one’s daily life. The warning sign of obesity is the bodyweight above the average.
If you are obese, you may also experience these symptoms:
- Difficulty in sleeping
- Sleep apnea
- Shortness of breath
- Varicose veins
- Skin problems caused by the accumulation of moisture in the folds of your skin
- Osteoarthritis in weight-bearing joints, especially the knees
- Sweating (more than usual)
- Unable to perform simple physical tasks (that you easily perform before weight gain)
- Excessive fatigue
- The psychological impact such as depression, social isolation, shame, negative self-esteem, etc.
- Obesity increases your risk of high levels of blood sugar (diabetes), High blood pressure, high triglycerides levels, High cholesterol, etc.
What is the Ayurvedic treatment for obesity?
Chandigarh Ayurved Centre is providing you the best Ayurvedic treatment for curing obesity by not only working on the symptoms but also the root cause of the disease.
This treatment is purely Ayurvedic and formulations are made up of herbs that have been used I Ayurveda since ancient times.
The formulations that are used in curing obesity are Right shape tablet, Right shape kadha, Liver care tablet, Trikatu tablet, Detox premium powder, and Panchasakar Churna.
All formulations in detail
Right shape tablet
Right shape tablet is an effective herbal formulation for curing obesity naturally.
The ingredients used in this formulation are Garcinia ext. (Garcinia indica), Green tea ext(Camellia sinesis), Green coffee ext(coffee arabica), Guggulu ext(Commiphora mukul), Dalchini ext(Cinnamomum verum), etc.
These herbs help to burn fats from adipose tissue and treat obesity. The pitta dosha vitiation leads to indigestion and causes the assimilation of fats. Hence it balances pitta doshas and increases the body’s metabolism and burn fats.
Dosage: 1 tablet twice daily before a meal with Plain water
Right shape kadha
Right shape kadha is an Ayurvedic formulation that balances all the three doshas and removes harmful toxins from the body which further helps you to reduce weight by increasing metabolism.
The herbs present in it are amla, dalchini, ajwain, haldi, saunf, harar, bahera, and shah jeera, etc.
These herbs improve the blood circulation thus maintain healthy tissues. These tablets help you to maintain a good shape.
Dosage: Take 20ml thrice daily before meal
Liver care tablet
Liver care tablet helps in curing liver-related disorders & eliminates the toxins from the body which hence eliminates the excessive fat content from the body.
It comprises of various ingredients like Kutaki (Picrorhiza glabra), Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri, Mukta pishti, etc. These ingredients will improve liver functioning and also cures obesity.
Recommended Dosage: Take one tablet twice a day with normal water.
As the name suggests, these three ingredients named as, Shunthi, Pippali, & Maricha are used in the preparation of Trikatu tablet.
These have been used in Ayurveda since ancient times for the treatment of digestion related disorders.
Thus wonderful combination also deals with the elimination of toxins (ama) and the excessive fat content from the body and hence cures obesity.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.
Detox premium powder
Detox premium powder is a herbo-mineral formulation contains effective herbal ingredients like parwal pishti, moti bhasam, shankh bhasma, kamdudha ras, jahar mohra pishti, shukta pishti, kehrva pishti, giloy satv, etc.
It has various medicinal properties like detoxification which removes ama, and balances the pitta dosha in the body, anti-inflammatory which reduces inflammation, pain, etc.
Recommended dosage: Take 1 sachet twice daily with normal water.
Panchasakar churna is a classical herbal formulation that has been used in Ayurveda since ancient times for the treatment of various disorders.
As the name suggests, it contains five herbal ingredients such as- Shunthi, Haritaki, Trivrit, Pippali, and Sauvarchal lavan which has the quality to balance doshas in the body. It also relieves pain and stiffness in the body.
Recommended Dosage – Take 1 teaspoonful at bedtime with lukewarm water.
Vaidya Karanvir Singh is the younger Vaidya in Chandigarh Ayurved & Panchakarma Centre. He is the fourth generation in his family who is practicing as a general consultant in Ayurved & Panchakarma treatment at Chandigarh. In his practice, he had treated more than 1000 plus patients worldwide.