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Dehydration Tips

Interesting Facts About The Vernal Equinox!

Dr. Kaushal Kumar Yadav 90% (25 ratings)
BAMS
Ayurveda, Delhi
Interesting Facts About The Vernal Equinox!

Winters can often be gloomy, which is why the Spring Equinox comes as good news for those counting the days until warmer weather. It is the time when equator passes through the center of the sun and the days become longerThe spring equinox does not only mark as the beginning of the spring, but has great influence over our health.

  • On an average, we need 8-10 glasses of water a day to stay hydrated. This helps ensure proper blood circulation that takes nutrients to all the calls of the body, aids digestion, maintains proper functioning of the heart and brain and helps remove toxins from the body. Drinking water also helps improve metabolism and can, therefore, help you manage your weight. However, sometimes, you need to drink more water. The spring equinox is one such time of the year when the body needs more water. 
  • The equinox refers to the passing of the earth’s equator plane through the centre of the sun. There are two equinoxes in a year; once in march and once in September. On an equinox, the length of the day and night is almost equal. The equinox in March is known as the Spring Equinox or Vernal Equinox and occurs typically around the March 20. This marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. 
  • For a few days before and after the equinox along with the day of the equinox, the sun is directly overhead and very strong. Thus, it is essential to drink a lot of water and stay indoors as far as possible. If you must go out during the day, carry an umbrella or wear a car. The strength of the sun’s rays can dehydrate the body very fast causing nausea, heat strokes and blackouts. In addition, the heat can also make you sweat excessively thereby increasing the amount of water expelled from your body. An easy way to check your body’s hydrated levels is to check your urine.  A pale yellow, straw-like colour indicates good hydration while a darker yellow means that your body is dehydrated. 
  • While drinking water is important, drinking water the right way is equally important. Drinking a bottle of water at once may give you the impression that you have drunk enough water, but in reality, the body cannot absorb so much water at one time. Instead, you should space out your water intake and drink throughout the day. Juices, soft drinks, tea, coffee etc cannot be used as a substitute for water. The caffeine in tea and coffee can actually dehydrate your body further and hence should be avoided at this time. If plain water does not sound appealing to you, you could infuse it with herbs like basil or fruits and vegetables like strawberries, oranges, lemons and cucumbers to add flavour. 

Washing your face often and showering twice a day can also help hydrate your skin and cool you down. Alternatively, you could fill a spray bottle with water and spritz yourself from time to time.

Youthful Look - Habits To Avoid To Maintain It!

Dr. N. P Singh 87% (10 ratings)
MD - Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
Youthful Look - Habits To Avoid To Maintain It!

The process of ageing differs from person to person. Some tend to age faster than their biological age in comparison to others that look refreshingly young always. This ageing process is often dependent on your lifestyle, dietary habits and environment and all the other habits that you maintain every day. 

Let's have a look at some of your habits that may be are responsible in making you look older: 

  1. Bad sleeping habits: Your body needs to reinvigorate itself every day and for this to happen, you need to make sleeping a priority. While everyone's sleep requirements are different, seven to eight hours of fitful sleep is required daily. 
  2. Having a sweet tooth: Excess of anything is not good, especially when you're not exactly sweet sixteen always. A diet with an overt emphasis on sugar, will only add to your waistline. Its end products tend to damage the collagen and the elastin, leading to saggy and wrinkled skin. 
  3. Smoking: It is a known fact that is damaging to your health, but it also speeds up ageing. Its harmful chemicals deprive your cells of oxygen leading to a pale appearance. They also break down the collagen in the skin, once again leading to wrinkly skin. 
  4. Drinking: Being a natural diuretic, alcohol causes dehydration. This robs your skin of its natural moisture, making you look much older. It also rids your body of Vitamin A and C that are antioxidants important for making your skin to make it look supple and well hydrated. 
  5. Exposure to sun rays: Sun rays only do more harm to your skin than good. Exposure to the  ultraviolet rays of the sun can weaken your blood cells, which can make your skin look leathery. It can lead to pigmentation of skin as well followed by sagging and wrinkles.  
  6. Not enough veggies: Veggies are essentially antioxidants that help you look youthful, but they only last for so long and must be replenished daily. It is important to take care of your body and making small changes to your everyday routine can go a long way to slow that ageing process and make you look young and refreshing.
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Stomach Problems - It's Preventions!

