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3 Most Common Health Issues Today

It is normal to have allergies especially when it’s allergy season. Allergies along with sports-related injuries and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are some of the most common health issues Australians face today.

This article will be about some of those common health issues. If you want to find out more, read on! 

1. Sports-related injuries

A lot of sports injuries happen without warning, just as other health issues. Muscles, bones, ligaments, and other musculoskeletal system components may be affected by a single incorrect twist or a bad fall. 

Overtraining, poor posture, or not being able to stretch may also result in injury, even for professional athletes. An example is tendinitis. It is an inflammation of the tendons that commonly affects the shoulders, elbow (also known as “tennis elbow”), wrists, knees, and heels and may be brought on by overuse. 

You may contact your doctor, chiropractor, acupuncturist, or other healthcare practitioner if you experience discomfort, burning, swelling, or weakened grip strength. Physical treatment and rest may help. 

2. GERD

A form of acid reflux called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) happens when stomach contents flow back into the throat. GERD may result in hoarseness, throat clearing, and coughing

There are steps you may take to manage GERD if you currently have it. You may choose to eat small, regular meals rather than big servings. It might also be beneficial to identify and stay away from your trigger foods, which may include citrus fruits, tomatoes, fried, fatty, or spicy foods, as well as garlic and onions. 

You may also cut back on coffee and booze. Prior to going to bed, avoid eating anything and raise your bed so you’re not sleeping flat. You may consult your doctor to find out if any medications you may be on could make you more susceptible to GERD. 

3. Allergies 

The start of allergy season comes just as you think the cold and flu season is done. You start to feel miserable as your nose starts to run and you can’t stop sneezing. How can you know if you have a cold or allergies acting up when a cold can occur at any time of the year?

Pollen is released into the air by trees, grasses, and weeds in the spring, summer, and early fall. The amount of pollen in the air is influenced by the weather; for example, more pollen is present on windy days. 

In addition, allergens like mold grow more common as the temperature rises. When an allergic person is exposed to these things, their body may respond with an immunological response that may result in symptoms.

Wrap up

Health issues such as GERD, sports-related injuries, and allergies are some of the most common health issues faced by Australians today. Hopefully, reading this article helped you gain further understanding of these health concerns. 

You might want to consult your doctor or GP if you experience any of these health issues. 

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