It is often difficult for an individual to predict when it rains or the day goes sunny in monsoon season. Even during the sunny days, it might start raining all of a sudden. Many people soak in such rain, they are happy for a while.
But, happiness can turn into pain in a short time. This changing weather is likely to have a negative impact on our health.
Taking care of one’s health really becomes challenging during such a change of climate. To keep the body’s natural immune system strong and healthy, you need to pay more attention to your daily diet. Due to the changing weather, the physical condition changes a lot.
Problems seen this season
Many diseases appear during the summer and rainy seasons. Infectious diseases are on the rise, especially in this season. Viral flu (flu, fever) appear too often.
With the rise in temperature, various communicable diseases, foodborne diseases and diseases like diarrhea, cholera and typhoid become more prevalent.
Influenza with climate change
Influenza occurs this season. It is a viral disease. However, at a certain time there is a viral cold, fever. Viral infections are self-healing diseases.
If you have a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, you should go to the hospital. Sometimes a viral infection is followed by a bacterial infection. In such cases, one should seek a doctor’s advice.
Along with influenza, bacterial infections are more common during this time. Bacterial infections are caused by bacteria.
Cholera due to contaminated water
We must pay special attention to hygiene to prevent diseases. Cholera is caused by contaminated water. One should clean hands and defecate in a safe place.
We should boil water before drinking it. Raw fruits and vegetables should be washed thoroughly before eating. You should get in the habit of drinking only filtered and boiled water. Cholera can be prevented by defecating in a safe place.
What to do at home
When there is diarrhea, it decreases the water and potassium in our body and dehydration occurs. When we are dehydrated, we have to bring back the water level from our body.
Drinking plenty of life-giving water at home prevents dehydration. One should drink plenty of fluids. However, if the patient is getting sick, s/he should go to the health post immediately.
Cholera is spreading in Kathmandu
It is necessary to spread public awareness for any contagious disease. We paid attention to hygiene, if we washed and cooked the food properly, we would not get cholera.
When eating out, eat only in a safe place. As the water in Kathmandu is dirty, only the boiled water can help in preventing cholera.
Risk age group
The highly vulnerable group in this regard is the children. Children also get dehydrated quickly. People with low immunity, the elderly, people with low immunity are more affected. Infections also occur quickly in people who have had the disease for a long time.
Special attention to food
We need to pay special attention to food for a healthy life. It is very important to eat fruits, vegetables, nuts, meat and milk.
One should eat a well-cooked food. Do not eat food that is kept outside. Every food should be cleaned properly before eating in summer season.
Fruits and vegetables brought from outside can be eaten only after washing them thoroughly. Keeping your home clean can prevent disease.
Care should be taken when buying vegetables and fruits. Some vegetables and fruits may have been marketed before the start of the season and may have been ripened with chemicals. You can say whether the fruit is worth eating by looking at the well-ripened fruit.
Seasonal vegetables and fruits should be avoided as much as possible. It contains a lot of chemicals. Fruits cooked with chemicals look green. After buying such food, we can put it in water for some time, wash it thoroughly and eat it.
What to do to prevent problems?
We have to take special care as various contagious diseases will spread as soon as summer starts. You should pay special attention to your hygiene. As far as possible, do not eat food outside the house, drink only boiled water, do not eat raw fruits, eat only after cleaning thoroughly, and also spread public awareness programs.
The environment around the house should be kept clean and tidy. If we pay special attention to food, we can keep many hazards at bay.