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From several days I can't feel the hunger and don't want to eat anything please give me some suggestion.

Dr. Rangadhar Satapathy 88% (36 ratings)
BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Bhubaneswar
From several days I can't feel the hunger and don't want to eat anything please give me some suggestion.
In case of severe acidity appetite is reduced. There are various cause for acidity like taking of junk foods, fast foods, late night sleep, lack of physical activity, staying always in a stressful condition, job stress, irregular diet habit, addiction to any sort of nicotine product that all reflects with more acidity. Here I am giving some healthy tips that you can follow and side by side some homeopathic medicines prscribingyou can use KEEP AWAYAVOID all sorts of junk foods and fast foods like - oChow mein, Nodules, Burger, Pizza oRolls, Pokoda, Kurkure, chips, Mixture oSamosa, Vada, plane Puri, Bhelpuri oAlu paratha, Gup chup (golgappa, panipuri) oChaat, papri chat, Pav bhaji oRoadside Aludum dahivada, Cakes & Pastry AVOID all sorts of cold drinks AVOID oily spices foods, AVOID SMOKING, ALCOHOL intake AVOID LATE NIGHT SLEEP DO NOT SKIP YOUR BRAKE FAST RECOMMENDATIONS Add more fruits and green vegetables to your daily diet. Take fruits by chewing instead of taking juice Take curd regularly Drink minimum 3 to 4 liters of water daily Go to bed early by 11 pm daily Take your meals in time Go for vegetarian Practice yoga and pranayam regularly minimum for 30 minutes Homeopathy medicines- Nux vom-200- 2 times daily for 15 days, Chelidonium-200- 2 times daily for 10 days. Alfalfa Q- 10 drops diluting in 1/2 cup of water 3 times daily thank you.
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Diabulima - Should You Be Worried About It?

Dr. Harsh Shah 90% (10 ratings)
Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Diabulima - Should You Be Worried About It?

Diabulimia is an eating disorder often associated with Type-1 Diabetes. Also referred to as ED-DMT1, not many people are aware of this non-clinical term. It is a well known fact that many people with Type-1 diabetes require the daily administration of insulin. In the case of Diabulimia, a person having Type-1 diabetes purposely manipulates with the insulin dosage in an endeavour to lose weight. In some extreme cases, a person may completely avoid the use of insulin.

You need no rocket science to understand the impact diabulimia will have on a diabetic patient (Type-1) who is entirely dependent on insulin. Some of the lethal consequences of diabulimia include

  1. Yeast infections: Manipulating with the appropriate dosage of insulin can trigger an abnormal rise in the blood glucose level (Hyperglycemia), some of which gets eliminated out through the urine, thereby enabling a person to lose weight. However, the high glucose level is just the ideal and favorable condition for yeast growth. The hyperglycemic condition will result in increased yeast infections. The infection can be very uncomfortable and annoying. In fact, there will be repeated yeast infections until the blood glucose level comes down to the normal range.
  2. Ketoacidosis: As already mentioned, diabulimia devoids the body of insulin. As a result, glucose is unable to enter the body cells (glucose is an important fuel for the muscles and the other cells and tissues of the body). In its absence, the body starts looking for alternate sources. Gradually the body starts breaking down fats to get the desired energy. Increased breakdown of fats results in accumulation of ketone bodies in the bloodstream, a condition medically termed as Ketoacidosis or Diabetic Ketoacidosis. The condition if left untreated can be harmful triggering Cerebral Edema (a condition characterized by a swelling of the brain), Hypokalemia (low potassium level) or even Hypoglycemia.
  3. Diabetic retinopathy: Hyperglycemia can spell doom for your eyes. The accumulation and buildup of high levels of glucose in the eyes often damage the retinal blood vessels, a condition known as Diabetic Retinopathy. There may not be any early signs associated with the condition. However, diabetic retinopathy can give rise to many serious complications such as Glaucoma (characterized by severe damage to the optic nerve), Vitreous Hemorrhage (the blood leaks into the areas adjacent to the vitreous humor of the eye), or even Blindness. There may also be a Retinal Detachment.
  4. Renal failure: One of the common and harmful consequences of diabulimia is the kidney failure. Increased concentration of glucose in the kidneys often damages the filtration units of the kidneys called the Glomeruli (increased glucose blocks the capillaries of the kidney) leading to kidney damage and failure.
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Mindless Munching - How Can You Cut It?

Dt. Simer Kaur 89% (936 ratings)
M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, B.Sc Home Science (hons)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ludhiana
Mindless Munching - How Can You Cut It?

Mindless munching is usually caused by boredom as well as stress and fatigue, in many cases. Also, not eating your meals on time is another reason why we suddenly feel hungry and end up eating all types of wrong food. This kind of mindless munching usually makes us ingest empty calories, which can make us put on weight and face other health issues in the long run as well. Many of these snacks also contain lots of oil, fat and salt which can cause a range of diseases like diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and other cardiovascular conditions.