Gautam Clinic Pvt Ltd 91% (7782 ratings)
Sexologist Clinic
Sexologist, Faridabad
Stomach Problems - It's Preventions!

If you are one of the many people who suffer from stomach and digestive problems, you are probably looking for relief – whether it’s from a short-term issue like diarrhea or vomiting, or from a chronic illness such as Crohn’s disease. Fortunately, digestive health can be improved with diet and lifestyle changes, and medical treatment is available for more serious issues. Improve your stomach problems with changes you can make yourself and by seeking appropriate care.

Cope with having diarrhea. Stay hydrated by drinking water, juice, and broth throughout the day. Get plenty of rest by staying home from work or school and staying in bed. Try over-the-counter anti-diarrheal medicines like Pepto-Bismol or Immodium A-D to help relieve symptoms. Follow a clear liquid diet of water, broth, juice, and sports drinks until you can handle solid food, then introduce the BRAT diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast).

  • Avoid fatty foods, dairy, caffeine, alcohol, and artificial sweeteners.
  • Many cases of diarrhea are caused by viruses and will pass in a couple of days. It may also be the result of foodborne illness, which is far more common than you might think.
  • If your symptoms get worse or don’t resolve after 48 hours, see your doctor — you may need antibiotics or other medications.

Ease nausea and vomiting with a gentle diet. Stay hydrated — like with diarrhea, dehydration is the biggest risk when you’re sick with vomiting. Follow the same guidelines as for when you have diarrhea. If you can eat without vomiting, eat small amounts of bland foods like toast, crackers, and Jell-O. Once you can keep these down, add rice, cereal, and fruit to your diet. Increase what you eat slowly as your illness improves.

  • If you’re too nauseated to drink anything, try sucking on ice chips to get small amounts of fluids.
  • When you do drink liquids, try to have them at room temperature. Avoid cold or hot drinks.
  • Don’t eat spicy or fatty foods, which can further irritate your stomach.
  • Let your stomach calm down after vomiting by waiting for 30 – 60 minutes afterward to eat or drink anything. Don’t try heavy solid foods until at least six hours after you last vomited.
  • If your stomach upset is from motion sickness, try a medication like Dramamine before traveling.

Seek medical care if you become dehydrated. If you have diarrhea or vomiting that lasts over 24 hours, or you cannot keep any liquids down for over 12 hours, see your doctor right away. Seek emergency care if you have any signs or symptoms of dehydration, such as:

  • Extreme thirst
  • Dry mouth or skin
  • Dark urine, or producing little or no urine
  • Weakness, dizzinessfatigue, lightheadedness

See your doctor if you have pain or a high fever. Signs that your stomach problems necessitate medical care include a fever of 102°F (39°C) or higher, or moderate to severe stomach, rectal, or chest pain. If you have blood in your stool or vomit, or your stool is black and tarry, see your doctor right away.

Things That Happen To Your Body When You Don't Poop Properly

Dr. Vivek Raskar 88% (66 ratings)
PG Certificate Course In Diabetes Education(PGDCE), MBBS, CCEDM
Diabetologist, Mumbai
Things That Happen To Your Body When You Don't Poop Properly

An essential prerequisite for good health is having regular bowel movements. People all over the world have a misconception about the regularity of bowel movements. Having bowel movements three times a day or three times a week (if that is the routine) is considered regular. Irregularity in bowel movements can often lead to constipation and it is something that should never be ignored. It not only affects our health but also affect our overall being in ways that are unexpected. Let us take a look at some of these unexpected side effects of not pooping regularly:

