Metabolic syndrome


Overview

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions that occur together, increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. These conditions include increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels.

Symptoms

  • Most of the disorders associated with metabolic syndrome don't have obvious signs or symptoms.
  • Large waist circumference
  • If  blood sugar is high - 
  • Increased thirst and urination
  • Fatigue
  • blurred vision

Causes

  1. Excess body weight
  2. Less physical activity
  3. Excess sleep
  4. Excessive intake of - Dietary products and 
  5. Consumption of starchy and fatty food
  6. Stress

In Ayurveda, Metabolic syndrome may be correlated with the conditions like, Medoroga, Santarpanajanya vikara.

“Medoroga” is an imbalance of the Meda dhatu that includes the fat tissue and fat metabolism. 

Three biological elements present in our body:  vata , pitta and kapha which should be in balance are disturbed. The weight gain cycle begins with changes in lifestyle and diet.This weakens the digestive fire (agni) which leads to accumulation of toxins( ama) leading to imbalance in the whole body metabolism.

Treatment

Treatment protocol aims at:

  1. Adjusting metabolic processes by reducing Ama and the excess fat /body weight.
  2. Strengthen the digestive and tissue fire and clear body channels.
  3. Rejuvenate the whole body and treat the complications.
  4. Regular intake of supplements give a long term relief from all metabolic disorders, in the form of herbs and herbomineral preparations 

The first line of treatment should always be avoiding the causative factors and proper Ahara (diet), Vihara (lifestyle management) . If the problem persists then consider the following treatment protocol.

  • Shunthi, Maricha ,Pippali, Chitrakadi vati helps to correct the fat metabolism and digestion by correcting the agni.
  •  Kanchanara guggulu helps to remove the excess fat from the body and also reduce the back pain associated with obesity. 
  • Medo pachak vati and Rasona remove the excess fat particles from  blood and also remove the obstruction from the blood vessels. 
  • Haritaki and Arogyavardhini vati helps to rejuvenate the whole body and help to maintain the normal body functions.

Excess glucose in the blood also weakens the immune system and the person becomes more prone to infection and result in symptoms like Increased thirst and urination, fatigue, vision problems

  • Asana,  Guduchi, Mesashrngi , Methi, Jambu beeja - stimulate the production of insulin and strengthen the pancreas, further keeping blood glucose levels in check. 

(The above mentioned Ayurvedic drugs are Herbs and Herbomineral preparations)

According to associated conditions like hyperlipidemia,Hypertension, Diabetes, respective treatment protocols can be followed.

Other therapies - Virechana/Purgation therapy (cleaning digestive tract and purifies blood), Udwarthana, Vasti (enema).

Herbs

Shunthi, Maricha ,Pippali, Chitrakadi vati ,  Kanchanara guggulu, Medo pachak , Rasona, Haritaki and Arogyavardhini vati , Asana, Guduchi, Mesashrngi , Methi, Jambu beeja 


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