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Preventive measures stressed to avoid heat-related stomach ailments

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ISLAMABAD: 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 in an interview.

“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.