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Feeling gassy, diarrhea, and burping.
Have some fever too


1 year ago

Feeling gassy, diarrhea, and burping.
Have some fever too

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Happy Tummy Expert

1 year ago

Dear Neville, Thank you for the question

Diarrhoea, Regular gastritis, Abdominal discomfort can be a symptom of gastrointestinal digestive issues such as indigestion, IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), intolerances etc., and/or due to an underlying health condition.
Fever is generally associated as a symptom of infection. It is very important to ensure intake of good nutrition and water to prevent dehydration and further nutritional deficiencies. Fever accompanied by diarrhoea requires medical attention, it is recommended to kindly contact your health care professional for further diagnosis and assistance.

Do not skip your meals, ensure adequate intake of balanced diet along with good amount of vitamin C from citrus fruits etc.

Here are a few tips to help manage diarrhoea
- Replacement of lost fluids and electrolytes is necessary. Drink plenty of fluids such as water, fruit juices, buttermilk, vegetable clear broths etc.
- Oral intake of fluids, particularly those high in sodium and potassium such as an electrolyte solution is recommended
- Limit excess fiber and dairy intake
- Cooked apples, rich in pectin help in controlling diarrhoea
- Try to limit the foods like caffeine, spices, raw onions etc.
- Include prebiotics such as banana, soyabean, garlic etc., good sources of probiotics like yogurt, buttermilk etc., to maintain a healthy gut.
Here are a few guidelines for general digestive health.
- Do not skip your meals, have small frequent meals at regular intervals.
- Eat a well-balanced diet including minimum 5 serving of vegetables and 1 serving of fruit in a day as they are good sources of fiber and essential nutrients such as vitamin A, Vitamin B, iron, zinc etc.
- Avoid large, heavy meals, and practice portion guidance.
- Deep fried foods to be restricted. Method of cooking like baking, grilling, boiling, steaming is preferable over deep frying with excess fat/ oil.
- Food should be eaten slowly and chewed well as fast eating provokes gastric feeding reflex.
- Avoid lying down immediately after your meal consumption
- Drink at least 8 glasses of water per day
- Have a gap of minimum 2-3 hours between bedtime and your last meal
- Engage in physical activity for a minimum of 30-45 minutes for at least 5 days a week. (To be considered after recovery from fever)
- Try to follow a good sleep regimen in terms of both quantity and quality.

For a customised and personalised meal plan for specific conditions, please contact your Health care professional.
Hope we have answered your query.
Do take plenty of rest, wishing you a healthy and speedy recovery.

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