Vol. 8, Issue 1 (2019)
Concept of Siman Mufrit (obesity) and its management in unani system of medicine
Huda Nafees, Sana Nafees and S Nizamuddeen
Obesity is a condition in which there is abnormal growth of adipose tissue due to enlargement of fat cell size or an increase in fat cell number or in combination. According to WHO, a person is known as overweight if his/her BMI (Body Mass Index) is 25 and obese if BMI is ≥30. The epidemic of obesity is now being recognized as the major health issue facing the world today. It reduces life expectancy by 7.1 years in men and 5.8 years in women. Obesity is the major risk factor for various diseases like Type2 diabetes Mellitus, Cardiovascular diseases, degenerative joint diseases, etc. In Unani System of Medicine Siman Mufrit also connoted as obesity is related to food of Hazme Kabidi. Ibn e Sina described that excessive intake of diet and sedentary lifestyles are the major contributory factors of Siman Mufrit. The conventional system of Medicine has developed many drugs to treat obesity, but the overall results are not satisfactory. Unani system of medicine is endowed with enormous single and compound drugs and various regimens (Ilaj bit Tadbeer) for the management of obesity that are safe and effective.
How to cite this article:
Huda Nafees, Sana Nafees, S Nizamuddeen. Concept of Siman Mufrit (obesity) and its management in unani system of medicine. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(1):533-536.