Complications of the flu: 10 conditions you’ll want to avoid

Complications of the flu: 10 conditions you’ll want to avoid

For most people, the flu is just an unpleasant illness (1). As you get older, you are at greater risk of developing serious (2) – even fatal (3) – complications from the flu (2). After all, your immune response has become less effective, and you are also more likely to have underlying diseases.Together these reduce your resistance to infection, which means you are far more likely to become seriously ill.

Let’s take a closer look at some of those potential complications. If you think you might be developing any of them, consult your doctor.

 

 


Sources
(1) https://ecdc.europa.eu/en/seasonal-influenza/facts/questions-and-answers-seasonal-influenza
(2) http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/153380/flu_case_management.pdf
(3) http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/160750/Influenza_EN_WHO_WEB.pdf

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