PAGASA declared the onset of the rainy season last June 4, 2021. Every year, there are around 20 typhoons that enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). As of last month, our country had 4 tropical cyclones.
Dahil umpisa na naman ng tag-ulan, asahan na naman ang pagbaha at pagsulpot ng kung anu-anong sakit. Isang dahilan nito ang init-lamig o papalit-palit na temperatura which makes it favorable for microorganisms to reproduce and multiply.
The hot, humid and wet weather causes our body’s immune system to weaken. This is why The Department of Health or DOH has advised the public to prepare for the different illnesses associated with the monsoon season.
We need to be cautious and know how we can be safe and protected.
Some monsoon illnesses that we need to be aware of (and prepare for) are:
Colds and Flu are viral infections which happen during the rainy season. Makatutulong ang pagkain ng masustansyang pagkain para palakasin ang ating katawan at bigyan ito ng panlaban sa germs and viruses.
Diarrhea is the increase in frequency of loose or liquid bowel movement. It is recommended to use safe, clean and purified water para makaiwas sa ganitong sakit. Importante rin ang pagkakaroon ng proper hygiene at sanitation to keep germs at bay.
Leptospirosis is a disease caused by bacteria. Infected animals such as rodents, dogs or other mammals spread the bacteria through their urine which can get into soil or water and be transmitted to humans. You can be infected by touching or drinking contaminated water and eating contaminated food. Iwasan din sumulong sa baha dahil pwedeng pumasok ang bacteria through your eyes, nose, mouth and broken skin.
Malaria is common during the rainy season. Nagiging breeding site ng infected mosquitoes ang mga clogged areas. Karamihan sa malaria cases ay nangyayari sa forested, swampy, hilly and mountainous regions in our country. Makatutulong ang paglilinis ng paligid at pag-aalis ng mga stagnant water.
Dengue is spread through mosquito bites. This can be painful and life-threatening. Maiiwasan ang pagkakaroon nito kung pa-praktisin natin ang 4S na lagi ring pinopromote ng Department of Health. Ito ay ang Search and destroy, Self-protection measures, Seek early consultation, and Say YES to fogging.
Remember to keep safe this rainy season lalo na at hindi pa rin tapos ang pandemic. Have a healthy diet and don’t forget to take your vitamins and supplements para siguradong may dagdag-panlaban ang katawan sa anumang sakit.
If you or any of your family members get sick, consult a doctor immediately. Sa panahon ngayon, mahirap balewalain kahit ang simpleng sakit. Ang pagkakaroon ng health insurance plan para sa buong pamilya ay malaking bagay to ensure you and your loved ones’ safety. Being hospitalized can prove to be very costly sometimes. Mabuti na’ng maging laging ready para sa anumang medical emergency.
Our Hospital Income Benefit Plan covers you, your spouse and all your children from 0 months old up to 20 years old. It provides cash assistance for regular, dread disease and long-term confinements. Hindi lang ito makakatulong sa mabilis na paggaling kundi sinisiguro rin nito ang financial security ng iyong pamilya.
Sign-up for a family plan at www.paramountdirect.com.