Take Charge of Your Health: 4 Common Ailments and How to Prevent Them

Posted On Wednesday, 03 April 2019
Take Charge of Your Health: 4 Common Ailments and How to Prevent Them

The common cold is common for a reason. There are a few select ailments that affect almost all of us.

If you’ve been searching for a way to treat these common conditions, keep reading.

Dehydration

Dehydration can happen to anyone—and quite easily. If you aren’t drinking enough water, you are likely dehydrated on a regular basis. Since most of the body’s functions require water, if you don’t drink the recommended amount each day, you can end up with headaches, nausea, lightheadedness, and similar symptoms. Avoid dehydration by drinking water often. If you are busy during the day, this is something that can be easily forgotten. Use a tracking system on your phone or on paper to make sure you’re meeting your daily water needs.

Cavities

Cavities are one of the most common ailments in the world. They are often a result of drinking or eating overly-sugary drinks and food. Similarly, when food is trapped in crevices in the teeth, this can turn into a cavity. If the cavity is left untreated, the patient may need a root canal.

While implant dentistry services can fix serious dental problems, having a great smile starts with taking good care of your teeth. Prevent cavities with good oral hygiene. Brush and floss at least two times a day, visit the dentist regularly, and eat healthier foods.

The Common Cold

Are you sick more often than not? While the common cold affects a vast majority of people, it doesn’t have to affect you. Start stocking up on fresh fruits and vegetables. Get regular exercise, drink a lot for water, and get direct sunlight on a regular bases. The more you stay active and healthy, the less likely you are to get a cold.

Migraines

Many people wonder why they are plagued with constant headaches. While some headaches are related to other medical conditions, severe migraines can be brought on by stress. If you have a lot of stress headaches, you need to deal with your anxiety immediately.

Start de-stressing by meditating on a regular basis. The more you focus on being in the moment rather than being burdened by your worries, the less tense your body will be and the more your mind can relax.

If your headaches persist, be sure to visit a doctor. Depending on the cause of the headaches, they may be able to prescribe medication to alleviate your migraines.

These common ailments have relatively simple solutions. Keep this guide in mind the next time you experience any of the aforementioned conditions. The sooner you handle these issues, the easier they will be to take care of.

Emma Sturgis

Emma Sturgis is a freelance writer based out of Boston, MA. She writes most often on health and education. When not writing, she enjoys reading and watching film noir. Say hello to Emma on Twitter @EmmaSturgis2.

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