People with diabetes or other chronic conditions need to be extra careful about the coronavirus also known as COVID-19. There are mixed messages on aspirin, ibuprofin and the coronavirus. The French health minister has just announced that taking aspirin ibuprofen, or other NSAID fever reducers to fight the virus may increase the severity of the coronavirus infection. However there are some false rumors and miss-information on this topic that are also floating around on social media, as usual you need to check with your doctor on strategies especially if you are on a regular dose of these.
“Prof Parastou Donyai at the University of Reading says: ‘There are many studies that suggest ibuprofen use during a respiratory infection can result in worsening of the disease or other complications.’ This is a reminder that our body’s natural defenses are an amazing tool to fight infections and viruses, and we need to maximize our body’s healing potential to do its work.
Our bodies are smart and have built in strategies and tools to help us fight infections and fight challenges. This latest information is showing that when you reduce the fever, you might feel better, but then you weaken your body’s immune systems ability to actually fight the virus. What we want to do with the corona virus is maximize our body’s ability to fight it. Because the body’s immune system has not seen this before, it needs every opportunity to improve and fight viruses. This is why we recommend maximizing your body’s immune defenses.
Click here to read about other strategies to maximize your immune system, making sure you are on the best food and the best diet possible getting sleep and secondary strategies as we mentioned in this more detailed article.
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