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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Complications of Influenza can be Deadly

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Health-Net: Many people think that influenza is a common cough and cold can be cured by itself. While influenza is not a common cold, even the complications of influenza can be deadly.

In a general think of influenza as a mild flu disease that can be treated with medicine that are sold freely.

In fact, these medicines only help to overcome some of influenza symptoms, but not to paralyze the influenza virus. As a result, the disease will continue even at risk to cause serious complications.

Influenza in a particular group can lead to serious complications, especially in children, the elderly and people with low immunity.

Influenza can cause serious complications, such as the following:
  • Sinusitis
  • Pneumonia (pneumonia)
  • Myocarditis (heart muscle inflammation and weakness)
  • Pericarditis (irritation and swelling of the pericardium, the sac that surrounds the heart)
  • Encephalitis (brain inflammation)
For people strong immune WHO Perhaps 3 days are cured. But for people with poor immune cans cause pneumonia. There is also a process of inflammation, which cans also occur in heart muscle. So the influenza virus to stimulate the influenza symptoms. It's not a dangerous virus, but it inflamed which led to complications.

The risk of influenza complications are as follows:
  • Elderly people
  • Children (under age 5 years or above 5 years who have asthma)
  • Young adults who suffer from chronic diseases such as asthma, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), chronic heart disease, diabetes mellitus, chronic renal failure, HIV
  • Pregnant women.
The most effective way to prevent influenza or other complications arising from this disease is through vaccination. This can prevent up to 70-90 percent risk of getting influenza in healthy adults, 60 percent in elderly and reduce the risk of death by 80 percent.

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