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7 Great Health Topics for Explainer Videos

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Stress

Stress is the body’s natural defense system. In a stressful situation you may not even be aware that your body releases hormones to help you to evade or confront the “danger”. These stress hormones trigger an increased heart rate, sweating, heightened muscle preparedness, and alertness. This enables your body to face the challenge. Once you have dealt with the pressures or threats, hormone levels usually return to normal. However, if a person feels unable to cope and the challenge has taken over, they are constantly under stress – the stress hormones remain at elevated levels in the body. This can negatively affect everything a person does. It may result in tiredness, moodiness, lack of concentration, and even illness. So, why not make an explainer video so that we can all recognize the signs and symptoms of stress, and learn how to manage stress more effectively?

Sleep

We spend about a third of our lives asleep. Sleep is essential. Because tiredness and Fatigue takes a toll on your physical, mental, or emotional health. Sleep does not only help us recover from physical exertion, but also from mental exertion. When we sleep the mind and body do not shut down. On the contrary, sleep is an active period in which vital processing, restoration, and strengthening take place. During the day our brains take in an incredible amount of information. During the night this information (facts and experiences) needs to be processed and stored. The body also needs sleep in order to restore and rejuvenate itself. The body grows muscle, repairs tissue, and synthesizes hormones while we sleep. How great it would be to explain how we need sleep for optimal health and wellbeing in a short explainer video?

 

Depression

Depression is shrouded in many misconceptions. There is a stigma around depression and antidepressants. But depression is much more that just sadness or “being down”. It is a complex mental health disorder. Depression is a medical condition in which the brain chemistry, function, and structure are negatively affected. You cannot just snap out of it, nor can it be cured with positive thoughts or a change in attitude. It is, in fact, not even necessarily caused by a negative incident. Suddenly and inexplicably, even when life seems to be going well, a person with depression may feel sad, hopeless, and lethargic.

Fortunately, this can be treated successfully with medication, psychotherapy and/or lifestyle changes. Not too long ago the prevailing opinion was that positive thinking is needed to overcome depression, but antidepressants address deep-rooted biological issues that are at the root of this illness. This is a mysterious medical condition and indeed an excellent topic for an explainer video!

Malaria

Someone with malaria typically suffers from fever, tiredness, vomiting, and headaches. In severe cases it can lead to seizures, coma, or death. Who would have thought that a tiny insect can be so dangerous! Symptoms usually begin ten to fifteen days after being bitten by an infected female mosquito. The mosquito bite introduces parasites from the mosquito’s saliva into a person’s blood. The parasites travel to the liver where they mature and reproduce. Of course the body does not like this and fights back, sometimes successfully, but usually it needs a little help. This comes in the form of anti-malarial medication… There is so much more to explain about malaria: mosquito repellents, prevention medications, increasing drug resistance, efforts to develop malaria vaccines…you thought you knew it all, but malaria seriously needs an explainer video to shed light more on the disease.

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