Mumbaikars feel the ‘heat’

As the heat wave grips Mumbai, on Sunday a maximum temperature of 37.6 degrees Celsius was recorded in the city. Since, the mercury is rising in the city; health conditions like cold, cough, viral, sore throat and so on can give Mumbaikars a tough time. So, experts advise appropriate care to keep these health issues at bay

As the heat rages on, Mumbaikars are feeling its effect on their health
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  • On Sunday, the maximum temperatures recorded by IMD Santacruz observatory were 37.6 degrees Celsius, which was 5.5 degrees Celsius above normal.
  • And by IMD Colaba observatory: 36.5 degrees Celsius, 6 degrees Celsius above normal. 
  • As per the experts, it is essential to take charge of health by taking the necessary precautions.

“Since, the temperature has gone up, in the past two days, 15 patients have visited me complaining of cold, cough, sore throat, viral and respiratory problems. Out of which, 3 have been admitted. So, avoid consuming cold foodstuffs or beverages, oily, spicy and junk food,” said Dr Gautam Bhansali, consulting general physician at Bombay Hospital.

Mumbai-based general physician Dr Aparna Date said, “Cover yourself when you venture out in the afternoon. Stay hydrated. Drink a lot of water. Adopt healthy food habits. See your doctor in case, you have any health issues.”

Rutika Murudkar, clinical nutritionist at Naraindas Morbai Budhrani trust tells you how to beat the heat:

  • Stay hydrated
  • Snack on thepla, khakra, roasted nachni and soya chips
  • Consume Buttermilk (add mint leaves and sabja in it), curd, coconut water, Nimbu paani, berries, oranges, cucumber, and watermelon
  • Drink Shrabats – kokam, aamala, khus
  • Drink Infused water with spices
  • While eating out, eat well-cooked and fresh food
  • Avoid junk, spicy and oily food, alcohol and carbonated drinks
  • Don’t consume stale food
  • Re-heating the food is not a good idea