LIFESTYLE DISORDERS IN CHILDREN: AN OVERVIEW
Keywords:Lifestyle, Ayurveda, Panchakarma, Rasayana, Lifestyle diseases
Lifestyle diseases are defined as diseases linked with the way people live their life. They are not transmitted by any vector, environment and also from person to person. These diseases are the result of alcohol, drugs and smoking abuse as well as lack of physical activity and unhealthy eating. This had been a common finding among adults for a long time now. However, we must now wake up to the sad reality that children are suffering from lifestyle diseases as well. Ayurveda, the ancient life science, describes ways to prevent and manage lifestyle disorders in the forms of proper dietary management, lifestyle advises like Dincharya. Ritucharya, Sadvritta, Achararasayana; Panchakarma like detoxification and bio-purification procedures, and Rasayana therapies. The holistic approach of Ayurveda, treating the patient as a whole, meaning intervention targeted toward complete physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being makes this science a wonderful option in lifestyle disorders.
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