Protect your Health
We can consider disease prevention one of the procedures performed by individuals, especially those who have risk factors for disease.
In fact this procedure aims to protect your health from diseases, and may resort to starting treatment either before the signs and symptoms of the disease appear, or shortly after their appearance.
And it’s important for you to notice that, The treatment includes several aspects in this case, namely:
Educating the patient., Raising awareness, Modifying his lifestyle and prescribing appropriate medications.
How to Protect your Health
you should know that you also can follow many measures in order to maintain health, prevent diseases, increase a person’s lifespan, and give him a feeling of improvement.
Among these measures are the following:
1-Undergoing tests and examinations periodically
Early detection plays an important role in the course of diseases and their control, and plays a role in their prevention.
It is worth noting the need to consult a doctor before performing the tests; In order to avoid undergoing tests that may have an unhelpful result at this stage, We also highly recommend you to have a device to check blood pressure at home, and to monitor the pressure continuously, and when talking about checking cholesterol.
For example: It should be noted that eating healthy foods that are poor in cholesterol does not necessarily mean that its levels will be normal for a person; It is reported that only 20% of the body’s cholesterol is obtained from the diet, while the remaining 80% is produced by the liver, and therefore periodic examinations, including a cholesterol test, are considered essential.
2-Quit Smoking to Protect your Health
In fact, smoking effect is bad on a person’s life expectancy and quality of life, as studies say that smokers lose at least ten years of their life expectancy compared to non-smokers. and it should be noted that there are several ways to help quit smoking.
Experts advise that the person stay active, in order to avoid disease, as exercise contributes to improving a person’s health; Including sexual health, in addition to giving him more energy, and we highly recommend to follow a specific daily or weekly schedule in exercising, and many experts point out the importance of exercising for half an hour a day.
4-Follow a healthy diet to Protect your Health
Some studies say that adding two servings of fruits and vegetables to the daily diet plays a role in increasing life expectancy, and it should be noted that healthy foods may taste better and are able to give more energy compared to other types of foods.
and you must note to avoid fats . Saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, refined carbohydrates, and sugars.
The extent to which a person has an ideal weight is inferred by calculating the body mass index.
and it should be noted that losing weight is not considered difficult, as this can be achieved by making some changes to the diet, so that high-calorie foods are replaced by high-calorie foods less, eg; Eat fresh foods instead of prepared and processed foods.
6-Take medications as directed by your doctor:
In some cases, a doctor may prescribe certain types of preventative medications, such as statins and aspirin, to improve a person’s condition and help prevent certain types of diseases.
such as heart attacks, and other heart diseases, and it is worth noting the need to stay abreast of the latest developments related to vaccinations, as submitting to them according to the doctor’s instructions, and in certain cases may prevent diseases.
7-Get enough sleep to Protect your Health
Diet affects sleep in humans, as food is directly related to the hormone serotonin, which promotes healthy sleep in a person, in conjunction with vitamin B12, vitamin B6, and folic acid, and we can say that eating foods rich in complex carbohydrates, lean proteins, and unsaturated fats. In addition to practicing yoga, they may all help improve sleep.
Reducing disease transmission
Infectious diseases may be transmitted through direct or indirect contact with others, and whenever a person is near patients or in areas exposed to germs, the possibility of disease transmission to him is higher.
1-Avoid getting germs on the person:
Germs transmit through some simple practices, such as holding the door handle, the elevator button, or touching the hands of a person contaminated with germs.
There are many precautions that can avoid the transmission of germs, including the following:
- Wash hands with soap and warm water frequently, making sure to rub hands vigorously for at least twenty seconds, and please note to that you need to use hand sanitizer in cases where it is not possible to wash hands, especially before eating, after shaking hands with people, and after contaminating hands.
- Minimize touching the mouth or nose with the hands.
- Avoid contact with sick people as much as possible.
- Wear and dispose of gloves immediately when performing a procedure that may involve handling of blood or stool, or when providing care to a sick person.
- Cover your mouth when sneezing and coughing, and be sure to wash your hands afterwards.
- avoid putting hands or objects in the mouth; Especially children.
- Continuous sterilization of children’s toys.
2-Handling foods in a healthy way:
Organisms may grow in foods that are not properly processed, so it is recommended to avoid cross-contamination by separating raw meat from other foods when keeping them, emphasizing the need to cut them on separate plates, and to wash the tools and plates used in that well.
and it is advised to adjust the temperature of Refrigerator temperature according to the recommended guidelines, and food preservation in proportion to that; So that the temperature of the refrigerator is 4 degrees Celsius, and the freezer is 0 degrees Celsius.
and when cooking foods, meat is cooked at 63 degrees Celsius, while poultry is cooked at 73 degrees Celsius.
3-Avoid insects and animals:
avoid touching wild animals, sick or dead animals, and in cases where humans may be exposed to insects and animals, such as cases of camping outside the house or sitting in tree areas.
It is recommended to wear appropriate clothing that covers all parts of the body, and prevents any part of it from being exposed to these Organisms.
In addition to the above, it can be said that the use of insecticides and devices designed to eliminate mosquitoes is very important.
Vaccinations reduce the risk of disease; Especially contagious ones, so we recommend you to undergo vaccinations for measles, mumps, influenza, and human papillomavirus.
Symptoms of infectious diseases
Infectious diseases are diseases that strongly weaken the immune system in the body, affect the body and destroy its energies, and they are called infectious because they are transmitted from one body to another through breathing and other methods of transmission, which facilitate their stability in the body of the injured.
Symptoms resulting from infectious diseases vary as a result of the different type of infection and the cause and effect on the disease.
Basically, the most common symptoms of most infectious diseases are:
- Feeling a migraine pain or a complete headache in the head.
- Runny nose.
- Chronic infections in the middle ear region.
- breathing difficulties.
- strong dizziness;
- The body does not accept any type of food.
- Feeling tired and exhausted and stress in the movement of the body and thus limit the activity of the injured.
- Feeling strong pain in the chest area.
- The lungs do not complete their work well as usual.
- Feeling lethargic and lazy.
- Not intolerant of strong odors.
- The inability of the body to complete its functions.
- A feeling of clouding in the eyes, as the patient cannot see well.
- Hearing impairment due to ear infections.
- Pain when chewing and swallowing food.
Here are some infectious diseases:
- The common cold.
- mumps; Chickenpox.
- Viral diarrhea.
- Rabies, which is rabies.
- wart, Acute rheumatic fever.
- Bird flu.
- Boils and skin infections.
- soft sore; Smallpox.
- chlamydia; cholera.
- Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
- rickets; Rotavirus.
- salmonella; SARS.
- neurotic, shingles
- tetanus; tuberculosis; tularemia.
These diseases are spread by droplets flying through the air, viruses in the water, by insects such as flies, or by being in unclean places that contain viruses and microorganisms.
Germs cause infectious diseases, and germs are tiny living organisms you can find everywhere – in the air, soil and water, and you can get infected by touching, eating, drinking or breathing something that contains a germ.
Germs can also spread through animals and insect bites, kissing and sexual contact Therefore, vaccinations, proper hand washing, and medications can help prevent infection.
There are four main types of germs:
Bacteria: single-celled bacteria that multiply rapidly and may secrete chemicals that can also cause disease.
Viruses: They are protein capsules that contain genetic material, which use cells for reproduction, so they are consider to be non-living outside cells.
Fungi: They are primitive plants, such as mushrooms or molds.
Protozoa: Or so-called parasites, which are single-celled animals that use other living organisms for food and a place to live.