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Obesity: Causes, Symptoms and Home Remedies

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obesity

Obesity is the accumulation of excessive fat in the body. The most common method of determining the excessive fat is BMI (Body Mass Index) calculation. BMI 30 or more are considered obese. Basically, if an individual's bodyweight is 20% higher than it should be, then that individual is considered obese.

 

Symptoms

 

  • You may experience breathing disorders.
  • Increased sweating and breathlessness are also signs of obesity.
  • You may feel tired and fail to cope up with daily activities.
  • High cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke are also some of the symptoms of obesity.
  • Sometimes snoring is also a sign of obesity.
  • Heart diseases and joint diseases may also indicate obesity.
  • You may feel depressed and lose your confidence and self esteem.
  • Certain types of cancers such as uterine cancer, bowel cancer, breast cancer, etc.

 

Causes

 

  • Poor diet; eating processed, oily, or fast foods, consuming sugary drinks, or eating too much is the main reason for obesity.
  • Lack of physical activity means less calorie burn and more fat accumulation.
  • Excessive consumption of alcohol also contributes to obesity.
  • Some medical conditions such as hypothyroidism, cushing's syndrome also cause obesity.
  • Antidepressants, medications used in controlling high blood pressure, seizures, etc., lead to obesity.
  • Psychological factors such as anxiety, stress, anger, or sadness may also disturb your bodyweight.

 

Home Remedies To Cure Obesity

 

Lemon Juice

lemon juice

  • Lemon juice improves digestion and helps in detoxification.
  • Add 3 teaspoons of lemon juice, one teaspoon of honey, and half a teaspoon of black pepper powder to a glass of warm water. Drink one glass of this mixture for empty stomach and total 3 times a day.
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Aloe vera

 

  • Aloe vera promotes metabolism, elevates energy consumption, and mobilizes unused fat in the body.
  • Take out the pulp from two fresh aloe vera leaves. Blend it along with a cup of lemon juice or water. Drink this mixture daily for at least a month. 

 

Curry Leaves

 

  • Curry leaves are a great Ayuverdic remedy for obesity.
  • Simply eat 10-12 fresh curry leaves daily. Continue this for 3-4 months to see the result.
  • Try to add curry leaves to your daily diet.

 

Fennel

fennel

  • Diuretic properties of fennel seeds help reduce weight and cure obesity. Basically it reduces the water retention and reduces weight quickly.
  • Dry roast and grind the fennel seeds to make powder. Consume half a teaspoon of fennel seed powder with a glass of warm water. Repeat twice a day.
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posted May 8 by Swaroop

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heartburn

Heartburn is a sensation of burning in the chest caused by the stomach acid backing up into the food pipe. Usually you may feel burning in the upper and central part of the chest just behind sternum.

Symptoms

    •    Burning sensation in the throat or tasting sour, acidic, salty, or hot fluid at the back of the throat could be symptoms of heartburn.
    •    You may also feel difficult to swallow.
    •    You may experience a feeling of food being stuck in the throat.
    •    Shortness of breadth is also one of the symptoms of heartburn.
    •    Experiencing chest pain, usually after eating, lying down, or bending over.


Causes

    •    Most commonly, unhealthy eating habits causes heartburn.
    •    Smoking and alcohol consumption also cause heartburn as they affect your heart.
    •    Stress or being overweight also make you experience heartburn.
    •    Pregnancy also causes heartburn at some stage.
    •    There are number of medications and medical conditions such as Gastroesophageal reflux, Hiatal hernia, that make you feel heartburn.
    •    Eating shortly after bedtime is also not good if you want to avoid heartburn.


Home Remedies To Cure Heartburn

Baking Soda

baking soda

    •    Baking soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate, is a natural antacid that provides quick relief from heartburn.
    •    Mix half a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water. Stir and drink it 4-5 times a day.
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Aloe Vera

    •    Aloe vera provides relief from stomach inflammation and helps soothe esophagus due to its healing and anti-inflammatory properties.
    •    Simply drink half a cup of cool or room temperature aloe vera juice about 20 minutes before your meals.
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Apple Cider Vinegar

    •    Apple cider vinegar aids digestion and helps balance acid production in the stomach.
    •    Add 1-2 teaspoons of organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar to a cup of warm water. Drink it 20-30 minutes before eating a meal. Do this on regular basis for a couple of months.
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Yellow Mustard

    •    Yellow mustard is helpful for acid reflux as it neutralizes stomach acid.
    •    Just eat a teaspoon of yellow mustard when acid reflux strikes or if you feel heartburn. If you feel mustard is too strong for you, just drink a glass of water, immediately after consuming mustard.

Bananas

bananas

    •    Bananas contain natural antacids that can act as a buffer against acid reflux. 
    •    Eat 1 to 2 bananas daily.

