Good & bad effects of summer on your health

Summer is associated with health. It provides good or bad effect on the body varies from person to person. Eczema for instance, the ultra violet light seems to calm down the immune cells in the skin & the condition improves. Bur research reveals that many other conditions get worse in the seasonal warmth & sunlight. Many diseases get worse in summer while other get improves on the onset of summer. Here explained the good & bad effects of summer on your health.


1. Diabetes gets worse in summer : Summer can bring danger for insulin-injecting diabetics. Insulin absorbed into the bloodstream more quickly in hotter weather because extra warmth causes the blood vessels near the skin to dilate. The blood sugar level must be monitored more closely to avoid attack of hypoglycaemia that is because when sugar levels fall too low. Patients should wear sunscreen & avoid spending too much time out in the sun. Experts recommend sufferers measure their blood insulin levels when they wake up or go to bed and two hours after every meal.

2. Arthritis gets worse in summer : In summer arthritis patients should take extra care because many of the most medication for the condition make their skin extra sensitive to the sun. Many medicines like dicolfenac, fetoprotein, & indomethacin & even over the counter remedies like ibuprofen can cause light sensitivity. Even just a little exposure to the sun can cause rashes and rapid burning of any exposed skin. Bumps, blistering, pigment changes and even skin crusting can also be a problem. So the patients who are taking such medication should use high SPF sun cream & avoid spending much time in the sun.


3. Fertility gets worse in summer : Men's sperm count is lower in summer than winter. So couples least likely to conceive in summer. New research also suggests summer reduces a woman's ability to conceive. Women's bodies produce extra melatonin in winter, which makes the eggs bigger and easier for the sperm to penetrate. The womb lining also thickens in winter, making it more likely an embryo will implant successfully. These factors mean even IVF is more successful during winter.


4. Pneumonia gets worse in summer : An inflammation of the lungs is more severe in summer than winter because people tend not to drink enough water & dehydration thickens bronchial secretion in the lungs. The lungs which are already inflamed by pneumonia make breathing more difficult. Professor Stephen Spiro of the British Lung Foundation says, “The thickened sputum becomes harder to cough up & so sits around in the lungs, making a good culture medium for bugs.” Everyone of every age should drink at least two liters of water every day during summer to protect their lung function.


5. Heart disease improves in summer : In the summer people with heart disease can breathe a sigh of relief in summer as cardiac arrests are much less likely. Professor Jeremy Pearson, vascular biologist at the British Heart Foundation, says because days are darker & people sleep longer in winter, the heart 'wakes up' differently, changing its rhythm. It's this difference that predisposes sufferers to heart attacks. 'In winter, it's darker for longer and the chemicals your brain produces change. At the same time, the function of blood platelets is different in winter, they're more sensitive & may be more likely to clot. It's a combination of these things that tips the balance in favor of you being less likely to keel over in summer.


6. Kidney stones improves in summer : One in ten suffers from this incredibly painful condition caused when a large stone - formed of mineral waste products, develops in the kidney & then travels down towards the bladder & becomes stuck. It is more common in summer for two reasons, dehydration & the increased production of vitamin D in the body. Many people don't drink the recommended two liters of water every day, so their urine becomes more concentrated & crystals develop which then become kidney stones. As your body is exposed to more sunlight in the summer, they produce more vitamin D, which also encourages the formation of stones.



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