Metabolic disorders are a group of conditions which can lead to life threatening disorders in future if not controlled, if you have
- Waist circumference over 102 cm for men and 88 cm in women
- Serum cholesterol greater than 200 mg/dl
- Lipid profile: HDL lower than 40 mg/dl in men and 50 mg/dl in women
- Serum triglyceride greater than 150 mg/dl
- Blood pressure 140/90 mmhg or above
- Fasting blood sugar 110 mg/dl or above
Then you are having metabolic disorder, major metabolic disorders include diabetic disorders, hypercholesterolemia, hypertension. Causes for this conditions are
- Environmental ( low activity, sedentary life style, weight gain)
- Smoking, alcohol intake
- Post menopausal
- Carbohydrate rich diet
If not controlled this will lead to diabetes and heart disease two of the major diseases affecting human beings.
Ayurveda and metabolic disorders
Ayurveda is the life science and its the correct choice for metabolic disorders. Ayurveda explains metabolic disorders as agnivaishamya (problems in digestion, absorption). This condition occur due to vitiation of digestive fire, this can happen due to doshic imbalance a condition occur due to blockage in the individual channels of metabolism, as a result of this excess or improper digestion and absorption occur, and results in disease.
Ayurveda clearly indicates the correction of digestive fire by internal herbal medicinal formulations, along with correct diet regimes, physical activities and sudative external treatment modalities which removes the channel blockages, detoxifies the body and internal organs.
Effective ayurvedic formulation are there for controlling the serum cholesterol and serum glucose levels, special decoctions acting as cardiac protective along with immunity boosters control the body functions.