ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: POSITIVE INFLUENCE OF DIET AND LIFESTYLE IN MANAGEMENT OF OBESITY: A CASE STUDY
Article Category: Case Reports
Author: Aparajita Das *, Shivakumar, Swathi Raj, T. B. Tripathy
Abstract: This is the era of high prevalence of non communicable diseases. Obesity is one such non communicable disease, is caused by a combination of unhealthy food habits(ahara), sedentary lifestyle (vihara)and genetic susceptibility (beeja dosha). Obesity is a health related condition mimicking Sthoulya. Though it has a hereditary cause, manipulation of diet and lifestyle can keep it at bay. Ayurveda with its holistic approach can help in this condition with its unique way of lifestyle and dietary manipulation. Objective: To evaluate the influence of diet & lifestyle in management of obesity using with clinical features and laboratory investigation. Methods: It is a single case of obesity was suggested a modified diet and lifestyle for 7 days after admitting in hospital. This included low carbohydrate, low fat, fiber rich diet, exercise, udvartana followed by ushna kashaya pariseka based on ayurvedic principles. Anthropometry and serum lipid profile were done before and after treatment. Outcome: Anthropometric measurement was reduced and lipid profile was significantly changed from baseline to end of the treatment.
Keyword: Obesity, Ayurveda, Diet, Exercise, Udvartana