For some people having two colds and a bout of flu a year is considered normal. However, before you decide that this inconvenience is simply something you have to live with, you should consider getting some tests done.
An imbalance in your immune system will make you more likely to contract a wide variety of infections, particularly cold and flu’s.
What Causes an Imbalance in Your Immune System?
Almost anything can cause an imbalance in your immune system, from a diet that lacks essential minerals, to not getting enough exercise or even excessive levels of stress. When you’re stressed your body produces cortisol and actually reduces the production of a wide range of other hormones. These are essential for your ongoing health which is why long-term stress is bad for your body.
The Source of Flu’s & Colds
Flu’s and colds are caused by viruses, these can be carried in the air, transmitted via skin to skin contact, or even by touching an object that an infected person has touched. The exact amount of time a virus can live on an object will depend on the object and what type of virus it is.
Once the virus has made its way into your body it will start to attack your cells. Your body responds by releasing its own army of micro-organisms which attempt to destroy the invading virus.
If successful, the virus is killed and you remain well. If they are unsuccessful the virus can grow and become stronger, this leads to infections and inflammations, as well as colds and flu’s.
If your immune system is imbalanced it will not be able to fight off these invaders.
Resolving the Issue
In many cases, a cold or the flu simply has to be left to run its course, although a medical practitioner may prescribe some medicine to assist you.
The real aim is to correct the imbalance in your immune system, this can actually be done by using herbs and nutrients.
Your qualified naturopath at Brisbane Naturopath, will be able to help you manage the symptoms of any current cold, flu, or other viral infection. At the same time, they can assess your imbalance and provide you with the right supplements to improve your immune system’s fighting response and its balance.
This should reduce the likelihood of you getting colds and flu’s in the future.
Keep It Simple
In fact, the changes may be as simple as changing your diet and becoming a little more active. This won’t just reduce your chance of cold and flu, it will also improve your overall health.
Take a proactive approach and consult one of our highly qualified naturopaths at Brisbane Naturopath today. Speak to us about the best way to manage or prevent your colds and flu’s naturally.