3 holiday health problems and how to avoid them

holiday health problems

3 holiday health problems and how to avoid them

If you’re off on holiday this summer, it’s likely you’ll want to avoid anything that might scupper your chances of having the time of your life. To keep your health intact while you’re abroad, keep reading. Here are three holiday health problems and what you can do to avoid them.

1. Your period

While you may have an indication as to when your period will arrive, it can’t always be helped if your holiday plans and ‘time of the month’ clash. While tampons are an option, you may not feel comfortable and relaxed strutting your stuff at the beach if you’re on your period. So, to avoid the hassle, you could choose to delay your period instead. One option is to use the treatment norethisterone, which can delay your period for up to 17 days. In order for it to have the desired effect, you need to start the treatment three days before your period is due, and you’ll be required to take one pill three times a day. Once you’ve finished taking it, your period should start two to three days later. If you’re interested in using norethisterone for delaying your period, you should speak to your GP or consult an online specialist.

2. Sunburn

Although you’re probably looking forward to getting yourself a glowing tan, it’s important to remember just how harmful the sun’s rays can be. It’s no secret that too much exposure to the sun can put your health at risk, and if you’re not careful, you could suffer from a serious case of sunburn. Sunburn can be extremely uncomfortable and it can cause the skin to become red, sore and warm. To avoid this holiday health woe, you should be sensible when you’re out and about enjoying the sunshine. For example, you should use a sunscreen with a high SPF factor and reapply it throughout the day, especially if you’ve been in contact with water. You should also take extra care with little ones, as their skin is much more sensitive and vulnerable.

3. Dehydration

Drinking plenty of water is vital, and being on holiday is no excuse to not keep up your daily intake. A combination of a hot climate and not getting enough liquids is a major cause for concern, and if you’re not careful, you could be putting your health at risk. The symptoms of dehydration include feeling lightheaded, thirsty and tired, as well as having a dry mouth, dark, strong-smelling urine and not going to the toilet often. It is caused when not enough fluids are consumed to replace the water you lose. If you want to avoid this issue, you should drink lots of fluids, in particular water, fruit juices and diluted squash.

Taking these tips into consideration could save you the hassle of having to deal with a health problems overseas.

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