Some Common Health Concerns to Consider
Summer’s over, the time when K-12 and college students typically head back to class. This year’s different, though, with some students attending classes online, some going into the classroom with strict social distancing measures in force, and some experiencing a hybrid of the two. Here are the most frequent seasonal health problems that arise as the weather starts to cool:
- Cold, flu, and other viruses—COVID-19 isn’t the only virus currently going around. The same strategies that minimize exposure to coronavirus work for other viral infections—wash your hands regularly, try to avoid others who are sneezing or coughing, and dress warmly if you plan to be outside for any length of time.
It’s important to understand that classroom conditions are optimal for the spread of certain types of germs. Students tend to be confined inside, in close proximity to each other. Furthermore, students tend not to wash their hands on a regular basis.
- Asthma attacks—When the weather gets colder, the air typically becomes drier. Dry air can lead to increased health challenges for anyone with asthma. If you plan to be outside for a while, wear a scarf over your mouth and neck.
- Arthritis—As the weather cools, the barometric pressure goes down, which causes your joints to expand. If you suffer from arthritis, this can mean significant discomfort. Wearing protective clothing to maintain body temperate can minimize the impact.
Accident Centers of Texas—We’ll Put You on the Path to Maximum Health
At Accident Centers of Texas, we are committed to helping restore you to normal health. We provide comprehensive care to injured patients from eight convenient locations throughout the DFW Metroplex, including Dallas, Pleasant Grove, Oak Cliff, Fort Worth, Arlington, Irving, Garland, and Frisco. Appointments can typically be scheduled for the same day. Based on the nature of your condition and your needs, you may be treated by our highly-skilled nurse practitioner, by a chiropractor, or by both.
If you are injured and hurting and need to see a doctor, we are available to meet with you Monday through Thursday, 9:00 A.M.– 7:00 P.M., Fridays 9:00 A.M.– 5:00 P.M., and Saturdays 10:00 A.M.– 1:00 P.M. To schedule an appointment, call us at 214-974-4041 or contact our offices.
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