A 21-Year-Old Bodybuilder Suddenly Died From Flu Complications

Glen Mclaughlin
January 12, 2018

"He looked rundown and had a bit of a snotty nose", his mom, Beverly Baughman told WPXI. Kyler Baughman died only a few days after first experiencing symptoms.

Baughman had been running a fever on and off since he started having flu symptoms.

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Kyler Baughman died December 28 at UPMC Presbyterian of septic shock from influenza, according to the coroner's office. When detected early, sepsis can sometimes be treated with the aggressive use of antibiotics and medicine to stabilize the body's functions.

"He was into physical wellness", Beverly Baughman told WXPI. He was also coughing and complaining of chest pain.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta previously told CNN that most people who die from the flu have an "underlying illnesses or a weakened immune system".

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Kyler Baughman's relatives are cautioning others about the risks of flu after he dead of complexities from the infection a week ago at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania, WXPI revealed.

According to his mother, he celebrated with more family members on Christmas night and returned to his job on December 26. Stay safer and guided about different aspects of flu.

While it is not required, the CDC does suggest that everyone over the age of 6 months should get a flu vaccine every year. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body that protect against flu. "It's not too late to get the flu vaccine", Dr. Moore said, adding, "The benefits of getting it outweigh the risks, and the flu vaccine cannot give you the flu".

In some extreme cases, the flu can cause sepsis. He was very dedicated to health and fitness, which were big parts of his every day life. His state rapidly deteriorated and he was rushed to an emergency room in Westmoreland County on Wednesday, Dec. 27.

"It doesn't seem real", his mother says. She spoke with the outlet following her beau's passing. "One of the physicians where he was at signed off on the death certificate".

Following the unexpected death of their son, the Baughmans are urging everybody to take flu symptoms more seriously and get treatment as soon as possible. "Don't let things go", his father, Todd Baughman told the television station. "At whatever point you have a fever and you have it various days, don't release it. Get it dealt with".

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