When we feel unwell or when we get ill, we suddenly pay attention to what we eat, what makes us feel bad and what doesn’t, and we ingest massive quantities of probiotics, vitamins, and minerals.
And it is something that must to be done on a regular basis, stresses professor Dr. Borislav Kamenov, an immunologist.
“The virus is quite potent, it is extremely tough to handle, increased body temperature for days, weariness, doesn’t go away, one infection is treated, another follows quickly, everyone is ill all the time”… This is the time of year when infections, the flu, and other illnesses are common. But is the severity of the clinical picture in certain patients due to the virus’s virulence or to other factors?
The virus “wonders” how long the viral infection will endure and what the clinical picture will look like. We must not dismiss the fact that the virus undoubtedly plays a key role in establishing the clinical picture.
We knew there are things we can improve in both children and adults to lessen the likelihood of someone becoming ill even before the virus arrived and drastically altered the world around us.
Particularly when a component becomes ill. On the other hand, there is a part of human psychology that “prefers” to treat an illness with antibiotics rather than taking any action to avoid it or treat it.
We don’t really have many therapy options left, however, for viruses. This is where the secret to preventing severe clinical symptoms and the answer to your question about the duration of a viral infection lies: “Yes, the virus is “asked,” but a higher percentage is asked about our organism, i.e., what is the state of our immunity,” says professor Borislav Kamenov, PhD, of the foreKlinika portal and doctor of medical sciences in the field of immunology and experimental haematology.
Is the present virus’s level of aggression expected?
However, as Prof. Dr. Kamenov points out, the reason for some people’s somewhat more intense response to the meeting with respiratory viruses is not only the typical seasonal period with very warm weather in December.
Everyone who believes that we have treated covid 19 forever is mistaken. The effects of this virus on individuals have been profound. It has not only been possible to treat and cure a sickness.
There is persistent weariness that persists after the infection, as well as post-covid syndrome and other health issues… All of this reduces the body’s capacity for combat.
Even with minor diseases, it responds considerably more severely. Additionally, despite how often we as clinicians bring it up, the most crucial point—that the organism’s condition is what matters—is always ignored.
Additionally, how well our T cells battled the virus, what effects persisted, and how we handled the battle. The task is not over when we recover.
According to our interlocutor, a professor at the Faculty of Medicine in Nis, there are still a number of elements that provide a plausible explanation for why the virus lasts longer in certain persons or just “runs through” the body.
Why immunity cannot be increased or activated with the push of a “button,” and how vitamin D is involved Another characteristic of humans, according to Professor Borislav Kamenov, is that when we “stop, pay attention,” as the saying goes, we very readily remember to take care of our bodies and immune systems.
We instantly pay attention to what we eat, what troubles us, and what doesn’t when we feel unwell or get ill. We consume enormous quantities of probiotics, vitamins, minerals, and other supplements.
The lecturer emphasises that this is something we should do on a regular basis.
Our portal’s interlocutor reminds us that vitamin D consumption is crucial, and that its level in our bodies should be monitored and supplemented if necessary. Not every person will need high doses of this vitamin.
The lecturer emphasises the need for a checkup by citing multiple studies that show around 90% of those who died from COVID 19 had vitamin D insufficiency.
How to “reset” our immune system. Today there is a lot of pollution. They put our food, water, and air at danger. Additionally, the body’s reserves of this vitamin are depleted when it is exposed to certain toxins. Vitamin D is a great ally in “resetting” our immune system when combined with certain healthy lifestyle choices.
The body destroys viruses more effectively and is better equipped to prevent the body’s potentially harmful aggressive response to infection. It can’t be completed in one go or “with the touch of a button.” However, you can get ready, keep up, and become stronger. The lecturer is clear: only then will we be better prepared to defend ourselves.
What to do and what not to do if we have a fever and are ill
What should one do when, as is common these days, numerous persons present with a turbulent clinical picture, including a high fever that “drops” only sporadically but then quickly returns? Do we take blood, or do we let it go?
– If you want to lower the temperature via the standard methods, you may wait a few days. However, you shouldn’t take antibiotics by yourself immediately soon.
It is beneficial to check a few things with a blood test, and this is done with the doctor’s approval. After doing a check, the doctor will advise on the need for an antibiotic. We may just need vitamins.
Antibiotics may not be effective against a virus in this case, but they may have undesirable side effects. Additionally, diet is crucial since it is how we mainly get the vitamins and minerals we need to recover more quickly.
It is well recognised that the stomach is where immunity really begins. Observe what you eat and take probiotics. It is acceptable to wear a mask to protect yourself if someone is frequently ill and enters an area where it is known that there is a high concentration of viruses, says Prof. Dr. Borislav Kamenov, a doctor of medical sciences in the fields of immunology and experimental haematology, in an interview for the eKlinika portal.