Lifestyle diseases (also sometimes called diseases of longevity or diseases of civilization interchangeably) are diseases that appear to increase in frequency as countries become more industrialized and people live longer. They include hypertension, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, and overweight/obesity associated with cardiovascular diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, chronic liver disease or cirrhosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, metabolic syndrome, chronic renal failure, stroke, depression.
These are diseases associated with the way a person or group of people live
Advocating proper dietary management, lifestyle advice are the core principles of Ayurveda to prevent Life style disorders. The various regimens explained in Ayurveda which include Dinacharya (daily regimen), Ritucharya (seasonal regimen), Sadvritta (ideal routines) are guidelines to prevent and manage Life style Disorders.
Dr. Sowmya Hiremath