How to avoid common winter diseases?

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With foggy mornings and chilly evenings at your doorstep, it is almost time to lock your doors, close your windows and turn your heaters on. This season also brings diseases with it. If you think that the common cold is the only “common” disease in winters, then you are highly mistaken.

Here are some common winter diseases and tips to avoid :

  1. Heart Attacks: Most of us are unaware of the fact that winters is one of the prime seasons for heart attacks. As the temperature falls, the arteries become constricted making it difficult for the heart to pump the blood. Experts suggest, people over the age of 30 should avoid exhausting themselves in winter season. Instead of going for a walk in chilly mornings, shift it to a time when it is slightly sunny. Also, do not overeat food during winters and preferably eat in small quantities.
  2. Asthma Attacks: Asthma attacks mostly happen during winters. The cold and dry air leads to tightening of airways and makes it even worse while breathing. Making some changes can surely be helpful. Keep your homes smoke free as smoke can travel even through closed doors. Wash all your bed covers at least once a week.
  3. Itchy Skin: One of the most common problems that people face during the winter is itchy skin. Cold temperature with low humidity results in winter itch. Avoid eating oily street food, apply almond, coconut or olive oil on your skin to avoid flakes and drink tea made with jaggery.
  4. Joint Pain: There are many people who do suffer from the pain in winter. One of the most common remedies to get relief from joint pains is keeping yourselves and your feet warm. Also, wear two or three pairs of thin clothing instead of one pair of heavy warm clothes. Exercising is another way to get rid of all joint and muscle stiffness during winter time without overdoing it. Basking in the sun is also a great way to get rid of the joint aches.
  5. Sinusitis: Congestion, headaches, coughing, running nose as well as post nasal drip symptoms make people feel miserable during winters. Sinus problems occur when homes are closed and there is no proper ventilation. To stay clear of sinusitis this season, make sure you get enough rest, eat healthy and drink plenty of fluids to avoid catching a cold. Stay away from dust.

Winter is the season of snow. Don’t let yourself down with one of the diseases that keeps you away from experiencing the best of this season. Slight care and you can avoid these diseases to get most out of this season.

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