AYURSWASTYA - Department Of Life Style Disorders


"A Healthy Lifestyle not only changes your body, It changes your Mind, Your attitude and your mood...!!!"

"It's not just about losing the weight; it's about losing the lifestyle and mindset that got you there. !!"

Ayurswastya aim to reduce the likelihood of a disease or disorder affecting people. Lifestyle diseases are preventable for children if we set them on the correct path, as early life decisions and influences can impact people later on in life.

Aaturasyavikaraprashamanam "

It means protect the health of the healthy person and relieve the disease of the diseased one. Living a healthy life style will always be a personal decision for everyone. Life style diseases linked with the way people live their life.

Lifestyle related diseases are on the rise in our country. These preventable chronic diseases are the outcome of our unhealthy choices. Identifying the causes of lifestyle diseases is critical, because the elimination of the causes is the obvious and only way to achieve healing and enhanced health. Habit that detract the people towards the sedentary routine like smoking, drinking, lack of physical activity ,unhealthy eating ,drugs which causes number of health issues such as DM, Hyper tension, obesity, cholesterol which comes under life style disorders .

Ayurvedic classics gives special emphasis on Ahara, Nidra, Brahmmacharaya which have been considered as important conductive factor for the maintenance of life and health. In the management of life style diseases ayurveda offers various regimens including Dinacharya (Daily regimen), Ritucharya (Seasonal regimen), Panchakarma (five detoxification and biopurification therapies and Rasayana therapies, which is provided under AyurswasthyaDepartment.The holistic approach of Ayurveda, treating the patient as a whole, meaning intervention targeted toward complete physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being makes this science a wonderful option in lifestyle disorders.


  • Check-up
  • External treatment
  • Internal medicine
  • Medications
  • Diet
  • Yoga


  • Obesity
  • Cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Blood pressure

To improve the quality of health, yoga is provided by qualified practitioners which help to manage stress and anxiety. It is the ideal Ayurvedicexercise ; it rejuvenate the body, increase the digestion, increases flexibility, muscle strength and body tone. Regular yoga practise which includes pranayama and different asana's which help to create mental clarity and calms.

Pranayama can be called 'internal medicine of yoga' : it brings prana or the vital energy directly into the body. Pranayama primarily treats conditions of respiratory, circulatory, nervous system ; but through these has a powerful impact on all physical and psychological conditions .

The word asana means 'pose' which have positive effect on the grossest parts of the body ; our muscles ,connective tissues and skeleton as well as our organs and more subtle parts like our nervous system .

SASH Department of Life style Disorders

Lifestyle diseases are defined as diseases linked with the way people live their life. These are non-communicable diseases. This is commonly caused by lack of physical activity, unhealthy eating, alcohol, drugs and smoking. Diseases that mostly have an effect on our lifestyle are heart disease, stroke, obesity and type II diabetes.

The diseases that appear to increase in frequency as countries become more industrialized and people live longer can include Alzheimer's disease, arthritis, atherosclerosis, asthma, cancer, chronic liver disease or cirrhosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, metabolic syndrome, chronic kidney failure, osteoporosis, PCOD, stroke, depression, obesity and vascular dementia.

1] OBESITY [Sthaulya]


Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to an extent that it may have a negative effect on health.

Obesity is not because it runs in the family; it is because the lifestyle and concept responsible for the people turn obese. Sthaulya has been included by AcharyaCharaka among ashtauninditiyapursha. Obesity has become epidemic today and it is essential to understand the consequences of obesity.

Recent study reveals that obesity and its related disorders occupying major share in the spectrum of health, disease and management .As a disease entity it is a multi-factorial metabolic disorders, very near to Medoroga/Sthaulya of Ayurveda.

The spiritual, psychological, and physical levels of human health and disease is given due importance in Ayurveda. The current understanding of adipose tissue as an endocrine organ coupled with the core principles drawn from Ayurveda may form a scientific basis for the management of obesity.

Guggulu is one of the oldest Ayurvedic herbs taken orally for a variety of diseases. The term "Guggulu" in Sanskrit means "protects against diseases". In course of the management of obesity Guggulu is a popular herbal drug which has been used as single form or compound form to treat several ailments since a long time in India. The oleo-gum or the resin of guggulu obtained from stem is the main part, which has been used for therapeutic uses.


  • Atiswedana [Excessive Sweating]
  • SharamjanyaSwasa [Breathlessness on mild exertion]
  • Atinidra [Excessive sleep]
  • Karyadourbalya [Difficulty to perform heavy work]
  • Jadyatha [Stuggishness]
  • Alpaayu [Short life span]
  • Alpabala [Decreased bony strength]
  • Uathashahani [Inertness]
  • SharirDurgandhta [Foul odour of the body]
  • Gadgadtava [Unclear voice]
  • Kshudhavridhi [Excessive hunger]
  • AtiTrishna [Excessive thirst].


  • Treatment of obesity is not a easy medical task, requires patience, skillfull understanding the cause of obesity & treatment strategy considering the factors diet, nutrition, education, exercise, change in behavior & determination of the patient.
  • Udwartanam [Powdered massage ] Snehana[oil massage ], Swedana [fomentation ], Vamana[emesis], Virechana[purgation ], NiruhaBasti[enema] along with oral medicines like VarunaadiKwatha, ArogyavardhiniVati, TriphalaGuggulu, and NavayasaLauha etc.,
  • Guru & Aptarpana,Healthy to digest & less Calorie diet is recommended.
  • Yoga & Meditation.

