It is a very common phenomenon to see people get sick whenever the weather changes. Especially during the rainy season, the number of coughing patients received by health care centers increases.
However, there is more to falling sick during the change in season than just the climate change.
Here are 5 Reasons you fall sick during raining season:
1. During cold or raining season, respiratory viruses and allergies use this opportunity to infect us, as the environment becomes condusive for them to infect.
2. During raining season, days become shorter, hereby reducing our exposure to direct sunlight.
Lack of exposure to sunlight can cause Vitamin D deficiency which can weaken our immune system, and as a result of this, viruses can survive, grow and multiply in our body for a longer period of time.
3. The dry and cold air during this season can dry out the nasal passage and simply irritate the throat and lungs causing cough. Some people even experience breathing problems due to blockage of nasal passages. This is called ‘cold-induced asthma’ which can also irritate the protective linings of nose and throat, triggering cough.
3. Rainy season is the most notorious season where spread of common cold and flu is the fastest. Common cold during this season comes along with headache and sore throat.
4. During raining season, the chances of pneumonia also increase, especially in people who have lung problems.
Also because of unpredictable rains, many people get completely drenched when it pours heavily. Therefore, the chances of recurring cold and cough are highest during rainy season.
5. Sometimes after a heavy rainfall, the climate turns really hot. These drastic changes add to the factors that can trigger cough due to infections, allergies and breathing problems.
Apart from these day to day climate changes that cannot be controlled by us, we unknowingly subject ourselves to drastic and extreme temperature variations every day.
Changes like exposure to constant air conditioned environment for a long period of time followed by stepping outdoors in hot, humid weather can also trigger respiratory problems causing cough.
Culled from The Health Site.com