Frequently Asked Questions
My mom had a surgery last Friday; what kinds of liquid foods can I prepare for her when she comes back?
She was rushed to the emergency room last Friday where she was diagnosed with Uterine fibroids, so they had to do a Hysterectomy. The nurses tell me that she will most likely be allowed to return home on Monday, and I want to be ready for when she comes back.
In the hospital they're giving her light and liquid meals mainly, such as strawberry jello-o, lemon ice cream, and chicken soup. I'm not the best cook out there, but I'll do my best to make the best chicken soup for her so she's comfortable.
What other (easy to make preferably) liquid foods can I prepare for her? She's going to be disabled for approximately a month or two, so I want to be ready. I'm doing grocery shopping in an hour or so.
Ah, I didn't know the liquid foods were for the bowel movement; I should have known, since they already mentioned to me that she had to go to the bathroom before she left the hospital.
So I can feed her anything? Isn't it better to feed her light things such as salads though?
These are questions should ask her doctor; I am sure they will give you a list outlining what her dietary needs are; in the hospital they were putting her on a clear liquid diet; to transition back to whole foods, they may suggest doing it slowly, going from clear liquids to soft foods- **** When you have fasted for a period of time, you have to reintroduce foods slowly, so you will not get blocked up or have digestion problems. Depending on how her body reacts to fiber such as salads, I am sure they will outline it for you-
In the mean depending on what her dietary outline will be: clear liquids; tea, juices like apple, cranberry, jello
soft foods: dropped egg on toast, oatmeal, pastas, puddings, etc - then most likely whole foods in small quantity; gingerale is always a good thing to have on hand.
Great chicken soup for the not so skilled [like me] here is what I do- it is simple and it tastes good! by some boneless chicken thighs; simmer in a pot of water, add a teaspoon or two of 'better than boullion' boullion - it is excellent - add a bay leaf if you've got it - Then on the side, chop up some veggies; onions, celery, carrots, potato - I now nuke the celery, carrots, sautee the onions, and just put the potato in while the chicken is cooking - about 20 minutes; then as carrots and celery are tender, add them and the onions to the batch - and there you have, chicken soup; good, wholesome and delicious.
What can i use for my period pains i have used all the medicine on the shells and nothing seem to help please i need some help i need a home remedie.
Menstrual Problems treatment using Parsley
Parsley is one of the most effective among the several home remedies in the treatment of menstrual disorders. It increases menstruation and assists in the regularization of the monthly periods. This action is due to the presence of apiol, which is a constituent of the female sex hormone estrogens. Cramps, which are a result of menstrual irregularities, are relieved and frequently corrected entirely by the regular use of parsley juice, particularly in conjunction with beet juice; or with beet, carrot, and cucumber juices. The recommended quantity is 75 ml of each of the four juices.
Menstrual Problems treatment using Ginger
The use of ginger is another effective home remedy for menstrual disorders, especially in cases of painful menstruation and stoppage of menstrual flow. A piece of fresh ginger should be pounded and boiled in a cup of water for a few minutes. The infusion, sweetened with sugar, should be used thrice daily after meals as a medicine for treating this condition.
Menstrual Problems treatment using Sesame Seeds
Sesame seeds are valuable in menstrual problems. Half a teaspoon of powder of these seeds, taken with hot water twice daily, acts excellently in reducing spasmodic pain during menstruation in young, unmarried anaemic girls. Its regular use, two days prior to the expected periods, cures scanty menstruation. A warm hip bath containing a handful of crushed sesame seeds should be simultaneously taken along with this recipe.
Menstrual Problems treatment using Papaya
The unripe papaya helps the contractions of the muscle fibres of the uterus and is thus beneficial in securing a proper menstrual flow. Papaya is especially helpful when menstruation ceases due to stress or fright in young unmarried girls.
Menstrual Problems treatment using Bengal Gram
A bath prepared by putting an entire Bengal gram plant in hot water is beneficial in painful menstruation. The plant also may be used for a sitting steam bath.
Menstrual Problems treatment using Marigold
The herb Marigold, named after the Virgin Mary, is useful in allaying any pain during menstruation and facilitating menstrual flow. An infusion of the herb should be given in doses of one tablespoon twice daily for the treatment of these disorders.
Menstrual Problems treatment using Banana Flower
The use of banana flower is one of the most effective home remedies in the treatment of menorrhagia or excessive menstruation. One banana flower should be cooked and eaten with one cup of curd. This will increase the quantity of progesterone and reduce the bleeding.
Menstrual Problems treatment using Coriander Seeds
Coriander seeds are also beneficial in the treatment of excessive menstruation. Six grams of these seeds should be boiled in half a litre of water. This decoction should be taken off the fire when only half the water remains. Sugar candy should be added to it and the patient should drink it when it is still warm.
Menstrual Problems treatment using Mango Bark
The juice of the fresh mango bark is another valuable remedy for heavy bleeding during menstruation. The juice is given with the addition of white of an egg or some mucilage- a kind of vegetable glue obtained from a plant, and a small quantity of the kernel of a poppy. As an alternative, a mixture of 10 ml of a fluid extract of the bark, and 120 ml of water may be given in doses of one teaspoon every hour or two.
Menstrual Problems treatment using Ashoka
The bark of the Ashoka tree is an effective remedy for excessive blood loss during the monthly period which occurs due to uterine fibroids and other causes. It should be given in the form of decoction in treating this condition. About 90 gm of the bark should be boiled in 30 ml of milk and 360 ml of water till the total quantity is reduced to about 90 gm. This quantity should be given in one day, in two or three doses. The treatment should commence from the fourth day of the monthly period and should be continued till the bleeding is checked. A fresh decoction should be made for use each day.
Menstrual Problems treatment using Indian Barbery
The herb Indian barbery is also useful in case of excessive bleeding. It should be given in doses of thirteen to twenty-five grams daily.
Menstrual Problems treatment using Rough Chaff
The herb rough chaff is also valuable in excessive menstruation. An infusion of the herb should be prepared by steeping 15 gm of rough chaff in 250 ml of water and used for treating this condition.
Menstrual Problems treatment using Hermal
The herb hermal is useful in regulating the menstrual periods. It is especially beneficial in painful and difficult menstruation. Two tablespoons of the seeds should be boiled in half a litre of water, till it is reduced by one - third. This decoction should be given in 15 to 30ml doses.
Menstrual Problems treatment using Hemp
Hemp can be successfully used when menses do not start at the scheduled time. Five large heads of hemps should be boiled in half a litre of water till the water is reduced to half. It should then be strained and drunk before going to bed for two or three nights. This remedy seldom fails.