5 precautions for diarrhea patients in summer



 In summer, there are more people who feel particularly uncomfortable. Some people have diarrhea, constipation, or indigestion in the summer. In particular, diarrhea symptoms vary depending on the degree of cold sweat on the back stem, and as soon as you sit in the bathroom, you pour it down with your mouth, vomit and twist your stomach. The causes are environmental changes caused by seasonal changes and direct infection by bacteria that thrive in the summer or consumption of toxins made by infected bacteria.


Diarrhea varies by region and ethnicity, but is generally referred to as when there are more than four bowel movements per day and more than 250 mg of feces in adults. Diarrhea period of less than three weeks is called acute diarrhea, and diarrhea that lasts more than three weeks is considered chronic diarrhea.


■ Two to three times more occurrence in summer


Diarrhea occurs regardless of season, but occurs two to three times more in summer than in other seasons. This is because in summer, germs are easy to reproduce due to high temperatures and humidity, eat a lot of cold food and lose physical function due to excessive cooling. In addition, the incidence of diarrhea increases because of frequent changes in water due to travel.

 Summer lifestyle also causes diarrhea. As the day gets longer in summer, the amount of activity increases and people often eat late. This reduces the amount of time the intestines can take enough rest. Also, if you stay in a well-cooled place for a long time or sleep without covering your stomach well with an electric fan or air conditioner on, it can disturb the temperature-sensitive bowel's autonomic nervous system and cause symptoms.

If diarrhea overlaps with hot summer physical strength, dehydration can cause other problems. Symptoms such as standing low blood pressure, indigestion and vomiting in the indigestion area due to poor function throughout the digestive system are shown. Chronic diarrhea can lead to poor nutritional conditions due to reduced absorption of nutrients in the intestines as well as diarrhea itself, which can lead to impaired immune function and easy infection of germs.


■ Five precautions for diarrhea patients

◇ Eating warm food

The intestines of patients with chronic diarrhea are colder than those of ordinary people, and when cold food is stopped, it becomes colder and reduces normal digestive absorption.

◇ Avoid spicy and salty stimulating foods

Stimulant foods have a more active bowel movement season, which causes them to fall down without having time to absorb nutrients.

◇ Milk, flour food

Asians are genetically less dairy decomposition enzymes than Westerners, putting a strain on the intestines.

◇ Greasy food

Oily foods, which are relatively burdensome for digestion compared to fruits and vegetables due to their high fat content, make the intestines more burdensome.

◇ Lots of cold drinks and cigarettes

Among alcoholic beverages, beer or makgeolli, which has a lot of cold and large amount, is more harmful than soju or Yangju. This is because alcohol itself not only makes it difficult to absorb digestion by speeding up intestinal exercise, but also makes beer or makgeolli with cold properties lead to overeating. Cigarettes have a lower lip property of nicotine lowering food, so excessive smoking further promotes diarrhea.