  1. Constipation can trigger headaches: The cause for a headache can be many things, but the first likely reason is stress. When you do not poop properly, the pain, inconvenience and worry will build up, leading to mental stress. This anxiety can trigger headaches. Also, headache can occur because of dehydration, which is often a result of constipation. By drinking more water, you can get a relief from both constipation and headaches. Moreover, the buildup of toxins in the body also causes a headache. regular is a key channel that releases all the toxins from the body and when that does not work, it is bound to cause problems.
  2. It can cause breakouts: What happens in and out the gut shows up on the skin. Skin conditions like acne, pimple, dark circles and even rashes can occur due to internal gut and digestive issues. When the toxins are not eliminated regularly from the body, they tend to accumulate over time leading to major skin breakouts.
  3. It carries a risk of anal fissures: Due to hardened stool, there is not enough lubrication and this can lead to a tear of the skin. This is called an anal fissure and the prime symptom of this condition is the presence of blood in your stool. So, if you feel pain or see blood while pooping, you need to contact your healthcare provider and relieve your condition.
  4. It may cause Diverticula or Heamerhoids: Long term constipation can lead to certain ailments which tend to form because of the pressure of straining to pass your poop. You can be affected with diverticula which result in bulges or pouches on the lining of the colon area. Or it can also cause a strain in the veins along the rectum and lead to
  5. Hemorrhoids.
  6. It affects your Bladder control: The colon and the bladder share a close relationship with each other. If there is too much pressure on the bladder because of a full colon, it can lead to decreased control of the bladder. Your bladder will not fill all the way, empty badly or cause unexpected leakages. So, chronic constipation can cause apparent leakage problems too.
  7. It can make you lose appetite: Eating food can be a major turn off for people with constipation. Appetite loss is not just an enjoyable form of hunger suppression, but a big inconvenience.
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Treatment of E. coli!

Dr. Radhika A (Md) 85% (10 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Treatment of E. coli!

Treatment of E. coli

Homeopathic Treatment of E. coli
Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of E. coli
Psychotherapy Treatment of E. coli
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of E. coli
Surgical Treatment of E. coli
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of E. coli
Other Treatment of E. coli
What is E. coli
Symptoms of E. coli
Causes of E. coli
Risk factors of E. coli
Complications of E. coli
Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of E. coli
Precautions & Prevention of E. coli
Treatment of E. coli 

Homeopathic Treatment of E Coli

Homeopathy relieves pain, diarrhea and other complaints. It treats the person as a whole. Treatment is constitutional. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. It balances the energy system, improves immunity and body functions. It naturally cures the root cause of disorder. Some of the homeopathic medicines for E Coli are:

Carb V
China
Crot T
Verat
Rheum
Podo

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of E Coli

There are many conventional medicines available. These must be taken under medical supervision.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of E. coli

Drink plenty of fluids to help with dehydration and fatigue
Eat low-fiber foods
Avoid dairy products, fatty foods, high-fiber foods or highly seasoned foods

What is E. coli?

coli is a type of bacteria that lives in your intestines. You can get E. coli infections by eating foods containing the bacteria. Most varieties of E. coli are harmless or cause relatively brief diarrhea.

Symptoms of E. coli

Diarrhea
Nausea and vomiting
Abdominal pain and tenderness

Causes of E. coli

By eating contaminated food
By drinking contaminated water
When infected adults and children don’t wash their hands properly

Risk factors of E. coli

Young children and older adults
People who have weakened immune systems
Undercooked hamburger; unpasteurized milk, apple juice and soft cheeses made from raw milk.

Complications of E. coli

Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) 

Diagnosis of E. coli

Diagnosis of E. coli involves the following test:

Sample of your stool is sent to a laboratory to test for the presence of E. coli bacteria.

Precautions & Prevention of E. coli

Wash your hands after preparing or eating food, using the bathroom, or changing diapers
Wash utensils with hot soapy water before using
Avoid pink hamburger
Drink only pasteurized milk

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What To Do Before Running?

Dr. Himanshu Gupta 89% (54 ratings)
Fellow Adult Knee Reconstruction and Sports Injuries, Fellowship in Interventional Pain Practice, MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Gurgaon
What To Do Before Running?

Exercise is one of the best stress-busters for those who believe in it. Sweating it out in any form brings out renewed energy, both physically and mentally. Similarly, running unleashes vast amounts of energy and is one of the most vigorous workouts. Of late, running is a fad, and there are more and more people vying for the half and full marathons.

The following are some pointers for runners. Whether you are just beginning to or are planning for a marathon, read on to know what to do before actually running.

  1. Hydration: Before getting into a running mode, take a minute to think if you have had enough water for the day. The amount of water consumed should be dependent on a number of factors including:

    • Weather/climatic factors including temperature, humidity etc.

    • Distance and speed of running

    • Body temperature

    • Toilet trips should be done during the day

    • Consumption of alcohol or caffeine – these will leave you dehydrated

    • Amount of water in the last 2 hours

    • Level of thirst

    • Drink water about 30 minutes before you begin to run, but not to the point that you feel water splashing in the belly and have to stop at the restroom every half an hour.

