NON MEDICAL TREATMENTS OF SOME COMMON AILMENTS BY DIETICIAN MOKSHA ( PART TWO ) 0

READ NON-MEDICAL TREATMENT OF OBESITY , HYPERTENSION , OSTEOPOROSIS & HALITOSIS IN PART ONE.

5) ESOPHAGOTIS :-

Esophagitis refers to the inflammation of esophageal mucosa.Common symptom is heart burn. Esophagitis is classified as Acute & Chronic Esophagitis. Now depending upon wether you are suffering from Chronic or Acute here is the treatment

1 ) ACUTE ESOPHAGITIS : Is caused by ingestion of irritating agent like alcohol , spicy food & also by intubation.The condition may persist for 1-2 days.
A ) Dietary treatment include consumption of liquids.The individual is asked to be on a liquid diet for a day or two.
B )Also citrus fruits like orange , sweetlime & spices like pepper , chilli powder should be avoided.
C ) Tomato Juice or soup should be avoided.
D) Milk & Curd should be taken.

2 ) CHRONIC ESOPHAGITIS : Chronic esophagitis is a result of recurrent gastroesophageal reflux due to hiatal hernia or reduced lower esophageal pressure ( LES) or by recurrent vomiting.Condition persists for a long period .
A ) Dietary treatment include avoidance of Citrus fruits & vegetables
B) Also avoidance of alcohol, chocolates, coffee, spicy food & fried foods.
C) Other measures include reduction of weight .
D) Avoidance of tight fitting clothes especially after meals.
E )Avoidance of lying down on bed immediately after eating meals and quiting smoking.

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6 ) ANEMIA DUE TO IRON DEFICIENCY :-

Anemia is a condition where in there is low levels of Hb in blood . As a result of which the individual appears pale , lacks good appetite,gets easily tired & also frequently complaints of headache & nausea. Anemia is caused due to excessive loss of blood , heredity , lack of iron in diet , lack of vitamin C in diet , long term use of malaria drugs etc. Non medical treatment of Anemia is as follows.

A) Increase the intake of Green leafy vegetables like Spinach , Mint , Methi , Amranth etc.
B) Also increase the intake of Vitamin C . So consume lots of fresh fruits like Guava , Sweet lime , Oranges , Aavla etc
C) Consume raw freshly sprouted pulses . It can consumed with salads too.
D) Consume Ragi ( Nachni ) , Soya bean flours . They can be mixed with wheat flour & chapatis can be made out of it.
E) Consume Rice flakes ( Poha ) as they are good source of Iron.
F) Use gur instead of sugar . As gur is a good source of Iron.
G) Soak 2-3 dates in water in night & than in morning consume it with milk or with water.
H) Red meat is also good but it will also increase the weight.