CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS, HOW TO HELP PREVENT IT & SURVIVAL TIPS
We’re living in a time of crisis and Coronavirus (COVIS-19) is part of that reason. With a growing number of people diagnosed the world is freaking out about what to do next.
This respiratory illness is causing chaos all over the globe and with good reason, there is no cure yet. I’m writing this post to keep my community informed about what the Coronavirus is, how we can try to prevent it and survival tips on how to help yourself during this time.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?
According to the CDC the symptoms of this respiratory illness include mild to severe:
Aches and pains
Shortness of breath
Coronavirus is very similar to the flu so it can be easily mistaken and it is recommended that you seek medical attention if you experience any of these symptoms. In more severe cases, this infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death. Unfortunately, because there is no cure yet recovery truly depends on the strength of the immune system.
However, don’t be alarmed because most people (about 80% according to the World Health Organization) recover from this virus without needing extreme treatment. Older people and children are at higher risk due to weaker immune systems (so watch your elders and children closely for symptoms).
HOW TO HELP PREVENT IT
There are several ways that people can help protect themselves from this illness:
Wash your hands often with soap and water
Use an alcohol-based sanitizer (alcohol helps kill viruses that may be present)
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
Avoid any contact with people who are sick
In the midst of all this uncertainty, people are looking for quick ways to help boost their immune system. Unfortunately, there’s no single solution for boosting one’s immune system. It is more about adopting a healthier lifestyle in your life, overall.
Here are some survival tips on how to balance your immune system:
1. Stay Hydrated
There is nothing better than H2O my friends and by drinking more water you’ll be able to keep your lungs moist and mucus flowing, according to Dr. Frank Lipman.
2. Get Good Quality Sleep
If this requires that you sleep a little earlier, do it! Providing your body with 7-8 hours of sleep/rest it needs to boost that immune system.
How do you get better sleep? Try reading a book, listening to music before bed, take a warm bath or try using aromatherapy.
3. Manage Stress
I know this sounds crazy because I mean look at the crisis the world is going through but you must remain calm! Stressing out will not help or change anything that is going to happen and it won’t help your immune system either.
How can you manage stress in this crazy world we’re living in right now? Meditation, journaling, walking in nature (or maybe an at-home workout), calling a friend, getting some sun, and please I beg you to find a way to disconnect from the news from time to time I promise it will make all the noise in your head stop, even if just for 30 minutes.
4. Eat Fruits and Vegetables
You know the deal, more fruits, and veggies equals more power. No, but seriously get yourself into the habit of eating well because these fruits and veggies you’re trying to avoid are high in vitamins that will help boost up your immune system which you need at this time of crisis.
So, there you have it folks, all the information you need to know about what Coronavirus is, how to help prevent it and survival tips on how to balance your immune system.
I know we’re living in a time of craziness right now but please remain calm, do your research and know that you obsessing over what the media is saying will not change what is happening. The only thing you can control is how you go about your daily lives so prevent, prevent, prevent!