Why do People Get Sick?
In recent years, many people complain of constant weakness, fatigue and illness up to 10 times per year. “I often get sick: what should I do?” People ask doctors, friends, traditional healersthis this question. If you are among the “lucky” ones, let’s try to find an answer to the painful question together.
Cold is the leader among the diseases. Especially people suffer from cold in a autumn-winter-spring period. What could be the reason?
The answer is simple: these are viruses. A usual hypothermia cold is a rare phenomenon. But how to protect youselves from these nasty viruses, if there are so many of them? As soon as you fight one virus, your body falls into the clutches of another insidious “invader”.
Rule number 1 – you should completely recover from the illness. We hasten to work as soon as we feel the slightest improvement. The normal temperature is not always an indicator of recovery. It is known that viruses remain active for 5 days. Then you should wait for three days until the body is able to cope with them.
Diseases of the nasopharynx
Increased susceptibility to viruses facilitates the presence of chronic diseases of gastrointestinal tract, urinary tract, nose and throat (tonsillitis, sinusitis, etc.). All your forces should be sent to fight the carriers of these chronic diseases . For example, if you often have a sore throat, what should you? It is necessary to gargle solution of sea salt, decoction of chamomile, use tincture of eucalyptus, propolis (a few drops per cup of water).
In advanced cases (purulent cork) otolaryngologists recommend to do a lavage of tonsils twice a year. It is carried out by doctor or vacuum process machine.
You may also need treatment with antibiotics. But you should not make a regular use of antimicrobial agents. The body gets used to the frequent use of them, and the immune system is weakened.
What is immunity and how to fight for it?
Immunity is the ability of the human body to fight various infections, viruses, allogenic substances.
When this ability is disrupted, the doctors taik about immunodeficiency. The are many reasons for that:
- adverse environmental conditions;
- poor nutrition;
- long-term use of drugs;
- bacterial and viral infections.
If there is a suspicion of immunodeficiency, it is better to consult a doctor-immunologist. He may recommend a test, for example, of immunogram. This is an analysis of a blood from a vein, showing the number of white blood cells, lymphocytes, immunoglobulins – cells and molecules responsible for the body’s ability to repel the attacks of viruses and bacteria. According to the test results, treatment is prescribed (vitamin preparations, immunomodulators).
Folk remedies to strengthen immunity
You may increase the body’s resistance by folk methods. Among them a big role is given to tempering procedures. If you think that we are talking about pouring ice water and walking barefoot in the snow – do not panic. Hardening means a daily serving of fresh air and physical activity. so, morning and evening running may combine the two points perfectly. Cleanliness and proper humidity level are also important (drying of mucous membranes increases their susceptibility to viruses). All of these tips can be given to parents who ask a question: “What should we do if the child gets sick often?”
It is better to use natural immunostimulants: onion, garlic, honey instead of stuffing the child with chemical medicines and vitamins. The diet should include fresh vegetables and fruits all year round.
The reason for the child’s frequent illnesses may be infection with worms or protozoa (Giardia). The child should be tested for their presence. At the end of the summer, it is desirable to take guzzle anthelmintics.
The nerves as the cause
Disease may develop from nervous strain. “I often have a headache, what to do?” – Usually this is a common question of people with a stressful and intensive work schedule. This leads to fatigue, lack of sleep – this causes headaches. To get rid of them, try to relax (go on nature, go to the theater, change of the scenery). You can drink soothing herbal teas. But if the headaches do not go away – it is better to consult a doctor. After all, the reason they may be vascular problems (eg, hypertension).
Psychological problems can be the reason for the frequent diseases: frustration, conflict situations. Problems at school may also affect children. This does not mean that he pretends to be sick not to go to class. Conflicts with teachers, peers lag subjects may contribute to weakened immunity. Therefore, parents whose children are often sick, need to figure out what the state of mind their child has.
We hope that after reading this article you will have a clearer idea of illnesses nature. Remeber that all the diseases should be treated timely. Canadian Family Pharmacy invites you to the online pharmacy page to get acquainted with an assortment of medications you may need to fight any disease.