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Article: A CONCEPTUAL REVIEW ON ROLE OF AAHAR VIHARA IN MANAGEMENT OF STHAULYA (OBESITY)
Article Category: Review articles
Author: Monica Aggarwal *
Abstract: Sthaulya or obesity is a common lifestyle disorder now-a- days in which a person calorie intake exceeds his daily requirement. Along with decreased physical activity, there is increased deposition of fat in body making a person obese over long term. In Ayurveda, Sthaulya (obesity) is also considered as a Santarpanjanya vikara (over nutritional disorder), in which there is increase in Kapha Dosha and Meda Dhatu accumulation in body. Charaka has considered it under Asthonindniya Purush with difficult treatment. Ayurveda line of management first step includes Nidana Parivarjana which involves restriction of etiological factors causing disease. As Sthaulya isa over nutritional disorder, sodietary restrictions along with lifestyle modification in terms of Vihara are urgent for its management. Ayurveda classics have given sufficient focus on Sthaulya Aahara Vihara for its efficient management.
Keyword: Sthaulya, Aahara, Vihara