So, how can you cut down on mindless munching? Read on to know more!

  1. Visual reminders: A great way to ensure that you do not succumb to sudden and unhealthy cravings is to place visual reminders on your desk and on the fridge. Get a print out of the things that motivate you, eating healthy, the daily calorie intake that you need to follow, your goal weight it can be anything! Place these around you so that you realise how much better off you are without the mindless eating. 
  2. Small plates and tall glasses: You can use tall glasses in order to ensure that you are ingesting plenty of water. Many times, mental hunger can be cured with a big glass of water. So even when you are having a snack or a meal, keep a tall glass of water to fill yourself up instead of feeling hungry later and eating mindlessly. Also, use smaller crockery in order to eat less. As per psychologists, this tends to have a bearing on the eating patterns of the person by creating a visual reminder of one helping at a time. 
  3. Variety: Eat all colors of food in order to get more variety, but limit the variety to more healthy food. Keep the various kinds of chips and wafers away from your home and pantry so that you have no choice, but to snack on fruit and dry fruit as well as other healthy options when the munchies strike!
  4. Be deliberate and present: When you eat slowly, you allow the satisfaction of a good meal to wash over you. This ensures that you have less scope to indulge in mindless eating later. Also, you will feel fuller when you have been more deliberate and present with your meal. This can be done by switching off all devices and the television or smart phone, in particular and actually taking the time to enjoy your food. Many psychologists say that distractions tend to make us eat more, and more often. So it is best to cut these out before you start eating.
  5. Roasted snacks: You can snack on peanuts, roasted channa, roasted makhane, roasted pumpkin seeds.
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I am eating alot but my body is not absorbing anything so I started to use digemax for how much time I should use it? If I would leave it would my body will be same as it was before?

Dt. Ranjani Raman 88% (128 ratings)
M.Sc - Dietetics & Food Service Management, National Eligibility Test Qualified for Lecturership, Pediatric Nutrition Certification, Certified Diabetes Educator
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
I am eating alot but my body is not absorbing anything so I started to use digemax for how much time I should use it?...
Hello Mr. lybrate-user, please do not use any products to enhance absorption as this can have long term consequences. Make your cells active by involving in sports of fitness activity and along with it, ensure your are eating good amount of protein rich foods such as pulses, nuts, eggs, chicken, fish etc.
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How to Help Your Child Recover From an Eating Disorder?

Dr. K V Anand 94% (21257 ratings)
BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
How to Help Your Child Recover From an Eating Disorder?

If your child develops an eating disorder, you might be unsure about how to solve the problem and how to act on it. Eating disorders occur when your child tends to either eat in excess, or eats too less. The behavior of your child is also subjected to change because of an eating disorder. It is likely for him to get withdrawn, rude, and touchy. This makes it difficult for you to deal with them at a time when communication is necessary. Here are some essential tips that you should follow in dealing with eating disorders in children:

  1. You should get advice about how to talk to your child. It will help you in realizing that your child is likely to be defensive as their eating disorder is a form of coping. Hence, it is normal for a child to be reluctant about letting go of it. If your child is undergoing treatment, the treatment team has a vital role to play. However, your constant love and support are also very important.
  2. It is important to talk to your child about the condition, even though he cannot accept that he is having a problem. Communication is an essential part of treatment, which you should never ignore. You should not blame or judge your child, and refer proper resources to him. You have to be prepared for a negative response from your child.
  3. You should educate yourself properly about your eating disorder. Abstain from talking to your child about his appearance, even in the form of a compliment. Use ways for boosting your child’s self-esteem and confidence.
  4. Abstain from referring to weight problems and diets followed by other people. You need to assure your child that you will be there for him, no matter what. You should talk to him about activities he should get involved in, in a positive tone and approach.
  5. Coping with the meal times of your child suffering from an eating disorder is very important as well. Consult your child’s treatment team to know about ways of arranging your meal times ideally.
  6. Take your child out for shopping and agree on having meals that are acceptable, from both your and his end.
  7. You should have an agreement with your whole family regarding meals, which will help to set the expectations of everybody. Agree on not talking about fat content, calorie content, or portion sizes during meals.
  8. You must abstain from consuming low calorie food items in front of them. Try to keep the meal time atmosphere positive and light hearted. Do not focus on others during meal times and teach your child to concentrate on his own meal.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Eating Disorders and Obesity - What To Know About It?

Mr. Guruprasad Shivakamat 84% (10 ratings)
Masters In Psychology , CBT - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy , REBT Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, BArch
Psychologist, Thane
Eating Disorders and Obesity - What To Know About It?

The prevalence of childhood obesity has increased dramatically over the past few decades, and obesity during adolescence is associated with significant medical morbidity during adulthood. Eating disorders and obesity are usually seen as very different problems but actually share many similarities. Eating disorders (EDs) are the third most common chronic condition in adolescents, after obesity and asthma.

