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*Dr.Vandana KS,**Dr.P.Sudhakar Reddy
*IIIPG Scholar, **Professor& Head, Dept.of PG Studies in Swasthavritta, JSS Ayurveda Medical College, Mysuru
Background: Obesity is one among the life style disorder which contributes to ill health and most serious public health problem in 21st century. Obesity has been described by the term Sthoulya Roga in various Ayurvedic classics. The strong negative impact of obesity on physiological health has been well established. However, the impact of obesity on psychological and social functioning has been studied less extensively. While it is generally believed that obesity has an adverse effect on many areas of psychological functioning. The impact of weight on overall quality of life has not been studied directly. Such study will lead to a better understanding of physical, mental and social problem of obese people and it will help us to educate them in a proper way to lead a happy life and to prevent the complications of obesity.With this background present study was conducted to assess the quality of life in obese people in relation to Ashtadoshas of Athisthoulya and Prakruti.
1. To assess the quality of life with pre-designed and pre-tested questionnaire in obesity.
2. To assess the impact of Ashtadoshas and Prakruti in Ati-Sthoulya
Methods: 200 subjects with the age group 20-70 years, irrespective of sex, religion and socio-economic status, were selected randomly. Using the standard measuring tape and weighing machine the height and weight were measured. Using IWOQL and standard Prakruti questionnaire the quality of life and Prakruti of each participant were assessed. On the basis of tables prepared, the survey data were studied, interpreted and conclusions were drawn about the correlation between obesity, quality of life, Ashtadoshas and prakruti.
Result:Result showed that the qualities of life of obese people are more dependent on the chronicity and age of individual and Ati-Sthoulya persons are affected with Ashtadoshas.
Conclusion:The overall qualities of life of obese person were good with exception of Social/Interpersonal and Activities of daily living. The participants with young age and with less chronicity of obesity were worried more about their weight and were with poor quality of life. Ashtadoshas of Ati-Sthoulya persons .i.e. with BMI >40 were affected with Ashtadoshas. Persons with Prakruta Pitta and Kapha Dosha is having close relation with Sthoulya.
Key words: Quality of life, obesity, Ashtadoshas, Ati-Sthoulya, Prakruti.
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