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I i an taking vitamins, col liver oil etc, eating well

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I i an taking vitamins , col liver oil etc, eating well excerpt for the odd byl of wine, can I avoid flu this season and have you any advice please
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: I am getting my blood work done next week and I do take
JA: In general, how has your health been lately?
Customer: I also take a mild spkeeping aidv
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: Both my parents died young
Submitted: 12 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Gupta replied 12 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Gupta replied 12 days ago.

I appreciate your concern about keeping yourself protected from FLu this season, especially with the concern of COVID also lurking this winters.

Have you taken the Flu vaccine, that is usually around 6-070% effective in preventing flu and may have some benefits against the COVID disease too.

Get your Vit D levels tested and try to have them more than 30, closer to 50 if possible.

Also, Vit C in the form of berries, apples, oranges and other fruits may help.

Elderberry extract has been shown to have some benefits in preventing flu too.

Beyond this, regular exercise, reducing stress, staying contented and happy with meditation, breathing exercise, mindfulness may all help you stay fit too :)
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