In fact, eating disorders, obesity, and other weight-related disorders may overlap as girls move from one problem, such as unhealthy dieting, to another, such as obesity. Understand the links between eating disorders and obesity and promote healthy attitudes and behaviors related to weight and eating.

What is an Eating Disorder?

Eating Disorders describe illnesses that are characterized by irregular eating habits and severe distress or concern about body weight or shape. Eating disturbances may include inadequate or excessive food intake which can ultimately damage an individual’s well-being. The most common forms of eating disorders include Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder and affect both females and males.

Signs & Symptoms of an Eating Disorder:

A man or woman suffering from an eating disorder may reveal several signs and symptoms, some which are:

  1. Chronic dieting despite being hazardously underweight
  2. Constant weight fluctuations
  3. Obsession with calories and fat contents of food
  4. Engaging in ritualistic eating patterns, such as cutting food into tiny pieces, eating alone, and/or hiding food
  5. Continued fixation with food, recipes, or cooking; the individual may cook intricate meals for others but refrain from partaking
  6. Depression or lethargic stage
  7. Avoidance of social functions, family and friends. May become isolated and withdrawn
  8. Switching between periods of overeating and fasting

What are the health risks associated with these disorders?

  1. Stunted growth.
  2. Delayed menstruation.
  3. Damage to vital organs such as the heart and brain.
  4. Nutritional deficiencies, including starvation.
  5. Cardiac arrest.
  6. Emotional problems such as depression and anxiety.

What is Obesity?

Obesity means being overweight by the accumulation of excess fat within the body. Obesity is defined to some extent by measuring Body Mass Index (BMI). People become obese by consumption of excess calories, imbalance between calories intake and calories outgoing, leading a sedentary life, lack of sleep , disturbances in lipid metabolism and intake of medications that put on obese.

What are the risks associated with obesity?

Obesity increases the risk for:

  1. High blood pressure.
  2. Stroke.
  3. Cardiovascular disease.
  4. Gallbladder disease.
  5. Diabetes.
  6. Respiratory problems.
  7. Arthritis.
  8. Cancer.
  9. Emotional problems such as depression and anxiety.

How eating disorder and obesity are related?

Eating disorders and obesity are part of a range of weight-related problems.

  1. Body dissatisfaction and unhealthy dieting practices are linked to the development of eating disorders, obesity, and other problems.
  2. Binge eating is common among people with eating disorders and people who are obese.
  3. Depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders are associated with both eating disorders and obesity.
  4. The environment may contribute to both eating disorders and obesity.

Healp Adolescents Develop Healthy Eating Habits:

  • Healp children learn to control their own eating.
  • Offer children a variety of healthy foods at meal and snack times.
  • Eat dinner together as a family most days of the week.
  • Be aware of your child's emotional health.
  • Encourage children to participate in sports, dance, swimming and other physical activities.
  • Counteract harmful media messages about body image. 

The Splendid Approach:

The approach should be quite simple. A proper diet plan, nutritious foods and fruits with proper exercise can do a world of good to you.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Sir/madam, please consult me.I have loose my appetite for the last 2-3 weeks, could not eat anything, So, what should I prefer for this Please suggest me something?

Dr. Praveenkumar Talikoti 91% (428 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bijapur
Sir/madam, please consult me.I have loose  my appetite for the last 2-3 weeks, could not eat anything, So, what shoul...
Avoid fatty, junk,bakery foods. Avoid bread and maida foods. Drink warm water often. Take hot gruels processed with ginger and pepper. Eat different kind of fruits everyday. Practice yoga and pranayama which increase your appetite. Tab chitraka vati 1-0-1 before meals for 10 days. Madiphala rasayana 1tsp twice before meals.
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Hello everyone meri problem hai k mjhe bhukh bht km lagti hai khane k iccha nehi krti .gas ke problem bhi rehti hai please koi esa suggestion ya medicine de jisse mujhe khane ke iccha kre.

Dr. Kapildev Tiwari 91% (179 ratings)
Homeopath, Pune
Hello everyone meri problem hai k mjhe bhukh bht km lagti hai khane k iccha nehi krti .gas ke problem bhi rehti hai p...
Lycopodium 200 single dose followed by zandu pancharistha 2teaspoon in equal amt of watee daily twice fora month.
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What doctor should I consult to improve my liver's activity? Because I don't feel hungry easily. For which my weight is going down day by day.

Dt. Apeksha Thakkar 92% (4599 ratings)
BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics , Diabetes Educator
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Hello, Get your liver profile checked once. Get in touch with me online with the reports. Drink lots of water and fluids in a mean time.
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Good morning sir From past 3-4 days I am feeling like losing of appetite and not much interested to eat food ,and also my stomach is upset means sometimes I have to try to pass stools yesterday I have stools of about 4 times a day.

Dr. Kapildev Tiwari 91% (179 ratings)
Homeopath, Pune
Try alfaalfa tonic oralfa malt in milk it acts as a good appetizer hav warm lime water daily empty stomach to get rid of toxicity from body and purification of gi tract and blood.
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