Busy! Busy! Busy!
Yes, it’s a fact. In this era everybody has a very active and occupying schedule, isn’t it? No time to exercise or eat healthy or even to visit a doctor. Probably nobody likes to visit a doctor unless it’s disconcerting for one’s health or the condition is very serious. But, there are a few common diseases which people regularly face during their lifetime.
First things first
The most important thing to avoid diseases is to maintain a healthy lifestyle. For that there are a few good habits, one must follow.
Drink lots and lots of water, this will help your body to detox. Just by drinking water one can avoid kidney stone formation, urinary tract infections and other common diseases.
Say no to smoking. We all know health is wealth. Save your heart, lungs and avoid cancer to some extent by avoiding smokes.
Eat right and do some power yoga! Yes, you read that right. You must quit the junk food you have been consuming for the past years. Excessively fried food can boost your cholesterol levels and harm your heart giving you many cardiovascular diseases. Say goodbye to those fries.
Use hand sanitizers regularly.
Let’s take a look at a few prevalent diseases spread worldwide!
Common cold or influenza: Probably all of you have had it a various numbers of times during your life cycle. It’s very prevalent all over the world. It is a viral infectious disease which severely affects the respiratory system.Sneezing, cough and colds, running nose, high fever and headache are some of its symptoms.
How can you help reduce risks of getting affected?
- Wash your hands regularly.
- Avoid touching your nose, mouth, and eyes with unwashed hands.
- Stay away from people who are already sick.
- To avoid Influenza, you can get a flu vaccination annually.
Diarrhoea/stomach Flu: It can be acute (which lasts for 3-4 days) or chronic (which lasts for more than a week up to 1 month), the latter being life-threatening. The symptoms include stomach ache, fever, nausea, vomiting and loose stools. An allergy can cause this disease from some particular food or even by a viral infection.
How can it be avoided?
- Drink plenty of fluids.
- Avoid packaged drinks which are very old, avoid dairy products.
- Avoid ice made with tap water, or avoid drinking un-canned beverages from street vendors.
- Never eat raw sea-food or uncooked meat.
Hepatitis A & B: Both of these diseases affect the functioning of the liver. The symptoms include nausea, headache, and abdominal discomfort.
How to avoid this disease?
- Avoid unclean food and water.
- Wash hands thoroughly always before eating.
- There are specific hepatitis’ vaccines which you can take to prevent getting infected.
Malaria: Now, this one is often termed a killer disease by doctors. It’s caused due to a parasite residing in the mosquito gut which is transmitted to humans by a mosquito bite. The symptoms are similar to flu along with fatigue, frequent chills, muscle aches and fever.
How to prevent getting malaria?
Use a mosquito repellent daily and wear thoroughlycovered clothes.
Avoid unnecessary storage of water.
To maintain a healthy lifestyle remain active and take the precautions mentioned above and you’ll be safe from at least some of the common diseases if not all!