Today is World Health Day 2021. This year we mark the day when the whole world is reeling from a new wave of COVID-19 cases. At present, a relevant question that prevails is: should we follow the COVID-19 protocol after being vaccinated?

Experts believe that it is not only important to get vaccinated, but also to continue to practice precaution in our fight against the novel coronavirus. They suggest that we should continue to wear masks at all times in public places. Frequently washing your hands with soap and avoiding touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands is something that should be strictly observed.

Disinfecting your hands at regular intervals and maintaining social distancing is something we all need to follow to curb the spread of the virus.

Experts say getting the vaccine is crucial despite all the talk about vaccine side effects and other things. They believe it is safe and important to get vaccinated in this battle against COVID 19.

Some of the side effects you can expect after being vaccinated are fatigue, headache, muscle or joint pain, or itching or swelling immediately or seven days after vaccination.

Serious side effects after receiving the vaccine are rare. However, if you develop any serious side effects or a severe allergic reaction, including hives, swelling of the face, tongue or throat, or difficulty breathing, it is essential to seek immediate medical attention.

Besides COVID-19, diabetes is also a threat and a significant number of people in the country have diabetes. According to experts, type 2 diabetes usually occurs due to lifestyle factors such as poor eating habits and a sedentary life. However, it is also heavily influenced by its hereditary factors.

Published scientific data on Indians confirms an almost 50% increase in the risk of developing diabetes if both parents have it. However, experts believe that leading a healthy lifestyle and exercising regularly can help, to some extent, to prevent the development of type 2 diabetes.

Another question that comes to mind on World Health Day is, is a really painful period a normal thing? Experts believe that periods, in general, are painful for many women, but an unusually painful menstrual cycle should sound the alarm bells and women should see a doctor as they can suffer from endometriosis.

(With contributions from Zee News)