Thyroid and Weight Management
When an individual's hormones are out of balance, it may be impossible to achieve sustained weight management. Even when blood tests reveal "normal" thyroid hormone status, there is often an inability to convert T4 thyroid hormone into T3, which is necessary for natural thermogenesis (fat burning) to occur. T3 deficiency is another hormonal reason why excess weight accumulates with aging. Aging impairs our ability to metabolize carbohydrates. Because most foods, besides fats, are eventually broken down into glucose (blood sugar), a decline in our ability to metabolize glucose is a significant cause of degenerative disease and the excessive weight gain associated with aging. One cause of impaired carbohydrate metabolism is subclinical thyroid deficiency.
According to Ayurveda, continuous indulgence in high fat food, fried items, etc., along with sedentary life-style leads to excess accumulation of body fat which gets deposited in the numerous body channels. Special programs are included with the purpose to cut down this excess fat, to correct the irregular metabolism and to clear the body channels.Treatments included are Abhyangam ,Pizhichil, Takradhara, Udwarthanam, Morrukizhi, Thalam, Thalapothichil, Lepam, Nasyam, Matravasti, Virechanam. Practice of specific Yoga postures is also advised to reduce body weight. Along with these, appropriate Panchakarma therapies are also advised by the physicians based on the requirements of the individuals