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Obesity / Stoulya

 Obesity is defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health. It is one of the most serious public health problems of 21st century and a leading preventable cause of death. Obesity increases the likelihood of various diseases particularly heart disease, type 2 diabetes, certain type of cancer and osteoarthritis. Obese people experience breathing difficulties, increased risk of fractures, hypertension, psychological effects and social withdrawal. Obesity increases the risk of many physical and mental conditions.


Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health leading to reduced life expectancy or increased health problems.

Fat is an essential part of your diet, the important functions are:

Provides energy.

Helps in vitamin absorption.

Forming structural material of cells and tissues such as cell membrane

Food habits:  Foods which increase kapha, sweet foods, heavy foods etc.

Physical activities: Poor physical activities, no exercises, sleeping in afternoon, sedentary lifestyle.

Age: Occurs in all ages and mostly in middle ages though there are different etiologies for childhood obesity like psychological factors and endocrine causes.


According to Ayurveda obesity is called as Sthoulya which is mainly an endocrinology issue with both endogenous and exogenous factors that leads to bodily constituents getting imbalanced.

The disturbance of the biological factors,the formation and accumulation of undigested nutrients, obstruction of the body channels and disturbed assimilation in the tissue which increases the medas and in turn causes obesity.


Stoulya can be managed by considering root factors that triggers irregular fat metabolism. When there is involvement of genetic factors, the line of treatment can differ. By considering all factors including hormonal imbalances, and comorbid disorders like hypercholesterolemia and diabetes and even hypertension, once can get desired results through ayurvedic treatments.

Treatment methods are multidimensional in Healing Earth Multispeciality Ayurveda Hospital that includes changing your life style and having regular exercises.

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