Lucknow: With maximum temperatures rising specially in northern India region people are complaining of loose motion, vomiting and stomach cramps along with UTI disorders of burning sensation while urinating, painful urination and fever leading to gastrointestinal diseases in hospitals and clinics these days as bacteria causes infection in higher temperature.
More than 10 cases are coming up every day with stomach infection which did not spare anyone of any age and patients are children, adult and even elderly.
With increase in number of patients with weakened digestion had also gone up through various sources, such as food, water, direct exposure to wastes and lack in having safe drinking water.
So, acidic urine is common in this type of hot and humid climate when the body gets dehydrated through sweating during day time.
Once monsoon season will hit the region the cases might shoot up further as humidity helped bacteria grow faster.
Rise in temperature creates stomach diseases in North India:
According to former President of Indian Medical Association (IMA) Dr.P.K.Gupta said, “Gastro problems are routed via water, hence if potable water is contaminated it is a risk for people.”
There has been a rise in cases of eye infections too such as conjunctivitis and microsporidiosis, the disease caused by a parasite called microsporidia which is due to increase in temperatures.
Certain precautions taken during summer time are as below:
* You need about 3 to 5 litres of water in a day depends upon work you do and exposure to the sun. So even if you had water before leaving home, carry a bottle to avoid drinking water from outside.
* Protect yourself from infections and maintain good hygiene to make sure what you ate or drank is safe.
* Wear light, loose-fitting clothes made of cotton or say linen, so that your sweat can evaporate.
* Exercise during cooler part of day run, jog etc.
* While doing exercise, you should intake small sips of liquid this will replace lost of fluids.
* Add Water with salt if you sweat a lot.
* If you feel hot try to cool off by opening window, use fan or turn on air conditioner.
* Do not drink alcoholic beverages or beverages with caffeine because they speed up fluid loss.
* Do not bundle kids with blankets or heavy clothes as their sweat glands are not well developed.
* Do not stay or leave anyone in a close or parked cars during hot weather.
As we cannot make changes but can take precautions to protect ourselves to stay safe this summer.