Management Of Menopausal Complaints, Mild Hypertension, Acidity, Low Immunity , Border Line Cholesterol And Obesity Using The 'integrated Approach' In A Patient With History Of Ovarian Cancer


  • Founder Director, Health Total Pvt. Ltd., Nutritionist, Researcher, Columnist,, India


A 43-year-old female was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the year 2000, following which a hysterectomy was performed in the year 2010. After the surgery, the patient received six cycles of conventional chemotherapy treatment in 2010. She presented at the Health Total centre in January 2017. Her height was 5' 1" and w eight 72.8 kg, yielding a body mass index (BM I) o f 30.3 k g /m ;, which reflected obesity. She also suffered from menopausal com plaints, mild hypertension, depression, acidity, stress, low immunity, along with borderline cholesterol. This case study illustrates the benefits of the 'Integrated Approach' in the management of obesity, hypercholesterolemia, along with improvement in immunity, energy, acidity, depression and reduction in menopausal com plaints. The Integrated Approach included patient-specific nutrition a l therapy, ayurvedic herb support, vitamin and dietary supplements, stress management and regular exercise. A healthy diet and lifestyle modifications play a significant role in w eight loss in obese individuals, m ore specifically in individuals with a history of carcinomas. During the 25-week treatment period, the patient achieved significant w eight loss with subsequent improvement in acidity along with reduced stress levels, increased immunity, thus showing significant improvement in the quality of life of the patient.


Obesity, Immunity, Menopausal complaints, Integrated Approach, Nutrition, Ayurveda

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