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- By Premal Patel, MD
- Mar 30, 2016
A 38-year-old female comes to see you because of fatigue and trouble sleeping at night. On taking a further history, you find out that she is waking 2–3 times at night to urinate, and this is not allowing her to get restful sleep. She also reports constantly feeling thirsty throughout the day. She is a real estate agent working long hours, so she spends a lot of time in her car, and often gets fast food meals on the run. On examination, you find her to be a pitta-kapha individual, overweight, with no other significant findings. Her family history includes a father with diabetes and a mother with arthritis. Which of the following recommendations would you be least likely to give at this time?
- A brisk 30 minute walk at least 4–5 times a week.
- Counseling on kapha pacifying lunch items that she could carry with her in the car.
- Drink less water so she doesn’t have to wake up to urinate.
- Kapalabhati Pranayama
- Add 1 teaspoon of turmeric to her diet daily