  2. Food: While it is not advisable to run on an empty stomach, it is not required to eat a full meal before running. Make it easy for the stomach by eating something light like a banana or oats. These are easily digestible and do not tire you out.

  3. Shoes: The most important of all, ensure you are wearing running shoes which are lightweight. Ideally, the right shoes should not cause pain in the shin or the knees and can stand the long runs. Bad shoes can cause severe damage, therefore, it is always wise to invest in a good pair of running shoes.

  4. Work towards a target: Running without having a target is not of much use. Your target could be in the distance covered, time you ran, calories burned, or matching your personal best timing. Whatever you choose, with each run, keeping the route, time, and distance in mind, set a target. Track your run against that target. This can help establish personal best times and help improve performance with other runners too. It also helps get a feeling of accomplishment and a purpose.

  5. Music: This just peps up your run and often adds to the spring in your foot. A nice lively song can increase the heart rate and prepare you for a longer run. Warming up to a good music also elevates mood and energy levels. Any runner would agree that he enjoys a good music during the run.
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Treatment of Diarrhea!

Dr. Radhika A (Md) 85% (10 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Treatment of Diarrhea!

Treatment of Diarrhea

Homeopathic Treatment of Diarrhea
Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Diarrhea
Psychotherapy Treatment of Diarrhea
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Diarrhea
Surgical Treatment of Diarrhea
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Diarrhea
Other Treatment of Diarrhea
What is Diarrhea
Symptoms of Diarrhea
Causes of Diarrhea
Risk factors of Diarrhea
Complications of Diarrhea
Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of Diarrhea
Precautions & Prevention of Diarrhea
Treatment of Diarrhea

Homeopathic Treatment of Diarrhea

Homeopathy has very good reputation in treating all types of diarrheas. It can be life saving medicine. It has proved beneficial in allergic, viral, bacterial and all other causative diarrheas. There are hundreds of homeopathic remedies for diarrhea. Some common homeopathic medicines for diarrhea are:

Arsenicum Album
Phosphorus
Podophyllum
Sulfur
Ipecacuanha
Bryonia
Rumex crispus

Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Diarrhea

Acupressure at certain acupuncture points (acupoints) can help prevent and heal diarrhea but it can be used in an acute situation.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Diarrhea

If diarrhea is caused by bacteria or parasite, antibiotics are prescribed. Among the medications sometimes given for the symptom are Pepto-Bismol, Kaopectate, and Imodium A-D, all in tablet or liquid form.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Diarrhea

Do not drink unpasteurized milk
Eat hot, well-cooked foods
Avoid raw or undercooked meats and dairy foods
Drink plenty of fluids
Other Treatment of Diarrhea

Take a cup of hot water. Add to this a tablespoon of lime juice. Drink this every fifteen minutes

What is Diarrhea?

Diarrhea is the frequent passing of loose or watery stools. Diarrhea often means more frequent trips to the toilet and a greater volume of stool.

Symptoms of Diarrhea

Abdominal bloating
Abdominal or rectal pain
Nausea and vomiting
Extreme thirst
Loose stools
Weight loss
Fever
Bloody or black stools
Dry mouth
Temperature of more than 102 F 

Causes of Diarrhea

Infection by bacteria
Infections by other organisms
Abdominal surgery or gallbladder removal surgery
Allergies to certain foods
Certain antibiotics
Lactose intolerance
Hyperthyroidism
Alcohol abuse
Digestive disorders such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease, microscopic colitis and irritable bowel syndrome
 

Risk factors of Diarrhea

Having a severely weakened immune system, such as with AIDS or after an organ transplant
Traveling to a developing country where the water and food supply may be contaminated
Taking certain medications

Complications of Diarrhea

Anemia
Dehydration
Hypokalemia
Hemolytic uremic syndrome
Malnutrition 

Diagnosis of Diarrhea

Diagnosis of diarrhea includes the complete physical examination of the abdomen. Your doctor may ask about any medications you’re taking, including over-the-counter drugs. The following tests are done:

Blood test – A complete blood count test may help determine what’s causing your diarrhea.
Stool test – Your doctor may recommend a stool test to determine whether a bacterium or parasite is causing your diarrhea.

