Swine Flu

What is Swine Flu or Influenza
Swine flu (swine influenza) is a respiratory disease caused by viruses (influenza viruses) that infect the respiratory tract of human beings. It is an infection caused by any one of several types of swine influenza viruses. Swine influenza virus is any strain of the influenza family of viruses that is endemic in pigs. The known strains include influenza C and the subtypes of influenza A known as H1N1, H1N2, H2N1, H3N2 and H2N3.
Causes
The cause of swine flu is an influenza A virus type designated as H1N1. It has this designation or name because of the two major antigens (H and N) detectable on its surface by immunological techniques (H or hemagglutinin and N or neuraminidase).

Those at higher risk of catching it in general include those with the following:

  • Age of 65 years or older
  • Chronic health problems (such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease)
  • Pregnant women
  • Young children
Symptoms
Symptoms of swine flu are similar to most influenza infections or are expected to be similar to the symptoms of regular human seasonal influenza and include fever, lethargy, lack of appetite and coughing.

Some people have reported runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Symptoms may include all or some of the following : Fever (100 F or greater), cough, nasal secretions, fatigue, headache, sore throat muscle pains, lethargy, runny nose and weakness. Some patients also get nausea, vomiting, lack of appetite and diarrhea.

Some patients develop severe respiratory symptoms and need respiratory support (such as a ventilator to breathe for the patient). Patients can get pneumonia (bacterial secondary infection) if the viral infection persists, and some can develop seizures. Death often occurs from secondary bacterial infection of the lungs.

Environmental Factors Responsible
Season – Seasonal incidence is striking, epidemics of swine flu usually occurring in winter months in the northern hemisphere and in the winter or rainy season in the southern hemisphere.

Overcrowding – It enhances transmission. The attack rates are high in close population groups such as schools, institutions, metro stations, hospitals.

Mode of Transmission
Swine flu spreads mainly from person to person by droplet infection or droplet nuclei created by sneezing, coughing , talking , touching infected objects, touching nose, mouth and / or eyes with infected hands. The portal of entry of the swine flu virus is the respiratory tract.
Complications
  • Pneumonia
  • Bronchitis
  • Sinus infections
  • Ear infections
  • Death
Prevention
  • Good ventilation of public buildings.
  • The avoidance of crowded places during epidemics.
  • Encouraging sufferers to cover their faces with a handkerchief or mask when coughing and sneezing.
  • And to stay home at the first sign of Influenza (Cough, cold, sneezing, weakness and so on).
  • Wash hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze.
  • Alcohol-based hands cleaners are also effective.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.

Homeopathic Treatment

It is possible to prevent swine flu (H1N1 Flu) with homeopathy. Not only swine flu but any epidemic can be kept under control when well selected “Homeopathic Genus Epidemicus” is given to healthy masses in that particular region.

How exactly preventive medicine (Genus Epidemicus) works

In epidemics, a large number of people have same symptoms. The symptoms of this group are studied and most similar homeopathic remedy is selected which is the “Genus Epidemicus” for that epidemic. This Genus Epidemicus is administered to all healthy people around so that they get immunity against that particular disease. In past epidemics it is observed that number of new cases reduced significantly after administering Homeopathic Genus Epidemicus.

Who can take homeopathy preventive medicine

In epidemics, homeopathic preventive medicine i.e. Genus Epidemicus should be given to all healthy people of all ages. Infants as well as elder persons can take this medicine. It is safe for pregnant and lactating women also.

Benefits of taking homeopathic medicines

  • Medicines have no side-effects.
  • Remedies have no interaction with allopathic medicines so can be taken along with allopathic medications.
  • Medicines can also be used with conventional therapies, to improve stamina, reduce fever, and improve appetite.
  • Medicines are safe and can be given to any age group and even to the pregnant women without any side effects.

 

Dr.V.V.Girivardhan   MD(Homoeopathy)

Dr Giri’s Homoeopathy,GIRI HOMOEO CLINIC

OPP-SURVEY OF INDIA,UPPAL

HYDERABAD-500039

Mob:9246501940

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