KARACHI - Health experts have warned the citizens, especially lovers of red meat, not to eat too much of red meat of sacrificial animals, slaughtered on the eve of Eid Ul Azha, as the excessive consumption of red meat can cause indigestion, nausea, diarrhoea, high blood pressure, vomiting and excess uric acid in the body.
They advised the citizens to take balanced diet, containing meat and vegetable both; so that the chances of contacting illness could be reduced; during and after Eid Ul Azha people rush to hospitals and clinics with complains of indigestion, nausea, diarrhoea, high blood pressure and vomiting.
Talking to The Nation, Dr. Qutbuddin of Dow University of Health Sciences said that the citizens must use plenty of water during and after the Eid holidays, as excessive use of water helps functioning of stomach system of human body.
“Various public and private health facilities receive scores of cases of various stomach-related illnesses after Eid Ul Azha; hence the lovers of red meat are required to avoid using too much of meat to be fid and healthy,” he said. Dr. Usman Malik of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre said that meat should properly be cleaned with fresh water because the properly-cleaned meat does not harm as much as unhygienic does.