Monsoon Preparedness : Common Diseases, Symptoms, Precautions, & Healthy Foods for this season

We often wait for the monsoon to arrive soon to cool down our boiling nerves in this scorching heat. And when that blissful shower knocks the door, it brings along the snacks, chai, and more…

What is that more? It is the plethora of free of cost diseases delivered by rains along with the mouth-watering traditional cuisines. We will discuss the common diseases and symptoms associated with the monsoon season which if not treated properly may lead to health menace.

  1. Malaria- This mosquito-borne disease caused by the breeding monsoon-lull1of female anopheles mosquito in places containing unattended stagnant water, tops the list of monsoon led diseases. The common symptoms include high fever, body ache, body chills, sweating, weakness as well as jaundice and diarrhoea in severe cases.
  2. Dengue-The Dengue fever caused by tiger mosquito has often caused health havocs in past few years leading to thousands of death. They usually attack during early morning and evening. The common symptoms include high fever, depleting blood cell counts, joint pain, and body ache.
  3. Chikungunya- Another deadly mosquito lead disease Chikungunya is caused by the infected aedesalbopictus mosquitoes which breed in collected unattended water for days. The common symptoms include high fever, joint pain, and body ache.
  4. Typhoid– This vulnerable water-borne disease is caused due to the consumption of contaminated water and unhealthy sanitation. The S. Typhi bacteria breed to spread contamination in water and dirty surroundings. The common symptoms include a sore throat, weakness, fever, and headache.
  5. Hepatitis A- This highly infectious liver disease is caused by the consumption of contaminated food, water, stool, or being in contact with an infected person. The common symptoms include nausea, fatigue, dark urine, appetite loss, jaundice, and nausea.

PRECAUTIONS

As they say, prevention is the best cure. We present you the prevention list for a healthy and happy monsoon.

1.Kee240_F_111157356_7gzfjxTH4Oyua7woInvJwzXAUE9uaw4Yp your surroundings clean and ensure
water is not collected in any area near your surroundings.
2.Use mosquito repellent throughout the day and cover yourself properly during the night.
3. Avoid outside food especially at roadside joints.
4. Avoid the consumption of fruits and vegetables susceptible to infection during monsoon.
5. Drink plenty of water and healthy fluids to flush out body toxins.
6. Use hand sanitizer regularly during outdoor travel.
7. Keep food and water covered to protect from flies and mosquitoes.
8. Avoid direct contact with infected patients.

HEALTHY FOODS

Although monsoon is the season of relishing tangy mouth-watering dishes, however, it also brings along the health issues, weak digestion, and dehydration due to high humidity. Hence we need to ensure taste and health go hand in hand. The list of healthy food includes-

  1. Seasonal fruits like apple, mango, pear, and pomegranates help to conserve energy in the body.
  2. Almonds, yogurt, curd, and purified water maintain the required hydration levels in the body.
  3. Adding garlic to cooking food is recommended as they increase body immunity.
  4. To satiate your taste buds you can gorge on tangy corn, fruit chaat, cooked dishes like idli sambar with coconut chutney, saboodana, upma, oats, etc. to keep a healthy balance between season and food.
  5. Drinking  plenty healthy detoxifying liquids is a must this season.

Don’t forget that if you are feeling sick and start showing symptoms of a disease, it is best to visit your family doctor. Diagnosing diseases is important, and the best way is to consult your doctor and confirm with pathological tests.

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