Simple Tips for Healthy Celebrations

Does the idea of sitting down at the table for a holiday meal fill you with dread? Are you searching for ways to make traditional dishes healthier? Is the idea of entertaining stressing you out? Relax, remember to focus on the people around you and use these tips for a healthier Passover or Easter.

If you are hosting this holiday:

Keep it simple. Just because Grandma always made a traditional feast, it doesn’t mean you have to indulge every request or stick to the old recipes. Choose some special things you really enjoy. Ask family members to pitch in and bring a special dish.

Explore healthier fare. Check out Passover recipes from different online sources, a healthy Matzoh Brei, as well as diabetic and low salt recipes. Healthy Easter recipes can be found online by doing simply a research on Google.

Plate the meal. Rather than passing everything family style, make up lovely plates with a bit of everything. This should help with portion size.

Don’t stay cooped up. Take a walk, go for a drive, or get out of the house as a group or in smaller groups (or even just yourself if you really need a break). A little fresh air and movement after dinner is a welcome change.

Play a game. If making conversation is a challenge, fill the time comfortably with charades, cards, board games, or even video games.

Plan activities for the kids. New games, coloring books, craft projects or items like bubbles and jump ropes (for those of you not dealing with 30 degree weather!) can go a long way to entertaining the younger generation.

Use the magic word: NO. You don’t have to please everyone. You don’t have to meet every request. You don’t need to run yourself ragged. No is a powerful word. Be pleasant, but be firm.

Breathe: When you feel like it is just too much-breathe. In through the nose, out through the mouth-more air out than in. Five good deep breaths can make a big difference in how you feel. Remember it isn’t about what is on the table, but who is around it.

If you are a guest:

Don’t go to the table hungry. Load up on a healthy snack such as nuts, whole grain crackers and low-fat cheese, or vegetables and low-fat dip.

Drink something warm before the meal. If you are cold, you will be hungrier.

Pick one thing. If you just can’t resist that luscious treat, go ahead, have a reasonable helping and then be careful with everything else.

Leave something on your plate. Even if it is just one pea, leave a little on your plate. If it isn’t empty, you will be less likely to fill it again and it will signal to those around you to stop offering additional helpings.

Plan ahead. If you know the day will be stressful, plan a reward for getting through. The promise of a bubble bath, good movie, or special treat when you get home will help keep a smile on your face.

Offer to bring something. If your healthy habits are challenging to your host, offer to bring something you know will help you stay on track. A big salad, healthy side dish or fresh fruit dessert may be welcomed by other people at the table as well.

Celebrate and enjoy the holidays and remember, it is just one day. If you slip, there is always tomorrow.

I am a heart health educator, freelance writer, and speaker on a mission to help busy people lead healthier lives.

Is Home Care Always the Best Choice? Facts You Should Consider!

Most people automatically feel that home care is the best option for an aging parent. Who wouldn’t prefer to be in a familiar location when they become infirmed? The answer appears to be yes, but consider these scenarios:

• What about the staircase? Most houses and apartments are not designed with handicaps in mind. What if your Dad needs home care because of crippling arthritis but he cannot leave the house because he can not get up and down the stairs? Or what if your Mom’s walker cannot get through the bedroom door? Or she cannot get into or out of the bathtub? Unless your family is willing to invest in modifying the space or adding an elevator, the physical layout of a parent’s home or his or her functional ability may not make home the best or safest choice.

•Can your loved one get to social activities? Staying at home is great if you are content with watching TV, listening to the radio or surfing the internet. But home care can be very isolating. One major cause of depression in seniors is social isolation. So before you decide to use home care, make sure your Mom can easily get to a community center or can go on frequent outings.

• Who is planning the Doctor’s visits? Home care means a lot of family involvement. Your loved one has one-to-one care with an aide, but some one has to plan all the major activities. The family is still responsible for scheduling Doctor’s appointment and setting up transportation. You must make sure that there is enough food in the refrigerator, the laundry is getting done and the household is running smoothly. Unless you are a take-charge individual, many family members find this is too much responsibility to handle.

• Who is watching the home attendant? If you are going through an agency, the agency is responsible for overseeing care, but they cannot be there everyday. And sometimes your loved one might not be able to report all events accurately. Your mom might be afraid that she will alienate her aide if she complaints, or she might not understand the aide’s responsibility.

