Ways to Boost Immune System During Corona Virus Outbreak

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Coronavirus is spreading rapidly throughout the world and is declared as a pandemic. There is no cure yet found and the only thing we can do is to protect ourselves by boosting our immune system and by following precautionary measures.

Do and don’ts

Do and don’ts to robust our immune system include the following tips.

Get enough sleep

Sleeping is crucial for your body’s ability to recover and defend itself While you’re asleep, your body uses that time to do critical recovery and repair of essential functions, including your immune system. 7-9 hours a day is good sleeping time. One night of poor sleep can reduce your immune system to approximately 70%.

Exercise

Exercise can boost your mood as well as keep you healthy: Exercise can maintain proper body functioning; it helps to reduce inflammation and improve the immune system. Endorphins from exercise also reduce stress.

Wash your hands

That the best way to prevent the spread of the coronavirus is to wash your hands, with soap and warm water, consistently and thoroughly. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds.  Also, clean or avoid dirty objects that are commonly touched on a daily basis, and always remember to wash hands after.

Trying to manage stress

Stress makes a big difference in the immune system. In this alarming situation around the world, you should control the fear of corona itself. How you manage your stress is up to you stress can be managed by reading a book, listening to music or by yoga practice.

Getting daily vitamin D

In moderate doses, vitamin-D can help the immune system to fight off viruses. You can get vitamin D by direct sunlight or from foods like fatty fish, beef liver, eggs, cheese and mushrooms.

Social distancing

It is the best way to prevent coronavirus; you should limit gatherings to 10 persons or less and limit your activities to avoid the spread of COVID-19. Stay at home if you are sick. You should wear a facemask if you are around other people and before you enter a healthcare provider’s clinic. If you are unable to wear a facemask (for example, causes trouble breathing), then you should cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room.

 You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are unable to wear a facemask). It can cause a shortage of facemasks.

Clean and disinfect surfaces

You should properly disinfect frequently touched surfaces like tables, doorknobs, keyboards, toilets, phones etc.

Myth Busters

  • COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates.
  • Cold weather and snow CANNOT kill the new coronavirus.
  • Taking a hot bath does not prevent the new coronavirus disease.
  • Coronavirus cannot be transmitted through mosquito bites.
  • Hand dryers are not effective to prevent COVID-19.wash your hands frequently with alcohol-based hand rub.
  • UV lamps are not effective for hand sterilization.
  • Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body will not kill viruses that have already entered your body.
  • Vaccines against pneumonia, such as pneumococcal vaccine and Haemophilus influenza type B (Hib) vaccine, do not protect against the new coronavirus. It is a different virus and needs its own vaccine.
  • There is no evidence that regularly rinsing the nose with saline has protected people from infection with the new coronavirus.
  • Although garlic has antimicrobial activity, there is no evidence that it is useful to protect from COVID 19.
  • Antibiotics are not effective against viruses as they are only for bacteria. Patients for COVID 19 are given antibiotics to prevent co-infections.
  • Self-medication: you should avoid self-medication without the advice of a health care practitioner.NSAIDs, especially ibuprofen, should be avoided.
  • Fluid intake: By taking adequate fluid intake and drinking a large amount of freshwater (keeping your throat moist) can reduce the chances of getting the infection. The myth that water kills or wash off the virus down to your stomach then your stomach acid will kill it. Drinking water cannot kill COVID 19.
  • Eating a specific food: It is thought that fruits like orange protect against coronavirus, but if you are exposed to the virus, it does not matter how many oranges you eat you are going to get it. It is true that malnutrition can impair your ability to fight off illness and infection, but if you eat an otherwise balanced diet, loading up on specific “super” foods like kale, berries, or anything else won’t provide any additional benefits. You should have a balanced diet and diet full of proteins it can improve your immune system and ability to recover infection.
  • Avoiding sugar: Avoiding sugar won’t boost the immune system. But over intake of sugar can cause health issues.
  • Massive doses of supplements: Experts say that no supplement can prevent you from getting virus COVID 19. High levels of unnecessary vitamin supplements can be potentially dangerous and can become a health hazard.
  • Alcohol intake: During the stress of a viral outbreak, and the pressure of being stuck at home for long periods of time, it might seem natural to turn to some liquid courage and stress relief. The occasional glass of wine in moderation is unlikely to be a threat, particularly if it has the benefits of helping you relax. But avoid overdoing it excessive alcohol intake can impair the ability of the body to repair and heal.
  • Drinking bleach: A substance called miracle mineral solution (MMS) has been advertised in some fringe communities as a cure-all, and is making the rounds again as a means to prevent or heal coronavirus. In reality, MMS (called chlorine dioxide) is an industrial bleach, and people have severe vomiting, diarrhea, life-threateningly low blood pressure, and acute liver failure after drinking the concoction. According to the FDA, there is no research that shows MMS to be an effective treatment, cure, or prevention for any illness, coronavirus or otherwise.
  • Hence there is no cure for COVID 19 all we can do is control its spread and boost our immune system.

 

 

 

Originally posted 2020-03-19 21:58:29. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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