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Home Remedies For Reduced Appetite
Patience: Many things have been tried but patience and time cure most upset stomaches. Ginger, anise and other herbs were originally reported to help but careful studies show they aren't any better than time. If you have fevers, bloody poop, severe cramps, dehydration or symptoms longer than a week you should contact your doctor. ...Read more
Sure: Mindfulness meditation; yoga; tai chi; sharing affection with a pet, family member, or friend; hot bath with aromatic oils like lavender; playing music; dancing; taking a walk; cooking a meal with loved ones; gardening; any sports you enjoy; watching a comedy movie; getting a massage; and many more. Also magnesium is a relatively safe supplement -- start low, but get to 250-500 mg total per day. ...Read more
Fiber,herbs&exercise: Even here in america i've found no better remedy than the classic ayurvedic tonic triphala. A diet rich in fiber from fruits & vegetables is important. Fiber supplements like psyllium can help. Exercise helps. Constipation can be caused by low thyroid. Imbalances of GI flora & magnesium deficiency. Acupressure can provide acute relief- see http://www.Herbalshop.Com/acupressure/acupressure_16.Html. ...Read more
Integrative therapy: Alternative treatments for depression include acupuncture, hypnotherapy, biofeedback, meditation, coaching, and herbal supplementation. St. John's wort has been shown to improve mild depression. Of course, it is best to see a trained holistic professional before starting this or any alternative or traditional therapy. ...Read more
Are HCG drops effective for helping with weight loss? Are there any natural foods that help curb cravings and control appetite?
No - you have to: Work at it. To lose weight insure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more
Are there any home treatments or natural cures for chronic headaches (vs. Over-the-counter meds)?
Headache prevention: For frequent migraine headaches, magensium and butterbur have been shown to prevent headaches. For tension headaches, neck stretching and realted physical therapy has been shown to prevent headaches. What kind of headache do you have? That may be important. Some kinds don't responds to these treatments. ...Read more
Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some options: Bloating prior to or during your period is due to fluid retention & slower digestion (constipation). To decrease bloating avoid salt intake (including prepackaged foods), increase water intake (to flush the body & reduce constipation), consider magnesium or calcium supplements (with your dr’s approval) or otc meds that include a diuretic such as midol. Exercise and birth control pills may help. ...Read more
Morning sickness: Go for a liquid diet. You may find it easier on your stomach to emphasize liquids over solids when morning sickness is at its worst. Get your nutrients from bouillon, juices, and other liquids. (confirm that this approach is okay with your obstetrician first.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Liquids/Brat/ Ginger: A simple way to reduce nausea & sometimes cramping is with ginger. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger & steep x 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. If stools are very liquidy you might need a clear liquid diet for a day or so before transitioning to brat diet. ...Read more
How can I eat less?I always feel like eating!i want to loose my appetite!how can I do dat?Can u suggest me any home remedy?
Reduced appetite: diminished desire to eat (anorexia).Get a more detailed answer ›
It depends: Most 2 year olds eat less than they did when they were younger (per body size). They may be too active to sit down for a long meal, they may become more picky, or they may start resisting your control. They also may be sick and need to be seen by a doctor. If he isn't feeling well, have him checked by his doctor to make sure it isn't an ear infection, stomach bug or other problem. ...Read more
I'm having what looks like the Flue but the weird thing is I'm only having joint pains and fever and a reduced appetite. Is that. Should i be worried?
Don't play doctor: Your symptoms are concerning and I would strongly suggest that you see your primary care physician to make a diagnosis. ...Read more
Yes, however...: If one is not having adequate food intake they may well become deficient in vitamins, so a good multivitamin/mineral supplement will help assure you are getting needed nutrients. But this is no substitute for evaluating why you have a reduced appetite and treating the cause. Please see a qualified practitioner to evaluate this! ...Read more
Smoking is bad: Smoking by itself can reduce appetite which is why people can gain weight when they stop. However, the loss of weight and appetite can also be of more serious concern in those who have smoked for a while. This is something you should go over with a doctor. Loss of weight in an adult is something of concern if not from active dieting. Good luck! ...Read more
Couple of ideas: Although your symptoms fit an early pregnancy, there are plenty of non-pregnancy issues that need to be addressed with your pcp or obgyn - check thyroid, prolactin, fsh/lh levels to see if anything hormonal is going on. Check with GI to evaluate your belly and appetite issues. And do a blood pregnancy test - it's more sensitive than urine. Good luck! ...Read more
Can a reduced appetite come from severe/chronic gas, or is this always a sign of something more serious?
