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Question: Ever since I started studying, I have been consuming more junk food all through the day as a result of which, my stomach has been very upset. I also feel very sleepy. Can you suggest a remedy? - Sanya Peer
Dear Sanya: Consuming these foods loaded with fats can often make you feel sleepy.
Question: I’m a student of class 12. I have lost almost four kg over the last few months. I don’t feel like eating anything because it makes me feel nauseated and I find it difficult to study. I just have juice and biscuits throughout the day. But I have begun to feel very weak. Can you suggest an alternative? - Mohit Mehra
Dear Mohit: Too much of stress and anxiety results in increase in gastric acid secretion and causes nausea and lack of appetite. Fruit juices are acidic and may cause erosion of stomach lining if not taken with proper meals and may result in abdominal pain and nausea, causing weight loss.
Try the following health tips:
If nausea continues, get your liver function tests done and contact your physician.
Question: As the time for the exams has been drawing closer, I find myself unable to concentrate. I also tend to forget what I study. I’m feeling very nervous now because I feel like I have not done enough. What do I do? - Natasha Kumar
Dear Natasha: Achieving high concentration is necessary to have better understanding and grasp of the subject.
You can also try following changes in diet, schedule and exercise to improve your focus:
Question: I can’t wake up early in the morning because of which I tend to waste a lot of crucial study time. I also feel very tired most of the time. The exams are very close and I don’t know what to do. - Karan Khanna
Dear Karan: It is usually suggested that you maintain a regular schedule of getting up early and going off to bed in time.
If you want to get up early, then you can follow these tips: