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Acute Hepatitis

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Acute hepatitis is inflammation of the liver caused by infection with one of the 5 hepatitis viruses. In most people, the disease begins suddenly and lasts a few weeks. What are the common symptoms of acute hepatitis? Symptoms appear suddenly and usually include – loss of appetite, general feeling of illness, nausea, vomiting, fever. Often patient may experience pain in the upper right part of the abdomen. What is the importance... Read more

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Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease [GERD]

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Acid reflux happens when contents from stomach flow back into your esophagus - the food pipe connecting mouth and stomach. It is also called regurgitation or gastroesophageal reflux. Occasional acid reflux is quite common, however, if you have persistent symptoms occurring more than twice a week, your doctor might diagnose a condition known as Gastroesophageal reflux disease [GERD]. What are the symptoms of GERD? Heartburn, usua... Read more

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Diet Tips for Adult Constipation

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Constipation is a condition in which you have fewer than three bowel movements in a week, and your stools are hard, dry, and small, making them painful and difficult to pass. Even though people often make light of constipation, it is no laughing matter. Straining day after day can not only make you feel miserable but also lead to more serious complications. Let us delve a bit deeper to know more about constipation and ways to trea... Read more

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Diet and food in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) represents a group of disorders that involve chronic inflammation of digestive tract, anywhere from the mouth to anus. The two most common types of inflammatory bowel disease are – Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis. IBD can be very painful, disrupt the normal process of food digestion, and in few cases, it may even be life-threatening. If you have been diagnosed with IBD, it may be severely af... Read more

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Liver Insufficiency in Children

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Liver is an important organ of the body with a central function in nutrient absorption and metabolism. If your child has been diagnosed with liver disease, he/she needs appropriate management of diet and nutrition. Why does my child need diet management? Children with liver disease require more energy and proteins but have poor appetite so they usually eat less. Additionally, damaged liver cannot process many nutrients adequately... Read more

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Pre-Surgery Nutrition Buildup for a Child

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As a parent, watching your child undergo surgery is difficult, but small changes in diet can help make things easier. Your child’s upcoming surgery needs adequate physical and mental pre surgery preparation to bear the stress of procedure. Sufficient pre-surgical nutrition buildup helps in preparing organs and body to have quick healing and easy recovery, in other words improve the surgery outcomes. What your child eats and the di... Read more

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Underweight Child

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While we hear a lot about current epidemic of overweight children, you find yourself on the opposite end of spectrum. Doctor has identified your child as ‘underweight’. Let’s find out what does this mean and what can you do about it? How can I determine if my child is underweight? Being able to tell if a child is underweight is tricky as all children grow at different rates and at different times. Also, the growth pattern differs... Read more

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Child's General Health and Nutrition

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A building is only as strong as its foundation; similarly, positive dietary habits incorporated in childhood lead to a healthy life ahead. Changing lifestyles, cooking practices, increased intake of processed and ready-to-eat foods, energy-dense foods and those with high sugar and salt content pose a serious health risk to your child. As a parent do you wonder what can you do to improve the diet and attitude of your child towards ... Read more

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Anemia in a Child

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Your doctor has suspected that your child has anemia (low Hemoglobin level in your child’s blood) and advised you to plan an iron-rich diet for your anaemic child. Here are some Frequently Asked Questions to help you understand what this means and tips on how you can help your child fight anemia. What does Low Hemoglobin or Iron deficiency Anemia mean? Anemia means that haemoglobin (protein in red blood cells which carries oxyge... Read more

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Overweight child and Childhood obesity

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Traditional Indian wisdom identifies thin and lean kids as weak while plump and chubby kids as healthy. Modern medicine has a different opinion. You may have been told by your doctor that your child is overweight. You are not alone as obesity in children is spreading like an epidemic. Let’s find out what does this mean and what can you do? How can I determine if my child is overweight? Being able to tell if a child is overweight ... Read more

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Constipation in children - causes, treatment and right diet for prevention

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Constipation is one ofthe most common battles between every parent, child and pediatrician. With multiple hidden causes, it is indeed a challenge to understand and address on a daily basis. With the early morning chores, clearing bowels tops the priority in every home. Broadly constipation can be defined as inability to empty bowels over 3 consecutive days. A feeling of bloating, stomach pain, irritability, hard stools, may put th... Read more

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Understanding FitterFly Nutrition Report

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Fitterfly Nutrition Report is sent to parents of children after a 7- day nutrition assessment. This assessment includes maintaining a week’s food diary of the child. Parent exchanges meal details of the child through FitterFly Nutrition App with our Nutrition Team. A link is sent to the parent either on the app or on e-mail on completion of the 7 day food diary. This link leads you to nutrition analysis report of your child for the... Read more

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Immune Boosters - For kids

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The immune system involves an intricate network of molecules and specialized cells that work in close cooperation to fight infection. We rely upon our immune system to defend us from attack by foreign invaders, such as bacteria or viruses. It is a fact that our immune system cannot get stronger overnight. But a healthy diet and a healthy lifestyle over a long period of time can definitely keep infections at bay. Read through for s... Read more

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Foods to be given after bout of fever

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Fever is a symptom of an underlying disease or infection. During fever the child may experience loss of taste, loose motions,vomiting. This decreases the appetite and the child may refuse to eat which leads to weight loss and further lowering of  immunity levels. After the fever subsides i.e. during the recovery stage it is vital that the child receives the right nutrition to speed up the recovery. If the child doesn’t receive appr... Read more

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Iron Rich Dill Leaves Dal

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Rajma Shepu Dal   A dash of flavorsome and iron rich dill leaves in your regular dal with zesty Indian spices will make your child lick, the most ignored element of meals, till its last sip. Serves: 1 bowl  Ingredients: Rajmah, black- 1 Tablespoon  Chopped Shepu(Dill leaves)- 2 teaspoon   Chopped onion- 2 teaspoon  Chopped spinach leaves - 1 teaspoon Tomatoes, ripe- 1 teaspoon  Cooking oil- 1 teaspoon  Ginger, fresh- 1 ... Read more

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Disclaimer: All information here, including text, images, tables, videos and any other content is for your knowledge only and we do not guarantee any specific result by following these recommendations as it may vary from person to person. The information is not a substitute for qualified medical advice from a doctor or other medical health expert.