Of course, the reverse might be true as well. Many older people become paranoid due to failing hearing, eyesight and memory. This often causes them to sense that someone has broken in stole something. In many cases these accusations are unfounded and the missing object is found. But is the anxiety and fear that goes along with this causing considerable stresses on the patient, the family and the aide?

I am not ruling against home care. Home care is often an ideal choice. What I urge any family who is faced with making a care decision for an aging loved one is to consider all the options.

This is not always easy. Most people are often faced with making care decisions at a critical time and without proper information. This is compounded with new developments in healthcare and changes within the eldercare community.

It is important to do your research. There are many resources out there that can help. Or you can consult a senior care specialist who can guide you through the maze of decisions and help you make the right choice.


6 Natural Remedies for Indigestion

Nearly all of us suffer from a little indigestion now and then, and more and more of us these days are eschewing medical remedies because of potential side effects, and their tendency to treat the symptoms but not the source. Luckily, you don’t need to just suffer through your pain either! Here are some excellent natural methods that you can use to help relieve you of your upset, reflux, pain, nausea, or whatever other indigestion symptom you may be feeling.

1. Sleep it off. Try sleeping on your side instead of on your back. This simple trick can help tremendously when it comes to decreasing the sensation of heartburn or acid reflux.

2. Raise your pinky. There are a variety of different teas that can help your digestion. Chamomile and mint are popular choices, but Traditional Chinese Medicine recommends the mint more for upper abdominal issues and the chamomile for lower tummy complaints. Ginger is also good if you don’t suffer from acid reflux, as is tea with fennel or anise.

3. Get in the habit. What you eat and how much obviously have a great deal to do with how you feel. If you haven’t already, try avoiding foods that are high in fat, are fried or are greasy, plus generally avoid eating too much food at one time. Sometimes an elimination diet is helpful – this is a method of identifying your ‘trigger foods’, i.e. those that cause you abdominal upset, by using trial and error with eliminating suspect foods and then after some time, re-introducing them to your diet. Start by eliminating all manner of dairy, and anything you drink except for water and the above-mentioned teas. This includes caffeine-containing drinks as well as juices and pops.

4. Get rubbed or poked. Both massage therapy and acupuncture are excellent natural medicines for curing you of indigestion. A gentle session with a registered massage therapist can help loosen your abdominal muscles and get things moving in the right direction again. Acupuncture can help to relieve heartburn, diarrhea, constipation and more, using Traditional Chinese Medical (TCM) theories that look at your digestive system as part of your greater whole. Be sure to visit a Registered Massage Therapist or a Registered TCM Practitioner for the best possible treatment.

5. Chew on it. In fact, chew your food rather slowly and also savour your food. This enables digestive enzymes in your mouth to start breaking down some parts of your meal, and helps prevent gas and bloating. It can also help you to recognize when you’re actually full, and might help keep you from eating too much (see #3 above).

6. Work it out. Exercise in general is great for getting your digestive system in gear and for reducing stress hormones that can contribute to tummy upset. In particular, try a few yoga poses that might help: these include downward facing dog pose, wide squat (with twist to alternating sides) pose, and wind-relieving pose (aka knees to chest pose). Try these on for size daily for a week, and they can do wonders!

Your Very Own Teeth Whitening Home Remedies

With age, teeth often take on a dull, dingy appearance which can diminish the effect we want to create when we smile. New dental technologies can brighten the appearance of the teeth through the use of special bleaches and lasers. The main drawback of these cosmetic dental procedures to whiten the teeth is that they are very expensive. Many new effective products such as whitening strips and toothpastes have been created to whiten the teeth at home, but even these can be pricey for people who have to watch their pennies. What can you do if you want to have whiter teeth but you don’t want to spend a lot of money? Here are some ways to whiten your teeth at home using common ingredients that cost very little.

Be cautious with these home remedies for teeth whitening if you have sensitive teeth. Do not brush or rub too hard with abrasives because you can damage the tooth enamel.

Baking Soda

Clean your teeth thoroughly and make a paste of water, toothpaste and baking soda. Brush your teeth gently using the paste, and then rinse. This method will not bleach your teeth but it will get rid of surface stains such as tobacco and coffee. Use this technique only once a week so you do not wear out the enamel.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is a key ingredient in many commercially available teeth whiteners that cost a lot of money. However, you can purchase a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution at the drugstore for home use. The simplest method of using hydrogen peroxide for teeth whitening at home is to mix an equal amount of 3% hydrogen peroxide with water. Swish the liquid around in your mouth for a few minutes and spit it out. Be very careful not to swallow any of the mixture. Wait five minutes and then rinse thoroughly. Do not use this method everyday as it can make your teeth and gums very sensitive.


