Historically Severe Flu Season
Updated: Jul 24, 2019
Do You Suffer from Respiratory Irritation and Inflammation?
Cold and flu season are once again upon us in the Northwest. This year is historically severe with an increase in severity, hospitalization and flu related deaths. Given the constant year round exposures we all have here to multiple potent allergens like molds, fungi and tree pollen, many of us have been suffering from respiratory irritation and inflammation already.
With our recent sudden arctic blast of cold weather we have all turned our furnaces up and spend our days in the dry irritating heat of our homes; perhaps with household pets sleeping on the bed?
Waking up with a sore throat, aches and pains, a cough, a stuffy nose and a headache over the eyes may be the only warning you get before you succumb to a full blown respiratory tract infection, possibly leading to bronchitis or worse pneumonia.
Focus on Prevention
The early or chronic signs of sensitive and reactive airways that are primed for chronic infections may be missed if your physician isn’t focused on prevention.
For patients with issues like cancer, auto-immunity, asthma, COPD, fibromyalgia and many others, a cold or flu can lead to potentially grave problems. Developing preventive habits like sinus rinses and hygiene tips like washing hands, covering your mouth when coughing, using a humidifier or good quality air filter are simple and safe but often neglected options during medical visits.
Patients who are empowered realize that the most powerful treatments don’t come in the form of a pill but in a change of habits.
If you suspect your lungs may be your Achilles heel and want to take some pro-active steps towards prevention, give our office a call or visit us online.
We are currently offering our tried and true “Cold and Flu Pack” to our patients at a nice discount.
Let Us Help You Stay Healthy
If it’s too late for prevention and you find yourself suffering through a respiratory infection, we’ve got you covered. Our treatment options range from nebulized glutathione (to cool inflamed lung) to intravenous high doses of vitamin C (to super charge your immune system). Let us help you stay healthy!