@hemang Antibiotics are hard on the kidneys and can sometimes cause stomach upset. Drinking plenty of water reduces the effects of both.
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RE: why is taking plenty of water important for antibiotics
RE: Severe bloating after eating
@pulkit There could be a few reasons causing your bloating;
- You could be eating too quickly and not chewing properly so the food is not broken down in the mouth and must undergo break down in the stomach.
- you don't have enough digestive enzymes so the food is not breaking down
- maybe you're eating gaseous foods
- you're not getting enough fibre
RE: How can I get more water in my diet?
@steven Have you tried putting lemon in your water? It might make the water bearable to you. Just squeeze half a lemon in a glass of water.
Also, eat more fruits and vegetables! things like melons, grapes, kiwi, berries, citrus, pears, tomatoes, carrots, broccoli, etc. have a really high water content AND they're packed with amazing amounts of vitamins and minerals, and cancer-protective phytochemicals and antioxidants! the more of these foods you eat the better, plus it will reduce the amount of straight water you'll have to drink.
RE: Trying to eat less but suffering from Headaches
Extreme dieting will cause headaches - being hungry does that. So do toxins, eating junk, but you don't do that, so I'm thinking it's the former - too few calories. You drink your water, right? Any chance you're coming down with a cold? Headaches are usually one of the first symptoms.
Stick with healthy portions of food. Make sure you eat slowly and that a meal lasts a good 20 minutes - this is how long it takes your gut to send the message to your brain that you're not hungry anymore.
RE: Can we use vicks vaporub for infants under one year
@kat According to the labeling, the product can be used for ages 2 and up. Consult your physician for directions for children under the age of two.
RE: Low weight..How to gain weight?
@robin Hello and welcome to the forum
The basic way for most people to gain weight is to eat more. If you don't care if you gain fat or not, you can do this more quickly by eating lots of fatty foods and sugar, but that won't be healthy. If you eat more meals a day or just eat more of the healthy foods you eat normally you should gain weight. But to be that thin, either you have a genetic heritage in your family or your metabolism might be extremely high. Protein weight gainers are actually made for people wanting to add muscle, usually. They're generally not very healthy, and only work if you're doing a lot of weight lifting. But because most of them contain a lot of sugar and a lot of fat, it's possible if you add them as an additional meal you might gain some weight, but you can do the same thing by eating more and eating more frequently.
RE: The Best Diet for Personal Training
@marshal Hello and welcome to the forum.
The basic diet that continually scores the best for health is referred to as the Mediterranean Diet, which means largely eating plant foods with lots of veggies and fruits (keeping in mind that this doesn't mean sweet fruits, it means all fruits, which includes seeds, nuts, squash, etc.), whole grains, moderate consumption of animal food except for food from the sea. Protein is also useful after any kind of workout to help with recovery. If you're doing a lot of cardio and are going to sweat a lot, you'll need to focus on hydration and electrolytes, which are plentiful in green leafy greens for example. That's about it. The more energy you intend to expend, the more nutrition you'll need to feel that energy.
RE: Low Iron But not aneamic.
@jahnavikodalis I'm glad most of your symptoms have subsided. I think that as long as you keep up with it you will continue to feel better.
RE: Diabetes in Children
@radhika The urine test for blood sugar is an indirect measure of blood sugar levels. Typically, diabetes begins to present with increased thirst, increased urination, and increased hunger. Type 2 diabetes (insulin resistance) that commonly goes along with obesity can often be somewhat asymptomatic so occasional testing is reasonable. One may also notice a darkening of the skin around the neck and on the knuckles. This would be an indication of insulin resistance and can be an early indicator of developing diabetes.
Stopped smoking. Can I still have diseases like COPD?
I'm 25 years old and have recently given up smoking after a steady reduction over several years. I've smoked for six years probably averaging two cigarettes a day. I am not smoking for the last 6 months. This is the biggest step I can take to improve my health but I still find the possible consequences of my years of smoking terrifying. Am I still at risk of premature death? What are my chances of developing conditions due to my smoking past? Conditions like COPD are particularly worrying me. I've had asthma since childhood (which is now very well controlled).
What are my chances? Is there any more I can do to improve my health?