Respiratory disease can be taxing to deal with. Would you want to know a bit about it?
It is any illness that affects the airways and lungs, impacting human respiration. Around 545 million people worldwide suffer from chronic respiratory disease, ranging from common colds to conditions like asthma, pneumonia, and influenza.
These diseases affect breathing, causing discomfort and reduced quality of life. Fortunately, vaccines, like for influenza, pneumonia, and COVID-19, helps prevent respiratory infections, reducing risks.
To breathe a sigh of relief, remain aware of these vital precautions.
TODAY’s FACT: Flu Unveiled!
“Influenza, or ‘flu’, is a contagious upper respiratory tract disease caused by the influenza viruses affecting the nose, throat, and lungs. It ranges from mild to severe, and potentially fatal. The virus spreads through coughing, sneezing, or talking, releasing infected droplets into the air. It can also be transmitted via contaminated surfaces and give symptoms like fever, headaches, sore-throat, body aches, and fatigue.
Vaccination is the most effective way in flu prevention, especially for the vulnerable-elderly, pregnant women, children under-five years, and those with chronic illnesses. The annual flu shot bolsters immunity against expected strains, easing symptom confusion with COVID-19 due to shared symptoms.
Maintain hygiene by covering of nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing and wash hands regularly to curb virus spread”.
Want to be free from potential breathing difficulties?
Have a wonderful week.