In a tropical country, dengue fever is still a frightening specter. Indonesia is the number one country in Southeast Asia related cases of dengue fever. While in the world, Indonesia ranks second after Brazil. Do not let dengue become an advanced complication. If handled properly, the disease can be cured.
What will happen when a person has dengue fever?
Aedes Aegypti mosquito probably infects dengue virus that lives in mosquito body simultaneously while sucking human blood. About four or six days after infection, there may be dengue symptoms. These symptoms are high fever, sore behind the eyes, nausea, vomiting, joint pain, and fatigue. Then the appearance of skin rash at two to five days after the fever.
These symptoms usually occur for ten days. It may even occur mild bleeding, such as the gums, nose, and easily bruised in the body. These symptoms can develop seriously. And can cause damage to lymph nodes and blood vessels, liver enlargement, circulatory system failure, heavy bleeding to death.
What foods can accelerate the healing of dengue?
If the doctor’s treatment advice is properly followed, the dengue fever usually begins to show signs of recovery within 3-5 days. Then healed in less than two weeks.
Most people will feel tired when just recovered from dengue fever. But this is natural and temporary. In fact, there are some people who take up to one and a half months until the condition is really fit.
There are some foods that can help speed your body recover from dengue fever.
Guava can be your first choice. According to a study that has been published in the Journal of Natural Medicines. Guava can stimulate the formation of platelets or new blood platelets. Guava is also rich in quercetin. Natural chemical compounds that can be found in various types of fruits and vegetables.
Quercetin can suppress the formation of viral mRNAs that are essential genetic material for viral survival. If the virus does not have enough mRNA, the virus can not function properly. This will lead to viruses difficult to develop. Furthermore, the increase in the number of viruses in the body can be reduced. So eating guava in the form of whole fruit or juice can accelerate the healing of dengue fever.
You can also increase your immune system by consuming enough vitamin intake such as vitamin C. Vitamin C can help increase endurance and help the recovery process.
Guava contains vitamin C of 206 mg, four times more than oranges.
In addition to guava, you can also try papaya leaves to increase platelets. A study proves that papaya leaf extract has membrane stabilizing properties. It also protects blood cells from damage caused by stress. Therefore, papaya leaf extract can be useful for patients with dengue fever.
Natural sugar content, such as glucose, fructose, and sucrose, in the dates, proved able to restore the body’s energy. Not only that, iron in dates can naturally also increase the number of platelets in the body. In addition, the content of amino acids and fiber in dates is also capable of digestion.