The 2016-2017 cold and flu season started early this year according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), with new cases opening up every day throughout College Park and the greater Atlanta community.
Considering how easily the flu virus can transfer from one host to another, it’s no wonder that 20% of the entire U.S. population gets sick each year, while another 200,000 are hospitalized.
If you are worried about getting sick this winter, check out the following recommendations the Chiropractors at AICA College Park drew up specifically for flu prevention.
Chiropractic Tips for Flu Prevention
Wash Your Hands Often
One of the best ways to prevent cold and flu infections from developing within your system is to wash your hands often and thoroughly. Viruses can live on the surface of your skin for 24 to 48 hours, creating a significant opportunity for you to get infected.
Children are more vulnerable to catching the flu because their immune systems are not completely developed, as well as the fact that children are more prone to putting an object in their mouth.
That’s why it’s so important to take the time to thoroughly wash your hands, as well as your kids, as often as possible.
Visit AICA College Park’s Chiropractors
The immune system serves as your leading defense against infections. When harmful foreign substances enter your system, your body employs some strategies to fend off such bacteria or germs.
One way that your body does this is by releasing additional mucous that washes your system free of any intruders.
However, interferences that naturally develop throughout your body can diminish your natural ability to fight off sickness.
That’s why receiving regular Chiropractic care is so important when it comes to flu prevention.
Adjustments remove all interferences from your system, allowing your body to function and operate properly, while also providing your immune system with a much-needed boost.
Try Taking Vitamin D3 and Vitamin K Supplements
It’s easy to get your daily dose of vitamin D and K during the spring and summer months when there is plenty of daylight to enjoy.
Of course, this is not the case when the winter settles in, and darkness arrives at 5:00 p.m.
Medical research shows a direct correlation between vitamin D3 intake and healthy immune functioning. When taken with vitamin K, the benefits associated with vitamin D3 are bolstered.
To understand what type of dosage is effective for preventing the flu, our Chiropractors recommend multiplying your natural weight by 35.
Call AICA College Park Today For Immediate Flu Prevention Support
The Chiropractors at AICA College Park treat hundreds of patients each year who suffer from flu-like symptoms.
We know exactly how to administer treatment that provides immediate relief, while also addressing the root causes of your condition, such as a weak immune system.
When it comes to flu prevention, the best step you can take for your health is to start following through on these recommendations as soon as possible.
You can schedule your first consultation with us by filling out our online submission form or by calling us at (404) 592-0319.