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Frequently Asked Questions About Obesity & Obesity Reversal List

What is an Obesity Management program?

  • Nowadays obesity is a major health concern because it affects from childhood to old age at any stage of life.
  • For the majority of people reducing weight is difficult, and maintaining weight loss is even more challenging. Most people who lose a significant amount of weight regain it two to three years later or immediately when they stop following the diet plans.
  • Rapid or fast weight loss can create serious health problems due to malnutrition like headaches, fatigue, irritability, constipation, hair loss, menstrual irregularities in females, and electrolyte imbalances.
  • As one of the risk factors for heart disease, obesity was researched together during our 16-year mission to reverse heart disease.
  • We studied thoroughly the difficulties patients encountered when trying to lose or maintain weight.
  • Hence, we designed a healthy weight loss program for reducing and maintaining a healthy weight lifelong i.e., our Obesity Management program.
  • Obesity management program is based on standards of modern science & Ayurveda principles.

What is Obesity?

  • Overweight and obesity are described as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health. For the Asian population, a body mass index (BMI) over 23 is considered overweight, and over 25 is obese – WHO (World health organization)
  • As Compared with the National Family Health Survey of India -4, the prevalence of overweight or obesity has increased in most States in India. At the national level, it increased from 21% to 24% among women and 19% to 23% among men.
  • The body mass index (BMI) is a calculation that analyses your height and weight to assess/ measure whether your weight is healthy or unhealthy (Overweight/ obese).
  • People who are overweight or obese have a higher risk of several major diseases and health issues such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, blockages, heart disease, joint problems – osteoarthritis, snoring and breathing problems, many types of cancers, low quality of life, depression and other mental disorders.

What conditions Obesity Management programs can treat?

  • Obesity with early exertion on any physical activity – Inability to carry out simple physical activities that you could do effortlessly before gaining weight
  • Obesity with osteoarthritis – Being overweight can put a strain on the joints, leading to issues such as swelling, pain, stiffness, and tenderness in weight-bearing joints such as the hip, knees, and spine.
  • Obesity with dyslipidemia – high bad cholesterol levels in the blood.
  • Obesity with fatty liver – The accumulation of fat in the liver, known as a fatty liver, can damage liver cells and eventually lead to diabetes and other metabolic diseases.
  • Obesity with sleep apnoea – Sleep is disturbed by breathing problems known as sleep apnoea and reduces sleep quality.

How does Obesity Management therapy work?

  • In Ayurveda, it is said that obese/ overweight people suffer significantly more physically and mentally than excess thin/ lean people.
  • Considering Ayurveda and modern principles, we at Madhavbaug designed a scientific treatment protocol in Obesity Management therapy to reduce excess fat, rectify abnormal metabolism, and clear the body channels.
  • Our Panchakarma detoxification techniques are precisely developed to cleanse, mobilize, and prevent the formation of fat.
  • Obesity management depends mainly on dietary and lifestyle changes. We provide calorie-calculated customized diet schedules. This dietary and lifestyle modification changes normalize hunger hormones. As a result, excessive/ frequent urge of eating reduces down significantly. Thus, preventing further weight gain.
  • Obesity management program helps reduce body weight which in turn lowers the risk of heart disease, diabetes, cholesterol, and high blood pressure.
  • It is also recommended to practice specific yoga postures and activities to lose weight.
  • In addition, appropriate Ayurvedic internal medications are given to provide the optimum benefits while minimizing side effects/ without any side effects.

Who is eligible for Obesity Management therapy?

  • Obese/ overweight patients constantly feeling tired/ exhausted
  • Obese/overweight patients with increased hunger – excessive food cravings at an irregular time / all the time
  • Obese/overweight patient with increased abdominal girth
  • Obese/ overweight patients with difficulty in breathing on exertion
  • Obese/ overweight patients sweating more than usual
  • Obese/ overweight patients with excessive Snoring and difficulties in sleeping or interruptions in sleeping
  • Obese/ overweight patients having pain, in the back & joints because of excess weight
  • Obese/ overweight patients having skin problems like darkness of skin, skin infection because of moisture accumulation in the folds
  • Obese/ overweight patients having erectile dysfunction/decreased interest in sexual activity.

Who should not undergo Obesity Management therapy?

  • Acute febrile illness
  • Acute infection
  • Ongoing heart attack

Is Obesity Management therapy a common therapy?

  • According to Ayurveda, controlling weight is more about how our digestive system especially the liver regulates our metabolism/digestion of food.
  • Also, obesity cannot be totally controlled by focusing only on food and physical activity.
  • In this scenario our research-based Panchakarma and Ayurveda medicines treatments provide you with solutions for healthy weight loss.
  • The panchakarma techniques, snehan, and swedan loosen and transfer the excess fat and toxins to the gastrointestinal tract, where they are flushed out during the Basti Panchakarma therapy.

What happens before Obesity Management therapy?

  • During your initial visit, our doctors will discuss your detailed medical history, current health concerns, and additional diagnostic criteria such as weight, abdominal girth, BMI, and Lipid profile.
  • The above-mentioned parameters will help us to identify the underlying causes of obesity and the state of your body’s health right now.
  • Our doctor will thus assign or advise a care plan for controlling your weight / healthy weight loss.