My Husband is experiencing fatigue, toothache, lightheadedness and appetite changes (quality: reduced appetite) .
Concurrent: If your husband has an infected tooth, that can be the cause of all of his symptoms. So have him see your Dentist immediately. If no infection, the next appointment should be with your Physician. May also have concurrent unrelated problems. ...Read more
Can thumb sucking habbit result in reduced appetite in children? What is the best way to stop kids from doing this?
Age and School: Many parents have asked me about thumbsucking. It provides emotional support for the child and yelling only makes things worse. Increasing maturity and peer pressure will solve the problem. Many quit on their own. For the rest, the first time a child sucks his/her thumb in school and gets called a baby will be the last time (S)he does it.. I've never seen it linked to appetite. Hope this helps. ...Read more
1 yr old boy has 38 degree cel. Temp. Sleepy reduced appetite & but still playing. Worry? Wake during night if temp increases?
Fever: I'm not overly worried.. The fact that he is playful is a reassuring sign. I certainly wouldn't wake him if he is sleeping comfortably, even if his temp does increase. If the fever persists or worsens over the next 48 hours, or if additional symptoms appear, i recommend consulting your doctor. Otherwise, we can observe. ...Read more
I am experiencing obesity, appetite changes (quality: reduced appetite) , numbness or tingling (time frame: gradual onset) (side: one side only) ....
I am experiencing appetite changes (quality: reduced appetite) and decreased energy level. The following also describes me: Fatigue. What should ...
Nonspecific: Your symptoms are nonspecific and possibilities include anemia, iron or certain vitamin deficiencies, endocrine problems, infection or depression. Your physician will take a thorough history, perform a physical examination and order appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis or refer you to a specialist. ...Read more
Reduced appetite after shoulder surgery(open capsular plication) it's been 3 weeks and I have lost 8lbs, my appetite still isn't normal.Is this normal?
Unusual: It is unusual to loose this much weight after shoulder surgery unless you lost lot of blood in the surgery. Some of the pain medication and even the iron supplements can cause nausea and loss of appetite. Hopefully in the next three or four weeks this will resolve .Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the treatment and or medication normally used to treat chronic appendix[ symptoms are ongoing pain, mild dihorrea, loss of appetite, unwell]?
Appendicitis: Appendicitis is typically treated with surgery. If it is severe antibiotics may be used. Pain medications can also be used. Chronic appendix pain may actually arrise from the gallbladder which should be looked at with an ultrasound. Any other questions? I am happy to consult. ...Read more
Male30yrs.when i have digestive problems,i urinate very less.Urine analysis normal.sr cr used to be 0.9,now 1.1. Will have reduced appetite this time?
Refocus: Your creatinine levels are fine. The increase may be due to your putting on some muscle or having taken some medication or being dried out. Of course you urinate less when you're stomach's upset -- you drink less water. You also describe B12 deficiency -- this is a VERY serious problem that needs to be addressed. Pernicious anemia? Ill-advised vegetarianism? Work on the big issues here. ...Read more
Water absorption has reduced N so reduced urination,reduced appetite(renal function normal).looks like gastroparesis.how to improve water absorption?
Here are some…: Physiologically, human body has been "magically" equipped with all kinds of pressure and chemical sensors throughout the wonderful system of automation. So, all average healthy humans can auto-regulate water absorption and excretion without a hitch. More on water drinking? To http://formefirst.com/waterdrink.html. ...Read more
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