Home Remedies for Anorexia
Insulin growth factor-1 and insulin growth factor-binding protein, both of which correlate with GH production, are lower in children with OSA. Other theories that explain the decrease in weight in children with OSA include anorexia or dysphagia caused by enlarged adenoids, and increased caloric use associated with increased respiratory effort. Children also tend to present with snoring, poor school performance, aggressiveness, and hyperactivity.5 One study showed that 33 of children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder also had habitual nocturnal snoring.40 The most common cause of OSA in children is adenotonsillar hypertrophy. A study showed that 28 of children with adenotonsillar hypertrophy present with behavioral changes, such as hyperactivity.5
Actions Antiphlogistic, pectoral, sialogogue, stomachic and tonic. Therapeutics In Vietnam the plant is used in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis, general debility, flatulence, dyspepsia, reduced salivation, parched and thirsty mouth, night sweats, fever and anorexia.
In Ayurveda and Sidha systems of medicine cardamom finds application as a component of several therapeutic formulations. Charakasamhita, the ancient Indian medical text, describes the use of cardamom as an antidote for food poisoning. This forms a constituent of Bhrahmi rasayana, which is used as a treatment for inflammations. Also used as a component of many balms, ointments and therapeutic oils used against cramps, rheumatic pain, inflammations etc. In Ayurvedic texts the properties of cardamom seeds are described as aromatic, acrid, sweet, cooling, stimulant, carminative, diuretic, cardiotonic and expectorant. Cardamom is used as an ingredient in preparations used for the treatment of asthma, bronchitis, hemorrhoids, renal and vesicle calculi, cardiac disorders, anorexia, dyspepsia, gastropathy, debility and vitiated conditions of vata. But no pharmacological investigations were carried out to validate the above properties. An aqueous extract of seeds is given to nursing mother to...
Oral ingestion of glutamine is useful for treating mucositis, an inflammatory condition of the mucous membranes that often results from chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Glutamine treatment can reduce the development and severity of mucositis and can shorten the duration of mouth pain in patients undergoing the aforementioned therapies.3 Glutamine supplementation is a highly cost-effective treatment for patients who undergo cancer treatments. In addition to chemotherapy-induced anorexia, painful sores in the oral mucosa can make eating an unpleasant or even intolerable experience for these patients who desperately need good nutrition during the course of therapy. Providing glutamine for such patients, and healing their mucositis, can improve their quality of life at a time when such support is much needed. GI cells are some of the most rapidly dividing cells in the body, and chemotherapy (as aside effect) targets these rapidly dividing cells, thus patients are at an increased risk of...
Many studies have indicated that either insulin resistance or endocrine dysfunction can cause the symptoms associated with this condition.2 Many theories have been suggested to explain the primary defect that causes PCOS pathology. They include abnormal insulin action and secretion, endocrine abnormalities causing an increased luteinizing hormone (LH) pulse frequency and amplitude, increased androgen production from the ovaries, and abnormal cortisol metabolism.2 There is also evidence that genetic factors play a role in PCOS.3 Eating disorders, such as bulimia and binge eating, have also been associated with this condition.4
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We have all been there: turning to the refrigerator if feeling lonely or bored or indulging in seconds or thirds if strained. But if you suffer from bulimia, the from time to time urge to overeat is more like an obsession.