HEALTHBANK – Have you ever had a cold? Yes, colds are a term used by Indonesian people to describe a disease that usually attacks during the rainy season or when the weather is cold. However, is it true, and how to deal with colds?
In the medical world, the term colds turns out to be unknown, not even a disease. This term is used by the Indonesian people to describe conditions with symptoms of not feeling well, headache, fever, flatulence, and frequent belching. What are the causes, symptoms, and how to treat colds? Check out the following explanation.
Causes and Symptoms of Colds
In general, colds are not dangerous and can be cured by itself or by doing several ways, one of which is drinking warm water or warm tea. Preventive measures can also be taken to overcome colds.
However, is it true that colds are a disease? Most Indonesian people think that colds are a disease caused by being exposed to the night wind or often raining. Not surprisingly, colds are often associated with the rainy season.
Actually, the rainy season or cold weather is not the only cause someone catches a cold. Colds can also be caused by a decrease in a person’s immune system, especially during the rainy season or cold weather.
To increase endurance, you need adequate intake of vitamin D. One of the main sources of vitamin D is sun exposure. However, during the rainy season, sun exposure will decrease, thus affecting the production of vitamin D in the body.
Decreased endurance coupled with busy daily activities, not eating nutritious food, and lack of sleep, can make a person more susceptible to various diseases with symptoms, such as fever, chills, headaches, decreased appetite, fatigue, flatulence, muscle pain, abdominal pain, diarrhea, frequent urination, and frequent belching.
How to Overcome the Wind
The main key to dealing with the condition described as a cold is to increase the body’s resistance. To increase endurance, here are some ways you can do:
- Eat nutritious food.
- Adequate sleep, which is 7-8 hours every day.
- Sufficient body fluid needs by drinking water, at least 8 glasses per day.
- Exercise regularly.
- Take supplements or multivitamins to keep your immune system strong.
- Wear a jacket or thick clothing in cold weather.
- Always wash your hands with soap and running water after using the bathroom, before and after eating, and after touching animals.
That’s the explanation of colds. In conclusion, colds are not a disease, but a term that is easily used by Indonesian people to describe the various symptoms mentioned above. In addition, colds are a condition that is mild and can heal on its own.
However, you need to be alert if the above symptoms do not go away, even get worse and are accompanied by other symptoms, such as severe headache, chest pain, constant vomiting, fever above 39 degrees Celsius, to the point of not being able to eat and drink. You need to immediately see a doctor to find out the cause and get the right treatment.
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