This is just the beginning of the summer,
& the heat has already started showing its effects.
If are suffering from migraine or frequent headache,
it usually gets worst during heat of summer.
The most common household medicine taken for frequent
headache/migraine is – Aspirin.
You may also be taking aspirin regularly for
thinning your blood as advised by your physician.
Along with it usual medical effects,
Aspirin also has one side effect –
It increases excretion of vitamin-c from your body by 3 times.
As a result, you may develop vitamin – C deficiency.
Vitamin-C deficiency can lead to
- Decreased immunity to seasonal diseases.
When there is low immunity you are at high risk to catch disease more then the one whose immunity is high.
- Reduced healing power of your body
Vitamin-C helps to heal many inflammatory diseases and hence when there is lack of vitamin-C in your body the healing power reduces.
- Dull and dark skin
Vitamin -C is a good antioxidant that protect our skin from free radical which is major cause for skin problem
- Wrinkled and
- Early aging.
Vitamin -C is water soluble vitamin means it is not stored in body, it gets excreted easily.
So, to compensate increased excretion, you must increase your intake of vitamin-C–
you should increase intake of juicy fruits &
Take lemon juice daily.
Remember- taking vitamin -C from Natural source is always better then supplement.
If you have headache occasionally,
it is OK to take any painkiller.
But for long term headache, you must consult your doctor.
If you are already diagnosed to have migraine,
remember that Allopathy have no cure for migraine.
To cure your migraine, try alternative pathies like
Homoeopathy, Ayurveda, Naturopathy.
Don’t stop any medication on your own, your Doctor
has prescribed it to you because you need it.
If you want to take alternative treatment,
consult a qualified practitioner of that system.
That’s all for today.
I will see you next Tuesday with another Tuesday Tip.
Till then….take care…..
Providing simple solutions for the complexities of life
Dr. Bhumita Makwana
Your Dietitian & Cosmetic Clinician