Excess weight is
definitely unattractive, but more importantly, it is a serious health hazard.

Obesity affects every
aspect of a people’s lives, from health to relationships. Obesity & Dyslipidemia
occurs due to today life style and food habit.

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Fat
is the main source of stored energy and it also secretes number of hormones,but
excessive  accumulation of fat  is called obesity  that present a risk to health, and it may
shorten the span of life as well as create diminished  efficiency and happiness , Obesity is a
growing health issue around the world and it is reaches epidemic properties in
some nations.

If the ideal weight of
an individual is that maximizes life expectancy .Obesity may be defined as an
illness where the health (and hence life expectancy) is adversely affected by
excess body fat.

Obesity is simply the
result of bad diet or willful overeating, it is not just cosmetic concern it
increase rick of diseases. It is potent co morbid risk factor for mortality
& morbidity, if it remains untreated.

Dyslipidemia can be
defined as abnormal amount of lipid and lipoprotein in the blood, and it is   one of
the major risk factor for cardio vascular disease, stroke and peripheral
vascular disease. Total cholesterol increases on an average rate of more than
2mg/dl per year during early adulthood. Men aged 45 years or older and women
aged 55 years or older are considered to have age as a risk factor. In
worldwide review, according to WHO over all raised cholesterol is estimated to
cause 2.6million death of 4.5%total population and 29.7 million disabilities5?

According to WHO over
all raised cholesterol is estimated to cause 2.6 million death of 45 % total
population and 29.7 million disability.

WHO in its report that
high cholesterol contributes 56% of cases of CAD and causes about4.4 million death
every year. In India Angina occur at younger age and severe more expensive

WHO (2002) Reported
that high cholesterol level is one of the main non communicable disease related
rick factor in India.

Recent
surveys show that there are more than 1 billion obese adults worldwide.  India ranks among the top 10 obese nations of
the world and about one million urban Indians are overweight or obese. No wonder that the World Health Organization
has concluded that obesity is the major unmet public health problem worldwide 9

Now days everybody is conscious about weight and
health and trying to identify risk factors and health promotion activities and
primary prevention is increases of chronic diseases.

 According
to National commission on macroeconomics and Health (NCMH) a Government of
India undertaking, there would be around 62 million patients with coronary
artery disease by 2015 and out of these 23 million would be patients younger
than 40 year of age.1

In
general studies show that for each 1mg/dl decrease in LDL cholesterol in the
plasma, there is about 2 percent decrease in mortality from atherosclerotic
cardiovascular diseases.2
Therefore, appropriate preventive measures are valuable. In modern medicine
innumerable drugs are used for the treatment of Dyslipidemia but success rates
are not appreciable due to wide side effects. Hence an attempt will be made to
pursue the topic dyslipidemia with Ayurvedic
way of management.

In
Ayurvedic Samhitas Bahuabadit Medas3
and Aparipakav Medas 4words
are explained which give clue regarding Dyslipidemia. Shonit abhishyand dhamanipratichyat it means that hyperlipidemia
leads to Atherosclerosis.5

In
this study Arthraksha Ghanvati was tried
for the effective management of this dreadful disease. Ingredients of this
formulation are mentioned in Bhavprakash.
Arth6
means heart and Raksha means protection, this formulation will help
like cardio protector due its antihyperlipidemic quality Ingredients include Haritaki, Vacha, Rasna, Pipali,  Shunti, Shati and Pushkarmool and these drugs are mainly Katu, Tikta, Kshaya Rasatmak in nature and Ushna,  Ruksha,  Tikshna in guna, which are Kaphhara, Medohara and Raktshodhak  in action ,which may help to reduce elevated
lipids and to prevent complications due to this. Dyslipidemia is hidden or
silent risk factor. Because it has no symptoms.It is one of the biggest burdens
on our society today .Finding the problem early allows you to take action
before it too late.

 

 

 

 

 

1 Indrayan A forecasting vascular
disease cases and associated mortality in India. Report of the National
Commision on macroeconomics and health and family 7th and 8thwelfare
, India 2005.

 

2 Medical Physiology by Gyton and
Hall. Edition :12th,chapter -68 ,page no. 829.

 

3
Trikamji-Yadavji,SushrutSamhita,NibandhSangrahcommented by DalhanacharyaNavyaChandrikateeka
on NidanaSthanaby Gayadas.ChaukhambaOrientalia,
Varanasi 6th Edition 1997 page no. 289-290.

 

4
Agnivesha, ‘CharakaSamhita’, revised by Charak and Dridhbala
with ‘Ayurveda Dipika’ commented by Chakrapanidatta,
edited by Vaidya YadavjiTrikamji, ChaukhambaSaurbhartiPrakashan, GopalMandir
Lane, Varanasi-221001, India, reprint 2005, SutraSthana26/84.

 

5
BhavaprakashVidyotiniTika, Jwaradhikara ,dwitiyabhag of Sri BhavaMisra and Sri
RupalalajiVaisya, Hridrogadhikara (34/12).

 

6 Agnivesha,Charak Samhita,
Chakarpanidatta Teeka, Acharya Yadmji Trikamji,4th Ed, Varansi Choukhambha
Sanskrit Samsthan, 2015 p 183  

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