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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 39-43

Management of Medoroga w.s.r. to obesity: A leading role of Ayurveda

Department of Panchakarma, D.Y. Patil School of Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Ritu Wadhwa
Department of Panchakarma, D.Y. Patil School of Ayurveda, D-29, Ellora, Anushakti Nagar, BARC Colony, Trombay, Navi Mumbai 400094, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/jahas.jahas_1_22

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To combat the COVID-19 pandemic, governments have imposed various interventions such as lockdowns, that was need of the hour but this situation has changed daily regimen which includes less physical activities and may lead to overweight and obesity. It occurs when calorie intake exceeds the metabolic expenditure. So, the aim is to decrease calorie intake and increase the expenditure through Ayurveda Principles, that is, NidanParivarjan (preventive therapy) and Samshodha (purification therapy). A Female visited to D.Y. Patil Ayurvedic Hospital, Nerul, Navi Mumbai for weight reduction as during lockdown period she has gained 12 kg weight, having aalasya, atikshudha, breathing difficulty while climbing, fatigue and knee joint pain. Her weight was 84 kg and BMI was 34.5kg/m2. On the basis of BMI and her symptoms it was diagnosed as Medoroga (sthaulya). To manage her weight yoga Asanas and diet chart are explained and two sittings of nine PippalyadiBastiwas given. It was found that PippalyadiBastias samshodhan and yog aasanas, diet chart as nidanparivarjanare effective in the management of Medoroga. Patient lost 12kg weight.

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