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Anorexia nervosa

Anorexia nervosa. - is an eating disorder characterized by abnormally low body weight, intense fear of gaining weight, and distorted weight perception. People with anorexia place great importance on controlling their weight and shape, using extreme efforts which tend to interfere with their lives considerably.

This disease is known as aruchi in Ayurveda. This condition can arise due to a sedentary lifestyle, stress and wrong eating patterns. In this condition a person has no appetite for food due to indigestion or psychological causes. Being a health issue deeply rooted in psychology, Ayurvedic treatment goes beyond herbal medicine and home remedy for detailed psychological counseling by an expert doctor. Better relief depends a lot on getting treatment for anemia early and not confusing an herbal home remedy as an alternative to proper treatment of the root causes. As Ayurveda treats the root cause of the disease instead of treating the symptoms, the Ayurvedic treatment soothes the bodhak kapha and relaxes the mind. This ensures that neither physical nor psychological factors affect appetite. It is important to note that the generalized home remedy for anorexia nervosa may not be effective due to the psychological component of the problem which requires psychological assistance at all stages of the problem.

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