Incidental Risk Of Sthaulya (Obesity) Among Individuals Of Some Part Of Sakkardara Region At Nagpur: An Observational Study
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2021, Volume 8, Issue 1, Pages 84-101
Obesity is one of the most serious health problem of current era. Affecting both developed and developing countries and children as well as adults. It’s a 5th leading risk of global death. Adverse effect of obesity affecting population in transition are hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, coronary heart disease and glucose intolerance. Obesity has reached epidemic proportion in India with morbid obesity affecting 5% of the country’s population. Obesity lowers the life expectancy. Ayurveda has very well explained the causes, symptoms & treatment of obesity.AcharyaCharaka has also mentioned Sthaulya in SantarpanjanyaVyadhi. At an individual level, a combination of food intake and a lack of physical activity is thought to explain most cases of obesity. Limited number of cases due to genetic, medical reasons and psychiatric illness.
Material & Methods-In this study 70 individuals are selected from our institutions on the basis of pre-obese, obese class 1 & obese class 2.after diagnosed obese individuals all were observed for demographic characteristics and the statistical analysis done.
In this observational study we can conclude thatAge between 30-50yrs, females, literates, upper middle class & lower middle class peoples, People having desk work & field work, Professional workers, Both vegetarians & non vegetarian, people having good sleep, presence of stress, people having regular bowel habits, pittakaphaj&pittavataj predominant prakriti all these factors might be the risk factors for Sthaulya or obesity
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