Hot air hits stomach and intestines

Autumn has arrived, but the warm weather continues. According to a study, heat waves change the bacterial composition of the digestive system, namely the microbiota. This result explains why stomach pains and bloating increase as the temperature rises.
Prof. from the Department of Gastroenterology at Medipol Mega University Hospital. Dr. Vedat Göral, stating that hot weather may invite various digestive problems, said, “The loss of fluid due to the temperatures and the exhaustion caused by the heat can lead to problems such as abdominal pain, heartburn due to bacteria or viruses, diarrhea, constipation, intestinal syndrome, i.e. irritable bowel syndrome. “Poisoning and loss of appetite cause worrying problems when the weather is warmer,” he said.

Stating that there may be an increase in gastroenteritis, i.e. gastrointestinal infections, due to the hot weather and the rapid deterioration of food, Prof. Dr. Vedat Göral said, “This situation can be dangerous, especially for children under the age of 5 and people over the age of 60. Because the extremely hot weather makes us sweat, it causes water and salt loss. It can also worsen some gastrointestinal problems.”

Stating that in hot weather, inflammatory bowel disease ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, activation, that is, exacerbations, may occur. Dr. Vedat Göral continued his words as follows: “In addition, infectious digestive system problems are more common in these patients in hot weather. Temperatures may also increase the likelihood of inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. People suffering from such conditions may have stomach pain, diarrhea and bleeding symptoms. “

“The increase in heat is a physical stress for the body, and stress-related diseases in our body increase more in hot weather,” said Prof. Dr. Goral said:
“The heat can also cause the increase of bad bacteria in our intestines, which may increase the possibility of infection due to the digestive system. According to a study, heat waves change the bacterial composition of the digestive system, namely the microbiota. This event causes some stomach pains, gas and bloating as the temperature rises. “It can explain the increase in blood pressure and other problems. It can trigger or worsen symptoms such as diarrhea and bloating.”

prof. Dr. Emphasizing that heat also affects the flexibility and digestive abilities of the body, Göral said, “This may include loss of appetite, loss of fluid or heat-related heat exhaustion-heat stroke. The hot and humid weather at night causes insomnia, deterioration of sleep quality and stress. “This leads to an increase in stress-related digestive system problems.”

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