Boost your immune health!
Non-standard solutions to help protect yourself during the pandemic
Text by: Mariana
Photo: Denis Kuznetsov, Shutterstock
Nowadays immunity is more important than ever. But it looks as if it gets more and more challenging to strengthen it. Anastasiya Ryabchenko, a Managing Director of “Rosapteka” pharmacy chain, explains what to do not to go crazy with fear, but to take reasonable care of immune protection in the face of the pandemic.
Anastasiya Ryabchenko, a Managing Director of “Rosapteka” pharmacy chain
WHAT ARE WE DEALING WITH
We are in an extraordinary situation. It is a pandemic of a
new, not yet fully understood disease. And in the meantime, it is a season of
“usual” acute respiratory viral infections. In the current context, strong
immunity is particularly important. Not merely because
As a result of quarantine restrictions we walk less. Especially people who work from home. If previously they had to move out of necessity: on their way to work, at work, then now their main walking route is from the sofa to the refrigerator
Stress. It is a powerful
immunosuppressive factor. Persistent state of anxiety due to the news about
Sedentary lifestyle. As a result of quarantine restrictions we walk less. Especially people who work from home. If previously they had to move out of necessity: on their way to work, at work, then now their main walking route is from the sofa to the refrigerator.
Excess weight. We gain weight due to stress, sedentary lifestyle, and food availability. During the first wave of the pandemic the scientists estimated, that nearly everybody put on weight on lockdown. And obesityis one of the risk factors for COVID-19.
Stuffiness, close air. We are not used to spending a lot of time at home and forget to open the windows to air the premises and use wet sweeping at home. This affects the concentration of viral infections.
Vitamin deficiency. It is cold and
dark outside. People lack vitamin D, which is synthesized in the skin under the
sunlight. And foods
Stress can affect all family members
WHAT’S THE ACTION PLAN?
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As for immunomodulators, they should only be taken as prescribed by a doctor. An exception herbal substances of mild effect: echinacea, ginger, and black mountain ash. And the medications that strengthen tissue immunity: these are mainly interferon nasal drops and sprays. The fact is that viruses enter our body through the mucous membrane, and such drugs set up a barrier to infection (important: this does not cancel wearing medical face masks and/ or respirators). For indoor air disinfection and to help with breathing, you can use essential oils: tea tree oil, eucalyptus oil, and conifer oils — add them to aroma lamps or apply them to surfaces in your home.
We must not forget that the main source of vitamins is the foods we eat
The main thing is not to panic. We have such a kind of
“pharmacy superstition”: if they say on TV that a certain drug helps to treat
coronavirus, the next day we will see people queuing for this drug. The trouble
is not that people buy the unnecessary medicines “for future use”, creating a
shortage of it. It is much worse when they start taking them “just in case” and
ruin their health. This applies to drugs that are really
Pharmaceutical preparations are an addition to the complex of measures to bolster immunity
It seems that everyone is in search of a brighter and more engaging smile. According to Statistic Brain Research Institute, “the tooth whitening industry rakes in over $11 billion annually.” Obviously, there is serious interest in this form of self-improvement.
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