Winter season is certainly one of the coldest season but most people wait for it because that is the time when they get more holidays and they can spend quality time with their friends and family and enjoy holidays like Christmas and New Year. However, in all the joy and happiness around you also need to pay attention to your health because you won’t enjoy the celebrations if you are not well and winter season can bring in a lot of uninvited health problems that we might not be aware of.
Common cold and flu are generally observed health issues that happen to people at time of winter. Based on survey it has been reported that around fifty percent of people living in cold countries face problems like common cold and flu especially during the months of December, November and early January.
You should stay warm and must avoid intake of cold drinks of water at this time since it could cause cold and affect your health which will spoil your enjoyment during festive occasions. Wearing winter jackets or thermals can help you stay warm at the time of enjoying with your family members and friends. Drinking chilled bear is not advisable since it could cause cold easily.
Asthma patients really need to pay attention to their problems in winter season and must always carry their inhaler with them. During the winter, asthma patients have more chances of asthma attacks because of the dust particles which are in the air. On the other hand, problems like common cold can choke their wind pipe and make it difficult for them to breathe. Hence, they should always take some kind of soups or warm food items that can keep their wind pipe clear at all times. It is always recommended to stay away from any food items or drinks that is served chilled.
Not many people know this but people feel more depressed and lonely during the winter months and therefore there are more suicides and attempted suicide cases than in any other season. Although, suicides happen throughout the year winter season can lead to mental problems like SAD which is also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder or Winter Depression. It happens because of lower sunlight, heat and changes in eating patterns. Hence, you should always make sure that you don’t change your eating patterns and always stay in company with your family and friends so that you enjoy every moment of your holidays.
Heart attack is also something that winter brings along and you must be careful about it. As per the research by British Medical Journal every one degree Celsius drop in temperature can increase the chance of heart attack risk by two percent. Hence, heart patients should keep away from unhealthy food items and pay attention to healthy food items that can keep their cholesterol under control. As per the researchers in the UK there are more than 100 additional heart attack cases in winter season compare to any other season throughout the year. The chances of heart stroke due to high blood pressure can also happen during winter.
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