Incidence of Chronic Illnesses among Ahithoola Noi (Obese) Patients- A Case Series Study
Keywords:Athithoola Noi, Obesity, BMI
One of the most recent health disorders of recent years includes Athithoola Noi (Obesity), i.e. the health condition characterized by the presence of a BMI above 30 and the improper or irregular deposition of weight in various parts of the body. Broadly classified  into either android or gynoid types, these patients are also prone to several other health problems such as Diabetes, Hypertension etc. Though Athithoola Noi is a diagnosis that is seen only in classic Siddha Texts, it is now a problem of deeper concern in the modern world. Once considered a problem only in high income countries, overweight and obesity are now dramatically on the rise in low- and middle-income countries, particularly in urban settings. According to World Health Organisation, the Worldwide Obesity incidence has nearly tripled since 1975. Also, a census stated that there were as many as 41 million obese children and 340 million adolescents who were obese in the year 2016. Even though it is a preventable disease, the problem of obesity is on the increase. After obtaining informed consent, a study was conducted among 56 adult obese patients, with age between 18 and 55, who were either of the Class I or Class II Obesity Groups, to determine the rate of occurrence and the severity of other illnesses among them. An attempt has been made through this paper to document the same.
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