Health Problems During Monsoon? Prevention n Care

With the onset of the monsoon season, its also the onset of Health Problems During Monsoon. These diseases and infections can pose a serious range of health threats if ignored. The season brings the risk of exposure to multiple viruses, bacteria, parasites, and other infections. In fact, the risk of exposure is twice as great during monsoons. That’s because this season has high moisture content. The atmospheric water accumulation enables harmful micro-organisms to thrive, leading to a number of health-related ailments. Also read: Frizzy Hair problem? Handy tips to manage hair during monsoon(Opens in a new browser tab)

The monsoon season tends to breach our hygiene systems quite easily, thus leading to our exposure to various microbes. These microbes can enter our body putting us at risk of many diseases. Some of these microbes thrive in the current season as the changes in temperature, increased dampness, and humid environment encourages growth. These conditions are ideal for these infections and infestations likes of common upper airway viruses and GI virus, bacteria, fungal organisms, and parasites to grow within us. Leading to cause moderate to severe health complications also impacting the gut health giving rise to digestive problems. Also read: Double Masking against COVID19: What it is and how to properly do it(Opens in a new browser tab)

Well, it’s not all doom, we can avoid these Health Problems During Monsoon by taking simple yet effective precautions. Like for example we should avoid eating the street food or eating at crowded food joints. It will be great to remember that though the street food is delicious however, the chances of contamination are always there. Also rea: 5 Foods Items to be avoided by Men. Find out Why(Opens in a new browser tab)

Here is a list of Health Problems During Monsoon that you should watch out for:


Diarrhoea is characterized by loose, watery stools or a frequent need to have a bowel movement. Some of the microbes or virus even many bacteria have fondness for our gastrointestinal system. These infections gains easy entry via the unhygienic food leading we consume leading to diarrhea, nausea, pain in the abdomen, and vomiting.

These Health Problems During Monsoon can be prevented and treated if detected and treated early. Also, by making sure that the water is properly boiled or its bottled mineral water.

Stomach flu

Stomach flu is also known as Gastroenteritis. It is an is an infection in the intestines.  This flu is one of the most common digestive health problems During monsoon. The symptoms of it can be fever abdominal cramps, headache, diarrhea, and vomiting. Though the symptoms vary from person to person.

Jaundice typhoid fever etc. may have similar manifestations, to begin with, and if the symptoms persist for more than a day or two, we must visit a doctor.

Gastritis, indigestion, and abdominal bloating are few issues that one can experience if one has been consuming foods with excessive oil and spices and if they are not to your tolerance or is inappropriate in the concoction.


Monsoon apart from the rains brings a lot of fruits. Now we all like to eat our fruits, however, some precautions are recommended like washed and handled the fruits properly. As these fruits are loaded with lots of microorganisms. If not treated  or handled properly they can be the sources of dangerous gram-negative organisms like salmonella.

A proper cleaning schedule of all the water storage areas in the house like washrooms, kitchen, overhead tanks and their surroundings. As the damp areas facilitate the growth of fungus. These might lead to allergies, sinusitis skin issues, etc.

Tips to maintain a healthy stomach

Its an old saying Healthy Guts leads to happier life. Our digestive system is essential for our overall health and well being.

Here are a few tips on keeping stomach healthy during the monsoon:

  • Eating right amount
  • Avoiding crowded unhygienic junk food or visiting food joints.
  • Carrying your own drinking water.
  • Washing fruits and vegetables properly before consuming them
  • green leafy vegetables need to be washed and boiled before eating
  • Washing hands frequently because they are the biggest infection carriers.
  • Consuming small meals at a regular frequency helps with easy digestion.
  • Avoiding fried and spicy food as our process of digestion may not be able to handle them adequately leading to the distressing symptoms of bloating, gastritis, fever, and loss of appetite.
  • Avoiding carbonated drinks in excess can deplete the essential minerals in our bodies. Minerals are essential to keep the enzymes of our body including digestive ones in an active state.

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Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.

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