Do you find yourself constantly getting sick? If so, one of these may be the reason why.
The adult body needs at least seven hours of uninterrupted sleep per night on average. Without enough sleep, a person’s hormonal health, mental health, liver health, and immunity can all suffer, causing a person to not only feel rundown, but get sick, too. If you’re not getting enough sleep, try taking more naps, sticking to a more strict sleep schedule, or turning the lights off sooner.
Excessive alcohol consumption harms the body’s immune system. It creates a nutritional deficiency, which deprives the immune system of the nutrients it needs to fight off sicknesses, and it suppresses white blood cells’ abilities to multiply, and fight illnesses. This issue is most likely to affect young adults between the ages of 18 and 29, who are most at risk for alcohol related issues, which is the number one drug problem in the nation. In fact, about 20% of college students actually meet the criteria for an Alcohol Use Disorder. Those least vulnerable to problem drinking are those 65 years of age or older.
Lack of Hand Washing
Throughout the day, you come into contact with an unspeakable amount of germs, and if you don’t wash your hands regularly, those germs are going to make you sick. All you have to do is run some water, and rub antibacterial soap on your hands for 20 seconds a few times throughout the day. It’s also helpful if you periodically disinfect countertops, door handles, and the electronics you frequently use.
Sicknesses are never fun. If you find yourself frequently suffering, then your issue may be that you’re not getting enough sleep, consuming too much alcohol, or not washing your hands enough, all of which family practice doctors say are known factors that increase a person’s risk of suffering from sicknesses.
If you have any questions about things that cause sickness, feel free to share in the comments.