How does the onset of spring affect our health?
With the arrival of spring, many people feel a renewal of energy and vitality. However, this season can also have negative effects on the health of some people. From Palm Mar Medical Center we would like to take advantage of the fact that today, March 20th, spring begins to explain how the arrival of spring can affect our health and what measures we can take to take care of ourselves during this season.
Spring allergies: prevention and treatment
Spring is known to be the season of flowers and pollen, but for some people this can be a nightmare due to allergies. Common symptoms include sneezing, itchy eyes and nose, nasal congestion and coughing. To prevent spring allergy symptoms, it is recommended to avoid being outdoors during pollen peaks, wear a face mask and keep windows closed at home or in the car. In addition, some antihistamines and decongestants can help control symptoms. If symptoms persist, it is important to seek medical attention for appropriate treatment.
Preventing and treating colds in spring
Colds are one of the most common ailments in the spring season. Although they are not usually serious, they can be annoying and affect the sufferer’s quality of life. The most common symptoms include nasal congestion, coughing, sore throat and sneezing. It is important to take preventive measures, such as frequent hand washing and avoiding close contact with sick people, to avoid becoming infected. If you have a cold, it is advisable to get plenty of rest and stay hydrated to help your body fight the infection. If symptoms persist or worsen, it is important to see a doctor for appropriate treatment.
Spring brings good weather and the opportunity to spend more time outdoors, but it can also trigger certain skin conditions. Increased sun exposure, pollen and changes in humidity can have a negative impact on our skin. That’s why it’s important to take steps to care for our skin during spring.
Some of the most common skin conditions in spring are skin allergy or allergic dermatitis and urticaria. In addition, spring can mean that conditions such as psoriasis can also worsen in spring.
Spring skin care
With the changing weather and increased exposure to the sun, it is important to protect the skin from the sun to prevent sunburn and other problems. It is recommended to use sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30 and apply it regularly. It is also important to moisturise the skin and drink enough water to keep it healthy.
Gastrointestinal infections in spring
Gastrointestinal infections are more common in spring, as they are usually caused by viruses or bacteria that spread more easily at this time of year. It is important to maintain good hygiene, wash hands frequently and avoid contact with sick people to prevent the spread of these infections. It is also advisable to avoid eating raw food and to wash food thoroughly before eating.
If symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea or fever occur, it is important to see a doctor for proper treatment to avoid complications.
Spring asthenia is a condition characterised by a feeling of generalised tiredness and weakness, lack of energy and excessive sleepiness at the arrival of spring. Symptoms usually appear gradually and can last for weeks or even months. As spring arrives, the days become longer and sunlight increases, which can disrupt our circadian rhythm and cause hormonal imbalances leading to asthenia.
Tips to prevent spring asthenia
To prevent and treat spring asthenia, it is important to lead a healthy lifestyle, with a balanced diet, regular physical activity and sufficient rest. It is also recommended to take advantage of sunlight and spend time outdoors, as well as to maintain a good sleep and rest rhythm to regulate the circadian cycle. In some cases, vitamin supplements or medication may be necessary to alleviate the symptoms of asthenia. If symptoms persist or significantly affect quality of life, it is advisable to consult a doctor to rule out other possible causes and receive appropriate treatment.
The arrival of spring can have a significant impact on our health. However, by following some simple tips we can reduce the risk of suffering from these conditions and enjoy spring in a healthy way. If you feel any strange symptoms, don’t hesitate to go to Palm Mar Medical Center to receive a proper diagnosis and treatment. Remember that your health is the most important thing. Happy spring!