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How to take care of your health during monsoon season?


How to take care of your health during monsoon season


Tip tip barsa pani!! And this “water ” gives us a break from the scorching heat.

Rain in India brings us life and energy. The monsoon season brings that much-needed relief to the scorched land. However, besides being very refreshing, the heavy rains also provide a breeding ground for mosquitoes and a humid environment, which in turn can lead to rapid spread of microbe-borne diseases. Malaria, dengue, flu, chikungunya, leptospirosis, etc. are some of the common health conditions that pose a threat to your health during the rainy season.

No need to book separate tests for diagnosis now. Book a fever profile test and find what is causing that high temperature or other health symptoms. 

You can only enjoy any season if you and your loved ones are healthy and fit. Here are 7 basic (and no hi fi) health tips to keep you healthy during monsoon:

1. Make sure you drink clean water

Getting stomach woes during rain due to high chances of water resources being contaminated can be quite common. The best option to get safe drinking water is to have an apt water filter at your home, depending on the water filtration needs in your locality. Another safe option is to boil drinking water before using. If you are traveling, take your water bottle with you or just rely on sealed, packaged water.

2. Loading up on probiotics and fresh vegetables

It is advisable to ensure you keep your gut flora happy at all times. Take sufficient probiotics like curd, yogurt, etc. This ensures healthy levels of good gut bacteria. Avoid stale food at all times as they may attract infection-causing germs early on. Include fresh vegetables in your diet to get a lot of proteins, fibre and other nutrients. Wash the vegetables well and avoid eating raw foods as much as possible.

3. Avoid street food:

Street food is usually spicy, junk food and can lead to bloating, acidity and indigestion. Also, you can never be sureof what goes inside the street food.The vegetables and water used to make the food might get exposed to constant humidity and can even be contaminated. These unhygienic conditions can cause one to get various infections ranging from typhoid to cholera.

Do not overeat and stick to eating small meals once every few hours.

4. No rain dance please:

It is very normal to feel tempted to get that rain shower. However, the pollutants and dirt can get trapped on skin and hair and harm you. While you can spend some time in the rain, avoid a long shower. Just after you get drenched, take a warm bath.

5. Binge on immunity-boosting fruits

Anapple a day can really help you clean up the toxins present in the liver and boost your immunity. Including vitamin C rich fruits like oranges, mosambi is considered one of the healthiest ways to boost immunity and fight infection. Fruits are rich, natural sources of vitamins and minerals that are essential for an individual to maintain health and strength.

6. Use insect repellents and prevent mosquitoes

Do not walk on pavements and roads filled with excess rain water intentionally. These are breeding grounds for mosquitoes that are carriers for several life-threatening diseases such as malaria and dengue. Use insect repellents, mosquito nets, and wear full sleeve clothes while going out, especially in the evening.

7. Prioritize your fitness and do not delay diagnostic tests:

Many diseases present with fever, cold-like symptoms, joint and muscle pain. Your doctor can advise you to get certain lab tests done in order to confirm the diagnosis. Do not doubt your doctor. He cannot get to know what’s causing your symptoms without a diagnostic examination. Hence, it is extremely important to take care of your health and get tests suggested by your doctor.

If you have comorbidities and need to get tests done from time to time, do not delay them. A wise way to identify any symptoms and nip them in the bud before they get too serious is to get your annual preventive health checkups regularly. It is an important measure to prevent you from falling sick.


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