2] Prameham


Type 2 diabetes (T2D), formerly known as adult-onset diabetes, is a form of diabetes that is characterized by high blood sugar, insulin resistance, and relative lack of insulin.

Common symptoms include increased thirst, frequent urination, and unexplained weight loss. Symptoms may also include increased hunger, feeling tired, and sores that do not heal. Often symptoms come on slowly. Long-term complications from high blood sugar include heart disease, strokes, diabetic retinopathy which can result in blindness, kidney failure, and poor blood flow in the limbs which may lead to amputations.

Type 2 diabetes primarily occurs as a result of obesity and lack of exercise. Some people are more genetically at risk than others.

Type 2 diabetes makes up about 90% of cases of diabetes, with the other 10% due primarily to type 1 diabetes and gestational diabetes.

In type 1 diabetes there is a lower total level of insulin to control blood glucose, due to an autoimmune induced loss of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas.


Type 2 diabetes is largely preventable by staying a normal weight, exercising regularly, and eating properly.

Treatment involves exercise and dietary changes.

  • Following yoga asana can be practiced..
  • Pashchimotanasana, Kurmaasana, Halasana, MayurasanaSuryananaskara, Pranayama (Bhastrika).
  • Along with internal medications Panchakarma procedure yields best results, is as follows.
  • SodhanChikitsa - Type II D.M. patient who are sthaulya or balvan should be given Sodhanchikitsai.e, Vamam[Emesis] or Virechan [Purgation] according to dosha predominance and AsthapanBasti [Enema]if patient has predominant involvement of vatadosha.

3] Hypertension


Hypertension (HTN or HT), also known as high blood pressure (HBP), is a long-term medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is persistently elevated. High blood pressure typically does not cause symptoms. Long-term high blood pressure, however, is a major risk factor for coronary artery disease, stroke, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, peripheral arterial disease, vision loss, chronic kidney disease, and dementia.

Some people with high blood pressure report headaches (particularly at the back of the head and in the morning), as well as lightheadedness, vertigo, tinnitus (buzzing or hissing in the ears), altered vision or fainting episodes. These symptoms, however, might be related to associated anxiety rather than the high blood pressure itself.

High blood pressure is classified as primary (essential) hypertension or secondary hypertension. About 90-95% of cases are primary, defined as high blood pressure due to nonspecific lifestyle and genetic factors. Lifestyle factors that increase the risk include excess salt in the diet, excess body weight, smoking, and alcohol use.

The remaining 5-10% of cases are categorized as secondary high blood pressure, defined as high blood pressure due to an identifiable cause, such as chronic kidney disease, narrowing of the kidney arteries, an endocrine disorder, or the use of birth control pills.

Lifestyle changes and medications can lower blood pressure and decrease the risk of health complications.

Lifestyle changes include weight loss, physical exercise, decreased salt intake, reducing alcohol intake, and a healthy diet.


Ayurveda gives more emphasis to the prevention and promotion of the health. Avoiding etiological factors of disease is considered as the first line of management.

Long-term drug treatment can be expensive and side-effects can threaten patients' adherence to the medicines.

In general, reducing body weight, stopping smoking, healthy diet and increasing physical exercise are routinely recommended by most of the physicians.

  • In Ayurvedic medicine there are various Shodhana [Purification] and Shamana [Pacification] Chikitsa available for hypertension. They are used popularly and effectively for the management of hypertension.
  • ShodhanaChikitsa: Bahya-Snehana, SaravangaSwedana, Shirodhara, Vamana, Virechana, Basti, Nasya, Rakthamokshana, Hrudbasti, which is effectively used in hypertension.
  • SarvangaSnehana [Oil massage]
  • SaravangaSwedana [Fomentaton]
  • Vamana [Emesis]
  • Virechana [Purgation] - With ErandaTaila etc.,
  • Basti [Enema]
  • Nasya
  • Rakthamokshana [blood letting]

4 ] Asthma


Asthma is a long-term inflammatory disease of the airways of the lungs. It is characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction, and easily triggered bronchospasms.

Symptoms include episodes of wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath.These may occur a few times a day or a few times per week. Depending on the person, asthma symptoms may become worse at night or with exercise.

Asthma is thought to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Environmental factors include exposure to air pollution and allergens.

Symptoms can be prevented by avoiding triggers, such as allergens and irritants, and by the use of internal medication.

Sputum may be produced from the lung by coughing but is often hard to bring up. During recovery from an asthma attack (exacerbation), it may appear pus-like due to high levels of white blood cells called eosinophils. Symptoms are usually worse at night and in the early morning or in response to exercise or cold air.Some people with asthma rarely experience symptoms, usually in response to triggers, whereas others may react frequently and readily and experience persistent symptoms.

Asthma that starts before the age of 12 years old is more likely due to genetic influence, while onset after age 12 is more likely due to environmental influence.


Along with internal medication panchakarmaprocedures like ;

  • Snehana [Oleation] - both external and internal Snehana
  • Swedana - Fomentation.
  • Vamana - the vitiated and stagnentKapha has been expelled from the system, the patient attains ease and once the body channels (Srotas) are purified, the Vata moves through the Srotas unimpeded.
  • Dhumapana If some pathogenic material is still hidden, it should be eliminated by Dhumapana (smoking).
  • Virechana - [Purgation] The origin of Shwasaroga is Pitta sthana and Virechana purifies the Pitta sthana which in fact is the site of origin of Shwasaroga. Hence, it acts as a curative measure.
  • Nasya[Instillation].


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