How to Manage the Common Health Issues in the 21st Century

January 20, 2020

There have and always will be health issues that affect society, but they’re not always the same. Each period seems to have its own set of issues that it has to contend with. And thus, funding is put towards helping to eradicate or ease those issues, and then they disappear. At which point, new problems arise. In general, we should be grateful that we live in this age, rather than any other, since we’re a pretty healthy society! But there are issues that are relatively unique, and which we need to monitor. We take a look at a few of them below.

Back Pain
There’s been a rise in the number of people suffering from back pain in recent years. While this was commonly an issue that affected people in retirement age, there has been an increase in younger people (under forty) with the condition too. So why should this be the case? The most common explanation is the amount of time we spend using our technology and devices. Sitting at a computer for eight hours, for example, can lead to back pain, since the posture is all wrong. Look at getting a sit/stand desk, or a laptop stand -- it’ll correct things right up.

Hearing Issues
Just as with back pain, we tend to think that hearing loss is something that just affects older people, but this isn’t the case. Younger people are experiencing hearing loss, and when you look at why, it becomes pretty obvious. If you spend too much time in loud bars and clubs, and listen to your music through headphones loudly, then your ears are going to pay the price. If you think your hearing isn’t as strong as it can be, then book an appointment with an audiologist; they can test your hearing and offer solutions. If your hearing is currently fine, be mindful when it comes to the volume of the sounds that you expose yourself to. 

Depression and Anxiety
Despite our standard of living being better than ever before, more people than ever are suffering from mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety. The reasons for this are too numerous to outline here, and though it would be better to prevent the conditions that caused these mental health issues, it’s also a good idea to focus on remedies. Things like getting enough exercise, meditating, and eating well can all help to keep the symptoms of these conditions at bay.

Sleeping Problems
We think of sleeping problems as something that is simply annoying, but this issue can cause a lot of longer-term problems that we have to contend with, including health-related matters. The number of people suffering from sleep issues has been on the rise in recent years, and it’s largely due to increased caffeine intake and smartphone use. Both of these things make it really difficult for your mind to switch off, so look at cutting down on both of them. 

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