WHO declared the spread of infection by coronavirus as pandemic.
3 steps to fight infection
With the current outbreak of coronavirus, especially during the seasonal transition from winter to summer, makes us more vulnerable to catch the infection.
With the confirmed cases on the rise, it is never too late to prepare yourself to fight the new virus.
Dealing with the epidemic
There are three steps to prepare ourselves and our family against Covid
- Be informed
- Be safe
- Be prepared
- There is no known cure yet for the Covid
- Disease progression and spread is very fast
- Individuals at highest risk for severe disease and death include people aged over 60 years and those with underlying conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease and cancer as compared to children.
- Virus spread by coming in contact with an infected person with symptoms and those who carry the virus without showing any symptoms.
- Strong immunity can reduce the effects of coronavirus on you and help to recover faster in case you get infected.
- Taking proper respiratory hygiene practices and social distancing can help to stop the spread of virus.
What precautions need to be taken?
The five most important precautions to be taken in order to avoid the risk of getting infected -
- Wash your hands often with soap or use an alcohol based sanitizer, especially before eating; after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; and going to the bathroom
- Cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue when coughing or sneezing. Dispose off used tissue immediately
- Avoid close contact with anyone who has cold or flu-like symptoms
- Avoid touching your face: your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Seek medical care early if you or your child has a fever, cough or difficulty breathing.
Precautionary measures if you come in contact with an infected person
- Stay at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and slight runny nose, until you recover
- If you develop fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical advice promptly as this may be due to a respiratory infection or other serious condition.
Improve your body’s immunity against any infection.
Not only coronavirus, for that matter any type of infection or those on a long course of antibiotics tend to weaken the body’s immunity paving way for new infections.
Hence it is imperative to improve our immune function and help the body put up a good fight against these viruses.
Steps that needs to be followed to strengthen the immune system -
- Include plenty of coloured and seasonal fruits and vegetables in your diet especially those rich in Vitamin C like berries, kiwi, oranges, papaya, mangoes, vegetables from cruciferous family like broccoli, cauliflower.
- Spices - ginger, garlic, turmeric and black pepper in everyday cooking.
- Good quality sleep to give our body enough time to repair and recover.
- Yoga, pranayama and meditation to improve lung function, reduce mental stress and improve body’s immunity. A simple breathing exercise can go a long way in improving one's immunity.
- Natural herbs from ayurveda that give additional boost to our immune system - giloy, tulsi, adulsa, yashtimadhu.
FindMyHealth encourages everyone to boost their immunity by following a proper lifestyle. To find how prepared you are, check out our risk calculator. click on the link https://www.findmyhealth.com/covid19