Children are much more inclined to fall ill than adults. The main reason is not fully developed immunity. Going to kindergartens and schools increases the risk to catch an infection from other children. In this article we will review the most common illnesses that are seen in children of school age, and what preventive measures should be taken to avoid health problems.
Unfortunately, modern medical practice shows that kids are getting weaker and weaker in their abilities to combat illnesses. Every next generation suffers from more and more congenial diseases, inherited from their parents. Deteriorating environment, less healthy lifestyles and nutrition problems contribute to the problem. Another factor is that modern viruses keep developing and mutating, which makes it harder to fight them.
The most common type of childhood illnesses is respiratory infections. Fall is a classical season when a lot of kids catch an illness. It is the time when school starts. Children communicate with a lot of their classmates. A classroom full of children is a perfect place for an infection to spread. To make sure that your children will not catch a flu, it is important to strengthen their immune system. First of all, the children should start the academic year full of energy after a summer vacation. Antiviral and immunity-stimulating medicines are recommended for those kids, that are prone to colds. Every year (normally, in the mid-September) it is advised to get your child a vaccine.
A passive lifestyle, bad habits and lack of movement have a negative impact on our children’ musculoskeletal system. Quite often, the children of the school age suffer from such problems as incorrect posture, flat feet, and scoliosis. To avoid these problems, regular check-ups by an orthopedist and neurologist can be very useful. After an examination, these doctors can prescribe certain measures to keep the health of your child. Normally, lifestyle modifications are enough. Massages, regular physical activity (for example, swimming), comfortable orthopedic shoes can do a big deal. Make sure, that your child doesn’t spend too much time in a sitting position. Do not let them read lying.
GI tract disorders
Disorders in the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract) is a common problem for many kids. In most cases, diseases develop due to incorrect nutrition and congenial predisposition or hereditary. It is important to develop healthy eating habits from the early childhood. The first and the most important thing that you should do is to show a good example for your children. Do not eat harmful fast food, and your children will not eat it either. Avoid eating overcooked, fried and spicy food. Make sure that your child gets all the vitamins and useful elements, needed for proper development of the body.