Summer and monsoon being problems related
to the gastrointestinal system and liver. The
heat and moisture promotes rapid growth of
viruses and bacteria in improperly
prepared and stored food. Gastroenteritis
( mainly loose motions, cramps in the abdomin
and vomiting or may be called food-poisioning)
is acute in the beginning and lasts for a week
or ten days if proper treatment is taken.
Due to diarrhoea, vomiting, lost of appetite,
heartburn, (acid bouncing) and general
weakness may lead to dehydration.
The most importaant treatment focuses on
maintaining hydration levels, whci can be done
at home too by takin drinking oral fluides rich
in electrolytes. Take ample of home made
juices, Gulucose, fruits, lime water with salt
and suger, yoghurt (dahi) but no milk. Coconut
water and matha very useful for stomache
As and when dirrheoa, vomitng , cramps in the
abdomin occurs mainly in summer and by
eating rich foods specially in the marriages
season. You should immediately contact a
Physcian or Gestroentiris and take the medical
treatment. dont go for self medication or
Prevention is always better than cure, so
cultivate healthy and hygenic eating habits.
Eat fresh and properly cooked food and avoid
stale ( Baasi) food even if stored in the Fridge.
Drink water boiled for 15 minutes or bottled
water. Use proper water for washing utensials.
Avoid raw salads and meat. WAsh fruits and
vegetable in cleaning water before eating. Do
not eat from road side vendors and maintain
personal hygiene. Frequent washing, mainly
before and after meals, hands with soap or
liquid decreases chances of Gastroenteritis.
Encourage children to wash hand before and
after eating invariably.
Senior Gastroenterologist Dr. J. S. Bhogal
shared his experiance on the disease mentioined above.
Last edited by R. M. Dixit; 18-07-2011 at 10:20 PM.
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