Currently, obesity is one of the biggest problems facing many citizens. The ever rising usage of weight loss medication and diet strategies affirms this. Causes of obesity include:
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Slow intestinal activity
- Polycystic ovarian disease and menopause in women
Homeopathy provided a breakthrough in controlling weight gain in South Asia and Europe. It involves building a detailed case study of the patient then formulating the best remedy. Suitable treatment is established after comprehensive examination of symptoms.
Homeopathic medicine for weight loss
- Calcarea carbonica
This is the most suitable medicine for people with extremely large amount of fat (around the abdomen) and those with a much slower rate of metabolism. Some points qualify patients to use this medicine. For example, those who tend to produce more sweat especially on the head; they also cannot withstand cold air, and have some unique eating habits which include craving for boiled eggs, chalk, and clay pencils among other weird things. Due to slow metabolism they are regularly constipated. If the cause of obesity is thyroid problems, this medicine is advised.
- Natrum Mur
This is suitable for people with more fat than normal on the thighs and buttocks. This medicine is suitable if weight gain is because of depression or prevailing stress, and are affected by anemia. Some patients who use this medicine show intolerance of exposure to sunlight, and also exhibit a desire for specific minerals.
It is the most prescribed drug especially if fat is concentrated around the thighs and buttocks. Patients using this drug are affected by gastric troubles and crave for sweet foods. They tend to indulge in hot drinks, food and are often overeating. Mentally, such people are ill-tempered especially when opposed.
- Nux Vomica
This is administered to people who gain weight due to an inactive lifestyle, and also have a history of chronic obstinate constipation. They feel like going for long calls but only little stool is ejected, are intolerant to cold air plus a peculiar eating habit.
- Antimonium Crudum
It is suitable for small children who are obese, ill-tempered, and dislike bodily contact. Such children also dislike cold baths, have a thick white tongue and are ravaged with constipation or diarrhea due to overeating.