2021 October 22 4 min read
Crysis and flu - What do we need to know about it? And what is the solution against them? Well, the common cold remains a significant burden on society, 95 percent of which is caused by viruses. I bring this up because one of the main problems with colds and flu is not the disease itself, but the many ways we try to treat them. These so-called solutions very often use our immune system, which can prolong or make our illness worse if we catch a cold or the flu.
Everyone should be aware by now that antibiotics do not kill viruses. Despite this, more than 90 percent of antibiotics are used inappropriately, because they are unfortunately often prescribed for viral diseases.
But what causes colds and flu anyway?
Colds are caused by many viruses. The primary culprits are so-called rhinoviruses, but they also include coronavirus, parainfluenza virus, respiratory giant cell virus, adenovirus and more. The infection is usually acquired by touching a contaminated object or by touching the eyes, nose or mouth after shaking hands with an infected person.
Influenza virus, on the other hand, is caused by one of the three types of influenza virus: A, B or C. It is primarily spread by inhalation, when an infected person sneezes or coughs near an uninfected person. Viral infection is behind the majority of sore throats, sinus congestion and discharge, and severe coughing.
But there is good news! We have a very efficient immune system, which, with ideal nutrition, can fight off milder infections without the help of medication.
Let's see what the solution can be if we get a little sick?
How could we alleviate the symptoms? "We're not mitigating, instead we're providing our body with what it needs to do its job." Which means we rest more, eat well and let the body do its immune functions without interfering with any drugs or antibiotics.
We hope that we have been able to help you with useful tips and we wish everyone good health!
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