Information on body heat and urinal problem

Human beings are warm blooded animals that maintain a temperature of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. This temperature has to be maintained in-order for one's body to function normally, irrespective of what the external temperatures may be. Temperatures that get to low or too high can have a serious affect on the organs. A balance of temperature is achieved through the production and loss of heat. The production of heat is a result of chemical reactions or metabolism, which is a byproduct of food being converted to energy. The loss of heat is brought about through the act of sweating and radiation (movement of heat from warm area to cooler areas). The production of sweat, by the seat glands, helps the body in cooling, when the sweat evaporates of the surface of the skin. But conditions like humidity can reduce the act of sweating thus reducing the loss of heat.

Excessive body heat can affect the kidneys and may at times lead to a urinary tract infection, particularly if sufficient amount of water intake is lacking. You can help reduce excessive body heat by cooling the body. This can be achieved with a few home remedies. Herbals teas are very helpful to overcome this condition. Fennel and mint teas are known to have a cooling effect on the body. Having pomegranate juice that has 3-4 drops of almond oil added to it will also help considerably. Massaging the body with olive oil is also known to reduce problems that are linked to body heat. Drink as much water as you possibly can. Make it a habit to drink water even if you are not thirsty.

Switch to a vegetarian diet as red meats tend to increase body temperature. Reduce the consumption of hot spices, salt, fried and oily foods, vinegar, sour cream, cheese and coffee. Increase the intake of starchy foods such as beans and grains. Milk and salads can also help in reducing heat. Vegetables such as green beans, lettuce, celery, cauliflower, broccoli, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, potatoes, cucumbers, asparagus and zucchini can be had, to regulate the temperature. Ripe plums, ripe pineapples, ripe oranges, mangoes, pomegranates, coconuts, avocados, melons, cherries and grapes are some of the fruits that would be good for you. Avoid sour fruits like unripe plums and pineapples, papayas, olives and grapefruit. If however, your problem persists, even after trying out a few of the suggestions, then consult a physician, as it could be a more serious underlying problem.

answered by G M

Advice on body heat

Physical exertion results in increased body heat. Some individuals have high body heat, inherently. The cooling mechanism of the body is less effective in certain individuals. Raised body heat gives rise to confusion, headache, sweating, dry skin, convulsions, blackout and high pulse rate. Excessive body heat results in dehydration. Individuals with excessive body heat should consume adequate amount of fluids and water. Light headedness and fainting are also common, in severe conditions. Excessive exposure to sun results in heat stroke. Disorientation, changes ion blood pressure, seizure, rapid and shallow breathing, high body temperature and rapid heartbeat are commonly seen. Resting in a cool place helps. Sipping water and cold drinks also prove beneficial. Excessive clothing is avoided and light cotton clothing are preferred. Lying down with feet in an elevated position is helpful. Staying hydrated is important. A mixture of honey with two teaspoons of indian gooseberry (goose berry) juice proves beneficial. Lukewarm chamomile tea is helpful in cooling the body. Fresh mint tea also has a similar effect. Mint is incorporated in tea and other recipes.Refer our article on heat stroke.

answered by Dr C

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