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Critical Analysis of Etiology of Sthaulya (Obesity)

Durgesh gupta, A.C.Kar

Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Nidana (etiology) is defined as the factors, which cause the disease. Treatment becomes easier by knowing the causative factors of a disease. In this light, it has been clearly stated that Nidana Parivarjanam’ is one type of Chikitsa for the most of diseases which is described in Ayurvedic literature. Obesity has been described as Sthaulya or Medoroga in Ayurvedic texts. This article revolves around the nidana of Sthaulya described in various texts of Ayurveda. An attempt has been made to understand Sthaulya (Obesity) through Modern and Ayurvedic perspective. In this article etiological factors for Sthaulya (obesity) are analysed.