I assume that by now you all are aware of what Swine Flu is. For many years now we have heard how swine flu is on the rise in changing weathers, it gets almost unmanageable. Every newspaper gets filled with the news of people suffering from swine flu.
Today, instead of just getting scared, let us know in detail what we can do to prevent it and to cure it. Firstly let’s understand what Swine Flu is.
What’s Swine Flu?
Swine Flu started from the people who were directly in contact with pigs. It’s a human respiratory infection which started when humans came in contact with the influenza strain of pigs. It spreads the same way and is very easily communicable. When a person sneezes, he spreads tiny drops of viruses in the air. When you come in contact with these drops, or touch something on which the drops recently landed or touched something infected, you can catch the virus.
The symptoms of swine flu are similar to that of any other seasonal flu.
- Stuffy or runny nose
- Sore throat
- Body aches
Swine flu can disrupt the functions of your respiratory organs. It leads to more serious problems like pneumonia, a lung infection, and other breathing problems. If the infection persists it can result in seizures and even death.
Are there any tests to know for sure?
Yes, there are tests which determine that you are suffering from swine flu or any other seasonal flu infection. When you consult a doctor as you witness some extreme symptoms, your doctor would advise you to go for a test before stating your treatment.
How to prevent it?
Here are a few things you can do to make sure that you and your family doesn’t catch Swine Flu.
- Get a H1N1 Vaccination, if you hear it everyday that swine flu is on the rise in your area, then you can keep yourself and your family at bay. Just taker the H1N1 shot.
- Keep yourself and your surroundings clean. Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently. While stepping outside always carry an alcohol based hand sanitizer.
- Stay away from the crowds if possible. And if you are a person who is at higher risk, like a pregnant woman or a baby or an elderly person, then you should avoid going to the crowded places at all costs.
- People who are already suffering from Swine Flu should stay at home and take proper medication as prescribed by the doctor.
Miracle Vitamin C
Many researches have proved that good doses of Vitamin C can prevent the onset of any flu. vitamin C enhances the production of beta-interferon whose job is to act as a competent immune recognition system and to respond to any viral invader including Swine Flu.
You can take readily chew-able tablets of Vitamin C and pop in a pill for a month to make sure that you don’t catch the flu. You can also eat foods which are rich in Vitamin C like:
- Bell peppers
- Dark leafy greens
- Citrus fruits