Mash some fresh strawberries and apply the paste with your fingers to your teeth. Leave it on for five minutes. Afterwards, brush your teeth thoroughly to remove any of the natural sugars contained in the strawberries, and rinse your mouth.

There you go, your very own home teeth whitening DIY kit. But remember, you should not use these whitening remedies every day as they can wear away the enamel too quickly or cause sensitivity of the teeth and gums. If you want to keep your teeth looking whiter for a longer time, you should avoid the common foods and beverages that can stain your teeth. These include coffee, colas, blueberries, and curry dishes. Another common reason for dingy, brown teeth is smoking cigarettes. If you want to maintain a whiter and brighter smile, use these home remedies once or twice a week, and if you are still a smoker, consider giving up this habit. Once your teeth are white and bright again, you’ll have good reason to smile!

Easy Home Remedies To Treat Most Common Ailments

We have all had that sore throat or a mild fever that we know is going to get better within a day or two without any medication. But there is always that important presentation in the office the very next day. So what do we do? We just pop some pills and power through the day. But taking those random over the counter pills might be doing your body more harm than good. Being the son of a doctor I know a thing or two about “Allopathic” medications and one of them is taking these pills often take care of the symptoms without addressing the root cause behind them. In fact there are people who have been taking headache pills for years only to find out later that the cause of the pains was a tumor.

While I do agree that taking medicines is inevitable under certain circumstances but there are some awesome home remedies that take care of most common ailments pretty well without you having to worry about unwanted side effects. So here they are:

1) Sore Throat

It is one of the most common bodily discomforts people experience over their lifetimes. Sore throat can be caused by frequent change of temperature, viral infection, coming in contact with another person with the same problem and so on. Instead of using “Vicks” or “Strepsils”, a good natural way to take care of sore throat is a spoonful of honey. If you can drink a glass of warm milk with honey then even better. In case you do not have honey or milk then placing a clove in your mouth works too. Don’t chew on the clove. Just put it in your mouth for a few hours. Having a spoon of honey along with a Basil leaf can work wonders if you have Basil leaves in your house.

2) Constipation

Older and middle-aged people can have bouts of constipation every few months. This is usually a pretty harmless condition on its own. People who are constipated most of the times usually take fiber powders or laxative medicines on a regular basis. But people who get constipated intermittently often end up taking laxatives for no reason. When the bowels are evacuated normally, there is always a part of the waste left in the intestines hence it does not take more than 24 hours for stomach pressure to build again. The laxatives, however, clear up the intestines and colons completely so it can take a couple of days for pressure to build up again. Now the person who took the laxatives sees this as another sign of constipation and unnecessarily pops a tablet the very next day too. This creates undesired pressure on the body. So the best steps to take during a constipation is

a) Eat a couple of bananas. They are great natural laxatives.

b) Drink a cup of hot tea or coffee with milk. Your bowel might start to move before you empty the cup.

c) Drink a glass of milk.

d) Try squatting down. It creates a natural passageway for stool and can help in creating the pressure.

e) Forget about the constipation a get on with your daily routine. You might start feeling pressure in an hour or so.

3) Loose Motions Or Diarrhea

It is the opposite of constipation and a much more inconvenient one. A serious bout of loose motion can leave you seeing red. It can be caused by a lot of things such as food poisoning, spicy foods, foods you are allergic to etc. There is no harm in taking a pill to stop the motions but the pill may take some time to show its effect. If the pill takes any more than an hour or so, most people think that the pill failed and pop another one. This is highly dangerous because the combined effect of the pills can cause constipation the next day and the same people will then take laxatives. Instead, here are some things for you to try:

a) Drink plenty of water as your body loses it fluids during diarrhea. Mixing a spoon of sugar and pinch of salt can be very helpful. Drinking fruit juice can help too as long as it is not apple juice.

b) Stay clear from milk, cheese, cream and any other milk products. Stay away from eggs too.

c) Do not drink tea or coffee during loose motions.

d) Having rice for lunch or dinner can help with slowing down the motions.

e) Drink coconut water. This natural drink is often called “God’s Water” for a reason. Give it a chance.

f) Try to have boiled vegetable for meals. They can have a great effect in taking care of the situation.

g) Potatoes are known to help with diarrhea too. But do not fry them. The extra oil can worsen things.

h) Be in complete rest. Your body will need it.

