COVID 19 AND THE FLU
To say that 2020 has been a challenging year would be more than somewhat of an understatement! Our actions during the past six months have been dictated by our combined effort to halt the tide of the spreading of the COVID 19 Virus, and now we enter into what is perhaps the most difficult time of the year where Health is concerned – Flu Season! As winter draws closer and closer we face yet another possible ailment: The Common Cold! With all of this in mind, we thought it might be beneficial if we took the time to do a “Symptoms Chart,” if you would, to help better understand what to look for with each malady!
Symptoms Chart Key:
C = Common
R = Rare
S = Sometimes
* Additional Comments Below
|Loss of Smell/Taste||C||R||R|
|Shortness of Breath||S||N||N|
May Occur in Some, More Common in Children
To date, there is no vaccine that can keep you safe from the COVID 19 Virus. However, such is not the case with Influenza. It is felt by most in the Medical Profession that the best time to get a Flu Shot is from September to November, allowing your body its best chance to build up immunity to the upcoming Flu season.
If you have not yet made arrangements to take this precaution this year, please feel free to contact AVEON HEALTH at 480-300-4663 to do so.
As is so often the case, we suggest you take pro-active steps to keep yourself as healthy as possible at all times. The steps we suggest you take at this juncture in time include, but are not limited to:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth
- Cover your mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing
- Get a Flu Shot
- Stay home when you are sick
- Wash your hands frequently
If you are one of those who battle with Diabetes, you undoubtedly already know that you are, unfortunately, in the “High Risk” Group regarding COVID 19. As a result, we strongly suggest that you adhere to the six preventive steps above to the nth degree!
If you, or someone you know, needs help in managing their Diabetes, please call AVEON HEALTH at 480-300-4663 to make an appointment with a member of our staff and allow them to escort you down the path to an improved quality of life for you and your loved ones!
This Blog was written, in great part, with information gleaned from the following sources: