Usually, exacerbations of chronic diseases are observed in spring and autumn. And such a long-awaited awakening of nature in spring, unfortunately, is not to everyone's joy.
After all, dormant diseases "bloom" with it. This phenomenon is related to the fact that the chronic disease has a cyclical nature, that is, periods of remissions and exacerbations alternate.
The main causes of spring exacerbations:
- weakened immunity after winter;
- seasonal cold diseases;
- changes in ambient temperature;
- insufficient physical activity.
What diseases wake up in the spring? These are diseases of the skin, digestive system (gastritis, duodenitis, ulcers), diseases of the nervous system, rheumatological diseases. Exacerbation of bronchial asthma, allergic diseases and diabetes is also often observed. At the same time, disturbances in the menstrual cycle in women and changes in the psycho-emotional sphere among the population are characteristic of this time.
What should be done to prevent exacerbation of a chronic disease or at least minimize its manifestation?
This is possible by following a number of measures:
- Rational nutrition.
Include fresh vegetables and fruits in your diet. Salads made from cabbage and root vegetables (carrots, beets, celery) will be useful. You can add fresh herbs (parsley, dill). From fruits, citrus fruits (a source of vitamin C) and others to taste will be useful. If there is pronounced hypovitaminosis, then it is necessary to add tablet vitamins, but only after consulting a doctor.
- Fresh air.
Spend at least 1-2 hours in the fresh air every day, and preferably more. Walking is very useful, it is recommended to take up to 10,000 steps every day). Dress according to the weather to avoid hypothermia and overheating.
- Psychoemotional state.
Monitor your mood, try to eliminate annoying factors as much as possible now. Unload the nervous system. Rest more, watch positive and good movies, read books. Limit the use of gadgets before going to bed.
But if the symptoms of exacerbation have already woken up and announced themselves, do not delay, consult a family doctor. After all, the earlier the treatment starts, the faster the remission or recovery will occur.
Take care of yourself and stay healthy!