4) Common Bruises And Cuts

There is no need to rush to the ER for every kitchen knife cut or tin foil cut you have. Instead if the cut is bleeding, wash the cut thoroughly under running water. If you have band-aid or a first-aid box handy, that’s great. In case you do not, nothing to be afraid. There are plenty of natural substances right inside your house that can treat a cut.

a) Suck on the wound. This works great if the cut is on a finger. Saliva has great antiseptic properties and also in stopping the blood.

b) Use some sugar on the cut. It is a great antiseptic too.

c) If you have cut your foot, urinate on the wound.

d) Apply some ice on the wound. It will help stopping the blood flow.

Please visit a doctor in case of the following:

a) If you are diabetic, wounds will take a long time to heal. Visit a doctor immediately.

b) If the wound or cut is too big.

c) If the bleeding does not stop after applying all home remedies.

d) If you think the bleeding is from bite and you do not know what bit you.

e) If there was rusty metal involved. You will need Tetanus vaccination immediately.

5) Acidity

Acidity is another one of the most common physical discomforts. Acidity can be caused by spicy food, untimely meals, long gap between meals and what not. But there are some pretty good home remedies for this too. If you have acidity frequently, try to link it with something. For example, if you notice that you get acidity every time you drink milk, you might be lactose intolerant. If you find that heavy meals make you prone to acidity attacks, have light meals throughout the day. In case you are unsure of the cause, read the following

a) Put a clove in your mouth.

b) Drink lots of water, preferably a bit colder than room temperature.

c) Avoid milk, egg, meat or anything else with high Protein or Carbohydrates.

d) Stay away from tea and coffee as they are notorious for causing indigestion.

e) Basil leaves can help get rid of acidity.

f) Coconut water is usually cold in nature and is known to treat acidity quite fast.

Hopefully these tips will help you take care of your everyday ailments with the help of common household stuff. Of course if any condition lasts longer than a day or two, you should see a doctor immediately. Stay tuned for the next set of tips.

How To Provide Home Care Needs For Elders?

Growing old is an inevitable part of life. Equally inevitable in aging is the onset of disabilities and decline in functioning of various parts of the body, necessitating care and support for the elderly. The important thing is to provide our elderly parents with customized support to enable them to keep their freedom, reduce dependence on others, lead a dignified life and basically be in charge of their own lives.

Elders need home care for a variety of reasons – it could be decreased mobility, or post-hospital care or some long term health condition. Most elders need help with going to the toilet and washing and dressing. Some cannot eat on their own and have difficulty in using cutlery or eating solids. Most need to be given their medicines on time and a host of other things that healthy people do without any difficulty.

The equipment and medical supplies that need to be kept at home could range from blood glucose meters, to walkers, to rollators, bathroom safety products and blood pressure monitors.

More than the equipment, elders at home need caring and companionship. We all lead busy lives and work commitments often limit the amount of time we can spend with our elderly parents, but it is important that you schedule your routine to ensure that you spend quality time with them. Talk to them and ask them about their aches and pains. Just listening will be a cure.

Never treat your parents like you would a child. They are not kids and have their dignity and merit respect. Don’t just serve them whatever you have cooked; ask them what they would like to eat. Keep their brains stimulated through watching television together, reading together, discussing news, card games – there are so many activities that will keep their minds off their disabilities and think of nicer things instead.

If your parents have problems in walking and can only walk with the help of walkers, buy wheelchairs for them and take them out for a leisurely stroll in the park. Ask them where they want to go and then take them there. Moreover, let them do something on their own, albeit only those things that require very little physical exertion and you know they can accomplish without difficulty. It keeps them occupied and makes them feel that they are contributing to the work in the house.

Last but not the least, seek their advice. It will make them feel that you care about their opinion. Just a simple question to your mother, of how much salt you need to add to the recipe or asking your father if it’s worth investing in a particular mutual fund, is enough to raise their esteem. What is more, more often than not, they are usually right.

And even if you forget doing everything else, this is one thing you must never forget to do – tell them that you love them and are fortunate to be able to take care of them. Tell them it is their blessings that is bringing God’s benisons upon the family – they are in the evening of their lives, you never know when the Lord will call them to His heavenly abode.

Are Respiratory Diseases In The Elderly Becoming More Prevalent?

