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treating the problem of pot belly
treating the problem of pot belly

Bidyut Sinha
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how to reduce my pot belly.. is there any treatment in ayurveda

Posted On : 09/07/08 9:10:43 PM

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suman sehra
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Only do this exercise your problem will be solved. Lie down and raise one leg up and make a round anti clock and clock wise for 15 mintues for both the legs. Secondly lie down one side and fold your one leg and do the cycling same without the other leg

Posted On : 04/16/09 12:04:53 AM

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Riya Sen
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Obesity or pot belly is characterized by excess accumulation of fat in the body and is the most common nutritional disorder of modern age. Obesity is described as Medoroga in Ayurveda. Continuous indulgence in high fat food, fried items, etc., along with sedentary life-style leads to excess accumulation of body fat which gets deposited in the numerous body channels. Deep dry massage with herbal powders and pastes, synchronized massage with specific oils, steam bath, etc., mobilize the accumulated fat, where as, specially designed diet identification programs prevent its further accumulation. Practice of specific yoga postures is also advised to reduce body weight. Along with these, appropriate Panchakarma therapies for detoxification are also done. Different therapies approach obesity based on various perceptions of symptoms and treatment theories. The conventional approach is to use weight loss medications that inhibit absorption of food and induce satiation to treat obesity. Alternative therapies have a different approach and lay emphasis on natural procedures, herbs and diets for natural weight loss, since it is believed that they maintain vitality as well. The diagnostic base of Ayurveda, the traditional Indian therapy, are the three aspects of body functioning - vata wind , kapha phlegm and pitta heat . According to Ayurvedic texts, all disease is caused by either one or a combination of any two of the three. A combination of all three indicates an incurable condition. Ayurveda perceives obesity as a cause of the following: Poor diet and lifestyle that results in accumulation of fat Lack of exercise and inactivity Sleeping in the afternoon High calorie intake or consumption of sweetened foods Ayurveda has a four-pronged treatment module for treating obesity: Herbs Diet Lifestyle Yoga Ayurvedic herbs like Guggulu Commiphora mukul and Punarnava Boerhaavia diffusa form a part of the herbal weight loss approach. These herbs improve the metabolic rate and help in faster burning of calories. An Ayurvedic physician may prescribe weight loss medications made from purely natural products and prepared according to the specific instructions mentioned in the ancient texts. Ayurvedic diet for reducing weight takes into consideration the level of activity of the patient and then correlates it with basic nutritional requirements. The emphasis is on a balanced diet that includes food items from each of the groups, namely milk, meat, fruit, vegetables and cereals. Avoid curds and choose buttermilk instead. Allow an occasional treat, but keep away from fatty and sweetened foods and drinks. Small changes in lifestyles can go a long way in increasing physical activity. Climb stairs instead taking the elevator, walk to the grocery store, and walk your children to and from school each day. These activities provide healthy exercise without having to join a gym. Regular sexual activity is also a healthy exercise. Afternoon sleep is prohibited in Ayurveda. It reduces the metabolic process of burning calories. Yogic exercises are an integral part of Ayurvedic weight loss solutions. Contrary to popular belief, yoga is not only an exercise program. It is an age old system of establishing unison between the mind, spirit and body. Specific yogic postures for reducing weight are helpful in developing a positive attitude that can have a big impact on your efforts for combating obesity.

Posted On : 04/16/09 1:09:16 AM

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Maniam PS
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An excess of visceral fat is known as central obesity, the pot belly or beer belly effect, in which the abdomen protrudes excessively. This kind of body is also known as apple shaped and is just opposed to the pear shape. In pear shape fat is deposited on the hips and buttocks. The main causes Causes: Central obesity is associated with glucose intolerance and dyslipidemia. In humans, central obesity is correlated with overeating and a sedentary lifestyle. Hypercortisolism, such as in Cushings syndrome also leads to central obesity. Many prescription drugs can also have side effects resulting in obesity. Diagnosis: While central obesity can be obvious just by looking at the naked body the severity of central obesity is determined by taking waist and hip measurements. The absolute waist circumference 102 centimetres 40 in in men and 88 centimetres 35 in in women and the waist-hip ratio 0.9 for men and 0.85 for women are both used as measures of central obesity. In the cohort of 15,000 people participating in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey NHANES III , waist circumference explained obesity-related health risk better than the body mass index or BMI when metabolic syndrome was taken as an outcome measure and this difference was statistically significant. In other words, excessive waist circumference appears to be more of a risk factor for metabolic syndrome than BMI. A differential diagnosis includes distinguishing central obesity from ascites and intestinal bloating. Health risks: Central obesity is associated with a statistically higher risk of heart disease, hypertension, insulin resistance, and diabetes mellitus type 2 see below . Belly fat is a symptom of metabolic syndrome, and is an indicator used in the diagnosis of that disorder. Central obesity can be a feature of lipodystrophies, a group of diseases which is either inherited, or due to secondary causes often protease inhibitors, a group of medications against AIDS . Central obesity is a symptom of Cushing s syndrome 7 and is also common in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome PCOS . Prevention and treatments: Performing adequate aerobic exercise and eating a healthy diet prevent central obesity, and losing weight via these methods is the main way to reverse the condition. Adjunctive therapies which may be prescribed by a physician are orlistat or sibutramine. In the presence of diabetes mellitus type 2, the physician might instead prescribe metformin and thiazolidinediones rosiglitazone or pioglitazone as anti-diabetic drugs rather than sulfonylurea derivatives. Thiazolidinediones may cause slight weight gain but decrease pathologic abdominal fat, and therefore may be prescribed for diabetics with central obesity. Sit-ups myth: There is a common misconception that spot exercise that is, exercising a specific muscle or location of the body most effectively burns fat at the desired location, but this is not the case. Spot exercise is beneficial for building specific muscles, but it has little effect on fat in that area of the body, or on the body s distribution of body fat. The same thing applies to sit-ups and belly fat. Sit-ups, crunches and other abdominal exercises are useful in building the abdominal muscles, but they have little effect on the adipose tissue located there.

Posted On : 04/17/09 7:46:21 PM

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Very helpful thank you

Posted On : 09/03/13 6:58:52 PM

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paul rajkumar
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pot belly means adipose tissue excess Fat in the abdomen area. It is something similar to coconut oil bottle gets dried up during extreme winter. How do we melt coconut oil by heatimg But wat we should do drink hot water always when thirsty you will be astonished to see the reduction in weight and pot belly size . In addition to this do any exercise which reduces pot belly and take GREEN TEA EXTRACT capsules daily to reduce transfats from the body and to reduce pot belly

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