How long does it take for the body to recover from the flu?

The body after an illness can take from three weeks to a month to recover. This was stated by the chief freelance specialist of the Ministry of Health of the Moscow Region in general medical practice Roman Gorenkov.

Post-influenza syndrome or asthenia occurs after any respiratory viral infections, emphasized on air Radio Sputnik Gorenkov. According to him, during this period, the immune system is weakened, which can cause re-infection. The psycho-emotional state is also associated with the immune status.

“After the flu, a person often has a lowered mood, no strength, no desire to do anything. This condition can persist for three weeks or even a month, it all depends on age. The young body will recover faster, the elderly will need more time, ”the media doctor quotes.

Vitamins and moderate physical activity, such as walking short distances in fresh air, will help speed up recovery after an infection. If there is inflammation of the respiratory tract, you can pay attention to herbal medicine.

“There are special post-COVID rehabilitation programs, but they can also be taken after the flu. This includes physiotherapy, various inhalations, breathing exercises and physiotherapy exercises under the guidance of a doctor, which makes it possible to strengthen the body’s resistance, ”summed up Gorenkov.

Previously, a dental hygienist Natalia Savinova in an interview with “Newspaper.Ru” noted that after suffering an infectious or viral disease, you should change your toothbrush. Bacteria remaining on the brush can cause reinfection, she said.

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