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Colds and Flu
 
Standard Definition

Colds are commonly caused by bacterial or viral infection of the mucous membranes lining the respiratory tract. Influenza (‘the flu’) is the name of a virus and the infection it causes. Whilst these are present year round, the winter season brings regular epidemics. Recurrent or severe infections indicate poor immune function.

 
 
Underlying Disruption in Function

Although for most people the infection is mild and will resolve on its own, it may be deadly in people with compromised immune systems, including infants, the elderly, and people with diseases such as cancer and AIDS. Thus it is known that the problem is not really the bug, but the strength of the immune system of the ‘host’. A strong immune system means greater resistance to infection.

 
 
Possible Causes, Triggers & Exacerbating Factors
  • Stress and negative emotional states
  • Compromised immune states (HIV, elderly, infants, cancer patients, diabetes)
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Inadequate sleep
  • Excessive sugar, alcohol and processed foods
 
 
Common Signs & Symptoms
  • Fever
  • Muscle aches
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Nasal mucous congestion
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
 
 
Links & Other Information

Contact YourHealth for referenced material regarding this condition, any of the diagnostic tests or therapies mentioned.

 

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