Elderly people are difficult to tolerate the flu, in some cases complications are possible, sometimes causing death. Doctors have named ways to prevent a dangerous illness in pensioners.
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The influenza virus is considered by doctors to be the most dangerous of all members of the ARVI family due to possible complications. In the future, the patient requires constant medical supervision and periodic assistance. The main way to prevent complications in the elderly is to prescribe special antiviral therapy. The latter directly suppresses the influenza virus and its ability to cause disease-causing effects on some body systems, not just on the respiratory function. Doctors call the possibility of disruption of the work of other organs, which manifests itself during the stage of convalescence.
The next way to prevent influenza in older men and women is to take medications to control existing chronic diseases, which makes it difficult to diagnose influenza. Doctors name a variety of diseases, including bronchial asthma, heart failure, diabetes, and liver and kidney disease. Doctors also take into account the specifics of drug interactions, taking into account chronic diseases: drugs should be used differently in each of the age groups. Timely diagnosis is very important in the treatment of influenza, this will help to avoid negative consequences due to the virus.