You might think that now we live in a modern society, we are a lot safer from various illnesses and diseases. While that is true with most conditions such as polio and TB, it doesn’t mean we are totally immune to certain health problems. In fact, our new modern way of living could even be making certain health issues a lot more common. So what should you watch out for?
Here are some of the main health conditions for the modern age.
Many of us are under a great deal of stress at work. Some of us deal with all this added pressure by treating ourselves to a glass of wine or slice of cake every now and then. Indulging from time to time is perfectly fine, and a great way to relax. But if these treats become frequent, and you start depending on them, it could be time to get help. Addictions are rife in the modern age. Many people struggle with their relationship with drugs, food, and alcohol. If you feel that you could be developing an addiction, or need help for drug addiction, visit your doctor. They can refer you to a specialist.
Over the past few decades, our consumption of fast food has greatly increased. We are consuming more and more fatty and sugary foods than ever before. One of the main reasons for this increase is down to the fast pace of our modern lifestyles. We rarely have time to cook for ourselves, so just grab some food on the go. Sadly, there is a major downside to this lifestyle of convenience. And that is diabetes. The number of diabetes cases has slowly been increasing and today more of us are at risk than ever before.
Another negative our fast-paced lives have on us is that they disrupt our sleep patterns. Lots of us are spending longer in the office and don’t get home until late in the evening. It then takes a couple of hours to unwind and get ready for bed. Because of this late routine, many people don’t switch out the lights until midnight. And their alarm clocks are set for just a few hours’ time. As we aren’t sleeping as much as we should, we are putting ourselves at risk from various ailments. As the body is never fully rejuvenated, it can cause extra stress and health problems.
Computer Vision Syndrome
A large amount of us work at our computers all day, every day. This is playing havoc with our eyesight, and cases of Computer Vision Syndrome are steadily increasing. The glares from computer screen strain our eyes and can cause headaches and multiple vision problems. Other symptoms include redness and dryness of the eyes, as well as problems focusing. Eye drops can help refresh the eyes, but the best treatment is to stay away from screens if possible!
It’s always worth taking a step back from your busy lifestyle and recharging your batteries. I’m sure your body and mind will thank you for it!