Martha Jefferson HealthWise--July 16th

Summer is a time for vacation. But travel can sometimes wreak havoc on our GI tract. Even if you normally don’t suffer from constipation, you may become constipated when you go on a trip away from home. Constipation while traveling can make your trip painful, awkward and physically take a toll on you. On the other end of the spectrum, travel can lead to Montezuma’s revenge - traveler’s diarrhea can be caused by a number of different infections from consuming tainted food or water. In the video, Dr Cindy Yoshida from Martha Jefferson Hospital shares some tips on how to prevent these GI maladies while traveling. In the video, she answers the following questions:

Why do some people become constipated when they travel?

What can you do to avoid constipation while traveling?

Who gets travelers' diarrhea?

What Are the Symptoms of Traveler’s diarrhea?

What Are the Causes?

How Do You Treat Traveler’s Diarrhea?

How Can You Prevent It?

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