Do you recall the last time you fell ill? Do you remember how it felt? Fatigue, weakness, a heavy head, loss of appetite; these are a few symptoms of illness. There are also quite a few side effects of illness that tend to appear such as mouth sores, nausea, acidity etc. We have put together a few easy-to-follow home remedies to help treat those annoying side effects and get you on the road to recovery in no time!
a common symptom experience due to medicines. Chewing on black rains will not only give energy in the form of sugars but also soluble fiber which will aid in digestion and help give relief in nauseous feeling.
If one suffers from high fevers, such as in the case of diarrhea, nausea and food poisoning one tends to get dehydrated, resulting in mouth sores. You may also experience dryness in the mouth and find it difficult to swallow. Have warm soups, enough water and suck on some orange slices. This will help soothe the dryness, keeping you hydrated and take care of nutrient intake.
Loss of appetite
Eating is the last thing on your mind when you are sick. The digestive system slows down; brain feels more fatigued and thus the hormones to signal hunger take a hit. Eating a big meal can be cumbersome but trying to eat every hour and in very small quantities will fulfill the purpose of refueling, thereby, giving energy to the brain and get the digestive engine moving and functioning well.
Pain medications and certain antibiotics can cause delayed emptying of bowels and hence constipation. Have lots of fruits, vegetables to increase the fiber content and consume lots of water. Include whole grain cereals like rice, oats, and wheat but avoid millets as they are very rich in fiber and require more water to digest. Your body is in a dehydrated state and digestive system a little sluggish, so digesting millets will require more energy and your body is deficient on enough energy at this time. Cut down on caffeine.
with a slow digestive system, dehydration and imbalance of electrolytes, heavy medications acidity is very common. Have soft foods which have been pureed or ground and avoid spicy foods. Switch to bland foods for some time, as this will help in releasing less acid. Avoid cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, over consumption of greens like spinach. These vegetables are rich in oxalic acid and oxalic acid is irritating for the intestinal tract.
Weakness & Fatigue
One does fall low on certain hormones like selenium, beta-carotene coming from vitamin A. Vitamin A helps in preventing infections. Low levels of selenium leads to more vulnerability to viruses. Vitamin C helps fight against infections. With your body’s requirements being higher, having a multivitamin is very essential during illness.
It’s not easy to eat healthy when you don’t feel well but illness is basically a state of poor health. A nourished body will always be able to fight back all the odds of illness and help you lead a healthy life. Health gain and not weight loss should be your motive during illness.