The world is going through a pandemic due to COVID-19 or Novel Coronavirus originated from china. There were several times in history when people suffered globally from pandemics and there will always be chances present that in the future will too. So,
We should hope for the best and prepare for the worst
Our Immune system should always be at its best to fight any diseases. Plus we should also take precautions as
Prevention is better than the cure
That’s why before we explain how to boost up your immune system fast, here is a brief info about this pandemic.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Alert!
What is COVID-19?
It is an infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that may cause illness in humans and animals. In humans, many coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections from common cold to severe diseases such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).
Symptoms of Coronavirus Disease
It takes 1 to 14 days before developing any symptoms. Common symptoms of this disease are:
- Dry Cough
- Difficulty Breathing (Severe Cases)
About 80% of people recover from this disease without requiring any special treatment.
Only those people who are old or either already have other medical conditions (like asthma, heart diseases or diabetes) or have a weak immune system, may be more vulnerable to become seriously ill.
Prevention From Coronavirus
There is still no vaccine to prevent this disease (COVID-19). But, you can protect yourself and others by preventing this disease from spreading if you:
- Stay Home and Self-Isolate from others in your household if you feel unwell and Self-care and Medical care if needed.
- Social Distancing and avoiding close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with the people who are unwell.
- Wash Hands Often and avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth, etc. as much as you can if your hands are not clean.
- Cover Your Nose and Mouth with flexed elbow or a disposable tissue when you cough, sneeze.
Treatment of Coronavirus Infection
As mentioned earlier there is no specific medicine to treat this disease. People might need supportive care to help them breathe if they have become seriously ill. But if you have mild symptoms, stay at home until you are completely recovered.
You can ease your symptoms if you:
- Take rest and sleep
- Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of liquids
- Keep warm
Ways To Strengthen Immune System Naturally
Eat appropriate quantity and quality of food to fulfill your body’s daily requirements and it will keep your body’s natural defense system strong in addition to making you healthy & energetic. Include green vegetables, fruits, dairy products (probiotics such as Yoghurt), herbs (such as ginger, gooseberries and turmeric etc.) in your diet. Which in result, will help your mind & body to function, recover and develop properly.
Exercise and Yoga
Physical exercise and Yoga improves blood circulation and oxygen amount in your blood. Plus, it also helps in maintaining the mind & body’s health by balancing the chemicals (hormones, neurotransmitters, etc.) in your body. Thus prevents many diseases by strengthening and running your body’s immune system at its best.
Sleep and Rest
Give appropriate rest to your body and mind, your body repairs and grows when you sleep. Lack of sleep and rest will make you more prone to diseases by weakening your immune system. Everyone requires a different amount of sleep time. As psychology says:
The happier you are, the less sleep you require to function in everyday life. Sadness increases the urge to sleep more.
So, if you automatically get awake and feel healthy & energetic even after having less sleep then it means your requirements are fulfilled.
Things That Weakens Your Immune System
Socially bad and physically unhealthy habits like smoking, vaping, alcohol drinking and abusing other addictive substances drastically damages and weakens your body and it’s natural defense system. Plus it imbalances the chemicals in your mind & body. Thus, it makes you more prone to various deadly diseases. Gradually decrease these kinds of harmful substances abuse, as sudden withdrawal can also prove to be risky.
Recovery is not a race, you don’t have to feel guilty if it takes you longer than you thought it would.
Laziness or Inactive Lifestyle
Our mind and body work on the motto “Use It or Lose It” so if you don’t use your mind and body often, they start to become weak and loses their abilities. As soon as these negative habits get into your subconscious mind, it becomes hard to get rid of them. The amount of oxygen, the balance of chemicals and proper blood circulation in your body gets affected. To maintain a healthy lifestyle:
Keep Your Body Stressed And Mind Relaxed.
Mental stresses such as depression, anxiety, overthinking and addiction, etc. not only affects your immune system but the quality of life too. It makes you tired, unproductive and weak. Practice Meditation, its the most effective way to strengthen and grow your mind:
The goal of meditation is not to control your thoughts, it is to stop letting them control you.
Plus, if you are troubling from depression and anxiety, this article “How to overcome depression and anxiety” will surely help you.
Habits and Lifestyle
Improving and maintaining the body’s immune system is a continuous process. Your habits and lifestyle greatly affect your mind and body’s condition. So, loose your bad & unhealthy habits and live life at it’s best. And always remember:
The First Wealth is Health
We are grateful to all the workers out there fighting this war against COVID-19 Pandemic 24×7 and keeping us safe while being at risk themselves. So, we should do our parts too and help them win this war by appreciating their hard work and taking precautions.