Autumn healthcare and the 5 most common diseases

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					Autumn is here and the days of a normal and progressive transition between the seasons have long
passed, these days most of the world is suffering from drastic weather fluctuations. Here is a list of the
most common five afflictions caused by the heavy fluctuations in temperature, humidity and
atmospheric pressure that are ever so present in the fall:

The common cold
Rain, strong wind and humidity variations are all factors that contribute to lowering our immune
system, making it easier for us to catch a cold. The good thing is these autumn colds usually
aren't as sever as those in the winter season, however it is still important to see a doctor and treat
them to prevent the risk of a viral infection.

Asthma and other allergic diseases
Autumn just like spring is a season that favors allergies, but out of all the allergies the one that
manifests itself most often is asthma, specifically allergic asthma or dry asthma. Allergic asthma
doesn't manifest along with bronchitis and thankfully has a seasonal character, the most common
symptom being difficulty in breathing.

Gastroduodenal ulcer
Another common disease during this time of year is ulcer, which can have many underlying
causes like smoking, alcohol, stress, poor eating habits, chronic diseases, genetical factors or
bacterial infections with Helicobacter Pylori. The most common symptoms are variations in
appetite, pain and vomiting. Gastric ulcer pains are more common immediately after a meal
while duodenal ulcer pains are more common a few hours after a meal. Either way if you
experience pain or vomiting after meals you should see your doctor.

Heart failure
Heart failure or cardiac insufficiency can be a real dangerous threat to people with heart
problems during the autumn months. The body struggles to adapt to the changes in climate and
that can overload the cardiorespiratory system, causing serious consequences. Caution is advised
during this time of year, as well as strictly following any treatment prescribed.

Rheumatic diseases
Rheumatic diseases such as arthritis are very common as well causing increased sensibility and
joint pains due to exposure to low temperatures. Hot baths, acupuncture, anti-inflammatory and
analgesic ointments and simply avoiding to go on walks in cold or rainy weather are all measures
one can take to avoid suffering the symptoms of this disease.