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Diet for fluctuating hormones causing increase in basal body temperature - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   I have followed what you have told..
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is there anything else that you want to ask me?
User :   ya..
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please proceed with your query
User :   when my wife wakes up in morning.. she get fever.. however in the whole day and evening .. her body temperature is normal.. but in early morning she gets high temperature
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ok
User :   we had doubt of Typhoid but her blood report is normal.. this happens mainly when
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have the temperatures been measured?
User :   when she was in her home town, this didnt happened
User :   we had measured quite a long time back.. its was around 100
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does this happen on all days or during certain days before she starts her periods?
User :   well.. I think her body temperature is above normal all days but before her periods its get high
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ok
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there is an explanation to this.
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i will help you to understand
User :   ok
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in the usual menstrual cycle of a woman
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there are two phases
User :   ok
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1-estrogen phase that starts from the day 1 of bleeding and continues till the egg release
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2- progesterone phase which starts after egg release and continues till next bleeding.
Doctor :   now this progesterone is the one, that triggers increase in basal body temperature
User :   ok
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causing it to be high in the early mornings especially in sexually active women
User :   i c
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so this could be one reason that she is having early morning temp rise
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even though there is no infection
Doctor :   which is morer affected in mumbai
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due to high humidity levels
User :   is there any medicine for this ??
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what she can do to overcome this is to follow few diet changes
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there is no medication for this, as this is a normal body process which cannot be stopped
User :   ok
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what is suggested is
User :   what are the diet changes..
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1)to take one citrus fruit juice daily eg musambi, orange, lemon
User :   ok
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2)eat the cold food items, not hot ones-eg take green leafy vegetables more as compred to non-veg food
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3) she can take grape wine/grape juice daily
User :   ok
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4)instead of having more of whaet products, take rice, and salads rather than full meals
Doctor :   these will keep her body cool, and allow her to be fine
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at the same time not hamper her normal hormone function
User :   means.. she shldnt be having boiled vegetable ..
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just counteract the effects that they produce
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better to take fresh ones, she can take boiled veg too
User :   or maggi atta noodles etc..
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but avoid a lot of spice, oil and salt intake
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no
User :   she should avoid spice, oil, salt and atta noodles
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follow the above suggested changes, see the effects
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follow them for about 3 months time
User :   ok
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and see how she is feeling
User :   sureee
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what is her current weight?
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what is her height?
User :   doc ..tel me .. what are the ways to keep BP normal ..
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are her periods regular?
User :   she is little obese.. height is 5'7'' and weight should be above 80 kg
User :   regular in the sense.. the dates differed after marriage
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avoiding stress, having low salt, less oil and meat will keep BP in optimumlevels
User :   ok
User :   her periods are regular.. it just the dates differed
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her weight for her hieght is too much
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her BMI comes to 28 which means she is getting into OBESE side
User :   1 min plzzz
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and her ideal weight for her height should be between 58-65kgs
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due to her being overweight also could be a cause for hormones to fluctuate
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and be a cause for raised body temp
User :   ok
User :   sorry someone camee
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she needs weight reduction along with the above diet modification
User :   ok
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we have diet and nutrition services that you can make use of
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this is the link to avial that service based on your needs
User :   ya i have seen it ..
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ok
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Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   I think that is fine.. thank you Doc
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