How to cure a cold?
There is probably no person who would not have a cold. Runny nose, cough, headache – these symptoms are known to everyone. Of course, the peak of colds occurs in the fall, but summer colds are not such a rare occurrence. It seems, how can one get sick when there is such heat on the street? But it’s very simple: you’re hot, thirsty and now you swallow ice coke in one gulp. Or turn on the air conditioner at full power. Or open all the windows in the car and enjoy the headwind blowing around your hot face. And now it is stuffed up in my throat, drunk in my nose – it’s a cold. And instead of going to the beach or the forest on weekends, you have to lie at home in bed and swallow medicines.
Why did it happen? After all, others drink cold water and sit on the drafts – and nothing, healthy, no viruses take them. And the thing is in weakened immunity. Usually viruses, which are abundant around us, getting into the body, are destroyed by elements of the immune system. But when the immunity is weakened, the immune system does not cope with its protective function and harmful microorganisms begin to multiply freely. It is then that those unpleasant symptoms arise that we call a cold, and doctors – an acute respiratory viral infection – SARS.
In recent years, scientists have noted that the number of infectious diseases is growing. This means that our immunity is getting weaker. This phenomenon is primarily associated with the stresses that we are experiencing more and more often, especially in big cities. Huge amounts of information that the brain is no longer able to process, the intense rhythm of life, the eternal lack of time, anxiety and anxiety – this is the environment in which the modern city dweller lives, or rather, spins like a squirrel in a wheel. Add to this the environmental issues: polluted air and water, dust, soot, exhaust fumes, heavy metals, products containing chemical additives, and sometimes toxic substances. And it is unlikely that in the near future the situation will improve.
All this negatively affects the immune system, and it is not in our power to influence these factors.
Of course, you can leave the polluted city in the deep taiga, enjoy peace, clean air, drink spring water, start your own farm and eat exclusively ecologically clean products. But such a solution to the problem is too radical and hardly suitable for everyone.
Fortunately, there are other ways to boost your immune system and deal with viral infections. These are drugs that restore the functions of the immune system. They fight viruses and infections that cause the flu and SARS, making their own immune systems work better.
How do these drugs work? They activate immunity and produce their own interferon – a protein secreted by the body’s cells in response to the invasion of the virus. In addition, these drugs suppress inflammatory processes, normalize the permeability of small vessels, stimulate antioxidant mechanisms that neutralize the toxic waste products of viruses, which also helps to defeat the infection. Thanks to this, recovery occurs much faster, the disease proceeds in a milder form, and the risk of complications is reduced. So, if you take the drug at the very beginning of the disease, then the acute period is reduced by half.
Such antiviral drugs are an excellent means of preventing influenza and SARS. They are very effective during epidemics, and also prevent the development of viral infections in people at risk. These are children, the elderly, people who often suffer from colds, as well as debilitated patients who have recently had other diseases.
If your immunity is weakened, you can easily catch colds, don’t spoil your summer (so short in our latitudes) – help your body fight viruses.