The Elderly And The Flu

The flue and the elderly   Cause, treatment, and prevention
The flu and the elderly Cause, treatment, and prevention

The year 2020 has been a terrible year for everybody and especially for the elderly regarding the virus COVID 19 but normally the flu seasons are also devastating even though there are flu shots that are available.

So  in this post, I will be looking at the  flu and the elderly population

What is the flu?

The flu (influenza) is a seasonal virus that causes mild to severe symptoms. Some people recover in about a week, while others can be at risk of serious, life-threatening complications. There are many strains of the virus

The risk of complications increases if you’re over the age of 65. Older adults tend to have a weaker immune system, which naturally occurs as we age. And when your immune system isn’t strong, it becomes harder for the body to fight off a virus.

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Lung Disease Affecting the Blood Vessel–Maintaining Good Health

We will be looking at lung desease atha affect the blood vessels The right side of the heart receives low-oxygen blood from the veins.  It pumps blood into he lungs through the pulmonary arteries . These blood vessels can suffer from disease as well.

  • Pulmonary embolisim
  • Pulmonary hypertension

Pulmonary embolisim other wise called deep vein thrombosis is a blockage in one of the pulmonary arteries in the lungs

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