Flu and Homeopathy
Steps to feel better after you get flu
Safety of Flu vaccines
The flu or influenza is a highly contagious
respiratory infection caused by influenza viruses. It can
cause mild to severe illness.The influenza virus usually enters the
body through mucous membranes in the mouth, nose or eyes. When a person
with the flu coughs or sneezes, the virus then becomes airborne and can be
inhaled by anyone nearby. The flu virus will usually be prominent during the
fall and winter.
Every year in the United States, on average:
Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain
health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications.
5% to 20% of the population gets the flu,
- more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu
20,000-40,000 people die from flu.
The flu is caused by three types (strains) of
viruses — influenza A, B and C. Type A is responsible for the deadly
influenza pandemics (worldwide epidemics) that strike every 10 to 40 years.
Type B can lead to smaller, more localized outbreaks that generally occur
every three to 15 years. And either types A or B can cause the flu that
circulates almost every winter. Type C is less common and causes only mild
Type C is a fairly stable virus, but types A
and B are constantly changing, with new strains appearing regularly. Once
you've had the flu, you develop antibodies to the virus that caused it, but
those antibodies won't protect you from new strains.
It is normal to mistake the flu for another ailment
such as a cold or just “feeling under the weather. Generally Flu appear 1
to 3 days after exposure to the virus. The onset of symptoms often seems
sudden. Symptoms can be mild or severe. They can become severe from mild
without much notice. Be aware of your body and monitor your body
Common signs and symptoms of the flu include:
- Nasal congestion.
- Runny nose
- Fever over 101 F. Children with the flu tend to have higher fevers than adults have often as high as 103 to 105 F.
- Chills and sweats.
- Dry cough.
- Muscular aches and pains, especially in your back, arms and legs.
- Fatigue and weakness.
- Loss of appetite.
- Diarrhea and vomiting. Although children may have these signs, diarrhea and vomiting are rare in adults.
- Sore throat
Complications of flu can include bacterial pneumonia,
ear infections, sinus infections, dehydration, and worsening of chronic
medical conditions, such as congestive heart failure, asthma, or
most people, the flu is a drag, but it goes away in a week or two. But for
some people, the flu can make them very sick. Those groups include:
- babies and kids under
- people older than 65
- adults and kids who
have health problems, such as diabetes and asthma
Risk Factors Top
Infants, young children and people older than
65 are considered at high risk for complications from influenza.
Other risk factors are:
Children are at greater risk if they:
Have a chronic disorder such as diabetes or heart, kidney or lung disease
Have a weakened immune system from medications or HIV infection
Will be in your second or third trimester of pregnancy during flu season
Work in a health care facility where you're more likely to be exposed to the flu virus
Are in regular, close contact with infants or young children
Resident of a nursing home or other long term care facility
asthma or another chronic lung condition
taking medications to suppress their immune system
sickle cell anemia, HIV infection, diabetes, chronic kidney disease,
chronic metabolic diseases or are on long-term aspirin therapy
Steps to feel better after you get Flu Top
Drink lots of liquids, like water, chicken broth and other fluids
- Wash your hands
- Eat right, Sleep tight
- Exercise regularly
- Limit Air travel
- Avoid crowds during Flu season
- Drink plenty of Water
Safety of Flu Vaccine Top
Check the following link to see Researchers Question
on Flu Vaccine Safety
Homeopathic Approach Top
The problems experienced by a person may be the result
of long term suffering or from associated conditions. Homeopaths take
complete history in to consideration to select the right remedy as
everything is connected and inter dependent. Homeopathic remedies work
towards improving the constitution of the person.
DISCLAIMER: The information provided is for educational purposes only. It is not
meant to diagnose or treat any health condition and is not a replacement for
treatment by a healthcare provider.