Typically, the cold and flu season peaks in March. Some years are worse than other years, in terms of number of people affected and the severity of the illness.
Cold vs. Flu, What’s the Difference?
The common cold and the flu (influenza) often share many of the same symptoms, so it can be difficult to tell them apart. The flu is generally worse than the common cold, and those suffering from the flu will typically have symptoms such as fever, body aches, fatigue and dry cough. Symptoms for the common cold are usually runny nose, congestion and sneezing. Both conditions are common, contagious, short-term and typically self-treatable.
High-Risk Flu Patients
Young children, elderly, pregnant women and those with chronic disease or a weakened immune system are considered high-risk for influenza and complications, and they should consult their doctor if they are experiencing flu-like symptoms.
The Lymphatic System, the Central Nervous System and Chiropractic
One of the critical systems of the body is the lymphatic system, which is a network of organs, lymph nodes, lymph ducts and lymph vessels that move lymph (clear/white fluid made of white blood cells and chyle) from tissues to the bloodstream. This system is a major and important part of the immune system; the lymph nodes of the body (people have between 501 and 700 lymph nodes) make immune cells to help fight infection.
These connections between the musculoskeletal system, central nervous system (the brain and the spinal cord) and lymphatic system help to explain how a chiropractic adjustment can improve the function of the immune system. The chiropractic adjustment removes subluxations in the spine, which occur when a vertebrae or vertebras move out of position and can prevent proper communication within the central nervous system. Subluxations can also thwart movement in the musculoskeletal system.
We offer Total VR-X from Nutri-West that helps provides complete immune support for maintenance of defenses against attack from viral organisms. Total VR-X is best used during cold and flu season to offer relief of those symptoms the all-natural way.