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[SENIORS] Could These Weird Coronavirus Symptoms Affect You?

Dear Reader,

Getting older means being more aware of your health – there’s a LOT more on your radar than when you were seventeen.

And when it comes to the coronavirus, you’re probably being extra vigilant.

There’s new information every day, and it can be tough to stay on top of all of it.

And now researchers have made yet another discovery.

Because if you’re a senior, you may not show the typical symptoms of coronavirus… and it’s important that you know what to look for.

We’re all familiar with the symptoms mainstream medicine has told us to look out for: fever, chills, chest pain, dry cough and even the stranger ones like upset stomach or loss of smell.

But seniors could have these symptoms as well as more.

Researchers have discovered that there seems to be a pattern when it comes to coronavirus symptoms in seniors.

They’re experiencing new symptoms like feeling disoriented, dizzy, and experiencing dangerous falls.

In other reported cases, some are even experience nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting but none of the usual respiratory signs like shortness of breath or coughing.

There’s one theory as to why this happens:

It turns out that as you age, your immune system responds to a fever differently, and it may not be able to fight back as hard.

You could also experience these symptoms if you’re already living with a chronic illness or if you’re dehydrated without knowing it. Another factor could be cardiovascular disease.

While nothing can predict clearly if you have coronavirus, it’s important to be careful.

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, call your doctor immediately.

While there aren’t any guaranteed ways to prevent coronavirus, it’s always best to help your body stay healthy in any way you can.

Make sure you’re staying hydrated and eating plenty of fruits and vegetables including whole grains and lean proteins.

Also make sure you’re taking supplements for your immune system, like Echinacea and vitamin C.

As always, be proactive and be aware. We’ll get through this together.

 

Fighting For Your Health

 

Susan White

Executive Director, Alliance for Advanced Health