COMMON DISEASES ACCORDING TO MONTHS
by Dr Vaid Ji on Oct 28, 2023
Stay warm, stay indoors and avoid direct and prolonged exposure to cold weather. Even though you don't feel thirsty, keep yourself hydrated with enough water.
- Common cold
- Skin diseases (eczema & psoriasis)
- Heart ailments
- Respiratory diseases
If you already have a history of these diseases, take appropriate measures to keep them in check.
As the chill in the air begins to subside, pay more attention to your body, health and wellness. It is a time when you need to pay attention to your health due to change in weather.
In India, summers are long and hot. Make sure that you are well protected from the harmful effects of UV rays. The summer heat can lead to several health problems, mainly dehydration and sunstroke.
As the weather warms up and flowers begin to bloom, allergies start cropping up. Along with this there are other diseases that affect our body during this time:
- Hay fever: Another condition related to pollen allergies that can be common in spring.
- Lyme disease: Tick-borne diseases like Lyme disease can become more prevalent as ticks become active.
This is considered as the perfect month for spring cleaning your house. We suggest that you make it the chosen month to go for a 'spring clean' of your body as well.
Summer heat begins to pick up by now. It's time to stay away from direct sunlight and outdoor venturing. Some of the diseases commonly seen during this time are:
- Gastroenteritis(food poisoning)
- Heat strokes
Eat and drink only at hygienic places. Avoid street food and drinks. Boil water before consumption if it is from an unreliable source.
Typical summer ailments occur such as:
- Urinary tract infections
- Viral infections like chicken pox
- Measles(especially in children)
By the end of July, monsoon covers the whole country. Vector borne and water borne diseases appear like:
Make sure there are no water collection sources nearby. Stay protected from mosquitoes. Avoid eating and drinking out.
Above diseases continue to follow in this month as well. Similar precautions are needed unless the sky clears up and humidity in the weather subsides.
Once the rains go away, it is time to build up a healthy immune system and prepare one's body against the cold and flu season coming ahead.
Weather becomes less humid, more sunny and pleasant.
Change in weather brings back certain diseases like:
- Viral fevers
- Vector borne diseases such as dengue
Winter is just round the corner and so are certain diseases like:
- Flu episodes.
Practice good hygiene by using a tissue whenever coughing or sneezing and regularly washing your hands.
Cold weather is back with all its heath issues like:
- Respiratory infections
It is essential to stay healthy and eat healthy foods according to the season. Everyone is vulnerable to seasonal diseases so precaution is important. Keeping yourself healthy and fit is so important, for which you need to take a regular checkup.