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There may be only a handful of people in the world who haven’t at least once in their lives been bothered by headaches, be it a few hours of throbbing in the head or a full-fledged migraine attack of days. Migraine headaches, cluster or tension headaches – these various types of headaches are repetitive and frustrating in a person’s life, often arriving at a moment’s notice to cancel all previously planned occasions.
As annoying as headaches are, they are usually harmless and require no special treatment. People tackle with their own unique headaches their personal way, through rest, sleep, caffeine or an aspirin. Besides medical attention or medicines, chiropractic care, acupuncture and massages has proved to be effective for relief in headaches.
An upset stomach, or really anything related to the digestive system, is not a topic to be brought up in polite company; nevertheless it is a major problem in a huge portion of the population. Digestive problems occur in a number of ways: constipation, gas, reflux, ulcers to name a few. Most of these are due to the unhealthy lifestyles the modern world is leading and due to intake of an unwholesome diet inclined towards processed food and meat. A good diet focused on grains, fruits and vegetables, and maintaining a schedule in regular eating is an absolute must to avoid any types or digestive problems.
Flu, or the Common Cold, common as the name suggests, in one of the major complaints of victims of all age and situation. There is hardly any medication available or needed to cope with this illness, besides a good rest and plenty of rest. However, negligence when suffering from a cold may sometimes worsen the case and lead towards pneumonia, especially in the case of very young children, and this can be deadly.
Allergies, from food or other sources, are present in more or less everybody in the United States. The most common forms of food allergies include peanut, soy, fish and nut allergies and lactose intolerance. Around 12 million Americans are estimated to have at least one kind of food allergy. Individuals allergic to a particular food have to be extremely cautious of their food intake, or else coming in contact with that particular food item in item may lead to sneezing and runny nose, itching, rash, diarrhea; even to swelling, hives, nausea and fainting to be extreme.
Besides food allergies, different people often have allergic reactions to pollens, dust or cold. These types of allergies usually differ with seasons, growing in the winter or spring. Allergies are usually harmless, limiting itself to sneezing, runny nose, headaches and light fever, but can often lead to asthma and breathing difficulty.
Eye-strain, back pains, sore muscles and pain in the neck are – they all have one common reason. Staring at the television for too long, or working at the computer for hours at a time. Neglected, these mere symptoms could lead to a permanent pain in your body and harm to your eyesight. It is advised to take frequent rests and breaks between work to avoid such stress to the body.
Fever, however high, if an isolated factor, may still be pretty harmless for adults. For children though, a fever as low as 100°C, if left untreated, can prove to be fatal. It is better to take the child to the nearest ER or to a pediatrician for inquiry soon after discovery.
Hangovers are the result of excessive alcohol intake and generally occur the morning after drinking, resulting in splitting headaches, nausea, thirst and vomiting. No medication is needed to cure hangovers, but everyone follows their own recipes of caffeine, pain relievers and a lot of liquid diet to ease the uneasiness.
As each of us grow older, many other symptoms make their appearance in our lives; diabetes, arthritis, heart problems, dementia, eye problems to name a few. It is important to keep an eye out to distinguish which are the normal signs of ageing and which are actually serious diseases like Alzheimer’s and Heart failure disguised as ageing. Although there’s no stopping the inevitable, knowing the symptoms beforehand could save a lot of trouble in the future.
The above mentioned illnesses, more like botherations in our lives than actual diseases, are harmless in most cases. Nevertheless, it doesn’t mean that they should be neglected or overlooked at any age or time. Harmless physical inconveniences can lead to major diseases in many cases, so it is extremely important to know one’s own body and seek regular checkup.