It seems like some of us just can’t get through cold and flu season without getting sick. Catching the occasional cold may be normal, but some people seem to be more susceptible, getting several colds a year. We all know people who always say they’re going to get a flu shot, but never end up going through with it – and every year, without fail, they get a bad case of the flu that lays them up in bed for 2 weeks!
Antibiotics aren’t the answer!
Many people who catch a cold go to their doctor and demand antibiotics. And even though colds are caused by a virus, some doctors give antibiotics to patients who request them just to make them happy. This has contributed to the now-widespread problem of antibiotic resistance. Of course, colds and flu can linger, and bacterial infections, such as sinusitis, bronchitis, and pneumonia, can set in. In such cases, antibiotics are appropriate treatment.
Do you suffer from constant cold and flu symptoms? Contact Dr. Arash Bereliani today to find out how IV therapy can help. Our number is 310.694.9748.
Why Do I Always Get a Cold or Flu?
If you get a lot more colds or flu than most people, you could have a depressed immune system. As you might expect, certain people, such as organ-transplant recipients or HIV patients, are much less able to fend off infection. If you have rheumatoid arthritis, you might not realize that taking many of the new drugs for RA, such as Enbrel or Humira, can severely depress your immune system.
But what if you don’t have any of these problems, and you still get sick with colds and flu frequently? You could be “burning the candle at both ends” – stressing yourself out – which can cause lowered immunity. There is a very real reason behind this: stress causes your adrenal glands to produce high levels of cortisol, which has benefits such as reducing inflammation, but also strongly suppresses your immune system!
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Are you tired of always getting a cold or the flu? IV therapy might be able to help boost your immune system and cut down on chronic illness. Call Dr. Bereliani today to schedule an appointment.
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