Changes during illness - Deepstash





Feeling sick is an emotion meant to help you get better faster

Changes during illness

  • In order to avoid additional infections or injuries that would increase the immune system's energy requirements, your body increases sensitivity to nausea and pain.
  • Sensitivity to cold motivates you to find warm clothing and heat sources that reduce the costs of keeping your body temperature up.
  • Changes in your appetite and food preferences push you to eat in a way that supports your body.
  • Feeling miserable provides a signal to your family that you need help.





Mindfulness While Being Sick
Mindfulness While Being Sick

We ourselves contribute to slowing down our recovery. Our never-ending responsibilities add to an additional layer of stress while we fight our illness, and our negative reactions ...

Aware And Compassionate Towards Recovery

Seeing one’s own illness with compassion and care leads to acceptance and aids recovery.

We should not be anxious or resentful about being sick, as the added worry is not doing the body any good.

To-Do List To Support Your Recovery From Sickness
  • Accept that you are unwell, and be realistic about it, reminding yourself that you will get better
  • Do not indulge in self-pity or unnecessary distractions.
  • Be caring, patient and kind to yourself for a change.
  • Take deep breaths, focusing on your body and bodily sensations.
  • Do not feel angry or judgemental when you feel uncomfortable.
  • Support your body with positivity and let go of anxiety and worry.
The Common Cold

With over 200 different kinds of viruses that make up the common cold, Science is struggling to find a cure.

Adults suffer this elusive, widespread, and infectious disease 2 to 4 times...

The 7 Identified Virus Families

Scientists to date have identified seven virus families that cause the majority of colds:

  • rhinovirus
  • the new 2019
  • influenza
  • parainfluenza
  • adenovirus
  • respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
  • metapneumovirus.
Vaccines vs Drugs

For Doctors, vaccines are preferable to drugs as they protect the host even before any infection.

For Pharmaceutical companies (Big Pharma), vaccines don't spell money, as much as over-the-counter drugs and treatment do.

Experiencing Awe for wellbeing

Awe gets us out of our self-centered thoughts and makes us feel small, but in a good way, by making us see ourselves as a small piece of something larger. And feeling small makes us feel humbled (t...

Being in a state of Awe

Maybe you’ve felt it standing in front of a mesmerizing landspace. Maybe it happens when you think about the vastness of space or glance up at the sky and marvel at a supermoon. The emotion is awe. And it has an important role in strengthening happiness, health and our social interactions.