If you have been diagnosed with dengue, do not worry because health experts insist that a speedy recovery from this deadly mosquito-borne disease is possible with the help of good nutrition, adequate rest and trying some yoga techniques but doctors reveal that there are side effects of dengue that can persist even after healing. It is transmitted to humans by the bite of infected Aedes aegypti and Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Candida mosquitoes, dengue fever is a viral infection found in tropical and subtropical climates worldwide, mostly in urban and peri-urban areas and is a major cause of serious illness and death in some Asian and Latin American countries.
According to the World Health Organization, “Dengue causes a wide range of diseases. This can range from subclinical illness (people may not even know they have it) to severe flu-like symptoms in infected people. Although less common, some people develop severe dengue fever, which can be a number of complications associated with severe bleeding, organ impairment and/or plasma leakage. Severe dengue causes an increased risk of death if not managed appropriately.”
In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Dr. Manjusha Agarwal, Senior Consultant Internal Medicine at Global Hospital Parel in Mumbai said, “Dengue is a viral fever caused by mosquito bites. Dengue cases appear throughout the year especially during the monsoon season. Although Full recovery is the rule, however many complications can occur during the infection period which can be fatal such as severe fall in blood platelet and white cell count, liver enzymes disorder and failure of many organs.It is important to be under the supervision of a doctor with regular monitoring of parameters blood until full recovery.”
Dengue fever is also known as “bone-breaking fever” in which the patient has a persistent high temperature, headache, severe body aches, loss of appetite, and sometimes abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. Rarely, patients develop bleeding due to low platelets and low blood pressure (dengue shock syndrome).
Dr. Mangosha Agarwal revealed that patients usually recover completely but in the recovery period, there can be little problems like-
1. Constant fatigue and weakness called post-virus – Patients should make sure to eat nutritious foods with rest. Don’t rush back to your daily routine work commitments if you feel very tired. Recovery speeds up with good rest.
2. The appearance of muscle pain and headache – Ensure adequate hydration and rest. Start with small walks in your area and gradually increase your walking time rather than rushing back to your daily exercise schedule.
3. Loss of appetite may be observed Who recovers with eating good food.
4. Hair loss is common, as is all viral fevers Reassuring to know that it is short-lived and recovers well within a few weeks. Talk to your doctor, who will prescribe specific hair vitamins and protein supplements to aid your recovery.
In her experience, Dr. Tropti Gilada, Consultant Medicine in Infectious Diseases at Masina Hospital in Mumbai, noted that although mosquito-borne diseases tend to rise during monsoons, diseases such as dengue and malaria appear throughout the year in parts Many from the United States. country. She said, “While dengue disease itself can cause serious complications such as low platelets, liver and kidney dysfunction, the mortality rate remains low but what can be of concern is the symptoms that persist even after recovery from dengue. Although Not everyone experiences symptoms of recovery after infection with dengue, but it can be very difficult for people who are in poor health or suffer from severe dengue infection especially in children and the elderly.”
She and Dr. Sonokumar Puri, MD, MD at Jain Multispecialty Hospital, listed symptoms of recovery after dengue fever in children and the elderly as follows:
1. Severe weakness and weak immunity – This is one of the most common symptoms seen especially in those who have had a severe dengue infection. Extreme tiredness and weakness often make it difficult for these people to even get around their homes to do basic activities. Also, dengue fever can weaken the body’s immune system for a few weeks leaving a person vulnerable to further infections.
2. Joint and muscle pain – Muscle, joint and bone pain is common even during dengue fever. It is sometimes called “bone-breaking fever” but if dengue fever reaches an extreme stage, the annoying symptoms of polyarthritis (multiple joint pain) and muscle aches (muscular pain) can sometimes persist even for several days after recovery.
3. Loss of appetite and weight loss – Dengue fever is often associated with nausea and loss of appetite that makes it difficult to eat well and keep up with the body’s increased demand for nutrients. This in addition to increasing the body’s metabolism in fever causes weight loss. This can also lead to mineral and vitamin deficiencies. Fighting dengue infection for a long time makes the body very weak and easy to get tired as the person suffers from loss of appetite which leads to weight loss. One can maintain an ideal body weight by including more nutritious foods in his diet.
4. Hair loss – Many people who have recovered from dengue suffer from excessive hair loss. This can even continue for up to 2-3 months after recovery. In some cases, it can be severe enough to cause hair loss due to medications, metabolic or hormonal stress, or severe systemic infections.
5. Symptoms of recovery after dengue fever such as rash or neurological complications Very rare, albeit unknown.
6. Anxiety and depression – These long-term symptoms and the inability to resume a routine life often lead to anxiety and depression. A sharp change in stress, depression, and anxiety scores was observed in people who had dengue fever.
7. Shortcomings – Mineral and vitamin deficiencies such as vitamins D, B12, and E are commonly seen in people with dengue. This is also one of the reasons why joint pain worsens during and after dengue fever.
8. Cases of GBS are found in the recovery stage by the body’s immune system Nerve damage. Nerve damage leads to muscle weakness and paralysis.
Dr. Dheeraj Bhatad, Consultant Internal Medicine at Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital, said, “Even after recovery, many patients endure its after effects such as fatigue, general weakness, body aches with joint pain, loss of appetite, rashes, hair loss, etc. • General weakness and fatigue are the hardest. Dealing with it.Inflammation during dengue fever leads to aches in the body especially muscle and joint aches that can last for several days.Therefore, doing regular activities immediately becomes difficult for the recovering patients.Many suffers from hepatitis which leads to weakness as well Loss of appetite. Decreased appetite also leads to nutritional deficiency and some weight loss. Some of them develop a rash after recovery. Low platelet count increases stress and anxiety. Some experience excessive hair loss.”
Post-recovery symptomatic treatment of dengue fever:
Dr. Mangosha Agarwal advised, “Make sure you get five servings of fresh fruit and 2/3 servings of vegetables and eat good protein. Paneer, rajma, chole, dal soup, yoghurt, milk, soybeans, almond milk and dry fruits are good protein sources for vegetarians. Chicken, eggs and fish are good sources of protein for vegetarians. Chicken, eggs and fish are Good protein sources for non-vegetarians. Avoid restaurant food, eat fresh home-cooked meals. Hydrate well and ensure adequate rest.”
According to Dr. Dheeraj Bhatad, drinking plenty of fluids and eating healthy food as much as possible are very essential for recovery. Vitamins are necessary for patients whose appetite is very low. It is advisable to rest as much as possible after a full day of work and not immediately do vigorous exercises. It is recommended to gradually increase physical activity until you return to the pink color of health! “
Dr. Tropti Gilada recommended the same treatments and said: “Good hydration, maintaining good nutrition with fresh fruits and vegetables, and good consumption of protein (eggs, legumes, chicken) during illness and after recovery is crucial. Fresh fruit juices help re-energize quickly. It is best to avoid fatty and spicy foods. Additional supplementation of vitamins and minerals is often needed Light exercise often helps to recover from joint pain It is important not to over-treat with unnecessary medications especially antibiotics Dengue is a viral disease and antibiotics work against bacteria and therefore have no role in Treat it. Good rest and retention of joy help to recover faster from any disease and dengue is no different.”