Fennel

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    •    Fennel has a amalgam called anethole, it helps to improve digestion and suppress stomach spasms. 
    •    Just chew half a teaspoon of fennel seeds post your meals.
    •    You can also boil a teaspoon of fennel seeds in a cup of water for 10 mins and drink it after straining.

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pregnancy health

For centuries, Jaggery has been promoted as a winter food that provides warmth for the body and is a crucial part of the diet in northern India. The natural sweetness of this food makes it a healthier version of curbing your cravings for dessert. And it also comes with a long list of health benefits-

 

Prevents Anemia and enhances fertility 

fertility

Jaggery is laden with minerals, especially iron, which is one of the most crucial components for improving haemoglobin levels. It also contains floats that are known for regularising your blood levels. Gynaecologists suggest women who suffer from problems like irregular menses or absence of menses to include more jaggery in their diet. It can be eaten in a powdered form on breads or even in stews. You can also add jaggery to your tea instead of sugar.

 

Enhances metabolism and weight loss

 

Another crucial hindrance to fertility is obesity. Due to much fat in the body, hormones go for a toss and it also prevents the sperm from attaching itself to the eggs. Jaggery is a rich source of potassium along with other minerals that prevents water retention in the body, which is also a major cause of weight gain. It is also known for boosting your electrolyte balance in the body and enhances metabolism, which aids weight loss. Heat up some ghee or clarified butter and then add toasted sesame seeds to this along with jaggery. You can use this as a snack and eat a big ball-size scoop a day. The combination works in adding fibre to the diet along with aiding in weight loss.

 

Healthy during and post pregnancy

pregnancy health

As mentioned above, jaggery provides you with a boost in metabolism and red blood cells, which makes it just right for pregnancy consumption. Along with this, it also adds fibre to the body and eases constipation issues. The rich antioxidants and minerals here are an added benefit. Post pregnancy, women can drink this combined with some cumin, carom and asafoetida to get more strength and energy after birth. This combination works in receiving post-pregnancy bleeding too.

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sore throat

Sore throat refers to scratchiness, pain, or irritation of the throat. Throat pain makes it hard to swallow food and liquids. 

 

Symptoms

 

    •    Painful or a dry throat is one of the main symptoms of sore throat. Often this pain is accompanied by itchiness and irritation.

    •    Difficult to swallow or talk due to pain.

    •    Swollen glands in your jaw or neck.

    •    You may notice white patches on the tonsils.

    •    Hoarseness is also a sign of sore throat.

    •    You may also experience fever, cough, sneezing, running nose, body aches, or headache before you get sore throat.

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Causes

 

    •    A number of bacterial infections, or Viral infections such as common cold, flu, mononucleosis, chickenpox, etc., cause sore throat.

    •    Allergies and irritants can contribute to sore throat.

    •    Dry indoor air can make your throat feel itchy and rough and can cause sore throat.

    •    Muscle strain, caused by screaming or talking loudly leads to sore throat.

    •    Severe medical conditions such as HIV infection or cancerous tumors in the throat can cause a sore throat.

 

Home Remedies To Cure Sore Throat

 

Lemon

lemon

    •    Lemon helps remove mucus and thus relieves sore throat.

    •    Squeeze half a lemon to get the juice and add one teaspoon of honey to it. Add this mixture to a cup of hot water and sip it slowly.

    •    Alternatively, you can lick half a lemon sprinkled with little pepper over it.

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Apple cider vinegar

 

    •    Antibacterial properties of apple cider vinegar helps treat sore throat.

    •    Add one teaspoon each of lemon juice and honey and one tablespoon of unfiltered, raw apple cider vinegar to a cup of warm water. Drink it 2-3 times daily.

    •    You can also gargle with apple cider vinegar solution; add one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and one teaspoon of salt to a cup of warm water and gargle with it several times a day.

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Cinnamon

cinnamon

    •    Cinnamon is an excellent remedy for sore throat caused due to common cold.

    •    Mix one teaspoon each of cinnamon powder and black pepper with a glass of warm water. Strain this mixture and gargle with it several times a day.

    •    Alternatively, consume the mixture of one teaspoon of honey and few drops of cinnamon oil twice daily.

Garlic

 

    •    Antibacterial and antiseptic properties of garlic helps treat as well as prevent sore throat.

    •    Consume 2-3 raw garlic cloves daily.

    •    Alternatively, add 4-5 drops of garlic oil to 1/4th cup of water and gargle with it 1-2 times daily.

 

 

 

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stomach worms

Stomach worms can come in many shapes and sizes. They are more common than you may think. Most of the times, stomach worms can thrive in the human body with no signs of its presence. However, sometimes a person can feel constantly ill and have no idea what's going on. Most common stomach worms include tapeworms, pin-worms, roundworms, etc.

