How to Prepare For A Pandemic

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared a worldwide state of emergency.

The major issue with this organism is not its lethality, but its high contagion ability. We ‘re all vulnerable now.

The virus is so recent that there is no specific treatment, much less a pre-acquisition vaccine to protect us against it. Therefore, in addition to preventive health measures, we can also prepare our immune system to make it stronger and reduce complications if we catch it.

A Necessary Step

Balanced nutrition is essential to keep all the body’s systems working properly.

A protein-based diet (animal or vegetable), carbohydrates, and fats prevent the body from entering a stress state that eventually reduces immune function.

If you suffer from any medical condition, it is important to take a complete vitamin supplement as diseases increase the need for nutrients.

Vitamin C From Fruits and Vegetables

Sources of Vitamin C Other Than Oranges

Sounds pretty basic. Ascorbic acid, or vitamin C, is a nutrient that facilitates tissue repair, has antioxidant power, and strengthens the immune system.

This is present in numerous fruits and vegetables, including guava, red and yellow peppers, cabbage, cauliflower, kiwi, papaya, strawberries, bananas, lemons, and grapefruit.

Eating these foods daily provides the necessary daily amount of vitamin C without requiring supplements.

Related: How To Help Your Immune System

Maintaining Physical Activity

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This pandemic had more problems in those with weakened immune systems. That category includes those undergoing treatments like chemotherapy or steroids, as well as the elderly.

However, those more involved in the older age group who were more active had a lower complication rate. Because regular exercise improves lung capacity.

The virus’ main complication comes from the respiratory system: shortness of breath at first, resulting to pneumonia and bronchial and lung collapse. Strong lung capacity allows us to better resist these problems.

You can get routines for all levels on YouTube and Instagram without having to go out.

Personal Hygiene

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Unlike vitamin C intake, this may seem like a simple suggestion. However, it’s one of the best and cheapest recommendations we can follow.

Without using antibacterial gels that protect against bacteria, not viruses, soap and water washing removes the virus when lodged in the skin.

I also suggest that people seeking therapies or go to a consultation, to prepare a small package consisting of soap, wipes and 70 % isopropyl alcohol. It’s a good way to keep your hands clean if you’re not at home.

The use of gloves offers a false sense of security, so it’s not recommended. When you don’t have the ability to wash your hands, you can also stop touching your face because the virus reaches oral and nasal mucous membranes quickly.

Mental Health Preservation

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On any social network we log in, we’ll find pandemic updates. Many sound catastrophic, while others seem to lessen the problem. But most of them are fake news.

Remember we ‘re living a reality in which many literally live from social networks. It ‘s important to them that a tweet goes viral, or that an Instagram post has many comments, regardless of cost.

That’s why we need to corroborate the information we read, panic and hysteria don’t help in these situations.

Reviewing WHO official pages or science sites like NCBI will help us take a more objective look at the details we read.

We ‘re all under intense psychological stress. Let’s try not to add tension to our bodies.

Be Stricter About Home Hygiene

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The scientific community has already confirmed that the virus has the ability to live on surfaces such as wood, metal, and plastic. Overall, it has a survival time outside a human from four to three days.
Cleaning surfaces with disinfectant solutions, which can include only soap, decreases the possibility of the virus staying active at home.

Especially if you live with an elderly person or young children, apply cleaning measures to surfaces you normally come into contact with, such as those in the kitchen and bathroom, at least every three days.

Prepare the Pantry

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Remember that your local area is likely to declare a quarantine state, leading to long supermarket lines and triggering mass hysteria.

If you feel food is lacking from home, make a list and buy what you need, knowing you can’t make a major purchase for about a month.

Recovered patients have seen a decrease in lung capacity. If we’re exposed to this virus, we will try to remain safe to prevent respiratory issues if we contract it.

Undoubtedly, we must wait awhile to know the virus’ evolution and to have more accurate data on the infected, complicated, and dead. Following instructions to boost immune function will make a major difference.

Related: 10 Medical Supplies to Stock Up on Before it’s too Late

Originally posted 2020-07-09 07:00:52.