Binge Drinking and Flu

by Simone Galvin
(Cork, Ireland)

I'm an 18 year old girl and I binged drank for over a week. I stopped yesterday.


I feel very sick, cold and tired and I feel that I'm coming down with influenza. Is this from binge drinking??


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It could be.

According to research published in the journal BMC Immunology: Binge drinking can weaken the immune system and undermine the body's ability to fight infection for at least 24 hours afterwards by inhibiting certain signaling molecules that launch pro-inflammatory responses.

Your immune system may also have been low before you started drinking, but at this point, it's impossible to know.

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