Can Abu Dhabi’s Hot Weather Aggravate Gastrointestinal Problems

Scorching sun and extreme hot environment takes out the water from our body. We face nonstop sweating, frizzy hair and low energy due to the sub-tropical climate of Abu Dhabi. But a new study reveals that this weather can also affect the gastrointestinal problems. Everyone feels uncomfortable in hot summer weather but people with gastrointestinal diseases experience worsening of their symptoms and at times visit to emergency room.

It’s a common phenomenon that people keep complaining about food for causing stomach related problems like diarrhea, indigestion, bloating and constipation. But did you ever suspect summer to be the evil factor of your stomach upset? The humidity and dampness increase due to hot summer weather, the acid indigestion and other problems increase because of the changes in the heat pattern of your body. This situation cause dizziness and almost a flu like feeling which leads to diarrhea, nausea and abdominal pain. Food can be a factor in this scenario, but not the only evil. Greasy junk, fried items, cheese and alcohol can cause heat imbalance in the body. Due to hang out with friends, or a party at office you can overdo it and end up with abdominal cram. But fear not, you can easily handle occasional digestion issue with our easy tips.

What To Do To Fight This Stomach Evil?

Here are the 5 Tips for coping with gastrointestinal problems in sub-tropical weather of Abu Dhabi

1- Stomach Soothing Foods:

You can eat fruits and herbs like pineapple, papaya, fennel, ginger decoration tea, chamomile to soothe your stomach. To fight the dehydration you can eat fruits high in water content like watermelon.

2. Keep Hydrated:

If you are suffering from diarrhea, vomiting or watery stool, you need to re-hydrate yourself. These conditions create an electrolyte imbalance in the body due to extreme water loss. Drink plenty of water and liquids to prevent dizziness and other complicated problems which can worsen your symptoms.

3. Light Meals:

If you’ve got bad stomach, just take a step back from all the heavy cheese filled junk and grilled food. Also avoid strong fragrances because it can make you nausea tic. Strong odor can increase the chances of bloating and stomach cramps. Eat light meals; try some tossed vegetables or soft food which is easy to digest.

4. Avoid Stomach Irritants:

Acidic drinks can irritate the upper lining of stomach and may worsen the gastrointestinal problems. Avoid beverages like coffee, tea, alcohol and soda. Some medications can also aggravate the symptoms of stomach problems.

If you are suffering from bad stomach cramps, severe or persistent diarrhea, vomiting and it does not subside in a day, visit your doctor. If you are affected by UAE’s hot weather and looking for best Gastroenterology in Abu Dhabi, visit King's College Hospital Clinics. Their gastroenterology team treats all digestive tract diseases, including those of the esophagus, stomach, and small and large intestines.

Source: King`s College Hospital Clinics

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