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Why do I get sick when the seasons change?

By Blogger September 7, 2014 - 9:33am
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Hi Hayden

Thanks for your question, it's a great one! 

Each season seems to bring on it's own kind of medical conditions or viruses. 

Winter is a typical time for flu and other upper respiratory illnesses that are very easily spread. Without a flu shot and/or a strong immune system, a person can be vulnerable. But even the healthiest person can succumb to these viruses because they are so easily spread. 

It's also harder to get out to exercises and seasonal affective disorder can afflict some people, causing depression (some very severe cases).  Winter, in general, can be very difficult for some people. 

Spring and summer have other seasonal offerings in terms of ill-health. Allergies can very much affect a person's quality of life.  Constant air-conditioning is not good for us and unless air conditioning is of excellent quality, mold and other allergens can contribute to being unwell during these seasons. 

Heat and sun can stop people from getting fresh air and heat exhaustion and sun related illness occur as a result of such hot weather. 

Autumn is back-to-school and children and college students who have been the pictures of health all summer fall victim to all sorts of illness due to such an increase of human contact with people who come from all walks of life and may have been travelling extensively - bringing home with them more than memories. 

Our immune systems get stronger as the seasons continue. They learn to fight things off and medications and vaccines can kick in. 

But as each new season begins, it brings along conditions the body is not used to, hence us sometimes falling victim to seasonal illnesses. 

The easiest and simplest way to stay healthy is to wash your hands properly and frequently with soap and hot water. 

Prepare for your allergies if you are susceptible to them, get a flu shot and make sure your office and home are as allergen free as you can realistically make them (germs are a part of life). Stay away from sick people. 

Has this information helped you, Hayden?



September 8, 2014 - 5:09am
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