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What is influenza?
Respiratory tract disease caused by a highly contagious virus, there are three different types of virus (A, B, C) which can mutate (change), and there are several subtypes. It is more common in autumn and winter. It is important because it affects all ages, and major mutations of the virus usually causes serious complications and even death in a large number of people, often children and elderly.
Is it the same as the common cold the flu?
No, although both are acute respiratory diseases are common symptoms, the organism that causes influenza is different from that causes the common cold or flu.
How do you get the flu?
From person to person through secretions from the nose and mouth (coughing, sneezing, talking, singing) or by direct contact (hands, when the patient does not wash them, kissing). It is highly infectious (3-7 days after onset of symptoms) and increased risk when it occurs in closed rooms (rooms, nurseries, schools, nursing homes, shelters, etc.). It is estimated that this could be an epidemic around the world in a period of 3 to 6 months.
Who is at risk of becoming ill from influenza?
All age groups, but higher risk are children, elderly, pregnant women and people with immune system disease such as chronic lung, heart, kidney, cancer, chronic metabolic diseases (diabetes) anemia and immunodeficiencies (HIV / AIDS) among others.
What are the signs or symptoms to suspect influenza?
Sudden onset (the patient remembers well the time of onset) with fever, headache, pain in muscles and joints, fatigue, watery eyes, sore throat and cough.
You know that smoking is bad for you, but I can not remember what it is to live life without a cigarette between your fingers. Need incentives to stop smoking? Here are a few reasons why you kick the habit as harmful:
- Improving health
A few hours after quitting, your heart rate, blood pressure and carbon monoxide level in the blood return to normal. With these changes, the risk of certain cancers, heart attacks and stroke starts to decrease.
- Breathing better
As your lungs begin to recover forget you can start while you climb the stairs huffing and coughing morning these bother you so much.
- Saving money
How much does it cost each package? Calculate what you’ll save weekly and monthly.
- Better smell
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Quitting smoking can be a difficult test but we will relate the gains that will bring you the action. I hope you serve as an incentive for you or motivate you want and are tied to the harmful habit of smoking.
The benefits of quitting
- Reduces the risk of cancer of the lung, mouth, stomach and others.
- Your body will become more resistant to viruses and bacteria.
- Reduces the risk of relapse for those who have survived heart attacks.
- Improve your digestive function.
- Improve your respiratory activity as the bronchi and lungs will gradually wiping. Read the rest of this entry »