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Preventive measures stressed to avoid heat-related stomach ailments’

To prevent from falling sick during hot summer season, Consultant physician advices citizens to eat healthy food in moderation and avoid consumption of soft drinks, not to skip breakfast, and drink sufficient amount of water during the season. As the temperature begin to rise, our immunity tends to hit a low. Therefore, it is very important to take necessary precautions in terms of our diet and nutrition to avert the possible health consequences, Consultant Physician Dr Ikram Faisal said while talking to private news channel on Monday.
“Summer brings a majority of digestion related illnesses. Considering the rise in temperature every year, it is very important to manage our food habits to avoid stomach illnesses.”
He said the major reasons for gastro-diseases included use of substandard fruits and other edibles being sold on streets. Doctors have attributed the increasing number of cases to the rising temperatures and use of unhygienic food. “Food tends to get spoiled faster because of the heat in summer. People need to exercise extreme caution in what they eat and drink. At home, food should be preserved properly.
In case of signs of stomach infections, prompt treatment must be taken to avoid aggravation of the infection.
He urged awareness among public on treatment and prevention of disease leprosy to alleviate the sufferings of patients. He suggests staying away from contaminated water or unhygienic food to make sure your liver is safe and healthy. Contaminated water can also trigger typhoid, a water-borne disease, seen very commonly in summers.
Eating contaminated food is sure to cause food poisoning, says specialist. Dr advises to avoid eating food from outside during summers. Carrying your own water whenever stepping out of the house. Eating freshly prepared food could also help stave off the risk of infection. If the food has been cooked prior either boil it or fry it before consuming it.
Avoid foods that will produce heat in your body. Avoid sour fruits, citrus fruits, beetroots and carrots that tend to heat up your body. Limit the intake of garlic, chili, tomato, sour cream and salted cheese to avoid hampering your system. Eat more salads, as they are cooling, especially when eaten for lunch, he added. Not overeating, not lying down for about three hours after taking food, not wearing tight-fitting clothes or belts around the waist, not exercising for at least an hour after eating, avoiding fast and deep-fried food on the ‘don’t side will also help keep gastrointestinal (GI) problems away.