Health depends heavily on the life choices people make every day—with most getting sick because they put very little effort in leading a healthy lifestyle. A lot goes into medical research and pharmacy, but to adequately foster one’s health, a lot has to be done preventing rather than treating. If you are interested in making your health better, then you will be glad to know that most of the common illnesses are preventable. In this article, we discuss some of them and see how they can be prevented.
Typical conditions and how to prevent them
We all have had a headache, and we can all agree that they are not very pleasant. There are many types of headaches, but the most common ones have some known causes. Top on the list includes lack of sleep or enough sleep, overworking, not eating enough, and not taking enough water. From the causes, it is very clear what needs to be done to prevent it. Headaches can be costly in that they can make you less productive and affect your quality of work.
The common cold, although not life threating in most cases, is a caused by some viruses. The most prevalent virus is known as rhinoviruses. They are quickly spread; for instance, through the air, that is when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. Some of the notable symptoms include sneezing, mild headaches, runny nose, or sore throat. There is no vaccine when it comes to common cold, but you can always take some prevention measures. The most common preventive measures include washing your hands, using tissues when sneezing, and stay away from people with colds when possible.
Diarrhea is one of the worst ailments, mostly because it is uncomfortable. Simply put, the bowel movements and stool become loose and watery. Good news is that the ailment is not serious or life threatening. If you have this illness, the best thing to do is to make sure that you stay hydrated.
The best prevention is to stay away from fatty foods, drink clean water, and avoid foods that your stomach is sensitive to.
Ear problems are not very common but has been on the rise in recent years. The main cause of most ear problems is listening to loud music, and using inappropriate objects to clean the ear. With in-ear headphones, you can listen to loud and high-quality music, but damage your ear drums badly. To ensure that you stay safe, make sure that you listen to music on low volume. Secondly, only use ear-buds to clean your ears; avoid using keys or other sharp objects that can damage your ear.