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    5 potential health risks to be mindful of ahead of the spring

    Hanushka Karnani - Thursday, March 04, 2021

    We’ve all been given greater reason to be conscious about our health in recent times – but now, finally, spring is on its way. This, combined with the recent news about vaccines, may be leaving you much more positive about the prospects of a summer without so much pandemic-related worry. 

    However, as responsible health insurance brokers in Spain, Portugal and Gibraltar here at Ibex Insurance, we do feel the need to point out that the spring can bring some of its own health risks to some individuals. 

    Here are just a few of them. 

    1. Seasonal allergies
    Springtime is the season of new life and new beginnings. Beautiful flowers start to pop up everywhere. However, with flowers and grass comes that pesky pollen.

    Many people are allergic to pollen, a condition more commonly known as hay fever. Fortunately, though, hay fever can be easily treated with antihistamine drops, tablets or nasal sprays. 

    2. Asthma triggers
    Pollen, as well as dust, can also unfortunately trigger pre-existing conditions such as asthma. With the current pandemic, it is more important than ever to manage respiratory conditions such as these. 

    3. Flu
    The flu is more commonly associated with the winter months, but it can still pose a significant risk to many people’s health into the spring. 

    As influenza is another respiratory condition, it is another risk that you should be aware of amid the continuing focus on COVID-19. 

    4. Sports injuries
    When the sun is out, we all want to be outside, especially after the past year that has seen many of us spending much more time indoors. However, greater outdoor activity can also often be accompanied by a higher number of sports-related injuries. 

    5. Insect allergies
    Although most people suffer minor inconvenience when stung by a bee or another insect, some people can have serious allergic reactions. 

    While insect bites and stings can cause mild allergic reactions in some people, passing within about a week, for others, there may be the risk of more severe symptoms arising on occasion, such as a swollen face or mouth, or breathing difficulties. These latter symptoms require immediate medical attention. 

    The fact that notable health risks can persist all year round is one more reason not to overlook the benefits that the right medical insurance plan can bring during your time in Spain, Portugal or Gibraltar. 

    So why not request your quote today to give yourself all-important peace of mind – not least so that you can then focus on getting the very most enjoyment out of your spring and summer?

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