As we age, our immune systems experience a reduced efficiency, the result of which serves as a major contributor to the pathology of old age.
Cofactors such as age-related diseases and nutritional deficiencies worsen the effect of compromises in immune function. Presently, risk assessment and preventive measures to proactively slow the decline of immune functions are the best approaches to improve immune function as we age.
Influenza May Raise Risk of Heart Attack
Studies showed an increase in deaths from heart disease and more heart attacks during influenza season, with excess
deaths as a result of heart diseaseaveraging 35% to 50%.
Sharing a Hospital Room Increases Risk of Superbugs