Health Tips in Hungary



Obesity is one of the problems in Hungary and the rest of Eastern Europe. The demand for longer hours of work in this country has forced the people to buy and choose fast food since they do not have the time to prepare nutritious meals for themselves. In 2020, it is projected that more people will be overweight, if not obese, in this side of Europe. Nowadays, the government is taking actions to prevent this prediction from happening by promoting a lifestyle, especially among children.  

In 2008, there was an increased in the number of AIDS patients in the country where about 3,300 people beginning from the age of 15 were said to be infected with the disease. Liberal sex will surely not be a good practice in this country and healthcare workers who handle blood and other body fluid samples at work should be extra careful.   

When it comes to food, Hungarians love hot and spicy food which tends to increase the incidence of gastrointestinal diseases including hiatal hernias, ulcers and bowel problems. 

Those with existing GIT conditions should then take the time to ask whether or not food in a store or restaurant is spicy. Because Hungarians are used to spicy cuisine, they may no longer experience adverse effects with each hot meal they eat. But expats who are not used to this type of food preparation should consider its health effects, especially when they have stomach-related problems. 

In Hungary, food and water are generally safe even from the tap; the country is even known for its mineral water and spas.