How do weather changes affect digestive health?

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How do weather changes affect digestive health?

Arab weather - human health is affected by external factors such as weather and temperature changes associated with changing seasons, and in fact some diseases and their symptoms are linked to certain times of the year, so colds spread in the winter, and joint symptoms intensify when temperatures drop, while allergy symptoms worsen in the spring Symptoms of multiple sclerosis for patients with it in the summer. The digestive system is often the first victim of the vagaries of weather and seasons.

Causes of weather-related digestive disorders

The cause of weather-related digestive disorders may be due to the difference in human immunity and susceptibility to disease with different seasons and temperatures. It is a time when trips and outdoor picnics abound, when food is sometimes exposed to temperature fluctuations, which leads to spoilage. It is also easy to get dehydrated at this time of the year, especially when exercising excessively.

Ways to prevent digestive problems associated with weather changes

Eat small meals frequently

It is recommended to eat small meals more than once throughout the day to prevent indigestion, and you can start with your favorite food in the case of social events and picnics.

Slow down while eating

Eating food quickly and not chewing it well leads to bloating, a feeling of discomfort and satiety, due to not realizing the amount of food eaten, so you must slow down while eating, chew well, and communicate with family and friends while eating, and food can be divided into small pieces and chewed each Well.

Exercising before eating

If you exercise for more than 45 minutes, it is important to wait an hour before eating, to allow blood to travel from the muscles to the stomach, to begin to digest the food well.

It is advised to maintain a daily routine of exercise for a period of no less than twenty minutes a day, as studies have shown that sports strengthen the immune system to fight various diseases, relieve stress and psychological pressure, and reduce the duration of colds.

Store food at appropriate temperatures

High temperatures in the summer cause an increase in the proliferation of bacteria in food, which may lead to a lot of common food poisoning in recent times, of which diarrhea, vomiting, and headaches are among the most important symptoms, so you should keep refrigerated foods cold in regular refrigerators or Mobile devices designated for picnics, and hot foods intended for immediate consumption are heated in containers, and consumed within a time not exceeding two hours. Food subject to spoilage may not be kept for more than two hours at room temperature.

Avoid fried and acidic foods

To prevent bloating, gas, and symptoms of satiety that may accompany weather and temperature fluctuations, it is recommended to avoid and reduce the following foods:

Fatty foods : such as fried foods, and cheeses, which are foods that require a longer time to digest and increase the chance of heartburn.

Food and soft drinks : such as soda, and beans.

Acidic foods : such as citrus fruits, tomatoes, tea, and coffee, which all cause heartburn.
Drink enough fluids

It is recommended to drink sufficient quantities of water and fluids during periods of weather fluctuations and temperature changes, to prevent dehydration that may be accompanied by constipation, in addition to nausea. .

Wash hands well

The period of changing temperatures and weather fluctuations is accompanied by the spread and reproduction of germs, so hands must be washed well upon arrival at home, and before eating.

Eating foods that boost the body's immunity

Some foods contain nutrients that strengthen the immune system and help the body fight digestive disorders, such as garlic, yogurt, sweet peppers, mushrooms, green leafy vegetables, berries, dark chocolate, carrots, and sweet potatoes.

Tips for dealing with indigestion related to changing weather

Eat food and herbs that relax the stomach

Ginger tea, fennel tea, or chamomile can relieve digestive upsets.

Drink clear liquids

It is important to drink sufficient quantities of fluids, especially when suffering from diarrhea, but it is necessary to gradually start drinking small amounts of clear fluids, and to stay away from solid foods for a short period, and it is important to go to the nearest health care center when suffering from diarrhea and severe colic.

Avoid strong smells

Strong odors such as strong food odors, perfume odors, and the smell of cigarettes can irritate the stomach.

Avoid anything that irritates the stomach

You should stay away from anything that irritates the stomach in the period when the body is prone to digestive disorders, such as excessive coffee, tea, alcohol, or herbs.

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This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.

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