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Human beings can only enjoy life when they are healthy. Diseases reduce the productivity of human beings. Generally, prevention is way better than treatment. Here are some tips to help you prevent diseases and how to treat them when they occur.

1. Take a healthy diet and sleep well

To prevent ailments, ensure you have a balanced diet every meal. Avoid cholesterol, saturated fats, trans fats, and refined carbs as these foods can cause cancer, heart diseases, and diabetes. If you are making your food, use good cooking oils and read the label to ensure they are cholesterol free. Diet foods are not healthy; thus, avoid them.

Reduce soda, candy, and sugary desserts intake because they can cause blood sugar level to rise. High blood sugar levels are catastrophic to people with diabetes as it can damage body organs such as the kidneys and heart.

Sleeping gives our bodies a chance to restore itself. Stress and unhealthy diets can affect sleep quality. Keep your bedroom quiet and have dull lights to make it easier to sleep. Sleep deprivation can jeopardise your health. People who do not get quality sleep are at risk of getting depression, obesity, and diabetes.

2. Physical activities

You don’t have to go to the gym to exercise. What matters is the duration, intensity, and frequency. You can set aside 30 minutes every day to exercise your body. They do not have to be consecutive. Take a walk, use the stairs, or do an activity that makes you happy.

The benefits of regular exercises cannot be overemphasised. Physical activities lead to improved blood circulation. Obesity is intertwined with many diseases.

3. Stop smoking

There is no better prevention method better than stopping to smoke. Smokers reduce their life expectancy with at least ten years. People who quit smoking before they get 40 reduces the probability of smoking-related ailments and deaths by 90%.

Smoking puts you at risk of getting lungs and heart diseases. Chemicals component in tobacco can damage blood vessels by forming plaque on the arteries (atherosclerosis); thus, making them thinner. Carbon monoxide in tobacco smoke replaces some of the oxygen in the blood. This stresses the heart as it attempts to supply sufficient oxygen. Eventually, the person will suffer from blood pressure. Women who take birth control pills should not smoke as it increases the risk of getting blood clots.

4. Vaccination

Exposure to some pathogens such as polio, diphtheria, and tuberculosis can be deadly. Vaccination involves the introduction of a weak form of a disease to trigger the body to create antibodies which will help the body fight the disease should it be exposed to the same pathogens again.

5. Use Certified Medication

When it comes to treatment, ensure you use drugs that have been tested by a professional and certified clinical research organisation. Clinical trials evaluate safety as well as the effectiveness of new drugs. It is important to use drugs that have been thoroughly tested by professionals. Clinical trials also study other aspects of patients’ care with the aim of improving the quality of life for patients with chronic diseases.

After the clinical trials, the drugs are approved by the FDA. Before using drugs, ensure they are approved by the FDA.

6. Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is the use of powerful chemicals to kill cells that grow abnormally such as cancer cells. Chemotherapy aims to control the abnormal growth and cure the body. It is possible to treat cancer with chemo, meaning the cells are killed and they never grow again. If curing is not possible, chemotherapy is used to control the tumors from spreading. Thus, enhancing the quality of life and longevity.

7. Surgery

Surgery is used to treat chronic and non-chronic ailments. Some of the diseases that can be treated through surgery include heart diseases such as coronary artery diseases, congenital heart disease, and tumors of the heart.

Surgery is a treatment option for patients with Parkinson’s disease. It helps reduce the severity of the symptoms.

Conclusion

Modern treatment options such as chemotherapy are very reactive. Diseases such as cancer can be prevented or detected early. This way, they can be managed much better. Some treatments such as diabetes are life-long. Therefore, always aim to prevent diseases. Be extremely careful when buying medicine to ensure you don’t worsen your condition by taking drugs that have not been clinically tested.

About The Author:

Stacey Smith is the freelance health writer. She is passionate to write on health, women’s health, dental health, diabetes, endocrinology and nutrition and provide in-depth features on the latest in health news for medical clinics and health magazines.

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