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If you are a person with calcium oxalate stone and can't resist the temptation to eat an occasional strawberry or tomato, then you should drink additional water for the next day or two

It is claimed that milk and cheese if taken with food rich in oxalates, lead to the precipitation of non absorbable calcium oxalate in the intestines


Perspiration helps the body to stay cool which in most cases is perfectly natural. People sweat more in warm temperatures, when they exercise, or in response to situations that make them nervous, angry, embarrassed, or afraid. But sweating may occur excessively in some people without such triggers in a condition called hyperhidrosis.
Hyperhidrosis or diaphoresis is characterized by abnormally increased perspiration that is a person sweats excessively and unpredictably in excess of that required for regulation of body temperature. People with hyperhidrosis may sweat even when the temperature is cool or when they are at rest. Those with hyperhidrosis appear to have overactive sweat glands. The uncontrollable sweating can lead to significant discomfort, both physical and emotional.

Hyperhidrosis can either be generalized or localized to specific parts of the body. When excessive sweating affects the hands, feet, and armpits, it's called primary or focal hyperhidrosis. In the majority of primary hyperhidrosis cases, no cause can be found. It seems to run in families. Primary hyperhidrosis is found to start during adolescence or even before and seems to be inherited as an autosomal dominant genetic trait.

Primary hyperhidrosis must be distinguished from secondary hyperhidrosis, which can start at any point in life. If the sweating occurs as a result of another medical condition, it is called secondary hyperhidrosis. Conditions that cause second hyperhidrosis include disorder of the thyroid or pituitary gland, diabetes mellitus, tumors, gout, menopause, certain drugs, or mercury poisoning, anxiety conditions, cancer, heart disease, lung disease, Parkinsonís disease, spinal cord injury, stroke, tuberculosis or other infections.

Treatments may include antiperspirant like aluminum chloride or some drugs, Botox treatments and even a minimally-invasive surgical procedure called Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy (ETS) may be recommended when other treatments fail which involves turning off the signals that trigger sweating.

Dietary Dos and Doníts:
  • Drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated.
  • Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables to get a good dose of vitamins and minerals.
  • Eat whole grain cereals as it not only provides a good dose of fiber in your diet but also vitamin B in abundance. You may include fish, eggs, pulses, legumes, lean meat, carrots and avocadoes to get vitamin B.
  • Use olive oil in your cooking or diet as it is digested more efficiently in the body thus generating less heat.
  • Drink sage tea as it contains a natural antiperspirant called tannic acid.
  • Take enough calcium by incorporating milk and milk products in your diet as it controls stress and nervousness and hence prevents sweating.
  • Say a big no to caffeine, spicy foods and alcohol as all these trigger our body temperature thereby causing sweating.
  • Avoid garlic and onion as much as you can as onion raises the body temperature and garlic may give a bad odor to your sweat.
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