Obesity is complex disease involving an excessive amount of body fat. It increases the risk of serious health problem. Ayurveda has explained the term Sthoulya is explained as the excessive deposition of meda (fat or adipose tissue) leading to flabbiness of body especially at hip, abdomen, thigh region. It has been described as santarpanokta vyadhi means developed due to sedimentary life style.
Timely treating the disease can prevent the risk of many critical conditions such as ischemic heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, bone problem.