With hundreds of cases being reported every year and epidemics breaking out, some of them ending in deaths too , Swine Flu has become a cause of fear and dread .Today I shall explain what is Swine Flu and how to take care of it.
Swine Flu is a type of Influenza or Flu caused by the H1N1 virus (though closely related new ones like H3N2 have also been reported) that is prevalent in Pigs/Swine and gets transmitted from them to human beings. Swine influenza is transmitted from pigs to humans through close contact and from person to person by inhalation or ingestion of droplets containing virus from people sneezing or coughing; it is not transmitted by eating cooked pork products.
Symptoms of Swine Flu – A person affected by Swine Flu generally has Cough, Cold, And Fever more than 100 F. Untreated cases can result in pneumonia and seizures .Death in rare cases has been due to Lung involvement.
Incubation period is the period in which an infected person after contracting the infection starts showing symptoms of active disease, In the case of Swine Flu this period can range from 1-4 days.
How long does Swine Flu last – It usually starts subsiding after 4 days to a week, but cough and weakness can persist for up to two weeks after the fever subsides.
I have successfully treated many cases of Swine Flu and I can safely say that it is a disease that can be easily managed with homeopathic medicines, rest Read More...
Chikungunya is a viral disease transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes. The name “chikungunya” derives from a word in the Kimakonde language, meaning “to become contorted”, and describes the stooped appearance of sufferers with joint pain (arthralgia). It causes fever and severe joint pain, headache, nausea, fatigue, and rash.
Most patients recover fully, but in some cases, joint pain may persist for several months or even years. Occasional cases of eye, neurological and heart complications have been reported, as well as gastrointestinal complaints.
The disease occurs in Africa, Asia, and the Indian subcontinent. The proximity of mosquito breeding sites to human habitation is a significant risk factor for chikungunya. Joint pain is often debilitating and can vary in duration.
The disease shares some clinical signs with dengue and can be misdiagnosed in areas where dengue is common
The virus is transmitted from human to human by the bites of infected female mosquitoes. Most commonly, the mosquitoes involved are Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus, two species which can also transmit other mosquito-borne viruses, including dengue. These mosquitoes can be found biting throughout daylight hours, though there may be peaks of activity in the early morning and late afternoon. Both species are found biting outdoors, but Ae. aegypti will also readily feed indoors. After the bite of an infected mosquito, onset of illness occurs usually between 4 and 8 days but can range from 2 to 12 Read More...
Migraine (also known in Hindi as Adha sir ka dard ,Ardhshishi ,Ardhkapari etc.) is a severe, painful headache that can be preceded or accompanied by sensory warning signs such as flashes of light, blind spots, tingling in the arms and legs, nausea, vomiting, and increased sensitivity to light and sound.
The excruciating pain that migraines bring can last for hours or even days.
The exact cause of migraine headaches is unknown; it is thought to be due to abnormal brain activity causing a temporary alteration in the nerve signals, chemicals and blood flow in the brain.
What triggers migraine headaches?
Some people who suffer from migraines can clearly identify triggers or factors that cause the headaches, but many cannot. Potential migraine triggers include:
Allergies and allergic reactions
Bright lights, loud noises, flickering lights, smoky rooms, temperature changes, strong smells and certain odors or perfumes
Physical or emotional stress, tension, anxiety, depression, excitement
Physical triggers such as tiredness, jet lag, exercise
Changes in sleep patterns or irregular sleep
Smoking or exposure to smoke
Skipping meals or fasting causing low blood sugar
Hormonal triggers such as menstrual cycle fluctuations, birth control pills, menopause