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It is common during monsoons to suffer from gastroenteritis or other related tummy problems. First, your immunity goes for a toss and second foodborne illness becomes common during monsoons, hence the problems with the digestive system. This is why during the rains you need to be doubly cautious with your diet. Consumption of food that is contaminated with bacteria, toxins and parasites can make it unpalatable for our digestive system. This sets the stage for gastroenteritis an infection of the bowel also known as food poisoning or the tummy bug. Here Dr Roy Patankar, Director and Gastroenterologist at ZEN Hospital, Chembur tells us how to tackle tummy problems during monsoons. Here is what you should eat during monsoons.
What are the symptoms of gastroenteritis?
The main symptoms of gastroenteritis are watery diarrhoea and vomiting. It could also be accompanied by stomach pain, cramping, fever, nausea and a headache. Due to watery stools and vomiting, one can also suffer from dehydrated. If one experience dry mouth, dry skin, excessive thirst and light-headedness these are signs of dehydration which sets in along with tummy problems.
What causes gastroenteritis?
One can get a tummy bug either by being in contact with someone who has the virus or by having contaminated food or water. Other ways of getting the bacterial infection are by eating or cooking without washing hands after going to the bathroom or after changing a diaper. You can also get sick from swimming in contaminated water or from close contact with someone who is ill. Here is your complete guide for healthy cooking this monsoon.
How can one be safe from gastrointestinal problems during monsoons?
Follow these 11 tips to stay healthy this monsoon:
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