Indigestion is a common complaint during pregnancy. Have small frequent meals instead of large ones. Eating bananas, drinking turmeric or ginger tea, and having honey can help. So can sitting up while you eat, cutting down on caffeine and fatty or spicy foods, and eating foods like yogurt that boost digestion.
To boost hemoglobin levels and ensure that your body has enough nutrients to make blood, eat iron-rich foods like red meat, chicken, and fish; vitamin C-rich foods like broccoli, spinach, and citrus fruits; folate-rich leafy greens, beans, eggs, and liver; copper-rich oysters, potatoes, and beans. Pomegranates, black sesame seeds, black grapes as well as herbs like nettle and Dong quai also help.
Myrrh is known to have anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal, antitumor, and anesthetic properties. It can be used to treat wounds, fungal infections, bad breath, mouth ulcers, and joint pain. It can rejuvenate your skin and hair andreduce stress. Some of its compounds may be powerful enough to fight cancer cells too.
Waxing is, arguably, one of the most painful hair removal procedures out there. Certain hacks can make this experience less painful. Avoid waxing during menstruation since you're very sensitive to pain then. Opt for sugaring over conventional waxing. Exfoliate and moisturize a day before waxing. Listen to music or try pain-relieving pills and creams to lower the intensity of pain. Wax regularly to build a tolerance to pain. Avoid caffeine since it lowers pain threshold.
Vidari is a powerful herbal remedy that eases stress and boosts strength, endurance, memory, and immunity. It works as an aphrodisiac, lowers blood pressure, and fights inflammation. It helps control diabetes and epilepsy and protects your kidney from the damaging effects of toxins. Excessive use can harm your liver so stick to prescribed doses.
Ayurvedic and herbal remedy guduchi or giloy is a protective tonic that wards off infection and boosts your immunity. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties have far-reaching benefits, helping you fight upper respiratory infections, fevers, arthritis, skin and liver problems. It can also help you better manage diabetes and stress.
Kutki or Picrorhiza kurroa is a herb known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Use it to ward off hepatitis, detox your liver, prevent nausea, and treat constipation and indigestion. Kutki can also improve cardiac health, ease arthritis, fight a fever, and even boost your appetite.
More nutritious than an apple or a banana, even 1/4 of an avocado can give a 7- to 12-month baby a healthy bowel. A half can meet 100% of her folate and 86% of vitamin B6 requirement. Being a complete source of protein, it has the 10 essential amino acids a baby needs from food and also has minerals like potassium and magnesium. But give your baby avocado puree only after she crosses 6 months.
Swimming is a great way to relax and stay fit when you’re pregnant. It can also reduce pregnancy symptoms like back pain or water retention. Just ensure the water is clean so you don’t catch recreational water illnesses or expose yourself to problematic pool disinfectant byproducts. A little care can help you make the most of this low-impact aerobic workout.
To tackle a nosebleed at home, sit down, lean slightly forward, and pinch the soft part of your nose so that your nostrils are closed for about 10 minutes. You can also apply a cold compress, a cypress oil or lemon oil compress, witch hazel, or pomegranate juice.
Kawasaki disease usually needs prompt medical attention and is treated with a high dose of aspirin and intravenous immunoglobulin. Once the fever caused by this condition comes down, the dosage of aspirin will be reduced. Those who develop heart complications may need blood thinners and, in rare cases, surgical procedures.
Intermittent fasting can involve whole day fasting like the 5:2 or alternate day fasting or time restricted feeding like 16/8 where you have an 8-hour eating window in a day. Whichever you choose, research suggests that doing such fasts can help your body's metabolism and even aid weight loss.
Diastasis recti is a separation of abdominal muscles that affects many women after pregnancy. Core and transverse abdominal muscle strengthening exercises like pelvic tilt, pelvic squeeze, and tummy tuck can help. So can deep belly breathing and the upward or upright plank. Avoid crunches, sit-ups, and other flexion exercises that can worsen the condition.
Almost every part of neem has medicinal properties. The leaves can lower blood sugar, control blood pressure, and help treat acne, dandruff, and psoriasis. The seed oil works as a mosquito repellent and treats skin infections too. Meanwhile, the bark fights intestinal ulcers and dental plaque.
IVF has helped many women have successful pregnancies. But fertility medicines may cause nausea, breast tenderness, fatigue, mood swings, as well as ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, which can be fatal in rare cases. IVF may also lead to infection and increase the risk of an ectopic pregnancy and birth defects.
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