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Fatigue and flu

An intense feeling of exhaustion is common when suffering from flu

Echinacea is a traditional herb known to aid the body in its fight against the symptoms of cold and flu. Supplements like Echinaforce help increase the body’s resistance to infection by strengthening the immune system, allowing the body to fight the misery of colds and flu.



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    DeAndre — 10.11.2017 15:26
    Good morning! I just was recently hit with the fever and sore throat! Those have mostly cleared I went to the hospital yesterday and was told my vitals and temperature is fine. But I can't shake this fatigue or my body feeling weak. I just want to know what can I do to simply and slowly nurse it back to 100%.

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      Jen Tan — 10.11.2017 16:47
      Hello. As you know, fatigue can linger with severe viral infections. Using Echinacea will help any residual symptoms of the infection as this herb works to strengthen the body's immune system. You might also like to take a vitamin or mineral supplement such as the A.Vogel Balance drink.

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    Rehan Ali — 02.10.2017 10:03
    I had a virul fever a few days ago and now it is fine ..But I am really annoyed of this fatigue ..I am having pains in both of my legs and I am feeling too low..Is it normal?

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      Jen Tan — 02.10.2017 22:56
      Tiredness or fatigue can persit after all other cold or flu symptoms have resolved. I can understand that this can be annoying as in the normal course of events, you should be feeling back to normal with 7 or 10 days after your initial symptoms appear. If your tiredness persists, you might like to consider a using the A.Vogel product called 'Balance' (www.avogel.co.uk/food/products/balance-mineral-drink/). This is an alkaline mineral drink which can help you overcome tiredness.

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    Steven — 23.09.2017 05:47
    I caught the flu rather suddenly and was hospitalised briefly on a drip and that was 16 days ago . I was diagnosed with chest infection and finished the antibiotics 2 days ago and all cleared according to my doctor I feel good other then fatigue I asked my doctor how long can I get back to exercising he said take another two weeks then see me and I'll tell you Is it normal to still feel fatigue 3 or more weeks after recovery

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      Jen Tan — 23.09.2017 10:35
      Hello Steven. The tiredness or fatigue you are describing does not surprise me. This will gradually disappear. Taking short walks each day can help improve fitness but your doctor is correct in that for the moment, you should not go back to anything one might call exercise.

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