Overweight and obesity are diagnosed according to the Body Mass Index (BMI) of a person. BMI is calculated by dividing the Body weight in Kg with the square of body height in meters. Normal BMI ranges between 18.5 to 25. BMI greater than 25 and up to 30 is considered as Overweight, while BMI greater than 30 is considered as Obesity.

Obesity can lead to many other diseases like Diabetes, Hypertension, High cholesterols, Heart diseases, Infertility, Arthritis, Sleep apnea etc. Obesity should be treated and cured in early stages itself


  • Genetic or Hereditary
  • Hormonal disorders such as Hypothyroidism
  • Sedentary life style
  • Over eating or Junk foods
  • Medications like steroids, anti-depressants etc


Ayurveda has some very effective treatments for Obesity and overweight. Shodhana or detoxification procedures like Virechana and Vasti are very helpful in shedding the excess weight from the body. Udhwarthana, Dhanyamladhara, Kashayadhara etc are other effective treatments that can be done. Along with these, treatments like shirodhara, Nasyam etc are also advised for correction of hormonal levels if needed.

In Travancore Ayurveda, our doctors closely monitor the progress of the treatments by checking the weight and body measurements of the patient in regular intervals. Internal medicines are also advised according to the condition of the patient. Treatments, Internal medications, diet regulations and exercises together comprise an effective strategy for reducing the excess weight of the body.