Foods that can be used to treat heatstroke at home

With the heatwave in Northern and other parts of India, we risk becoming ill from heatstroke. If you travel by public transportation, bike, or cycle, you may suffer from heatstroke if you are exposed to high temperatures.

However, a few home remedies can help you treat the problem without taking medications. Some commonplace foods can also help you avoid heatstroke. Let’s look at some of our experts’ home remedies and recommendations.

What Effect Does a Heat Wave Have on Our Body?
“Heatstroke is a serious and life-threatening condition to the body,” says Dr. Pallavi Aga, MBBS MD Doctor, Nutritionist, and Life Consultant. It is foregone by heat exhaustion, which must be addressed immediately and not ignored.”

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Heat Stroke?
Dr. Pallavi and her Research Assistant, Dr. Tarunashree Prabhakara, experienced heatstroke symptoms such as heavy sweating, rapid pulse, dizziness, fatigue, cold, muscle cramps, nausea, and headache.

“Heatstroke is the most severe heat-related illness and, without emergency treatment, it can lead to death,” both doctors added. When the temperature reaches 104 degrees Fahrenheit, your brain, heart, kidneys, and muscles can be damaged, resulting in serious complications or even death.”

Antihypertensives, anticholinergics, and diuretics can all increase your risk of heatstroke. As a result, exercise caution during the summer months.

Buttermilk And Coconut Water
Drs. Aga and Prabhakara believe that buttermilk and coconut water are among the best home remedies for treating heatstroke. Buttermilk is high in probiotics, minerals, and vitamins, which replenish your body after excessive sweating.

Dr. Pallavi cautioned against treating dehydration in the summer with just plain water because it can cause electrolyte imbalance. Coconut water, on the other hand, hydrates your body. It aids in the balance of electrolytes in the body.

Tamarind Juice
Tamarind water contains a high concentration of minerals, vitamins, and electrolytes. It can also help with some digestive issues caused by heat. Soak some tamarind in boiling water, strain it, and drink the juice. To balance the sour flavor, add a pinch of sugar.

Panna Aam
Aam Panna is a summer drink in Indian households during the summer months. But did you know it can also be used to treat heatstroke? It is made with raw green sour mangoes and spices and helps lower the body’s temperature.

It contains Kala namak, fennel seeds, and cumin seeds or powder, which act as electrolytes and increase the body’s energy.
Vinegar of Apple Cider
Apple cider vinegar is another essential home remedy for heatstroke. It aids in the replenishment of electrolytes and minerals. Mix it with water and honey, or add it to fresh juice.
Sweating causes potassium and sodium loss. They are electrolytes that are essential to the body. As a result, doctors recommend potassium, sodium, and magnesium-rich foods to treat heatstroke at home.
Dr. Aga and Dr. Prabhakara advise avoiding sugary fruit juices such as sugarcane juice. They also advise people to avoid aerated drinks, which can cause a sugar spike in the body. It contributes to further dehydration.
If the condition worsens, the doctor may prescribe electrolyte supplements (sodium and potassium). She also recommends vitamin C and magnesium supplements. Before beginning any supplements, however, one should consult with a physician or a nutritionist.
The authored article is written by Darshana Joshi and shared with Prittle Prattle News  exclusively.
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