Stating that flu infection and Covid-19 symptoms are similar, experts warn that in case of flu infection symptoms, the risk of becoming Covid-19 should be kept in mind, and to be isolated. Experts also draw attention to the need to strengthen the immune system during this period.
Üsküdar University NPİSTANBUL Brain Hospital Internal Medicine Specialist Assist. Assoc. Dr. Ayhan Levent warned that flu infection symptoms are similar to Covid-19 symptoms.
“If a person has symptoms of flu infection, the risk of becoming Covid-19 should be kept in mind, and the person should be isolated in order not to infect the immediate environment,” Asst. Assoc. Dr. Ayhan Levent said, “In this way, colleagues and people with whom they live together are protected. In home isolation, if possible, it is necessary to spend time alone in a room, separate the sink to be used, and ventilate the room frequently. Until the test is done, people with suspected illness should not leave the room without a mask. According to the recommendation of the Ministry of Health; If at least two of the symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath, myalgia, headache, diarrhea, decrease in taste and smell are present, the person can be tested for the diagnosis of Covid-19. People with these complaints should go to the nearest health institution without wasting time.” he said.
It is important to strengthen the immune system
Stating that it has been proven that a healthy and balanced diet, together with physical activity and regular sleep, strengthens the immune system, Assist. Assoc. Dr. Ayhan Levent said, “It is of great importance in terms of balanced nutrition that the foods to be consumed are rich in protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Vegetable and fruit intake should be prioritized, fish should be consumed twice a week, and eggs, cheese and legumes should be consumed every day if possible. In addition to these, we recommend ensuring adequate water consumption and using olive oil in daily nutrition. said.
Supplement should be taken with the recommendation of the doctor
Emphasizing that additional supplementary vitamins and minerals should not be taken without an examination, Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Ayhan Levent, “If there are no blood tests done in the last 6 months, a blood test is requested from the family doctor or internal medicine physician, and in case of mineral or vitamin deficiency, vitamin and mineral replacement should be done by the physician at the appropriate dose and time.” he said.