In its statement this morning on its official page on the social networking site “Facebook”, the Meteorological Authority warned against undoing clothes because of the fluctuating temperatures so that people do not catch a cold.
In this report, “Al-Dustour” offers tips to protect the body from the common cold, according to exclusive statements from Dr. Mahmoud Sabry, a consultant in hematology and immune system.
“The immune system is the body’s control system for itself, working 24/7 to identify and eliminate viruses and bacteria that cause disease,” he says.
The immune system is one of the most complex systems in the body and is made up of various organs, cells and proteins. A poor diet, chronic stress, lack of sleep and some medical conditions can affect the immune system.
Get a flu shot:
The flu virus can infect anyone, even the healthy ones, so it’s important to get an annual flu vaccination to protect the disease and also to stop the spread of disease.
Most people don’t wash their hands properly, especially the areas around their nails, between the fingers, and the backs of their hands. Viruses can survive outside the human body for some time, meaning a person can get sick from shaking hands with a sick person. person or surfaces such as a door handle or refrigerator door and then touch Face, hand washing should take at least 20 seconds, be sure to use warm water and soap, wash hands after going to the toilet and before and after eating, and make sure hands are clean well dry.
Makes it difficult for viruses to stay in the air when there is moisture in the air. Keep the air in your home moist. Saline irrigation can also help keep the nasal passages moist, especially in hot buildings, and relieve congestion if a person has a cold.
Get enough sleep:
Not getting enough sleep and lack of sleep can also affect the immune system. Cytokines are proteins released during sleep and play an important role in the body’s ability to fight infection.
Drink lots of water:
Drinking plenty of water helps flush toxins from the body and keeps mucus thin in the airways When you have a cold, mucus builds up to fight infection Keeping mucus thin makes it easier to clear from the body, either through coughing or a runny nose.
Eating a healthy, balanced diet rich in whole foods, fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds is important for a healthy immune system. Much of the immune system resides in the digestive system, so it’s essential to keep the gut lining healthy and functioning. keep well.
Regular exercise is good for the immune system and mental health Exercise promotes blood flow, which leads to the circulation of white blood cells throughout the body. They are part of the immune system and the body’s first line of defense.
Spending time outdoors:
Being indoors in the winter with heated recycled air can help spread viruses. Get some fresh air.
The immune system can be strengthened by avoiding stimulants such as energy drinks and sodas high in caffeine and nicotine. Smoking can suppress your immune system by suppressing the antibodies your body makes to fight cold and flu viruses.