It has been a common knowledge that sudden change in weather condition and barometric pressure can greatly affect your physical condition, which is true. Some people feel dizzy or start to have a headache when a cyclone or typhoon is approaching. Others may experience ringing in the ears, listlessness, upset stomach, nausea, and so on. These are all believed to occur due to the changing of atmospheric pressure as well as weather or climate changes.
Common Health Problems that Occur Due to Weather Changes
- Skin Irritation : skin rashes caused by dry, cold weather, or extremely hot weather.
- Loss of appetite : happens especially during hot weather.
- Cough : Try to keep your house clean and free from dust as often as possible to remove the allergens. Avoid cigarette smoking as well. Avoiding eating strong spicy foods is a good idea, too.
What about Hair Loss?
During autumn, many women experience hair loss. In fact, the hair is usually the first thing to suffer from a bodily upset. Yes, this is a type of seasonal hair loss and is only temporary. If the problem is severe, you may need to consult a hair loss specialist or consult the Dermatologists at Doctor Insta. Massaging your scalp with lukewarm oil (coconut oil, mustard oil, or almond oil) helps stimulate the hair follicles and improves blood circulation in the scalp.
Why Does a Sudden Change in Weather Affect Your Health?
- Sudden change in temperature, such as going from cold environment to a very hot environment or vice versa, will weaken your resistance, simply because your body tries to re-balance itself more quickly than usual.
- Changes in barometric pressure, humidity, wind direction, and the amount of ultraviolet light or visible sunlight throughout the day, are also factors that can affect your nervous system, cardiovascular system, and endocrine system.
- People experience many 'physiological' changes that are being continuously altered by the weather or climate. In fact, you may experience one or more of over 40 different symptoms associated with weather changes. In other words, a changing weather can stress out your immune system, making you more vulnerable to infections and viruses. This is why I often see people easily get ill during a seasonal change.
How You Can Prevent Weather-Related Illnesses
1. It is important that you boost your immune system - Simply put, a healthy and well-balanced person is seldom sensitive to a sudden weather change. If you are a healthy and strong person, you can actually endure the stress caused by weather changes and not show any signs of discomfort or sickness.
2. Take vitamin C - Vitamin C is definitely an immune system booster. It is also effective in the prevention of colds and flu, or to quickly recover from an illness.
Because vitamin C is water soluble, it enters the bloodstream directly and your kidneys can excrete the excess vitamin when needed. Vitamin C and other water-soluble vitamins are not stored in the body so you need to replenish it continuously.