Distingue, evita, sobrevive: Resfriado o influenza 🤧🍋

Colleagues interested in forming opinions based on scientific evidence and hard data.
Are you ready for the season of winter in the northern hemisphere? Do you already know
how to avoid getting sick with influenza or a cold? If you are not sure of your answers,
stay with Karen and me to learn about this theme. The cold and the flu have some
common symptoms and we often confuse what disease we suffer, but it is important
to learn to differentiate them because one of them can lead to serious health problems. [KAREN]
There are more than 200 viruses that can cause the cold, although the rhinoviruses are the
most commo onesn. This type of virus replicates well in “cold” temperatures for
human average, that’s why it replicates well in our nose where our temperature can be around 33 to
35 ° C (which is cold compared to the rest of our body that can be up to 37 ° C). We also know now that the virus survives better in lower humidity conditions. [CINTHIA]
A study conducted by the National Institute of the US Health suggests that the protective wall
of the influenza virus becomes more robust at temperatures close to the
water freezing point, so it becomes more active, resilient and contagious. In others
words, that’s why the winter season is ideal for it and bad for us. [KAREN]
The main symptoms are nasal discharge or congestion, which gradually afflict us
and may be of short duration. If fever occurs, it is not intense. Usually
colds are NOT complicated with pneumonia, bacterial infections or other diseases
that require hospitalization. [CINTHIA]
The flu or influenza is caused by the same type of virus (H1N1), although normally
we call it influenza only when the disease is serious. In fact, this disease
may have serious associated complications. As we show you in the picture, the symptoms
like body aches, weakness and fever are frequent when we suffer from
influenza, also cough and sore throat. Additionally, the symptoms do not appear gradually
as in the case of the cold, but they are sudden and may last from 1 to 2 weeks. [KAREN]
Since both diseases are caused by virus, it makes NO sense to consume
antibiotics. In the case of viral diseases it is important NOT to consume either
aspirins (mainly in the case of children or teenagers), as in some cases,
this can lead to the development of the Reye syndrome, which causes vomiting, confusion,
seizures and even comatose states. [CINTHIA]
Typical doctor’s recommendations for coping with these diseases are:
Analgesics and anti-thermal agents, such as paracetamol, to relieve pain, discomfort and fever.
Medications to improve catarrhal symptoms, that reduce our cough or decongest us.
Abundant liquids Lots of resting.
If the doctor suspects that it is influenza, he may prescribe antivirals. These are more
effective at the onset of infection, this is why it is important to see a doctor when if you think you may be suffering influenza. Antivirals interfere with an enzyme
of the virus that it requires to reproduce itself: neuraminidaza. [KAREN]
Prevention tips common to both diseases are:
Eat a varied diet and practice healthy habits that will help you maintain a
strong immune system Stay hydrated so your mucous membranes
keep moist Wash your hands frequently, they are a
of the main routes of infection. [CINTHIA]
Especially after greeting someone sick or manipulating the same objects that this
person has just touched. [KAREN]
Avoid contact with people who already suffer the illness. As a counterpart, if you already got sick …
avoid going to school or your job sick, Because you are a source of contagion. [CINTHIA]
Nothing personal … It is just that these diseases are spread
very easy and if we stay at home or do home office, we will reduce the likelihood of
contagion to others, it is worth being careful, right? [KAREN]
Do not share personal hygiene material (towels, tissues, etc.), or utensils
(spoons, glasses, etc.) Use disposable tissues. [CINTHIA]
And throw them away, do not the collect it … [KAREN]
Get a flu shot if you belong to a risky group This includes people with
respiratory or cardiovascular diseases (children included), over 60-65 years old people,
pregnant women and, in general, people with low immunity or with chronic diseases (diabetes,
renal insufficiency…). By the way, Cinthia … do you know if
this famous recommendation of drinking a lot of Vitamin C prevents getting sick? [CINTHIA]
It turns out that a literature review done 5 years ago based on 29 studies with more than 11,000 participants
found that among very active people like marathoners, military in subarctic conditions
who exercise a lot the intake of 200 mg of daily Vitamin C halves the risk of getting colds But in the general population,
it seems to have NO effect on risk reduction It was also found that daily intake of
C of about 200 mg could reduce the duration of the symptoms for about 1 day, in
8% of adults and 14% of sick children. Doses above 400 mg of vitamin
C are evacuated in the urine (so if you are buying a highly loaded vitamin C supplement, you’re urinating quite expensive) Reaching daily doses up to 2000 mg
of vitamin C can cause nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain.
Therefore, it is best to consume Vitamin C as part of your regular and balanced diet
instead of spending your money in food supplements. [KAREN]
On the other hand, and talking about other useful measures against these diseases, there are studies
that point out that indoor dry air allows sneeze droplets to survive
more and people get sick more easily. In contrast, well ventilated environments
with higher humidity reduce the rate of contagion. [CINTHIA]
So ventilate your house and if possible, keep the environment moist. But if you want to
learn about the mechanism with which our body is affected by these diseases
continue watching this small series of videos at the channel of Karen, The science behind of… And before you go, remember to subscribe
to my channel and click on the bell for YouTube to notify you every time there is new content. Thanks and see you soon!

17 thoughts on “Distingue, evita, sobrevive: Resfriado o influenza 🤧🍋

  1. ¡Hola Cinthia! Épico video, ¡muchas gracias por la colaboración! 😄😄😄
    PD. Me acabo de dar cuenta que a mi abrigo le falta un botón😂😂😂

  2. Excelente vídeo Cinthia Reyes hablando de la influenza en esta época en donde se da con más frecuencia y grandiosa colaboración con Karen Liz Mejía La Ciencia detrás de

  3. Woww !!! Me super encantó 😍 este vídeo con Colaboración de Karen 🤩🤩… Seguiré la recomendación de Karen sobre aplicarme la vacuna contra la gripe… Este vídeo estuvo super divertida😁😁😁… Me divertí con el hecho de que casi se le cae la naranja 🤭… Mi pregunta es: tuvo que prácticar atrapando la naranja?? 🤔🤔… Además por un momento escuché que Karen menciono "Síndrome de Reyes", así que lo repetí y ya vi que era " Síndrome de Reye" … Y como final… O soy yo ?? O si se oye Karen diciendole que la cajita del paracetamol estaba al revés ???… PD… Fue super divertido 😁 además de diferenciar la gripa y un resfriado

  4. Me atreveré a recomendarte que si tienes muros descubiertos, los forres, para reducir la reverberación. Los materiales que más usan son espumas pero, cartones de huevo pueden ser una opción más económica. También puedes probar con cortinas o libros en un librero y hacer una prueba de audio. El resultado tendría que ser un audio un poco más limpio. Otra opcion seria micro de solapa pero es un poco complicado por costos. Por lo demás bien. Buen trabajo en la edición. Saludos

  5. Muy bien explicado y demostrado las diferencias y como poder combatir la influenza y el resfriado común, mil gracias 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

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