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RSV, smoking and anaemia: Respiratory system attacked in multiple ways


This year, the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is making a major comeback. More common than the flu, this virus can lead to complications in young children. Other factors can also weaken the respiratory system and cause severe fatigue, including anemia and smoking.

Sick child with oxygen mask

RSV, a virus on the rise in 2021


The respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes more infections each year than the flu. Although it nearly disappeared thanks to health measures adopted during the pandemic, the gradual relaxation of these measures has helped it make a comeback as this year ends.

Are kids at higher risk?

Tobacco interferes with sleep


Whether it is trouble falling asleep, wheezing, snoring, apnea or waking up unexpectedly, smoking plays a major role in poor quality of sleep. Quitting tobacco also leads to sleep disorders. What are the mechanisms that cause these inconveniences?

I smoke and sleep poorly
Middle aged man smoking cigarette outside
Medical professional examining blood sample

Anemia, a blood disease that also affects breathing


Deficiencies in iron and certain vitamins can have serious consequences for the production of red blood cells, which are essential for proper oxygenation of the body. Anemia causes breathing and heart rate to speed up to compensate for a lack of blood oxygen.

Link between blood and fatigue
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