COMPULSIVE OVEREATING

COMPULSIVE OVEREATING- Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Research Papers, Yoga & Pranayama

Compulsive overeating is an eating disorder in which the person frequently consumes large amounts of food in one sitting. It is also known as ‘binge-eating disorder’.

  • SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF COMPULSIVE OVEREATING
  • CAUSES OF COMPULSIVE OVEREATING
  • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF COMPULSIVE OVEREATING
  • DIAGNOSIS OF COMPULSIVE OVEREATING
  • TREATMENTS FOR COMPULSIVE OVEREATING
  • PROGNOSIS OF COMPULSIVE OVEREATING
  • COMPLICATIONS OF COMPULSIVE OVEREATING
  • COMPULSIVE OVEREATING  AND AYURVEDA
  • NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF COMPULSIVE OVEREATING
  • PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF COMPULSIVE OVEREATING
  • SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF COMPULSIVE OVEREATING
  • LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF COMPULSIVE OVEREATING
  • AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF COMPULSIVE OVEREATING
  • CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR COMPULSIVE OVEREATING
  • AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR COMPULSIVE OVEREATING
  • AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR COMPULSIVE OVEREATING
  • COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR COMPULSIVE OVEREATING
  • HOME REMEDIES FOR COMPULSIVE OVEREATING
  • DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR COMPULSIVE OVEREATING
  • YOGA FOR COMPULSIVE OVEREATING

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF COMPULSIVE OVEREATING

  • Eating food even when not hungry
  • Unusual overeating
  • Frequently eating in a day
  • The eating behaviour is out of control
  • Fluctuations in body weight

CAUSES OF COMPULSIVE OVEREATING

  • Genetic factors
  • Psychological factors – mood disorders, anxiety disorders
  • Factors related to metabolism

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF COMPULSIVE OVEREATING

Due to the above-mentioned causes, the person consumes unusually large amounts of food. In case of psychological reasons, overeating is to relieve a negative emotional state. No specific pathology is involved in the case of habitual overeating.

DIAGNOSIS OF COMPULSIVE OVEREATING

  • Proper history taking
  • Diagnosis through clinical features
  • Physical examination
  • Psychological examination
  • Blood tests

TREATMENTS FOR COMPULSIVE OVEREATING

  • Psychotherapy
  • Medications for underlying pathology
  • Antidepressants
  • Treatments for associated medical conditions

PROGNOSIS OF COMPULSIVE OVEREATING

  • Compulsive overeating is manageable with medications and psychotherapy. Untreated compulsive overeating leads to complications.

COMPLICATIONS OF COMPULSIVE OVEREATING         

  • Obesity
  • Affect the quality of life
  • Anxiety or depression
  • High risk of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases

COMPULSIVE OVEREATING AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda compulsive overeating is managed based on the treatments of ‘bhasmaka roga’.

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF COMPULSIVE OVEREATING

  • Excess consumption of ununctuous, sour, acrid food
  • Hyper functioning of agni
  • Excessive dosha vitiation in the digestive system

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF COMPULSIVE OVEREATING

  • The excessive urge for eating

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF COMPULSIVE OVEREATING

Hyper functioning of jataragni and dosha imbalance in the digestive system leads to symptoms of compulsive overeating. In the case of bhasmaka pitta dosha increases and vata-kapha dosha decreases.

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF COMPULSIVE OVEREATING

  • Atyagni – excess hungry
  •  Sthoulya or karshya – fluctuations in body weight

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF COMPULSIVE OVEREATING

  • Sadhya roga – symptoms are manageable with Ayurvedic medicines

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR COMPULSIVE OVEREATING

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR COMPULSIVE OVEREATING

  • Treatment for atyagni
  • Treatment for karsyam or sthoulyam

 AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR COMPULSIVE OVEREATING

  • Lekhana vasthi – to relieve the complication like obesity

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR COMPULSIVE OVEREATING

Internal administration

HOME REMEDIES FOR COMPULSIVE OVEREATING

  • Exercise regularly
  • Take an appropriate quantity of fluids

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR COMPULSIVE OVEREATING

  • Avoid food items that produce dosha imbalance like sour, acrid and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Take proper rest.
  • Avoid more oily foods, junk foods.

YOGA FOR COMPULSIVE OVEREATING

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – calms the mind and gets relief from the over the urge for eating

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. The patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.

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Ayurveda Expert, India
Dr. Rajesh Nair, Consultant, Ayurvedaforall

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