Understanding Common Health Issues That Happen To Us All

When it comes to health issues, do you really know what’s going on with your body when a doctor gives you a prescription?

Well, the answer to this is probably no. The human body is an incredible place and having a greater understanding of it allows us to look after it better. In this post, we are going to look at some common health problems and hopefully help you understand them better.

Why Do We Get Sick?

Well, while the human body is an incredibly complex thing, there are still things that can infiltrate it that can compromise the way it functions.

One of the most commonly asked questions when it comes to sickness is “If we are evolving, why do we still get sick?” The answer to this is simple. The more complicated our bodies and medicine gets, the more advanced and evolved bacteria, fungi and parasites get.

The truth is, everything is adapting to survive, not just us. When it comes to common health issues, though, they are far easier to tackle than they once were, this post is going to focus on those issues now.

Water Infection

While water infections are really quite common, they are probably not as understood as they should be.

To start with a water infection is more commonly known as a urinary tract infection, and it’s caused by bacteria. The bacteria is most frequently found in UTIs is called E. coli and is most prominently found in the large intestines.

The UTI will generally take hold when E. coli bacteria that is found in the stool manages to get onto the skin by the urethra. Luckily, the treatment for a UTI is often a case of oral antibiotics and some uti tablets that can help flush the bacteria from the urethra wall.

The Common Cold

One of the most misunderstood and common illnesses out there is the common cold. Still, to this day, there is a belief that the cold is spread because of sneezes and coughs. While this is the way germs can end up on surfaces, most common colds are down to touching surfaces where the germs are sitting.

Another thing we should also address here is that while millions of people believe that you can get a cold from wet hair or just being out in the cold, you can’t, the virus doesn’t work like that.

In actual fact, when the virus takes hold, it will start in your nose or throat. When your body detects this threat, it sends out white blood cells, and a war on the virus begins. If you have had a particular strain of a cold more than once, the initial attack will rid the cold in no time. If you are dealing with a new strain of the virus, the fight will take place, and you will know this as your throat will be swollen, and you will start producing a lot of mucus.

There are so many illnesses that are misunderstood nowadays, so hopefully, this post has given you a little something you didn’t know before.

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