Precautions & Prevention of Diarrhea

Wash your hands after using the toilet and changing diapers
Wash your hands after handling raw meat, seafood, or poultry
Do not drink unpasteurized milk
Eat hot, well-cooked foods
Avoid raw or undercooked meats and dairy foods
Travelers to developing countries should avoid tap water

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Treatment of Dehydration!

Dr. Radhika A (Md) 85% (10 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Treatment of Dehydration!

Dehydration 

Treatment of Dehydration
Homeopathic Treatment of Dehydration
Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Dehydration
Psychotherapy Treatment of Dehydration
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Dehydration
Surgical Treatment of Dehydration
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Dehydration
Other Treatment of Dehydration
What is Dehydration
Symptoms of Dehydration
Causes of Dehydration
Risk factors of Dehydration
Complications of Dehydration
Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of Dehydration
Precautions & Prevention of Dehydration
Treatment of Dehydration 

Homeopathic Treatment of Dehydration

This improves electrolyte and water balance of body. Homeopathy treats the person as a whole. Treatment is constitutional. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. It balances the energy system, improves immunity and body functions. It naturally cures the root cause of disorder. Some common homeopathic medicines for dehydration are:

Carb V
China
Chinin S
Ars alb
Ipecac
Podo
Verat
Cuprum 

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Dehydration

The best liquid for a sick child is an oral rehydration solution. Pedialyte is an oral rehydration solution for infants and children who have diarrhea, vomiting or fever. These solutions contain water and salts in specific proportions to replenish both fluids and electrolytes.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Dehydration

Drink plenty of fluids
Eat fruits and vegetables
Avoid alcohol
Other Treatment of Dehydration

You can make your own oral rehydration solution by mixing 1/2 teaspoon salt, 6 level teaspoons of sugar and 1 litre of safe drinking water.

What is Dehydration?

Dehydration occurs when you lose more fluid than you take in. in other words, when body doesn’t have enough water and other fluids to carry out its normal functions, you may get dehydrated.

Symptoms of Dehydration

Dry, sticky mouth
Sleepiness or tiredness
Fatigue and weakness
Extreme thirst
Decreased urine output
Few or no tears when crying
Dry skin
Muscle cramps
Headache
Constipation
Unconsciousness
Dizziness or lightheadedness

Causes of Dehydration

Excessive sweating
Fever
Increased urination
Diarrhea and vomiting

Risk factors of Dehydration

People with chronic illnesses
Younger than 2 years old
65 and older
People living at high altitudes
Athletic competition

Complications of Dehydration

Swelling of the brain
Seizures
Kidney failure
Hypovolemic shock
Heat-related illnesses
Coma
Death 

Diagnosis of Dehydration

Diagnosis of dehydration involves the following two tests:

Blood tests – Blood samples may be used to check for a number of factors, such as the levels of your electrolytes — especially sodium and potassium — and how well your kidneys are working.

Urinalysis – Tests done on your urine can help show whether you’re dehydrated and to what degree.

Precautions & Prevention of Dehydration

Drink plenty of fluids
Eat foods high in water such as fruits and vegetables
Wear light colored, absorbent, loose fitting clothing
Avoid caffeine and alcohol

 

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Abdomen Colic!

Dr. Radhika A (Md) 85% (10 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Abdomen Colic!

Treatment of Abdomen Colic
Homeopathic Treatment of Abdomen Colic
Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Abdomen Colic
Psychotherapy Treatment of Abdomen Colic
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Abdomen Colic
Surgical Treatment of Abdomen Colic
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Abdomen Colic
Other Treatment of Abdomen Colic
What is Abdomen Colic

Symptoms of Abdomen Colic

Causes of Abdomen Colic

Risk factors of Abdomen Colic

Complications of Abdomen Colic

Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of Abdomen Colic

Precautions & Prevention of Abdomen Colic

Treatment of Abdomen Colic

Homeopathic Treatment of Abdomen Colic

Homeopathic remedies are very relaxing, offering immediate help to both to babies and adults, during pain in the stomach. They eliminate tendency of colic. Some of the homeopathic remedies which may be used for abdomen colic are as follows:

Cup m
Mag p
Nux v
Bryonia
Coloc

Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Abdomen Colic

Acupuncture is suitable for treating abdomen colic. It provides a better analgesic effect in a shorter time, without side-effects. Acupuncture is a group of procedures which involves the stimulation of locations on or near the skin by a variety of techniques. The most common method of stimulation is through thin metal needles that are manipulated manually or with an electrical current.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Abdomen Colic

The conventional and allopathic treatment of abdomen colic involves the use of medicines that may solve the causes that produce it. Indigestion of antacids and a proper diet with appropriate abstinence from alcohol, coffee and tobacco can fix the problem after treatment.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Abdomen Colic

Beans and pulses should be avoided

Avoid fried items

What is Abdomen Colic?

