Obesity and Digestive Disorders

Here are some of the most common digestive disorders

Chronic Diarrhea

Occasional urgency to go is normal, but loose stool — often three or more times a day — that lasts for at least four weeks could be cause for concern.

Chronic Constipation

Chronic constipation is defined as having fewer than three bowel movements a week, for three weeks or longer. It may also be used to describe stool that is hard and difficult to pass.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome(IBS)

Irritable bowel syndrome is a common disorder that affects the large intestine. Symptoms may include cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhea or constipation or both.


Gastritis is the inflammation of the protective lining of the stomach that occurs due to excessive acid secretion within the stomach. Those who are obese are at a higher risk of developing gastritis as well as gastric and duodenal ulcers.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Increased body weight - particularly increased belly fat leads to heartburn and regurgitation. If left untreated, this can result in a chronic disorder called GERD that occurs when gastric acid or bile reflux from the stomach to the oesophagus.

Stomach Cancer

Obesity is widely recognized as an important, potentially modifiable, risk factor for cancer, particularly gastric cancer. Different studies have reported associations of obesity (high BMI) with gastric cancer.

Ayurvedic treatment for digestive disorders

Ayurvedic treatment for digestive disorders focuses on dietary and nutritional adjustments along with lifestyle changes based on the person’s Ayurvedic body type and an understanding of the three main doshas. Generally, it is possible to sort out most digestive disorders by adopting and maintaining a healthy diet, regular exercise regimen and making small but powerful lifestyle changes. You can also supplement your diet with Ayurvedic herbs and ingredients that are known to help.

Some useful Ayurvedic herbs and ingredients


Karela or bitter gourd is known to promote metabolic wellness and also maintain a healthy sugar balance, naturally


Vrikshamla is a super herb which is used as a fat burner and also a weight loss supplement that is suitable for keto diets


Punarnava is known for its ability to maintain kidney health and also its electrolyte balancing properties


Mesasringi is used as a metabolic wellness promoter and also a supplement to maintain healthy sugar levels


Kalamegha is a powerful natural herb which is used to cleanse the liver and also helps in regeneration


Methi or fenugreek is another multipurpose herb which can be used for promoting balanced sugar levels


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