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The symptoms and the treatment for Dengue Fever

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What is Dengue Fever?

Dengue fever is a tropical inflammatory disease caused by mosquito bites. It has received global attention since the second world war1. The disease is common in more than 100 countries, and between 50 and 500 million people get infected each year2, with deaths reaching up to 20 Thousand lives3. It is still classified by the WHO as a neglected tropical disease.

What is the cause of Dengue Fever?

It is caused by Dengue virus, which is of the Flaviviruses genus, same as yellow fever, west nile virus and viral encephalitis4. These viruses are transmitted to the human host through bites from infected mosquitos and ticks. For Dengue virus, the mosquito known as Aedis Egypti is most typically involved5.

When the virus enters the body, it uses the white blood cells (which are the body’s own defensive mechanism) to replicate and move throughout the body carried by blood, and it can reach any organ from there6.

Another way of encountering the virus is through transfusion of infected blood and infected organ transplants, which is very common where Dengue is endemic such as Singapore7.

What are the signs and symptoms of Dengue Fever?

An incubation period of 3-14 days is expected8. The disease most commonly affects children and is more severe. The disease starts as a common cold, with fever, fatigue muscle pain in addition to vomiting and diarrhea. It often doesn’t exceed this phase and resolves on its own9.

In some cases, a severe infection occurs, and in this case the disease occurs in 3 phases:

  • Febrile phase: With high fever reaching up to 40o C, along with muscle pain, vomiting and diarrhea. The fever is biphasic, meaning it breaks on its own and returns within a couple of days10. A rash described as “Islands of White in a Sea of Red” occurs11, along with small bleeding spots called petechiae, and sometimes bleeding from the nose and mouth occurs4. This phase lasts 2 to 7 Days.

  • Critical phase: Leakage of plasma from the blood occurs, resulting in fluid accumulation in the chest and abdomen. This depletes the organs and severe organ damage may result12. Severe bleeding leading to shock can occur in a minority of cases1 , that are usually children. This phase lasts only 2 days.

  • Recovery phase: where the fluid seeps back to the blood stream, accompanied by itching and a rash that can cause the skin to peel off11. Fluid overload may occur, affecting the brain and causing fainting and seizures1. This phase usually lasts only 2 or 3 days, but the muscle pain could last a few weeks.

Dengue Fever treatment according to the western medicine tradition

No antiviral medication has proved to be effective against Dengue. The treatment therefore depends on the symptoms, so people who don’t have febrile illness and can eat and drink and live normally, would not require hospitalization and only supportive treatment at home is sufficient.

People who have warning signs or show severe symptoms would require hospital care. Paracetamol is used to control pain and fever, and blood transfusion may be required to replace the fluids and plasma lost.
A vaccine has been developed, but it is not available in every country.

Dengue Fever treatment according to the natural medicine tradition

As obvious, western medicine has no definite cure for Dengue fever, and the treatment depends on reducing the symptoms and pain and fluid replacement. We can help you develop the most suitable plan to help your own body fight the infection without the need for hospitalization and medications.

At DisorderFree.org we support you by re-powering your immune-system. For this we develop the best Natural Medicine solution, personalized specifically for your needs.

We look to the self-healing power from the body and find out where the immune system needs support and more power.

When the immune system can’t handle the viruses, bacteria parasites, fungi, toxic substances etc anymore, you lose energy in your cells and your body switch from the living modus to the surviving modus.

In most situations when the immune system uses your free energy you feel more tired and less powerful.

In the natural medicine tradition we look to the self-healing capacity of the body from a holistic view and we use only the best working ingredients to get you healthy again.

This means that we look for the underlining root cause (physical, mental and food) instead of symptoms.

Real-life evidence show that cleaning the body helps to re-powering the self-healing capacity of the body.

We support you with the physical part of the treatment.

This means that we develop the best possible Personalized Natural Medicine recipe and herbal formula for your situation. This herbal formula supports your immune-system to clean the blood system, organs and tissues and lymphatic system from viruses, bacteria, parasites, fungi, toxic substances etc.

To develop a Personalized Natural Medicine recipe and produce the herbal formula we need some information from you. After receiving your information, several days later you receive the herbal formula and can start the treatment.

During the treatment period your immune system clean your body from viruses, bacteria, parasites, fungi, toxic substances etc. When the body is clean it can recover and the new cells can be healthy.

The total natural treatment is in 3 steps:
Step 1: cleaning the blood system (2 months)
Step 2: cleaning the organs and tissues (2 months)
Step 3: cleaning the lymphatic system (2 months)

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When the blood is clean you feel more power/energy in your body. The re-powering of your body increase during step 2 and 3 when you clean your organs/tissues and lymphatic system.

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Writers:
Dr. Mohamed Abdel Hamid (Medical content)
Robert Oosterling (Natural Medicine content)

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9Varatharaj A (2010). "Encephalitis in the clinical spectrum of dengue infection". Neurol. India. 58 (4): 585–91. PMID 20739797. doi:10.4103/0028-3886.68655
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Topics: Dengue Fever

Dr Mohamed Abdel Hamid

Written by Dr Mohamed Abdel Hamid

Dr. Mohamed Abdel Hamid is a practicing dentist, the founder and owner of confidential clinic in Cairo, Egypt. He graduated from the faculty of dentistry, Ain Shams University, obtaining his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) in 2010 and has been practicing ever since. He acquired a postgraduate diploma of Oral Surgery in 2013 from the same university. In 2014, he acquired the membership of faculty of dental surgery (MFDS) from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd), one of the highest honors in professional dentistry. In 2016, He became a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), the highest recognized institution in the world pertaining to cosmetic dentistry and beauty.