Winter is commonly known as cold & flu season. Are you sure that your immune system can properly defend you?
1. Sweet tooth
Medicure Polyclinic Studies showed that if you
have a habit to eat too much sugar, you become more susceptible to cold.
2. You drink little amount of water
Your body needs a
sufficient amount of water to function properly and eliminate the toxins. Green
tea, coffee and soup also count. The necessary amount of water depends from
person to person. But you’re drinking enough if the color of your urine is pale
3. You are overweight
Excessive weight negatively impacts
your immune system and your body in general. Among the most common cases of
swine flu there is a body mass index over 40. Leading to hormonal imbalance,
excess weight also makes your immune system weak in front of infection.
4. You have a dry nose
weird but a running nose defends you from various types of cold and influenza.
Having dry nasal passages, the germs have more chances to attack your body. If
a dry nose is your temporal problem, use a neti pot of saline solution or
squeeze bottle. Usage of humidifier can help as well.
5. Serious stress
scientists found out that long-term stress significantly weakens the responses
of your immune system. Moreover, if you are stressed when you suffer from flu
or cold, the symptoms can get even worse.
6. You drink well water
cleanliness of the water you drink plays a significant role in whether you get
cold or not. Buying and drinking water that contains more than needed safe
levels of arsenic determined by EPA may lead to various forms of cancer as well
as affect your immune system, making it unresponsive to swine flu. Bottled
water or remediation system that removes arsenic from water can become a
7. Skin problems
skin patches on the abdomen and back, actinic keratosis are other signs of weak
immune system. If you looked into your mirror and found a few of those, don’t
panic but consult your Medicure doctor in order to make your immune system more
8. You permanently have cold
This is a
sign that your immune system is not operating properly. An average adult person
gets 1 to 3 colds each season that usually lasts 3-5 days. If you get much
more, that means your resistance is low. More sleep, regular exercises and a
healthy diet can improve your immune system.