Flu season is something most of us have gotten used to, with millions of people coming down with it every year. The flu is a deeply unpleasant condition that can derail your life for a few days to a couple of weeks, but many people recover without medical intervention. However, there’s a chance of experiencing complications from the flu, which can in some cases be life-threatening. Here’s what you need to know about flu complications and who is at the highest risk.
There are a variety of complications that you can suffer from a bout of influenza, including:
These complications range from inconvenient to life-threatening. The flu is serious business and in some cases it is a true medical emergency. Please be safe and take care of yourself and seek out the care of your primary care doctor.
Several risk factors can up your chances of developing complications. People in the following groups are especially at risk:
People with chronic health conditions and who are immunocompromised for any reason are also more likely to contract a flu that spirals out of control.
So how can you lower your chances of having to deal with complications from a nasty flu? Whether you’re part of a high-risk population or not, the following three tips can help you stay healthy this flu season.
The best way to avoid complications is to sidestep the flu before you get it. The CDC recommends that everyone six months of age and older get the flu vaccine each season.
There are a variety of ways you can halt the spread of the flu to help prevent yourself and others from becoming infected. They include:
Hydration is essential for prevention as well as for preventing complications if you do get the flu. Proper hydration can help:
When you’re sick, staying hydrated isn’t as easy as drinking eight glasses of water a day — especially if you’re having trouble keeping food and liquid down! If you feel like you’re getting sick or need relief from worsening symptoms, IV vitamins and electrolytes along with saline can hydrate you quickly and completely.
If you’re interested in quick and easy mobile IV for flu symptoms, reach out to Arizona IV Medics. We offer a variety of IV hydration packages to boost your immune system and bring relief from a variety of flu symptoms. Contact us today to learn more about our convenient in-home services.