What is the remedy about?
Dehydration is a health condition in which your body fluid level becomes critically low. Every cell in your body needs water to function properly. Hence, Dehydration will not cause disputed function in a single organ, but in many. If dehydration is not treated properly, it may cause severe disorders. Here is a set of home remedies to fend off Dehydration. The first and foremost remedy is homemade Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS). To a jar of water (1 litre), add 5-6 teaspoons of sugar and a half teaspoon of salt. Make sure the solution is unsaturated. Drink this several times a day. This is one of the easiest and popular home remedies to treat Dehydration. Yogurt is next on the list. It is very helpful to restore the hydrated you. It has a high amount of electrolytes responsible for hydration. You can either eat a cup of yogurt (plain) with some grated cheese on top once or twice a day or have rice with yogurt and a pinch of salt. Bananas are rich in Potassium and other minerals which are responsible for increasing the essential minerals your body need every day. Loss of excessive amount of minerals from your body may also cause cramped muscles. Bananas take care of that as well and ensure smooth functioning of muscles. Eating one to two bananas is enough to keep you hydrated. You can also choose cold banana smoothie if you don't want to eat it in solid form. You should eat as many watery fruits as you can because they will keep you hydrated and prevent loss of water constantly. Watery fruits include watermelon, lemon, strawberries, cantaloupe, etc. Watery veggies like cucumber and tomatoes have similar benefits.
Are there any side effects?
Side-effects of such home remedies are highly unlikely. But being mindful about consuming anything is important depending upon individual condition to not worsen the problem. If you are suffering from Dehydration caused by Diarrhoea, be extra careful about what you eat or drink, for this has a major role to play in your body system. Consuming unwashed fruits or vegetables, unpackaged yogurt, and unhealthy water will make you pay in the long run. Please give hygiene priority before your intake. Also, be careful about the measurements. Don't cross the level of 6 teaspoons of sugar and half a teaspoon of salt while preparing your home ORS. If you do, it will result in the high content of Sodium (Hypernatremia) and Potassium in the blood which is not healthy at all. Too much Yogurt can add more than 500 calories to your diet per day. For women, eating excessive yogurt is never a good practice. This is because Yogurt has a type of sugar named Galactose, produced from Lactose which has the ability to develop Ovarian Cancer in women. It can also cause a weak immune system in you and infection from probiotics. Besides this, check the product's expiration before you buy them. Expired products will only worsen the already bad situation. Similarly, bananas can give you migraine headaches due to the presence of Tyrosin, an amino acid in it. Tyrosin gets converted into Tyramine and triggers a migraine. So keep all these points in mind before you start using these home remedies.
What are the post-remedy guidelines?
Post remedy guidelines are important to make the results permanently fixed. You might get bored of drinking gallons of plain normal water every day and stop this practice. Don't let your taste matter here. If you stop drinking fluids altogether, you will again fall into the trap of dehydration. Under such circumstances, try drinking alternatives of plain water like coconut water, sports drinks, fruit juices, etc. Coconut water is considered to be the nature's sports drink. Its high amount of electrolytes is needed to maintain a water balance in your body. Next, add hydrating foods to your eating habits. Continue doing this on a regular basis to rule out the future possibility of Dehydration. If you work out regularly, please carry a frozen water bottle or a sports drink while you are exercising. A major amount of water is lost when you exercise heavily and it is required to restore it again by drinking fluids during or after your gym session.
How long does it take to recover?
It usually takes a day or two to recover from mild Dehydration but it takes around 6 days to recover completely from heavy Dehydration after suffering from severe diseases. Dehydration is never a healthy sign and can make you feel irritated and sick. It is always recommended to seek a doctor's help as soon as you notice the symptoms like dry mouth, headache, fatigue, etc. However, the duration of recovery is mostly in your hands. The more you replenish yourself with oxygenated water, the better. You may feel the urge to urinate frequently but don't get tired because of this. This is a sign of healthy functioning in your body. After urination, refill yourself with a glass of water again. Keep up this habit for fast result.
Are the results of the remedy permanent?
The effects can be absolutely permanent if you walk on the right path. Although, you may suffer from dehydration due to other diseases like excessive vomiting during Diarrhoea or Stomach Infection. In that case, the recurrence of Dehydration is natural but if you continue following the guidelines to prevent yourself from getting dehydrated again, you will certainly have a better health. Try consuming tropical fruits like Pineapple, Mangos, and Grapes in plenty every day. You can prepare healthy smoothies of different fruits like Kiwi, Orange or Berries. This will be the most beneficial way of treating your Dehydration. Do these to make the effects permanent
Is there any training or experts required?
No training is required to fight against Dehydration. It is a simple decline in the fluid level of your body. It can be easily treated by yourself with these home remedies. Don't try out any medication without consulting with a medical professional. Natural remedies are safe and effective as long as you are careful about the guidelines. Depending on the level or intensity of Dehydration, it may take you a long time to completely fight it out. So have patience and take help of medical experts if you wish to. Remember, water is the secret to a wholesome life.