Experts have explained why the flu is particularly dangerous for the elderly

Few people know that 2-4 weeks after recovery from influenza in the elderly is 3-5 times increased risk of myocardial infarction and 2-3 times — stroke.

Фахівці пояснили, чому грип особливо небезпечний для осіб похилого віку

According to a study by scientists from Medical school at Vanderbilt University (USA), even months after recovery from the flu, the elderly are at increased risk of myocardial infarction, stroke or disability, the media writes

Weakness, increased body temperature, pain — common flu symptoms that indicate a systemic inflammatory response. Few people know that 2-4 weeks after recovery from influenza in the elderly is 3-5 times increased risk of myocardial infarction and 2-3 times — a stroke, the researchers note.

Among older people, more than half of the cases of hospitalizations associated with influenza and more than 80% of deaths occur due to flu, so it is especially important that at this age people got the flu vaccine, the researchers added. Today, developed several vaccines especially for the elderly. They provide enhanced immune responses in this age group.

Yes, and on others not to treat lightly the flu. When you get sick with flu, people can get back to that level of functional activity that was previously. And the elderly, the flu can start a “Domino effect” in relation to health problems and cause of disability, the scientists.

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