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Lifestyle Impact on Cholelithiasis (Pithapai Kal) Patients - A Cross Sectional Study
Introduction: Cholelithiasis is a disease which is quite prevalent in the society. Recent years have seen a dramatic change in the population distressed by this disease. Changes in the lifestyle, food habits i.e craving for fast food have resulted in a large number of population affected by this disease. Aim&Objective: To assess the most common lifestyle factors that impact cholelithiasis (Pithapai kal) patients. Methodology: The hospital based cross sectional study involving 75 Cholelithiasis study subjects were conducted at Ayothidoss Pandithar Hospital, National Institute of Siddha. In that study a questionnaire was used to obtain information about lifestyle factors from cholelithiasis subjects. Result: The result showed that out of 75 study subjects 56% cases were female. Marital and Socio economic status, BMI, Physical activity, Food habits have a strong association with the disease with respect to p value<0.05. Conclusion: The occurrence of Cholelithiasis may be due to physical inactivity and excessive intake of animal fat and fast food. In addition, women who are under Oral Contraceptive Pills were highly at risk of gallstone disease. Daily physical activity, intake of fibre rich vegetarian diet and avoiding fast food, etc., can be a preventive measure for gallstone disease.
Cholelithiasis, Life style impact, Diet, BMI, Siddha system, Pithapai kal.