Watch Out for These Flu Symptoms!

Watch Out for These Flu Symptoms!

Flu Symptoms Greenwood Village, COIf you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you may want to visit your doctor.

Flu season is here, and it will most likely be around for a while. The flu, also known as influenza, is a contagious respiratory illness that is caused by various flu viruses. It can lead to mild or severe illness, and can even lead to death. The flu typically comes on very suddenly and is different from a common cold. Watch out for these common symptoms that may be a sign that you have the flu.

  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Stuffy or runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Body or muscle aches
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

In most cases, people with the flu will start to feel much better in a few days to two weeks. However, the flu can lead to serious complications in some people. Complications from the flu can lead to sinus and ear infections, bronchitis, pneumonia, and even death. The flu can also make any chronic health issues that you already have even worse.

Everyone is at risk of getting the flu, even if you are normally healthy. While serious issues can develop in people of all ages, they are much more common in people over 65 years old, young children, and people with certain chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes or asthma.

The flu is very unpredictable and the severity of the illness can vary greatly from one flu season to the next, depending on many factors, including:

  • How much flu vaccine is available
  • What flu viruses are spreading
  • How many people get vaccinated
  • How well the vaccine matches with the spreading flu viruses

Having the right health insurance can help to ensure you have the coverage you need in case you do get the flu this season. Contact Employee Benefits Plans Inc. in Greenwood Village, Colorado for all of your health insurance needs.