The surprising reason you feel awful when you’re sick It…

The surprising reason you feel awful when you’re sick 

It starts with a tickle in your throat that becomes a cough. Your muscles begin to ache, you grow irritable, and you lose your appetite. It’s official: you’ve got the flu. It’s logical to assume that this miserable medley of symptoms is the result of the infection coursing through your body — but is that really the case? Marco A. Sotomayor explains what’s actually making you feel sick.

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-surprising-reason-you-feel-awful-when-you-re-sick-marco-a-sotomayor

Lesson by Marco A. Sotomayor, animation by Henrik Malmgren.

By: TED-Ed.

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The surprising reason you feel awful when you’re sick It…

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