Posts Tagged ‘Dengue Fever’
This site was down for almost two weeks due to my transfer to a new web host server. I have lots to post about my health . First, I was sick for a week prior to another week of hospital confinement due to Dengue Fever. The after going out from the hospital, I went for a total medical check and found out that my triglycerides was too high. Then my diet struggle to lower my cholesterol .. etc…etc..etc..
Now, I can express my experiences during my hospitalization and other matter with regards to my health!
Sarah, my friend’s daughter was admitted to the hospital due to Dengue Fever. My mom advised us to let the patient take a table spoon of raw papaya leaves juice after every meal. We were all worried since Sarah’s platelet counts continued to drop from 140 thousand to 100 thousand ( Normal is between 150 – 200 thousand) .. so we followed my mom’s instruction. After taking the raw juice of papaya leaves for a day her platelets jumped off from 100 thousand to 140 thousand… then to 180 thousand the following day. We were all surprised !
Instruction in making Papaya juice :
Get 2 pcs of Papaya leaves, rinse with tap running water , pound and squeeze with filter cloth. You will only get one tablespoon per leaf. So one tablespoon per serving after every meal. Do not boil or cook or rinse with hot water, it will loose its strength. Only the leafy part and no stem or sap.
DENGUE has been on the headlines again in various local papers and in publications in Asia about the outbreak in the Philippines . They feared that this year will be worst than the one we had in 1998, where there were more than 38,000 cases. According to health experts, the 2011 outbreak in our country happens because of the El Nino phenomenon. Rainy Season is here so we must all be aware with the life-threatening virus caused by Dengue.
As a review what really is a dengue fever? Dengue Fever is a severe, potentially fatal, hemorrhagic febrile disease caused by dengue viruses, which are carried and transmitted by the female, day-biting, Aedes aegytpti mosquito, the same mosquito responsible for Yellow Fever. Most of the victims are children.
Today, about 2.5 billion (2/5 of the world population) are at risk from dengue, and 50 million are infected worldwide annually, with a mortality rate ranging from 1 percent to 2.5 percent, for those who receive treatment, according to WHO statistics. For those without treatment, the death rate could be 20 percent (one in 5) or higher.