Suprun told what is happening in the body during the flu

Супрун рассказала, что происходит в организме во время гриппа

Acting Minister of health Suprun reminded Ukrainians that the human body is the primary tool to combat the flu.

She wrote about this on his page in Facebook.

Symptoms such as fever, headache, muscle pain, sore throat, cough and runny nose is a protective reaction of the organism to the virus that help to deal with it. They testify to the active work of our immune system.

“Flu symptoms – result of active work of our immune system. Therefore, it is important to create your body the conditions so it can fight the virus – rest without unnecessary stress, drink plenty of fluids, ventilate the room and do wet cleaning. Our immune system has enough resources to fight the disease. The main thing – not to stop her,” reminded Suprun.

The flu virus causes inflammation in the Airways, nose, throat and lungs. It enters the body by droplet infection (person inhales it) or domestic (piped) and enters the body through the mucous membranes of the mouth, nose or eyes, reminded Suprun.

The invasion of the virus causes the immune system ready to fight disease. That is why most of the flu symptoms are actually connected with the body’s immune response to the virus.

Why there is swelling and pain in the throat?

One of the types of cells that fight the virus, there are white blood cells T-lymphocytes. Sometimes they are even called the “soldiers” of the immune system. When T cells localize proteins of influenza virus, they begin to grow in lymph nodes around the lungs and throat. It causes swelling and pain in those lymph nodes. To get rid of this symptom only when the body is fully recovered.

Why is there a cough?

The increase in the number of mucus in the lungs as a result of the corresponding immune response to the infection causes a cough reflex to clear the airway. Typically, this process is also caused by the activity of T-cells in the lungs. The fight against the virus in the lungs, leading to symptoms similar to develop bronchitis. This can worsen the condition in the presence of advanced disease of the lungs and hinder breathing.

What causes headache and fever?

To bring to fight the virus, immune cells get into the bloodstream. This process can affect the part of the brain in the hypothalamus, which regulates body temperature. The result is a fever and headache.

If you feel these symptoms, the first thing to do is to go to the doctor, not to run to the pharmacy for antibiotics, “immunomodulators” or herbal remedies. The doctor may, if necessary, prescribe drugs to eliminate the symptoms (paracetamol or ibuprofen to reduce a high temperature, runny nose or sore throat).

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