 

Symptoms

 

    •    Abdominal pain, bloating, or gas is the common symptom of having stomach worms.

    •    You may experience nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.

    •    Stools containing blood or passing worms in your stool.

    •    You may have itching or rash around the rectum.

    •    Sometimes you may feel tired or may lose your weight.

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Causes

 

    •    Living in or visiting the sites known to have parasites can cause stomach worms.

    •    Poor hygiene or poor sanitation (for both water and food).

    •    Incompetent immune system.

    •    Ageing; Children and elderly are more likely to get affected by stomach worms than adults.

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Home Remedies To Cure Stomach worms  

 

Coconut

 

    •    Coconut acts as a anti-parasite agent and expels out all types of stomach worms.

    •    Consume one tablespoon of shredded coconut with breakfast and after three hours, drink a glass of warm milk mixed with 2 tablespoons of castor oil. Repeat daily once until you get relief.

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Pumpkin Seeds

pumpkin seeds

    •    Pumpkin seeds also have anti-parasitic properties and thus they can paralyze stomach worms.

    •    Mix one tablespoon each of roasted, crushed  pumpkin seeds and honey. Eat this mixture first thing in the morning for about a week. 

    •    Alternatively, add 2 tablespoons of crushed pumpkin seeds to 3 cups of boiling water. Let it boil for another 20-30 minutes. Allow it to cool and drink it.

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Garlic

 

    •    Garlic is helpful for dealing with any kind of stomach worms due to its anti-parasitic nature. In addition, antibacterial, antiseptic, and antifungal properties of garlic help body to get rid of microbes.

    •    Eat 3-4 fresh, raw garlic cloves on an empty stomach daily for about a week.

    •    Alternatively, add 2 crushed garlic cloves to half a cup of milk and boil it. Drink it on an empty stomach, repeat daily for about a week.

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Carom Seeds

carom seeds

    •    The thymol content in carom seeds hinders the growth of stomach worms.

    •    Eat a small piece of jaggery on an empty stomach and after 15 minutes, consume ¼ or ½ teaspoon of crushed carom seeds and then quickly drink a glass of water. Repeat daily once for about 2 weeks.

 

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stomach ache

Nearly everyone has had a stomach ache at one point or the other. Stomach pain can be  intermittent or persistent, it can come and go or show up only after consuming food. Stomach ache can be dull, crampy, or sharp.

 

Symptoms

 

    •    Abdominal pain is the main symptom of stomach ache.

    •    You may experience diarrhea, constipation, and notice blood in stool.

    •    Cough, dizziness, hip pain, bloating, and headaches are also signs of stomach pain.

    •    Pelvic pain, urinary problems, visionary problems are also indications of stomach ache.

    •    There are number of other symptoms associated with stomach ache, such as vomiting, loss of appetite, fever, unexplained loss of weight, etc.

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Causes

 

    •    Indigestion and stomach virus are the two most common causes of stomach ache.

    •    Menstruation may cause stomach pain for some women.

    •    Food poisoning or food allergies also lead to stomach ache.

    •    Medical conditions such as ulcers, hernia, pelvic inflammatory disease, irritable bowel syndrome, appendicitis, endometriosis, etc., cause stomach ache.

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Home Remedies To Cure Stomach Ache

 

Ginger

ginger

  • Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of ginger promote digestion and help reduce stomach ache. In addition, ginger decreases the production of free radicals and thus helps neutralize stomach acids.
  • Cut a ginger root into slices and add it to a cup of water. Boil it for 3-4 minutes and then simmer for another 3-4 minutes.
  • Strain it and add little honey. Drink this 3-4 times daily to improve digestion and ease stomach ache.
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Fennel

 

  • Fennel seeds are a great remedy for stomach ache caused due to indigestion. Fennel seeds have anti-microbial, pain reducing, diuretic, and carminative properties.
  • Mix one teaspoon of fennel seed powder to a cup of water and boil it for 7-8 minutes. Allow it to cool and strain it. Add little honey and drink it. 
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Asefetida

 

  • Asefetida, also known as hing, is helpful for treating stomach ache due to its antispasmodic and antiflatulent properties.
  • Add a pinch of asefetida to a glass of water and drink it. Repeat 3-4 times a day.
  • Alternatively, add a pinch of asefetida and salt to a glass of buttermilk and drink it 1-2 times a day.

 

Lemon and Baking soda

lemon and baking soda

  • Baking soda and  lemon are very helpful if you've stomach ache due to infection. Baking soda relieves bloating and lemon removes free radicals from the body.
  • Squeeze a fresh lemon and add its juice, one teaspoon of baking soda and 1/4th teaspoon of salt to a cup of warm water. Drink this solution quickly. Repeat 3-4 times a day.

 

 

 

 

 

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