Methods of health protection and care

Methods of health protection and care

Disease trends are changing. If in the past, acute infectious (infectious) diseases such as tuberculosis, malaria, plague, and bacterial infections were common, today chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, gout, joints, digestion, cancer, etc. are common today. the more increased.

According to medical experts, to prevent and treat chronic diseases, we need to take care of and protect our health with one of the following measures:

1. Equip yourself with knowledge

For patients, equipping themselves with knowledge will help them take care of themselves; Understanding the disease will help them be more confident, control and adapt better to their disease.

Health knowledge can be updated from:

– Experiences of healthy people and people undergoing treatment.

– Books, media (newspapers, radio, internet, television).

– Doctors, medical experts.

– Participate in health consulting programs.

2. Build a scientific diet
Our bodies need to absorb daily energy from food. Therefore, if you do not have knowledge about food, it is easy to fall into the situation: “If you eat, you have too much, if you don’t eat, you lack.”

To build a healthy diet, you need to:

– Food control: Ensure clean food, avoid contamination, preservatives, weight gain, additives,…

– Limit alcohol, stimulants and spicy foods.

– How to prepare: Limit grilled, fried, and stir-fried dishes

– Avoid using processed foods because they contain a lot of sugar, salt, and preservatives.

– Limit the use of soft drinks and carbonated drinks

– Limit salty and salty foods. Sugar and salt are considered two “white substances” that are harmful to health if abused

– You should eat the Japanese way: use fresh foods and fish

– Fruit: Should be consumed 10-20 minutes before meals

– You should take 1 tablespoon 5-10 minutes before meals to stimulate the digestive system

– Enrich foods and daily menus to ensure adequate nutrition

– No smoking

3. Drink enough water

– Add water regularly, drink slowly and in small sips; Don’t let your body feel “thirsty” before drinking.

– Ensure hygiene of water sources and water containers; Drink boiled water and let it cool, and use within 1 day is best.

The most ideal temperature of drinking water is from 10-30°C; Do not drink water that is too hot or too cold.

– You should drink water 30 minutes – 1 hour before and after meals.

– A cup of warm water before going to bed will be beneficial for blood circulation; A cup of warm water after waking up will help purify the body and is good for blood circulation and the digestive system.

– Minimize sugary and carbonated soft drinks.

4. Scientific advocacy

– Choose a form of exercise that suits your interests, age, occupation and health conditions.

– Exercise moderately. You must always feel comfortable and healthy with your movements.

– Start slowly and stop slowly
– Must be very persistent and regular. It’s best to spend about 30 minutes a day exercising.

– Choose appropriate exercise time; Absolutely practice and stay away from meals.

5. Reduce stress

Stress is a modern disease that many people suffer from. Everyone can handle a certain amount of stress, but too much is not good for your health. It can lead to high blood pressure, depression, even heart attack symptoms as well as other diseases…

To avoid stress:

– Exercise regularly, combined with enough sleep and healthy eating.

– Control your time better by scheduling work and activities and keeping that schedule.

– Close to the natural environment.

– Positive thinking; Accept yourself, don’t be a perfectionist; Take time for yourself to practice hobbies, rest, and entertainment

– Accept others, build friendly relationships around you.

6. Regular health check-ups

When performing a regular health check, the body’s functions will be checked, thereby:

– Can detect up to 90% of potentially dangerous diseases early. That is the screening effect, helping us to be “protected from afar”.
– Get advice from your doctor about the risk factors you may encounter, and then take measures to protect your health

– Be given a treatment regimen for early intervention, increasing the chance of recovery. That is the effect of detecting, identifying diseases and treating them promptly and accurately: the most important factor in disease treatment.

– Healthy people, especially people over 50 years old, should have a general health check at least every 6 months.

– For people with risk factors for disease, examination and testing should be done more frequently, usually every 3 months.

– For people with chronic diseases, examination is even more important and as prescribed by the doctor. That is the effect of monitoring treatment and preventing complications of regular health checks.

7. Use of pharmaceuticals

When dietary, exercise, etc. therapies fail to cure the disease, we need to use stronger tools than pharmaceuticals.

Medical advances have made disease treatment convenient and provide quick treatment results, especially with acute diseases.

However, most people with chronic diseases have to take medication every day, which means having to tolerate a large amount of chemicals. Over a long period of time, it puts a burden on the kidneys, liver, stomach and bones. Furthermore, the older you get, the more your liver and kidney function declines, plus you have to use many different medications, etc., so the risk of side effects is higher.