Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
128 Doctors are Online

Catching cold easily, nausea, bad tummy, headache, often hot and cold. What is wrong?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 1982
Answered : 1021 Questions
HI, im a 24yr old woman with a child. i caught a winter virus last year and i havent felt the same since. I find I catch colds more easily that I used to even when my child isn't sick, i often feel nausea or have a a bad tummy or headaches, and im often hot and cold too can you tell me what is wrong?
Posted Sun, 26 Aug 2012 in Infections
Answered by Dr. Bimal Desai 6 hours later
Thanks for query.

Your infection is not related to contact of a sick person as you get it when you were a child. It shows that your body's immunity decreased.

Your body's resistance power is low so you caught colds more easily.

Naturally, the immune system of the body is well equipped for dealing any unwanted elements entering the body. It is the nature's gift. As age advances, the natural resistance towards various diseases starts declining. Your last year virus infection may be a cause.

The most common factor is wrong living and eating habits: Indiscriminate use of spices, white flour, fried foods, cold foods and excessive consumptions of sweets throw the digestive system into disorder.
It appears that people live only to eat! Frequent occasions of feasts and parties also add to this menace. Frequent meals cause damage to the organs of the digestive system. This is the reason of your bad abdomen and nausea.

Irregular life: Too much running around has made our life irregular. We are unable to observe proper and fixed timings for getting up, for taking meals, or for retiring to bed. Televisions and computers have made things worse, they keep us awake late at night and so our biological rhythm is disturbed. Our reflex actions for answering nature calls stop functioning properly, leading to constipation, piles etc. On one hand, continuous dumping is happening and on the other hand, difficulty in removal of these worsens the things. It is like a vicious cycle. Weak digestive system in turn generates many diseases.

Addictions: Some addictions and bad habits cultivated by man are also responsible for ruining his natural resistance power. Frequent consumption of tea, coffee, tobacco, alcohol, hemp, brown sugar, narcotic drugs and other stimulating and intoxicating items damage the natural resistance power largely.
Natural resistance power of the body depends heavily on the vitamins.

Lack of exercise: In today's world people, neglect the very idea of any physical exertion.

Mental stress: In modern times complains of mental stress appears to be a universal one. It has been proved by the findings of several experiments that, like addictions, mental stress, too destroy vitamin-depot of our body. It may develop headache too.

Pollution: it also play's part to weaken our immune system.

The other factors include HIV infection but as you have only attacks of cold no infection, its possibility is very less.
Your Blood check up reveals more eosinophils count if you have any allergen causes this problem.
If you have more query you may feel free to contact me.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an Internal Med Specialist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor