HEALTHY SLIDE

MERRY CHRISTMAS IN GOOD HEALTH!

Holidays are the best times to enjoy road trips and try out new delicacies. Food becomes abundant and nothing stops a person from indulging in different food and drinking excessively. Street food becomes more appetizing at sight and home food transform into extra richness with special garnishing. Binge eating becomes the order of the day.

Family and friends come together in the name of love and celebration. Close contact with other family members is virtually impossible to avoid if you want to join the fun. Kisses and hugs as well as handshakes are just unavoidable. The more athletic children can’t stop running and jumping around the house. Games here and there! Everyone is happy and having fun. Not talking about alcohol consumption will be incomplete. Binge drinking is very common and considered a substantial part of the celebration.

COMMON HOLIDAY ILLNESSES

  1. Holiday heart syndrome

The prevalence of this condition is associated with excessive alcohol consumption. It is characterized by abnormal heart rhythms. Abnormal heartbeats can be fatal. Atrial fibrillation is the most common dysrhythmia (abnormal heart beat) associated with holiday heart syndrome. Many sudden death cases have been recorded in alcoholics due to holiday heart syndrome.

  1. Gastroenteritis (Stomach Flu)

This is usually a viral or bacterial infection causing inflammation of the stomach or intestines. It is often a result of eating contaminated street food and drinking infected water. It can also be transferred from unwashed hands after changing diapers or visiting the washroom.

 3.Common cold or Flu

This viral infection is usually spread through close contact and are termed droplet infections (transmission of droplets of moisture expelled from the nose and mouth through coughing or sneezing). It is usually associated with sore throats, mild fever and runny nose.

   4.Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD)

HFMD is commonly seen in kids. It’s a very typical example of how holidays could go really bad for children. HFMD is often spread by direct contact with droplets of moisture from the cough or sneeze of an infected person. Saliva from kisses also effectively propagate this infection. Symptoms include skin rash on hands, feet, mouth and buttocks. Sore throat, weakness and loss of appetite is also commonly seen.

  5.Bone fracture

Children just can’t stop jumping, climbing and running around during holidays which looks almost as if the holiday came with some extra energy. This overactivity increases the risks of falling and causing some trauma that could lead to bone fractures.

Your happy holiday could turn out sad so try as much as possible do everything in moderation and share this with friends and family to help build a healthy and ill-free home

Merry Christmas! Enjoy the best out of this festive season. We wish you good health especially throughout this period. Thank you and Happy Holidays!