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How to Stay Healthy When Going to the Pool

How to Stay Healthy When Going to the Pool

Summer is here! That time of the year when we all go to the pool, the kids get excited about spending the whole day having fun in the sun and swimming, we all keep in count that it is essential to bring sunblock to protect our skin from the radiant sun also the towel for preventing a cold, and a drink to avoid dehydration but we tend to forget that our whole body is going to get contaminated with bacteria and viruses that are inside the pool, no matter what.

How to Stay Healthy When Going to the Pool

With the following tips you can protect your health and enjoy the splashing and swimming as well, having fun and staying healthy.

• Avoid indoor swimming pools: there have been previous studies that show how these pools promote the development of childhood asthma as well as cancer.

• Try an ultraviolet light or electricity an oxidation system for your pool this system requires a generator and its main purpose and most important one is to keep your pool clean and disinfected.

• Choose ionization system: the system is based on water that is ionized which means it has been purified by an electrical process, it gets rid of bacteria and viruses.

• Bathe before getting in and out of the pool: this for 2 reasons, one is chlorine absorbs into your skin, and too much exposure to chlorine has been linked to major health problems, like the ones previously mentioned, then cause it is very common to presence factors like body products, sweat, saliva, or urine, mostly in public pools, these create certain volatile disinfection byproducts like chloroform which is potentially carcinogenic it might cause liver and kidney damage.

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• Opt for pools with less chlorine or chlorine-free chemicals, these doesn’t mean they are not toxic but they are less harmful.

• Between the hours of 10am to 3pm it is suggested to not expose yourself and children to the sunlight, those are the times when the sun is the strongest and most harmful for the skin.

• Protect your head (brain) and face, put on a hat on you and your little ones and make sure you know for how long your sunscreen is water resistant for, try to avoid sunburns.

Stay Healthy When Going to the Pool

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Natural Remedies for Urinary Tract Infections

Natural Remedies for Urinary Tract Infections

naturalremediesforurinarytract 1Do you know urinary tract infection is the second most common infection after respiratory infection? A urinary infection can be limited to the bladder, however, if the infection is not treated promptly, it can spread to the kidneys causing serious consequences. Some of the most common symptoms are frequent urge to urinate, passing small quantities of urine, burning, pain when urinating and urine may also look cloudy, milky, or red.
At this point you can still treat it with natural remedies, but you may also want to seek medical attention as well.
1) Cranberry
Cranberry juice has been used for more than a century as a home remedy to prevent and treat urinary tract infection, because constituents in cranberry called proanthocyanins prevent bacteria from adhering to the walls of the urinary tract.

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2) Uva Ursi
Uva ursi is a herb that is used as a folk remedy for certain types of urinary tract infection, it contains an active component, arbutin, which appears to be broken down and then excreted in the kidneys, where it appears to have antiseptic properties.
You can also try with other natural remedies such as mix herbs, goldenseal, marshmallow root, buchu, corn silk and horsetail.
If you notice some of the following symptoms, it may be a sign that the urinary tract infection has spread to the kidneys, and you might need immediate professional assessment: constant pain or pressure in the abdomen, side, or low back; fever, nausea, vomiting and chills.

Natural Remedies for Urinary Tract Infection