Repeated/Recurring Flu & Cold
Medically defined as viral upper respiratory tract infection, the common cold is a condition that can be caused by a number of different types of viruses. Colds and flus are common amongst children as it serves as a cleansing and re-adjusting agent (i.e. to weather, seasons, etc) for the body.
How Does It Occur?
More than 200 different types of viruses are known to cause the common cold, and because new cold viruses constantly evolve, the body will never build up resistance against all of them. For this reason, colds are a frequent and recurring problem.
Common cause of colds and flus include genetic factors, nutritional and mineral imbalances, family patterns, environmental pollutants, lack of exercise, stress, weakened immune systems, and trauma. It is common for babies and infants to catch up to eight colds a year, while teens or adults get up to four a year. Strong, healthy children recover quickly as the cold and flu may be a part of the body adjusting to new germs and viruses. Frequent runny noses may be a sign of an allergy.
Common symptoms include headaches, fever, cough, sore throat, nasal congestions, runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Infants and children may also suffer from a decreased appetite.
Apart from conventional medications, natural treatments like Chiropractic interventions have proven effective in preventing cold and flu occurrences. The spinal cord is a main component of the nervous system where Chiropractic adjustments may help facilitate the body’s immune response. Chiropractic focuses on total wellness and this includes dietary functions, nutrition, etc, which results in long-term prevention and not just a short-term measure.