Statistically, 1 in 20 people who are infected with dengue fever may go on to develop severe dengue. This can result in shock, internal bleeding, and even be fatal causing death. Infants and pregnant women are at higher risk for developing severe dengue.
Yoga Builds Immunity
A strong immune system helps you prevent dengue which can be developed through holistic practices like yoga. But if you have dengue, yoga can help in quick recovery from dengue fever. Strong immunity will also treat the initial symptoms of dengue.
Take Care of Your Diet
Do not eat anything that is oily or spicy. Consume freshly cooked meals that have ingredients like black pepper and elaichi in them. Other immunity-boosting foods that you can add to your diet include citrus foods, garlic, almonds, turmeric and many more.
Practice the following asanas slowly. Do not hold for a long duration. You can also add pranayama exercises like Anulom Vilom and Brhamari pranayama to your routine.
Vajrasana - Thunderbolt Pose
Formation of the Posture:
Bring your knees down on your mat
Rest your pelvis on your heels
Keep your heels slightly apart from each other
Place your palms on your thighs
Straighten your back and look forward
Vriksh Asana-Tree Pose
Formation of the Posture:
Stand tall, and place one foot on the opposite inner thigh, either above or below the knee. Open the leg to the side, bring your hands to prayer, and stay for five to eight breaths.
Builds leg and abdominal strength
Works on hip mobility
Paschimottan Asana-Seated forward bend
Formation of the Posture:
Begin in Dandasana where your legs are stretched out forward
Keep your knees slightly bent if needed
Lift your arms up and keep your spine upright
Exhale and bend forward
Try to grip your toes with your fingers
Hold the posture for 10 seconds
Formation of the Posture:
Drop your knees to the ground gently and keep your upper body straight.
Start with Sukshma Vyayam or subtle exercises to warm up the body.
Stretch your arms up to the sky with palms hovering shoulder distance from and facing each other.
Look forward and hold
Begin on your stomach
Fold your knees to grab onto your ankles with your palms
Inhale and lift your legs and arms up as much as you can
Balance on your stomach
Look up and hold the posture
Sit in any comfortable pose (such as Sukhasan, Ardhapadmasan or Padmasana)
Straighten your back and close your eyes
Place your palms on your knees facing up (in Prapthi Mudra)
Place your thumbs on the 'Tragus', the external flap outside on your ear.
Place your index finger on your forehead; your middle finger on the Medial Canthus and ring finger on the corner of your nostril
Inhale and fill your lungs with air
As you exhale, slowly make a buzzing sound like that of a bee, i.e., "mmmmmmm...."
Keep your mouth closed the entire time and feel the vibration of the sound disseminate throughout your body
This particular practice of Siddhohum Kriya can be done as a remedy to fluctuation of moods. It helps you to balance your energies and stay in a pleasant temperament. One of the most important and wonderful benefits of this practice is that it helps you maintain this mood and upgrade from there. It helps you align your body mind and spirit. (Tips by Himalayan Siddha, Grand Master Akshar)
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Delhi's Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital has seen a growth of 8 to 10 per cent in patients suffering with respiratory problems due to pollution after Diwali, its Medical Director Dr Suresh Kumar said on Sunday.
Talking to IANS, Dr Suresh Kumar said that they everyday have 10-12 patients visiting the hospital with breathing problems.
"Air pollution has become a major issues post Diwali. Elderly people and chlidren are the main victim of the pollution," he said, adding that long-term exposure to chronically high PM 2.5 levels weakens the lungs' ability to function.
The air quality in Delhi improved marginally on Sunday from Saturday's "severe" to "very poor category". According to the forecast from the Air Quality Early Warning System, the AQI will continue to remain in the "very poor" category till at least Tuesday.
About the pollution caused respiratory and other problems, Dr Kumar said that they have capacity for 120 patients but due to the outbreak in pollution-related diseases post Diwali, they are getting around 140 patients every day in the hospital.
He said the emergency and OPD wards are getting average 140 patients in total, with all types of problems, but most of them are suffering with respiratory and dipping levels of oxygen. It also includes the rising number of asthma cases in children.
About the preventive measures, he said that only two things - use of masks and avoiding stepping outside - can protect people from such rising level of pollution.
He added that the high level of PM 2.5 particles at this time can lead to lung infections, irritation in eyes, and respiratory problems.