Abdomen colic is a Stomach pain that occurs between the lower upper body and the groin.  It is a severe discomfort in the abdomen caused by distention, obstruction or inflammation.

Symptoms of Abdomen Colic

Gas
Indigestion
Fever
Fatigue
Nausea
Poor appetite
Vomiting
Causes of Abdomen Colic

Indigestion
constipation
Stress
Obstruction
Strangulation
Inflammation
Food poisoning
Kidney failure
Liver failure

Risk factors of Abdomen Colic

Upset stomach
Food poisoning
Kidney failure

Complications of Abdomen Colic

Dehydration due to lack of fluids
Deficiencies of vitamins
Loss of appetite
Poor nutrition
Diagnosis of Abdomen Colic

Blood test – Complete blood count, pregnancy test, blood culture
Urinalysis
X ray abdomen – To diagnose renal stone, intestinal obstruction etc
Abdominal CT scan – To evaluate internal organs and tissues, useful to detect tumor infections, renal stones, appendicitis.
Abdominal MRI – To diagnose abnormal growth tumors
Abdominal ultrasound – To assess the structures with in the abdomen, used to evaluate gall bladder stone, renal stone, ectopic pregnancy etc.
Precautions & Prevention of Abdomen Colic

Don’t do any hard physical activity immediately after taking the major meals
Fried food should be avoided

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Dehydration - 5 Signs You Must Not Ignore!

Dr. Hardik Thakker 93% (446 ratings)
MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Dehydration - 5 Signs You Must Not Ignore!

5 signs your body is lacking in water

Water is indispensable for the human body as 90% of the brain and almost 60 per cent of an adult body is chiefly made up of water. Water is just as important as any of your meals. Each cell and organ depends on water for its proper functioning and for flushing out toxins and fats from the body. An average man must consume roughly 3 litres (10-12 glasses) of water per day; and a woman requires about 2.5 litres (8-10 glasses). If you're not meeting this requirement, you might be fall prey to dehydration.

The state of water deficiency or dehydration can be determined through various symptoms. Read on to know the 5 most common signs:

1. The colour of your urine is dark

The colour of your urine indicates your health. The lesser the water you drink, the darker is the colour of your pee. If your urine is pale yellow, you drink a sufficient amount of water. If it's dark yellow and concentrated, it's a sign for you to refill on water. Also, if you haven't urinated for more than two hours, you should immediately gulp 2 glasses of water.

2. You experience frequent headaches

Headaches are often caused by dehydration when the pressure from your blood vessels falls. Dehydration makes it tough for your heart to pump enough oxygen to the brain. Drinking sufficient amounts of water ensures the flow of oxygen in your body.

3. You feel dizzy and fatigued

Lack of water can often lead to laziness and restlessness. It may also cause a rapid change in your blood pressure. Low or high blood pressures are stimulants of fatigue. Water gives you instant energy that wakes up your whole system, thus making you feel revitalised.

4. You have constipated bowel movements

Water is one of the top natural remedies for constipation or troubled bowel movements. If your fluid intake is low, you're likely to have stomach, gastric and bowel problems. The digestive system depends on water to help food move through both the intestines. It checks the functions of the digestive tract, while also keeping it flexible and clean.

5. You experience brain fogs and blackouts

Your brain cells and nerves react severely to water loss. You may start feeling a lack of concentration along with temporary memory loss. Blackouts and fogs are common when you have a deficit of water. You might even experience difficulty in carrying out cognitive tasks.

If you're experiencing similar issues, you must enhance your daily water intake. You can try carrying a sipper around, which allows you to keep a tab on your water consumption. To relish water as a refreshing beverage, you can infuse freshly chopped fruits and herbs in a pitcher of chilled water. This flavoured water also cleanses your body of all toxins and chemicals, thus keeping you fresh.

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