What happens during Obesity Management therapy?

  • Beginning on Day 1, a doctor consultation will be followed by Panchakarma therapy as part of the recommended Obesity Management program plan.
  • Snehan, Swedana, and Basti panchakarma therapies will be given once a week in a clinic environment with each session lasting 65 to 70 minutes and including a doctor’s follow-up assessment.
  • During follow-up appointments, the doctor will prescribe Ayurveda medicines based on the patient’s condition and needs.
  • Diet charts will be given to you, or a diet kit will be started. As per the doctor’s instruction you have to follow the diet schedule.
  • Our team of dietitians will also call you and ask about your recent diet and provide you with support regarding dietary guidelines.
  • Personalized monitoring with the mib PULSE app will be initiated, with instructions on how to enter daily weight, thali pictures, step counts, exercise regimens, and other data.

How will I feel after the Obesity Management therapy?

  • According to Ayurveda, herbal decoction administration through Basti immediately enhances healthy metabolic strength (Agni) and rejuvenates the body by removing toxins.
  • You will get improvement in symptoms like fatigue, tiredness, breathing difficulties, heaviness, and joint and back pain after panchakarma therapies.
  • Application of medicated oil and steam will help you to improve your skin texture and will help to prevent recurrent skin infections.
  • Individualized tracking, physical activity, dietary guidance, and lifestyle management encourage in loss of unwanted kilos by lowering body fat.

How long does the Obesity Management program therapy last?

  • The doctor will suggest an appropriate obesity management plan based on your current weight, BMI, and findings of thorough examinations and investigations.
  • Depending on your current symptoms and any related medical conditions, such as dyslipidemia or fatty liver, your treating doctor may recommend a 30-, 60-, or 90-day care plan in a clinic setting, followed by a 12-, 24-, or 36-month follow-up program.
  • A minimum of seven sittings will be offered over the course of seven days while in the hospital.
  • Based on symptomatic assessment and investigations, parameters will be compared between days 1, 7, 30, 60, and 90.

Can I have an Obesity Management program therapy more than once?

  • It is entirely determined by the severity of your symptoms, the presence of complications, and the results of the parameters examined during your follow-up.
  • Panchakarma not only revitalizes the body and mind, but it also teaches you about yourself / importance of self.
  • Our care plans are developed using scientific Panchakarma procedures, along with calculated calorie restriction using a swasthyam diet box which treats the exact underlying cause of obesity and helps to lose weight naturally.

What are the advantages of the Obesity Management program?

  • Our specially designed Panchakarma procedures for detoxification, mobilizes the accumulated fat, & prevent its further accumulation.
  • It controls excessive food cravings and improves sleep quality.
  • It helps to lower bad cholesterol levels in the blood.
  • It contributes to the reduction or prevention of obesity-related diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and so on.
  • Healthy weight loss will also help to enhance low self-esteem.

What are the risks or complications of the Obesity Management program?

  • There have been no difficulties associated with Obesity Management therapy.
  • As of now, no known complication associated with Obesity Management therapy has been detected, observed, or reported. Because our treatments are evidence-based and we use pure and quality herbal formulations in our therapies.

What is the recovery time after the Obesity Management program?

  • Using the therapeutic treatment plan, we can estimate the improvement in 30, 60, or 90 days.
  • The most essential factor is your devotion to the medication, diet, exercise routine, and lifestyle changes recommended by the doctor.

Can an Obesity Management program be done in clinics or hospitals?

  • An Obesity Management program can be carried out in either setting.
  • Cardiac rehabilitation is a residential program that gives additional benefits in the hospital setting as well as specialized care available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in terms of diet and dinacharya or lifestyle modifications.
  • It will help you to manage your healthy weight and any associated heart issues such as excess bad cholesterol levels in the blood.
  • At the same time, because the clinic is easily accessible, you may find that visiting the clinic for monthly check-ups is convenient.

What are the parameters of improvement after the Obesity Management program?

After completing the Obesity Management program, you will notice an improvement in the parameters.

  • Weight
  • BMI
  • Abdominal girth
  • Lipid profile
  • Sleep
  • Effort tolerance capacity

When should I see my doctor after the Obesity Management program?

  • One month after completing the prescribed care plan (the initial 30/60/90 daycare plan), you should see your treating physician.
  • He/ she can then prescribe changes to your current allopathic medications, ayurvedic medications, and nutrition based on the findings of the follow-up consultation.
  • You can see your doctor before the specified follow-up appointment if you have any health concerns.

Can I be active when I undergo the Obesity Management program?

  • Obesity, is a “signal” for many other serious illnesses like diabetes, and heart disease. Therefore, maintaining a healthy weight is essential because as we age, our metabolisms become less effective, which causes us to gain weight quickly.
  • Based on your day-one examination, the doctor will give exercise suggestions that you should follow for your normal activities.
  • Your doctor will also tell you to download the mib PULSE app, which will track your steps and guide you through workouts based on your personalized fitness plan.
  • In Madhavbaug, we offer you a 360-degree approach where age-old ancient Ayurveda meets scientific research techniques and a completely healthy weight loss program with Panchakarma, Ayurveda medicines, diet, dincharya, exercise, yoga and meditation.

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