The number of elderly individuals suffering from some form of chronic disease is growing ever higher. While chronic cardiovascular diseases are the most common types of chronic diseases, as well as being the most expensive to treat, diseases of the respiratory also rank highly with collected data showing that 14% of the elderly population in the UK are suffering with some form of chronic respiratory condition. In addition, 12 – 17% of the elderly population also suffer from sleep disturbances, where a respiratory condition is the most likely contributory factor.

There are a number of changes that can occur to the respiratory system as we age, and these potentially cause a number of issues with daily living activities. However with the right support and treatment it is possible for older individuals to continue to lead active lifestyles and continue participating in activities that they enjoy.

Types Of Respiratory Conditions

There are a number of respiratory conditions that can affect individuals as they get older, and these can include: Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD), Pulmonary Embolism, Sleep Disorders (breathing), and other respiratory problems can occur as a result of illness, a common one being Pneumonia resulting from a complication of illness or injury.

Asthma is an increasingly common respiratory problem amongst the general population. Asthma is a chronic airway inflammatory condition. Symptoms include: shortness of breath, wheezing, and coughing. Symptoms occur as a result of ‘triggers’ in an individual’s environment. For example an individual’s symptoms may be triggered as a result of dust or animal fur. Asthma is generally treated the same in elderly individuals, as it is with younger people, however it often goes undiagnosed in the elderly, which means that it often goes untreated. This is because diagnosis can be complex, and there is a high likelihood of asthma in the elderly being confused with another condition that may be more common amongst the elderly (e.g. COPD).

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) is a disease that obstructs the airway, and it gets progressively worse over time. Depending how early the condition is diagnosed some of the effects can be reversible, as there are some treatment options available, however it is likely that an individual suffering from COPD would need oxygen in order to support their breathing. Symptoms of COPD include: coughing, shortness of breath, and a decreased tolerance for exercise. There are a few preventative measures that could be taken against this disease, and an example of this would be giving up or not starting smoking.

As individuals get older it increases the likelihood that complications may occur following a period of illness or injury. For example after a fall the chances of developing Pneumonia are much higher in elderly individuals in comparison to other members of the population. Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition that is caused as a result of an infection. The reason that this condition is much more common in elderly individuals because they are more likely to have a weakened immune system, meaning that they would be more susceptible to infections.

How Home Care Can Help

If you or a loved one is suffering from a respiratory condition it may become beneficial to implement a health care package. This is largely because some respiratory conditions are progressive (e.g. COPD) which means that an individual is likely to struggle in completing daily activities more as the condition progresses.

For example an older individual suffering from COPD may eventually require oxygen to assist their breathing. The use of oxygen can make completing some activities much more restrictive, as individuals who have respiratory conditions that are severe enough to require support from oxygen may feel increasingly tired, and their mobility may worsen over time.

Through the implementation of a home care package an individual would be able to obtain all of the help and support that they need as care workers would be able to assist with all aspects of personal care. For example for those with poor mobility or those who can only complete short burst of activity, a care worker would be able to support them with all areas of life including: washing, dressing, medication management, meal preparation, and going out for outings.

Mike runs a Care Agency called Everycare. Everycare serve people in Winchester, Twyford, Colden Common, Alresford and surrounding areas with a first class Home Care service. Everycare will supply care workers to look after your social needs and to help you to live a more fulfilled life.

Everycare can,also, supply Health Care Assistants for Care Homes.

Home Remedy Or Healthcare?

You have a body? Well, you are susceptible to thousands of diseases then. No matter how protective you are towards your body, diseases have a way of sneaking into it and more often than you would prefer, dig in their heels and refuse to budge. And, if you are forty, brace yourselves for any eventuality.

In such eventuality, what you will do is what everyone else is doing… Go scurrying to a clinic and then graduate on to a visit to a specialist and maybe plunge into a hospital bed.

Government healthcare in the US has a budget of 24% of its GDP. When you find this is more than the nation’s defense budget, you realize that healthcare is a more serious business than North Korea’s missiles. Even a casual visit to get rid of the pain that a pin prick causes to the back of your seat drains a substantial sum from your valet.

Some 41% of the citizens do not have an insurance cover. Are you one of them? If you are and are afflicted with some major disease, you are in for a life-time of misery. All your resources will deplete in front of your eyes in treating the condition that you find yourself in.

Will you believe if someone told you that succor lies in your resorting to home remedies for most of your adverse body conditions? For instance, you have a cold that is colder than the Arctic in winter. What is more, it has sort of taken permanent residence in your chest. You have been going through hell trying not to blow your nose off your face… Weeks have passed and no known medication seems to work at all!

