Yes, you have read it correctly! There are these magical tricks that help to speed up a recovery process but unfortunately, we are neglectful of them.
It’s possible to revive your health after an illness and personal efforts during this time period matter the most. Despite taking treatment for curable diseases, it’s the attitude towards the precautionary measures that could help enhance the healing process.
Getting treatment of a certain disease does not ensure good health. Proper recovery time is mandatory as it allows the body to replenish energy. Each body responds differently towards treatment because the body response is specifically generated depending on the nature, chronicity or extent of the disease, treatment method, comorbidities (presence of one or more health conditions in one person), and environment i.e. both internal and external.
That’s why some people recover earlier than others.
Let’s understand the following diagram in order to get a clear picture of the factors on which the process of recovery depends on.
Disease: It is very crucial for a doctor to accurately diagnose the disease because the overall treatment method would be dependent on it. As a patient, it becomes important for us to fully comprehend the nature and extent of our condition to take preventives accordingly.
Treatment Method: A correct diagnosis sets the foundation for the doctor to provide a treatment that is most effective in treating the actual condition. Just like eating Flagyl won’t help get rid of the headache, similarly, wrong treatment would do more harm to your body.
Comorbidities: It refers to the presence of more than one disorder in the same person and it also affects the treatment and recovery process. For example, the treatment of a heart patient who is also diabetic would slightly differ from a patient without diabetes.
Environment: It is the condition and circumstances that surround us at any given time. These conditions could be internal or external.
- Internal: These are basically the conditions that prevail within the human body. It can include the psychological status and immune system of the body that plays a vital role in the process of getting better health.
- External: The circumstances that prevail outside the body are known as the external environment. Any change influenced by the external environment can cause a change in the body that will take it away from normal or impact the healing process. For instance, the nature of work and sleep deprivation, etc.
After getting familiar with the main factors, let’s shed some light on the magic ingredients that are helpful in restoring good health.
1. Sound Sleep
What would happen to your body if you manage to get 8 hours of uninterrupted night sleep?
Your body will be able to maintain the immune system and will produce more white blood cells that would help to fight against inflammation. During the recovery process, especially after getting any sort of treatment, your body works hard to heal and if you manage to get 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep, your immune system will become stronger and eventually spur a quick recovery.
If you fail to get enough sleep, it could weaken the immune system and eventually reduces your body’s recovery capacity. Besides that, it affects your cognitive ability and makes you a lot crankier.
Therefore, getting enough sleep i.e. 7 to 8 hours at night is crucial for good health because sleeping more than 9 hours or less than 7 hours a night may do more harm than good.
If it is said that exercise is nature’s best medicine then it would be perfectly accurate.
Regular physical activity promotes the recovery process, heals the body and gets an edge over all kinds of disease and injury.
It sounds weird, doesn’t it?
Because like many others, we also consider exercise as a preventive measure that helps us get fit and keep our excessive weight at bay. But in reality, exercise is more than that. It amplifies the body’s amazing self-healing mechanism, improves the body’s resilience and immunity.
According to the study published in Immunology letters, resistance exercise increases white blood cells in the body which are critical to protecting the body and aiding in healing injuries. A moderate level of exercise also reduces the level of inflammation.
So, it’s better to keep yourself active to naturally enhance your recovery.
3. Psychological (discussion with doctor)
One of the negligent factors in rehabilitation is the person’s acceptance of the disease and its treatment procedure.
It is very important to have a positive attitude towards adjustment coping and reappraisal. After a meeting with your doctor, you really need time to understand what has happened and how the treatment works.
This is often the phase where unwanted intrusive thoughts get stuck in the mind and lead to anxiety or depression that impede the rehabilitation process and that’s the last thing you need while you’re healing. So, don’t let any psychological disorder impede your rehabilitation process as it will ruin your doctor’s efforts, your money, and your struggle.
Start working on these magical tricks to accelerate your healing process because it’s never too late to practice good hygiene.