: What exactly happens when you get muscle soreness from flu or diseases alike ?

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: What exactly happens when you get muscle soreness from flu or diseases alike ?

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It’s a combination of things, caused by your immune system working way harder than normal for a bit. So, dehydration, nutrients getting sucked up by systems that aren’t usually so desperate for them. Your immune system is running a marathon instead of just keeping you alive like normal.

Your body prioritizes resources and energy use. Our muscles are constantly damaged from use, cells are being replaced, but when your body gets to fight the disease mode it reacts to everything harder. This causes inflammation everywhere where there is damage. Inflammation causes pain. Add to that to your body fixing itself slower. This leads to aches in the muscles.

Our immune systems isn’t as targeted as we like to think it is. When it ramps up, it ramps up everywhere.