What is good for diarrhea? In order to stay away from diarrhea in summer, pay attention to the water sold outside!

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Liv Hospital Gastroenterology Specialist Dr. Instructor See. Ekrem Aslan talked about the tricks of preventing diarrhea, especially in summer. Especially in summer, viruses and bacteria that we get from the environment as a result of consumption of water sold outside that are not kept in a cold environment invite diarrhea.

As the air temperature rises in summer, the need for water increases as well as all living things. Bacteria and virus contamination from the environment also becomes easier as a result of consuming water of unknown origin, foods that are not kept in a cold environment, and food sold outside.

Bacteria and Viruses are Diarrhea’s Biggest Enemy!

With diarrhea, bowel movements increase. Digestion cannot be completed, so more frequent and watery stools are ejected than normal. Bacteria and viruses take the first place among the causes of diarrhea. The most important and common is diarrhea due to viruses. In addition, various drugs, antibiotics, some stomach and intestinal diseases, some hormonal diseases, excessive stress-excitement, travels, changes in eating and drinking habits, coastal waters entered for swimming, water swallowed in streams and lakes also cause diarrhea.

What Are the Symptoms of Diarrhea?

Having more than three stools in a day, stools that are runny-shape or water-like; nausea, abdominal pain (especially around the navel or in the lower part of the abdomen), fever, blood and/or mucus appearance in the stool, feeling of not being able to fully relax even though stool is done, feeling of thirst due to excessive water loss and dry mouth, dizziness, darkening of the eyes, dry skin may have symptoms such as the eyes appearing sunken. In more severe cases, urinary incontinence, heart failure and loss of consciousness may occur due to impaired kidneys.

Early Detection is Important for Treatment

To begin with, it should be stopped eating fruits and vegetables, following the amount of fluid lost and compensating for the loss by drinking water, ayran and mineral water as much as possible. Then you need to consult a doctor. Diarrhea can be microbial, parasitic, transient or food poisoning. According to the results of the examination, treatment should be started as soon as possible.

What are the Ways to Prevent Diarrhea? What to do?

– When purchasing foodstuffs, it should be ensured that they are produced and preserved in accordance with the cold chain conditions. Particular attention should be paid to bruises on vegetables and fruits.
-To be more careful in raw foods, vegetables should be cleaned, washed and then disinfected to destroy their germs.
– Cooked food should be consumed without cooling, and food quality should not deteriorate with repeated heating attempts, and should be kept in the refrigerator until the temperature drops to room temperature.
-Make sure that the drinking water is chlorinated or bottled hygienically when it boils.

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