Dr. Emdur shares how woman can protect herself and her family against the swine flu.
We’ve all heard about the swine flu outbreak, which started about last March, which has everybody scared, the good news is that the virulence of this virus is not what we have seen in previous epidemics. So there have been some deaths, but not the numbers that we have seen in previous pandemics and partly that may be related to the fact that the population is now healthier. There’s also things that you can do to protect yourself and your family – a very easy fix is vitamin D.
There are studies to show that vitamin D supplementation will prevent you from getting the flu and decreasing your risk of spreading it. Secondly, if you do get the flu, there’s an anti-viral agent called Tamiflu that you can take, but it must be taken within 24 hours of the symptoms, which include a high fever, arthralgias and myalgias.
And the third thing you could do is to prevent your family from getting it is make sure you are wiping down all services in the house with a Lysol-type solution, door knobs, computer tops, desktops and practicing, you know, good oral hygiene.
About Dr. Emdur, D.O, Ph.D.:
Dr. Emdur is a board certified Internist/Pulmonologist (American Board Of Internal Medicine) and recognized by his peers as a Diplomate in the American College of Chest Physicians since 1996. He did his medicine and pulmonary training at the Cleveland Clinic (1979-1984) and has practiced both hospital based and office based pulmonary medicine in San Diego since 1984. He holds a PhD in microbiology from the University of Pittsburgh (1975) an MBA from California State University (1998) and is board certified as a Diplomate and Advanced Fellow in anti-aging medicine by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. He also is a clinical faculty member at Western University of Health Science in California where he teaches medical students.