Perhaps each of us our grandmothers and mothers were forbidden to sit in the draft, explaining that the wind inside the room can “give” us such unpleasant diseaseas a common cold. But exactly how a draft can cause an infectious disease? And if the wind has anything to do with it? Well, let’s try to understand.
Why we have colds?
Not all of us have really good immunity. Due to the large population density in major cities, residents of big cities often suffer from infectious diseases. When the body gets a virus, the immune system turns on the protection in the form of a special attack cells that are hard to produce interferon — a special cellular protein that increase body temperature. Our body knows that many types of pathogenic bacteria and viruses are not able to withstand even a slight rise of temperature, and therefore includes the protection in the most crucial moment. If the virus is strong, then following the temperature can rise cough, runny nose and other troubles, which for a few days can completely throw you off track.
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As the draft causes a cold?
Due to the fact that all colds are caused by bacteria and viruses, the draught force you to get sick can not. However, it is the loss of body heat can weaken the immune system, as instead of having to fight trapped in the body by bacteria, your brain will direct all of the power for heating the frozen parts of the body. In other words, any hypothermia is a severe stress to the body while under stress your immune system begins to suffer.
By the way, in order to prevent possible hypothermia, we are taught from childhood immediately remove wet socks. Despite the fact that square feet is quite small compared to the total area of the body, soaking through his clothes and shoes very quickly give off heat. As a result, the body is supercooled, there is a decrease in the immune system, the dormant virus aktiviziruyutsya and go to the counter, causing you fever, runny nose and fatigue.
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