A liberal pinch of powdered black pepper and a spoonful of honey dissolved in hot water will transform your chest into sub-Saharan Africa, devoid of any trace of any cold. You must sip the concoction while it is still hot. Do not expect any miracle though! Be warned it is not instant cure. You will surely feel the difference the next day but will only be completely cured in 5 or 6 days.

Have you been smashing full length mirrors at home and hotel lobbies? Does the man in the mirror disgusts you with his belly protruding out like a giant pumpkin has lodged itself therein? Pay no heed to him. Instead, get busy with the following daily routine to mock at the man in the mirror in a month.

Take a ripe ash gourd, cut it into pieces and put the pieces in a mixer/grinder. Reduce them to a pulp. Drink it up. You are not going to relish it but remember it is not your dinner that you are having. If it turns out that you are just not up to it, add just A LITTLE sugar. And, may be shut your eyes tight, if it helps.

Or, you can take 4 or 5 garlic cloves and roast them without getting them burned. Just pop them into your mouth to chew. It is not repulsive, I can tell you: Roasting takes away the awful smell from the condiment. Or, you can boil them in milk and can swallow the whole thing. This too will reduce the unwanted flab and in time, completely get rid of it.

Either of these measures every morning in empty stomach will see a transformation take shape in your body. A month into the future will take you back years into the past when you had no pumpkin growing out of your stomach.

It all may sound too easy and unbelievable. So were most of the technical advances of today some 30 years ago.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Dehydration

What is Dehydration?

The loss of water from the body is called as dehydration. It disrupts normal metabolic processes causing headaches or making the person to faint. There are three types of dehydration. The first one is called as hypotonic where the loss of electrolytes, primarily sodium from the body is more than the loss of water. The second is named as hypertonic where the loss of water is considerably more than the loss of electrolyte and the third type is named as isotonic with equal loss of electrolytes and water. In all the cases, immediate attention has to be given to bring normalcy to the health conditions.

Causes of Dehydration

The predominant reason for dehydration attributes to the external environment. Prolonged sweating is the common reason for dehydration. If you are exposed to the environment of dry air for a long period of time, it leads to dehydration. Diarrhoea and vomiting also accompany dehydration. Other than the external causes, some infectious diseases may cause dehydration. Cholera, yellow fever and gastro intestinal diseases usually accompanies with dehydration. A greater care has to be taken, if the person is suffering from these diseases. Fasting is another common cause for dehydration, which may lead to increased weight loss, decreasing the body fluid correspondingly.

Symptoms of Dehydration

The primary symptom is a headache. There are chances of frequent dizziness because of dehydration. Sometimes, dehydration leads to unconsciousness. Dry mouth, insomnia and less urine also attribute to dehydration. The individual becomes tired very frequently. A study reveals that even increased intake of caffeine can cause dehydration, as it is a strong dehydrator. The blood test can be taken, if there are one or more of these symptoms. The symptoms of dehydration become severe with increase in the loss of water. The heart compensates for the loss of water by pumping in more oxygen, thereby causing increased blood pressure. There will be no sweat generated, causing raise in body temperature. Elderly people suffer from dehydration to a larger extent and they face even more serious consequences as the sensation of thirst diminishes with age.

Treatment of Dehydration

Immediate attention has to be given if the person fells unconscious or faints and steps have to be taken straight away to increase the electrolyte and water level in the body. If the magnitude of dehydration is less, it can be easily managed by drinking more quantity of water, which immediately helps to get recovered. Juices can be given without delay, which will instantly help mind to get refreshed. If the problem is of a little higher magnitude, it can be managed by oral rehydration therapy, a medical treatment, wherein the electrolytes are fed to the patients orally. If the treatment is not given, the effects may be very severe and sometimes may even prove to be fatal.

Prevention of Dehydration

The dehydration can be prevented by few simple steps that could prove very helpful. If there is excessive loss of sweat from the body due to playing or any other physical activity, it can be immediately compensated by drinking equivalent amounts of water or juices. If you have dry lips or less urine, then immediately it is recommended to drink water and check progress after sometime. It is always advisable to drink water frequently so that there will be no problem of dehydration. It is not necessary to worry for drinking little increased amount of water, as kidneys will help in removing excess water from the body. If the person lives in environments which are dry and hot, the intake of water has to be correspondingly increased to compensate for the water loss from the body.