Prevent The Flu, Protect Your Heart

Act Of Love Did you know you could end up with a heart attack or stroke when you get the flu? Most of us associate influenza, also known as the flu, with respiratory complications such as pneumonia. Recent studies have cautioned that influenza increases the risk of heart attack by more than 10 times in […]

How Seniors Can Prevent the Flu

Act Of Love GET VACCINATED EACH YEAR. Recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), the flu vaccine protects you against A and B influenza virus strains.10 Learn more about the importance of flu prevention in older persons:

Why Seniors Should Get Vaccinated Each Year

Act Of Love If you are older, a severe case of flu could take your independence away. An annual flu vaccine is the best way to reduce an elderly person’s risk of severe flu and its potentially serious consequences. Flu vaccines: Learn more about the importance of flu prevention in older persons:

How bad can the flu get?

Act Of Love Catching the flu may also lead complications such as pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), multi organ failure, and inflammation of the heart, brain, or muscle tissues. If this sounds familiar to you it’s because it can happen in COVID-19 too. So, if you would protect yourself against COVID-19, you might want […]

How can flu trigger a heart attack?

Act Of Love Catching the flu can lead to hypoxia, or less oxygen in the blood, which could affect the heart muscle and trigger a heart attack. Flu also comes with inflammation, which can cause plaque that has built up in the arteries to break off, leading to a heart attack. Getting the annual flu […]

The leading causes of disability linked to flu

Act Of Love The loss of the ability to perform two or more daily activities represents catastrophic functional decline. This can include losing the ability to get dressed, walk around, or bathe. The six leading causes of catastrophic disability including strokes, congestive heart failure, pneumonia and influenza, ischemic heart disease, cancer and hip fracture, have […]

Why Are Seniors at Risk of Having Severe Flu?

Act Of Love Elderly above the age of 65 are at greater risk of serious complications from flu compared to young and healthy adults, because human immune systems weaken with age. Flu can be even more dangerous for elderly who have:6 • Asthma• Diabetes• Chronic lung disease• Obesity issues• Heart or liver or kidney problems• An […]

Can wearing a mask protect you?

Act Of Love A study showed that masks led to a more than threefold reduction in how much flu virus people sprayed into the air. But sometimes you can even get the flu by touching a surface that has the virus on it, like elevator buttons or doorknobs, and then touching your mouth or nose. […]