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Why The Flu Causes Aches & Pains

Why do we get aches and pains when we’re sick? Is it the flu or is it our body’s response to the flu?

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What Does The Flu Feel Like?

“You’re sneezy, stuffed up, and feel bad all over. Is it a cold, or do you have the flu? The symptoms can be a lot alike. But if you know the warning signs of the flu, you can get treatment quickly and work on feeling better, sooner.”

Uncomplicated Human Influenza

“After a short incubation period of 1-2(-4) days, onset of the disease is usually abrupt with typical systemic symptoms: high fever and chills, severe malaise, extreme fatigue and weakness, headache or myalgia, as well as respiratory tract signs such as non-productive cough, sore throat, and rhinitis (CDC 2005) (Tables 1 and 2).”

Why your body aches when it’s sick

“One of the main reasons that your body aches when you are sick, like with a cold, is that your body’s immune system is producing plenty of antibodies in addition to the effects of all those viruses replicating in your cells killing them and leaving the area ‘raw’ and exposed.”
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