5 Common Winter Health Problems

Seasonal Influenza (Flu) The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. During the colder months, the flu tends to spread more easily due to people spending more time indoors in close proximity.

Common Cold Cold weather often coincides with an increase in common cold cases. Although it's not directly caused by the cold, people are more likely to contract cold viruses when they spend more time indoors and in closer contact with others. 

Dry Skin Cold, dry air during winter can lead to dry and itchy skin. Indoor heating further reduces moisture levels, exacerbating the issue. Skin becomes more prone to cracking and irritation. 

Seasonal Affective Disorder  Some individuals experience a form of depression known as Seasonal Affective Disorder during the winter months. Reduced sunlight exposure can disrupt the body's internal clock and lead to feelings of lethargy, sadness, and a lack of energy.

Hypothermia and Frostbite Prolonged exposure to cold temperatures can lead to serious health concerns such as hypothermia (abnormally low body temperature) and frostbite (damage to skin and tissues due to freezing).