Dengue Fever

When we heard about dengue fever it makes us scary as we lose whole energy and have a high-grade fever. Dengue fever is transmitted by a mosquito named as Aedes mosquito. It is a viral fever that is related to the viruses that cause yellow fever. This fever is most common in Western Pacific Island & Southeast Asia. Dengue fever can affect anyone but is more severe in people with compromised immunity.

This fever can be named with other names like dandy fever or breakbone fever. If you are having mild dengue fever it causes rash, muscle and joint pain, high fever. Severe dengue fever causes dengue hemorrhagic fever that causes a drop in blood pressure, severe bleeding, & sometimes death.

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Dengue Fever?

In mild dengue fever, most of the people may experience no signs or symptoms. But these may begin in four to seven days after bitten by an infected mosquito.

  • High-grade fever 104 F degree
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Rashes
  • Muscle pain
  • Bone & joint pain
  • Pain behind the eyes
  • Rashes

In severe dengue, the signs & symptoms include:

  • Bleeding from nose or gums
  • Blood in stools, urine, or vomit
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Fatigue
  • General weakness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Persistent vomiting
  • Cols skin
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Severe headache
  • Platelet count decreases

What are the Causes of Dengue fever?

A mosquito bite is the main reason for dengue fever. When a mosquito bites an infected person with dengue virus, this virus enters the mosquito. After that when this infected mosquito bites another person the virus enters the bloodstream of that person.

What are the Risk Factors of Dengue Fever?

The risk factors related to dengue fever are:

  • Being in tropical and subtropical areas increases the risk of dengue fever. As these mosquitoes are found in this area.
  • Previous infection with dengue fever increases the risk of this disease.

What is the Ayurvedic view of Dengue Fever?

In Ayurved, Dengue Fever is correlated with “Dandak Jwara” it causes an imbalance of doshas in the body. It is caused by a mosquito bite.

Healthy tips & Diet Dengue Fever Patient :

  • Drink green coconut water daily.
  • Eat papaya fruit as well as drink juice prepared from the extract of papaya leaves.
  • Drink pomegranate juice prepared at home and eat its fruit.
  • Spinach increases the platelet level count so include this vegetable in your daily diet.
  • Broccoli is a good vegetable that regenerates your blood platelets count so you can prepare a soup from this or eat in raw or cooked form.
  • Include fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet like brinjal, green peas, broccoli, cabbage, green leafy vegetables, tomatoes, carrot, papaya, grapes, pomegranate, apple, watermelon, guava in daily routine.
  • Also include complex carbohydrates & whole pulses such as ragi, whole wheat, brown rice, jowar, whole grain oats, yellow lentils, pink lentils, horsegram, chickpeas, etc.
  • You can eat boiled two boiled egg white but avoid meat, chicken, fish, etc.
  • Take plenty of rest for creating energy in your body.
  • Drink goat milk as it will help in increasing your platelet count.
  • Avoid eating fried, fast & processed food products that make you unhealthy.
  • Use freshly prepared juices and soups in the diet.

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