- 04 July 2019
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Watch Out For Stomach Infections – Monsoon Has Arrived
Are you a foodie?
Then you need to be wise in choosing the right food in Monsoons.
Monsoons are always much awaited seasons in India as they provide relief from the hot & humid Indian summers. And you know that monsoons are the season where the food cravings reach the new high.
So are you prepared to fight? Monsoon not only bring delight but also brings a host of infections.
In the cool weather, most of the people always wanted to eat hot and spicy food. From piping hot samosas to other varieties of street-food, monsoons come with a temptation to eat all that junk food you see. Even though your taste buds relish these food items, your stomach might not take it well.
And when you surrender to tempting foods, you may end up with tummy ache caused by the infection of the season.
The most common stomach infections are viral diarrhoea, bacterial gastroenteritis, and food poisoning. Considering all the circumstances, you need to understand how unhygienic the cooking conditions are, the chances of ending up with a tummy or stomach infections are quite high.
In monsoon, often people suffer from gastroenteritis, gastritis etc. But, stomach infection is one of the most common and might lead to food poisoning. Usual symptoms of the infection are vomiting, cramps and diarrhoea. The most common causes could be due to contamination of food and water.
Are You Prepared to fight against tummy infection?
Then you need to avoid some foods that spoil your health. Here are some tips for you to stay out of troubled health
- Say a big NO to eating roadside food.
- Choose your food wisely, always prefer freshly prepared food.
- Make sure the vegetables in your food are cooked well – uncooked, raw vegetables carry infection too.
- Consume boiled/purified water only because contaminated water is the most common cause of tummy infections.
- Carry your own water wherever you go and keep yourself hydrated.
- Make sure to wash your hands before you eat. Make it a habit to wash hands with antibacterial soaps.
- Keep your immunity boosted because digestion slows down in monsoon and affects your metabolism.
- keep your surroundings clean always.
- Eat healthy food, rich in vitamin C.
- If you have low immunity power or resistance, it is most recommended to avoid swimming during monsoon.
This is all about taking ample care and preventive measures to stay healthy. Being careful in your eating and drinking habits can help you keep those harmful infections at bay, and help you enjoy the rainy season to the fullest. One should always keep in mind about the environment, you need to keep it clean and safe mainly in the rainy season. Make sure, you don’t provide scope for bacteria to emerge.
We at Sunshine Hospital, are monsoon ready if you need us, we wish for you to have a healthy season without you paying hospitals any visits, but you can rest assured that we have your back.
About the Doctor:
Dr Nagarjuna Yarlagadda (Gastroenterologist)
Dr Nagarjuna Yarlagadda is a reputed Gastroenterologist at Sunshine Hospitals, Gachibowli. After getting his MBBS degree from Rangaraya Medical College in Kakinada, he earned his MD from Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences in Chandigarh Dr Nagarjuna has 25 years of experience. He served as Associate Professor of Gastroenterology at NIMS (Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences) and was a consultant gastroenterologist at Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) for 14 years and has rich teaching experience as well. He also serves people as a member of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology, INASL and SGI. He has published papers and trials in national and international journals.