In recent times, Covid-19 or Coronavirus is a popular word all over the world. This is the biggest natural threat of this era. This virus attack is declared a global pandemic by WHO. With a strong immune system, you easily fight the virus. Some assured methods can improve your immunity powers that are paramount in this circumstance.
Fever, back pain, headache, body aches, dry cough are the main symptom of Covid-19, the disease caused by the Coronavirus. Two other prime symptoms are losing smell (anosmia) and taste (ageusia). These neurological symptoms are widely reported as the most reliable indicator of this disease.
Journal of Internal Medicine reports, nearly 86% of people with mild COVID-19 usually lose their smell or taste. But it has been found that if the case is more critical, then 7% of the patients lose those senses.
Studies have shown that those who do not lose their sense of smell and taste may have worse COVID-19, may be hospitalized, or more likely to go on a ventilator. This means that people who lose their taste or smell can have mild infections.
Why does Coronavirus cause the loss of taste and smell?
It is not clear that why COVID-19 affects the smell and taste. According to research, the virus is mostly causing the inflammatory reaction and damaging the nose cell for a short time that leads to loss of smell or taste.
Losing Smell and taste during and after any respiratory virus effect is not new. This is not the case with COVID, but with any shortness of breath, there are signs of loss of smell and taste. Covid is a unique respiratory virus that can quickly affect the nervous system. There are many of the recoveries from COVID-19 who get a subtle smell but lose the sense of taste.
For some people this change is permanent, but for the most part, neurons regenerate. This virus affects your taste, but it hit your smell. When you lost your smell, naturally, it affects your taste as olfactory sensors control your nose and taste both.
Here are some factors by which you can fight with Covid-19 and regain your taste and smell
Take Immunity-Boosting Foods & Vitamins
Vegetables play an important role in fighting any disease. There are some immunity-boosting vegetables like spinach, tomato, broccoli, carrot, asparagus, and also dark green leafy vegetables. Not only that some fruits have also immunity-boosting properties such as mango, strawberries, and also citrus fruits. These all fruits and vegetables contain most important vitamins like vitamin A, C, D, and E and also minerals such as zinc, magnesium, selenium, etc. if you keep these all vegetables and fruits in your regular diet, It is assured it will help to boost your immune system approx 90%. Means your immune system will become very strong which helps you a lot to fight against this killing virus. Means you can regain your taste and smell easily. Food is very important for your body. Food also helps to stay erect.
There are some highly effective medications available in the market prescribed by healthcare providers including:
- Oral steroids: Methylprednisolone (Medrol) or Prednisone,
- Nasal steroid sprays: Nasacort (triamcinolone), Flonase (fluticasone), Nasonex (mometasone)
According to some renowned doctors, other effective medications that may kill the virus very quickly and help to regain taste and smells are Ginkgo Biloba, Zincovit, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Theophylline, etc.
Good hygiene practices
Proper hygiene practice is always up to you. You have to decide how you can maintain your hygiene. There are some procedures that you need to follow if you want to maintain your hygiene. Try to wash your hand and toe with good quality after coming from outside and also change your dress as soon as possible. Try to use high-quality sanitizer always when you are at home, at the market, on any type of vehicle, etc.
Drink up to 8-10 glasses of water every day
We all know that another name for water is life. A proper level of water in our body helps us to fight against any type of illness. And it is also true that staying hydrated is also the best way to enhance the capacity of our immune system to fight Covid-19. Water is such a type of element that can flush out all types of toxins from our bodies. Not only has the coronavirus, consuming enough water helped to fight against any type of disease. So indirectly Don’t skip these home workouts and practice meditation every day.
Proper workouts or exercises are another effective way to flushing out toxins from the human body. While you are working out, your body sweats a lot, and toxins are flushed out through this sweat. So try to do exercise every day during the quarantine period. A proper amount of workouts also enhances your stamina.
At the same time, try to do meditation every day. Meditation is considered an effective exercise that makes our mind relax and stress-free which is very important in this pandemic.
Avoid Smoking and Alcohol
This is the tag of our life that smoking and consuming alcohol is injurious to health. These substances will weaken our respiratory system and decrease the capacity of our immunity system which increases the possibility of being affected by the virus.
The good news is that the majority of patients with COVID-19, who lose taste and smell recover quickly. After Covid, if you are still suffering from these problems, you have started doing olfactory training and taking nasal steroid sprays. But consult with a doctor is extremely important.