Health Tips To Prevent Common Winter Diseases
In India, the winter season starts in mid-November and lasts until the first week of March. During these months, people face health problems due to climate change. Shorter days and longer nights affect people's health in one way or another. Apart from this, the immune system of the body is also weakened and a proper diet must be followed to stay healthy. The winter season brings with it a large number of green fruits and vegetables that improve digestion, exercise becomes mandatory for the proper functioning of the heart and other organs.
Here we discuss common health problems associated with the winter season.
Cold - Shorter days and longer nights in winter mean less sun exposure and less natural vitamin D, which strengthens the immune system. That makes us more susceptible to infections. The cold virus also spreads faster when you have a cold.
Prevention: It is recommended that you increase your diet, rest, and exercise regularly to keep your body warm and reduce your risk of catching a cold.
Strep throat - It is a bacterial infection that affects the throat and tonsils. It is a common condition caused by the common cold in children between the ages of 5 and 15. It is important to take care of children in winter to avoid this.
Prevention: Drink more hot liquids during the season, stay hydrated, wash your hands frequently, gargle if you have a mild sore throat, get plenty of rest.
Flu - While the flu is not a serious illness like the common cold, it shouldn't be ignored. Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by a virus called “the flu”. It can also be mild or severe. Similar to the common cold, a flu patient experiences body aches, sore throat, fever, headache, etc. and these are enough to spoil the season.
Prevention: Maintain respiratory hygiene, that is, wash your hands frequently to avoid the germs and bacteria of the flu. Keep your mouth covered with your hands when you cough or sneeze. If anyone has a cold, go the distance. Perform exercise daily to boost your immunity.
Pneumonia - Pneumonia is another common lung infection during the winter season. Illness caused by bacteria can be mild or severe, and if mild it can be treated at home, but hospitalization is possible if it becomes severe.
People with weaker immunity or health problems like asthma, heart problems, or even cancer are prone to pneumonia. Unfortunately, this disease is difficult to detect at an early stage. However, if the patient has a constant cold or high fever, it is better to see a doctor.
Prevention: Wash your hands after using the bathroom. Make a routine of daily exercise. Eat good food, seasonal vegetables, and fruits. If you smoke, stop it immediately.
This winter stays proactive towards your health by following a healthy lifestyle. To know the inside story of your body, book a full body check-up now and plan your lifestyle accordingly. Be smart at what you do!