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Ayurveda Treatment for Metabolic Disorders

Simply put, Metabolic syndrome refers to a grouping of conditions that collectively raise risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and other serious health problems. Metabolic syndrome is also called insulin resistance syndrome. Commonly seen metabolic disorders include diabetes, hypercholesterolemia ,obesity and hypertension. While the causes for metabolic disorders may be partially be attributed to genetic predisposition, environmental factors such as sedentary lifestyle, Obesity, Smoking, alcohol intake also play a great part.

In Ayurveda metabolism is considered the function of Agni or digestive fire corelating to issues with digestion and absorption). In case of metabolic syndromes individual choices and environmental factors such as a sedentary lifestyle, consumption of excessive calories and oily food coupled with a lack of physical activity vitiates the Agni. All of these creates an imbalance of the doshas and leads to improper digestion and symptoms of the disease. Ayurveda provides a holistic and non-invasive alternative to for Metabolic syndrome treatments that combines medication, external therapies with dietary and lifestyle changes leading to sustainable remedy.

metabolic disorders symptoms



  • High blood glucose (sugar) - level equal to or greater than 100 mg/dL
  • Low levels of HDL (“good”) cholesterol in the blood (Less than 40 mg/dL for men and less than 50 mg/dL for women).
  • High levels of triglycerides in the blood of more than 150 mg/dL.
  • Abdominal obesity - A waist circumference of more than 35 inches for women and more than 40 inches for men.
  • High blood pressure of 130/80 mm Hg or higher.
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Ayurvedic approach to treating Metabolic Syndrome begins with understanding the stage of the disease and creating a treatment approach that facilitates the correction of Agni through a combination of medication, diet, exercise & lifestyle changes. Additionally specific therapies are prescribed in treatment modalities to cleanse the toxins and nourish the internal organs. Ayurvedic treatments are also an excellent means of preventive care that help control cholesterol and glucose levels, boost circulation and overall immunity levels of the body . Some of the Ayurvedic common treatments recommended for Metabolic Syndrome include administration of Ayurvedic therapies like Abhyangam( Medicated oil massage), Podikkizhi, Danyamladhara, Udhwarthanam, vasti and sirodhara etc.
Along with herbal medications and Ayurvedic procedures, yoga is also recommended treatment plan to relax the mind and to rejuvenate the body from within. Our doctors can recommend necessary lifestyle and diet modifications that facilitate faster recovery and lasting results.

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