Things That May Surprise You About Common Cold

Things That May Surprise You About Common Cold

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When one’s immune system is poor, he becomes easily susceptible to illnesses. Thus, to say that strengthening the immune system is important is an understatement. It should be prioritized and worked on all the time, especially since viruses that cause colds and flu are airborne.  Build your body’s defense system by seeking chiropractic care that doesn’t just keep the spine properly aligned, improves the nervous system, and develop immune system, but promotes body’s innate ability to heal itself, too.

In the big picture of getting sick, the common cold doesn’t seem like such a huge deal. It doesn’t have the same total-knock-out punch as the flu, it isn’t terribly enduring, and it usually isn’t terminal. But when a person is deep in a cold, it brings a distinct misery that most of us would prefer to avoid.

The spine is where our body and mind meets. So when something goes wrong with your spine it immediately sends a message to the brain, which sends signals to the nervous system telling our body how to respond. When that happens, you’ll experience disturbances in the natural function of your body and mental state.

In this case, chiropractic care is the best approach to proactive care, spinal hygiene, or preventive wellness care. Singapore chiropractors understand how the spine, nervous system, health and lifelong wellness are interrelated which is why they offer holistic approach for their patients.

If you truly want to change your life, change your ways of living it, and seek help from professionals that can help you get there if necessary.

Aside from the annoying runny nose, the feeling of glass in the throat, and all the other inconvenient symptoms that comes with a cold– avoiding a cold should be at the top of the to-do list. So with that in mind, here’s a crash course in colds to help keep the mischievous viruses at bay.

  • In a year, adults tend to catch two to four colds while kids experience up to 10.
  • Human rhinoviruses (HRV) is the most common virus that causes up to 40% of all cold. But that just one of the 200 viruses and more that can be responsible for a cold.
  • There are around 100 known serotypes of HRV, meaning that a vaccine cannot be made … and that we have the potential to be infected around 100 times by this alone. Plus, mutations cause a thus-far eternal number of new strains of the virus.
  • Do you know why you should try to avoid touching surfaces where a lot of people comes in contact with like shopping carts, light switches, subway poles and door knobs? That’s because viruses responsible for colds like rhinoviruses can live up to 48 hours on those.
  • In the course of a day, a single cold virus can produce 16 million minions. So to say that viruses can multiply would be an understatement.
  • People get infected with a cold if they touched their nose, eyes, or mouth after touching infected surfaces like the ones mentioned above. Another way would be if an infected person coughs or sneezes and then someone nearby inhales the virus-filled droplets in the air. This is why it is advised to cover your mouth when sneezing or coughing to avoid spreading the virus and to wear face mask in public to keep yourself from catching it.
  • It’s already both impressive and troubling that a person’s breathe can travel 4.5 feet per second. But the fact that droplets from a sneeze can go up to 100 miles an hour is pretty scary.
  • Moreover, that same droplet can spread for a distance of six feet.
  • If you’re still not shaken by those figures, know that 100,000 germs can be sprayed into the air in a single sneeze. That may make you want to keep your distance from a sneezing sick person.
  • People try to protect themselves from those who are obviously sick, but what many people don’t realize is that you can still get infected before the symptoms even develops on someone. That’s basically saying you can’t completely protect yourself from a sick person.
  • The lower the humidity, the more moisture evaporates from sneeze and cough droplets, the farther the germs can travel. Dry air also dries out the mucous lining in our nasal passages, alleviating an important protective barrier. Both of these contribute to the increase in colds during cold, dry weather.
  • While taking vitamin C won’t cure a cold or protect you from catching it, it could at least decrease its duration by a day or two. So it’s still worth it to continue taking them daily.
  • The single best way to avoid getting a cold, aside from becoming a hermit, is to wash your hands. A lot. Use soap and wash them in water for 20 seconds. It’s cheap and easy and more effective than alcohol-based hand sanitizers; but if you don’t have soap and water, sanitizers will do in a pinch.

If you know what’s causing your never-ending cold and other things that are harming your health, step away from those. Stop making excuses for them. If you don’t find it in you to put an end to bad habits even if you religiously take vitamins, you’ll just seesaw between repairing and damaging your health. That’s not going anywhere near improving your well-being. Aside from that, it would be best to seek medical attention if you noticed that no matter what you do your cold just keep on coming back. It’s also possible that it’s a symptom of an underlying condition that you’re not addressing accordingly.

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