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New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The Centre on Monday said that a majority of children's deaths in Uttar Pradesh's Firozabad district occurred due to dengue, as well as scrub typhus, and leptospirosis.In a letter to UP Chief Secretary Rajendra Kumar Tiwari, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said that the central team has found that majority of cases of viral fever and deaths among children in Firozabad were due to dengue, and a few cases were due to scrub typhus and leptospirosis.He also stated that vector indices were also found to be high with both the house index and container index above 50 per cent in Firozabad.A team of doctors from the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the National Vector-Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) were sent to probe the deaths of children in Firozabad.The Central government, in the letter, has suggested some actions to control the dengue outbreak in the district. Bhushan said that all fever patients should be screened for dengue, malaria, scrub typhus, and leptospirosis. He has also emphasised the need to strengthen ELISA-based testing facilities in the state.The central team has recommended continuing activities related to fever survey, vector control, and fever camps as per the micro plan submitted by it.--IANSavr/vd
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The national capital reported 32 fresh Covid cases on Monday, taking the total Covid infected tally to 14,37,991 in the city. The death toll continues to be at 25,082, as no death has been reported for six consecutive days in the capital, according to the data shared by the Delhi Health Department.The national capital has not recorded any fatality due to the infection in September so far. With 0.06 per cent of infection rate in the capital city, the active case tally stands at 367 in Delhi.Total 16 Covid patients were discharged in the last 24 hrs, taking the total number of recoveries to 14,12,542, the bulletin said.According to the bulletin, the city has 0.025 per cent active Covid infection rate, while the recovery rate continues to be at 98.23 per cent, the highest so far. The death rate stands at 1.74 per cent. Delhi has a total 133 containment zones currently. A total of 88 Covid patients are being treated in home isolation at present in Delhi.Meanwhile, a total of 54,611 new tests were conducted including 45,524 RT-PCR tests and 9,087 Rapid Antigen tests, taking the total number to 2,60,52,389 so far.A total of 8,343 vaccines were administered in the last 24 hours that includes 2,287 doses for the first time and 6,056 for the second doses in Delhi.--IANSavr/skp/
Mumbai, Sep 6 (IANS) The BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday deployed a drone to sanitise the city's Dhobi Ghat locality to curb the spread of monsoon-related diseases like malaria and dengue, officials said.The sanitation drive came after the city reported a huge spurt in dengue cases, up from just 10 in August last year to 130-plus in the same month this year, mostly from the BMC B, F/South and H/West wards.Similarly, the country's commercial capital has witnessed around 3,000 cases of malaria, over 275 of gastroenteritis, more than 35 cases each of leptospirosis and hepatitis and over a dozen cases of H1N1, but no fatalities.Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar, who was present on the occasion along with Executive Health Officer Dr Mangala Gomare, said that massive awareness drives are being taken up all over the city on the monsoon-related diseases and how to prevent them.Besides the daily surveillance measures, the BMC focuses on early detection, diagnosis and treatment, and all hospitals or health centres have of been directed to increase the number of blood smear examinations, and also add Covid tests to rule out the possibility of Covid-19 infection.The 10 square km area congested areas of Worli, Mahalaxmi, Lower Parel, N.M. Joshi Marg and surroundings have notched a significantly high incidence of vector-borne diseases this year as compared to the previous year.Last week, Tourism Minister Aditya Thackeray said that in 2020 and this year, drones have been used to carry out anti-larval spray to old, dilapidated or inaccessible structure, especially in G/South Ward where the numbers of dengue/malaria cases are higher.On Sunday, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had called upon the medical community to also concentrate on the monsoon-related diseases alongside Covid-19.BMC officials said the Mayor was given a detailed presentation on the drone operations, checking for accumulated water, fumigation and sanitisation of a targeted area to make it malaria-free, and that similar operations would be carried out elsewhere in the city where cases are found.--IANSqn/vd
London, Sep 5 (IANS) Sugar feeding prior to having an infected blood meal could protect a mosquito's ability to get infected and transmit arboviruses such as Zika, dengue and chikungunya, according to a new study.The finding, published in the journal PLOS Pathogens, could lead to the development and application of vector control strategies such as sugar baits, aimed at reducing arbovirus transmission.The research -- led by the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research -- showed that the Aedes aegypti species of mosquito, an arbovirus vector, had enhanced immunity in the gut after feeding on sugar, which in turn protected females of the species against viral infection."This study is important because we've been able to show that sugar feeding by these mosquitos blocks an initial infection of an arbovirus and lowers infection prevalence and intensity, thereby decreasing the potential of female mosquitoes to transmit these viruses further," said Dr Emilie Pondeville, Molecular Entomologist at the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research."Overall, our findings uncover a crucial role of sugar feeding in mosquito antiviral immunity, which in turn decreases the potential for spread of these arboviruses, which pose a significant threat to people," Pondeville said.Male and female adult mosquitoes feed on plant nectar and sap to get carbohydrates for their energy reserves. In addition, mosquito females require a blood meal to reproduce. For this reason they can act as vectors of numerous pathogens, such as the arboviruses like Zika, dengue and chikungunya viruses, which constitute a substantial worldwide public health burden. However, the influence of sugar on mosquito immunity and their ability to transmit viruses has not been explored until now.Since Aedes aegypti female mosquitoes almost exclusively feed on blood in some natural settings, the findings suggest that a lack of sugar intake could increase the spread of mosquito-borne arboviral diseases; and highlights a possible explanation for high susceptibility and transmission of arboviruses by this mosquito species.--IANSrvt/rs