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Review Papers | Herbal Medicine | India | Volume 7 Issue 8, August 2018
Role of Ayurveda in Life Style Disease with Special Reference to Obesity - Management and Prevention
Dr Sujata Rajan | Dr Manoj Shamkuwar
Abstract: Predisposing to non communicable diseases are based on their way of living and habits. The main factors contributing to lifestyle diseases are disturbed biological clock, bad food habits, and ignorance toward physical activity. According WHO report on non communicable diseases in 2014, India has the highest rate of cardiac arrest in the world as one person dies in 33 seconds due to heart attack in India. WHO estimates almost 60 % of the total mortality reported in India. To face with this challenges WHO target is halt to rise in diabetes and Obesity. Obesity increases the likelihood of diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart disease, stroke and certain types of cancer. In the management and prevention of life style diseases, Ayurved offers various regimens like Dincharya (daily regimen), Ritucharya (seasonal regimen), Rasayan therapy (Rejuvenation), Shodhan (detoxification) and some herbal drugs working on Dhatvagni along with proper diet (pathya-apathya). There are drugs described in the classical texts and number of studies conducted which proved their work as anti-obesity and hypolipidemic and may prevent from fearful complications and help to improve quality of life.
Keywords: Chronic diseases, lifestyle diseases, obesity, Ayurveda, Non communicable diseases, NCDs
Edition: Volume 7 Issue 8, August 2018,
Pages: 995 - 998