Viral diseases are extremely widespread infections caused by viruses, a type of microorganism.
There are many types of viruses that cause a wide variety of viral diseases. The most common type of viral disease is the common cold, which is caused by a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract (nose and throat).
Other common viral diseases include:
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV/AIDS)
Human papillomavirus (HPV)
Mumps, measles and rubella
Viral gastroenteritis (stomach flu)
Viral pneumonia &
the ongoing Pandemic COVID-19
Viral diseases are contagious and spread from person to person when a virus enters the body and begins to multiply. Common ways that viruses spread from person to person include:
Breathing in air-borne droplets contaminated with a virus
Eating food or drinking water contaminated with a virus
Having sexual contact with a person who is infected with a sexually transmitted virus
Indirect transmission from person to person by a virus host, such as a mosquito, tick, or field mouse
Touching surfaces or body fluids contaminated with a virus
What happens when a virus infect a human body?
Virus (Antigen) ⇒ Rise a type of immunoresponse ⇒ express a cluster of symptoms(IR-A)
Viral diseases result in a wide variety of symptoms that vary in character and severity depending on the type of viral infection and other factors, including the person’s age and overall health. Common symptoms of viral diseases include flu-like symptoms and malaise.
However, the most common viral diseases, the common cold and the flu, are self-limiting in generally healthy people. This means that the viral infection causes illness for a period of time, then it resolves and symptoms disappear as your immune system attacks the virus and your body recovers.
In some cases, viral diseases can lead to serious, possibly life-threatening complications, such as dehydration, immuno-overreaction, bacterial pneumonia, and other secondary bacterial infections.
What are the symptoms of viral diseases?
Symptoms of viral diseases vary depending on the specific type of virus causing infection, the area of the body that is infected, the age and health history of the patient, and other factors.
The symptoms of viral diseases can affect almost any area of the body or body system. Symptoms of viral diseases can include:
Flu-like symptoms (fatigue, fever, sore throat, headache, cough, aches and pains)
Gastrointestinal disturbances, such as diarrhea, nausea and vomiting
Malaise (general ill feeling)
Stuffy nose, nasal congestion, runny nose, or postnasal drip
Swollen lymph nodes
Unexplained weight loss
Treatment According to “Modern Medicine”-
An antiviral drug must be able to target the specific part of a virus’s life cycle that is necessary for it to reproduce.
In addition, an antiviral drug must be able to kill a virus without killing the human cell it occupies. And viruses are highly adaptive. Because they reproduce so rapidly, they have plenty of opportunity to mutate (change their genetic information) with each new generation, potentially developing resistance to whatever drugs we develop.
SO,WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF FAILURE TO IDENTIFY THE “SUCCESSFUL” ANTIVIRAL DRUG OF CHOICE?
Multiple point mutation of the virus in a continuous way.
Many times Drugs are using on the basis of the data of its action against similar virus, not same (different in many molecular points)
Drugs are prepare targeting the specific part of virus’s pathogenesis (any minimal change of that causing failure of the drugs)
B. IMMUNOMODULATION- TO REDUCE CYTOKINE STORM(THE FATAL PART)
Untreated, cytokine storm syndrome is usually fatal.
SO,WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF FAILURE:-
Again the drugs are using to combat it are CYTOKINE SPECIFIC. There are many types of cytokine present in our system & which type is coming in role is not only depend on virus but depend on the affected individual also. So, the various mutatic changes in virus & its host response variety causing failure of the above CYTOKINE SPECIFIC DRUGS.
NOW LET’S SEE HOW HOMOEOPATHY MEDICINE WORKS IN ACUTE VIRAL DISEASES?
During treatment of VIRAL disease by homoeopathic medicine, the Drug of Choice is selected which has simillar picture(IR-D) (READ HOW HOMOEOPATHY MEDICINE WORKS)with immunoresponse of the antigen(IR-A).
When the medicine introduce in a infected person, already have immunoresponse of similar type, two methods are initiate in immunosystem simultaneously-
|A. NEGATIVE FEEDBACK(DOWN) REGULATION OF IMMUNORESPONSES– As the medicine introduce having only molecular imprint, T-cell produce cytokines but can not get the positive feedback signal to produce cytotoxic T-cells & initiation of Macrophaging activity. Combine effect of these three,
· Presence of similar groups of cytokines,
· Negative signal from non production of cytotoxic T-cell &
· Deactivated Macrophaging system
Produce A storong Negative feedback down regulation (control by immunoregulatory cytokines such as IL-10 & TGF-B) on present immunoresponses.
|B. TRIGGERING OF HUMORAL IMMUNITY BY T-HELPER CELL– Presence of similar cytokines ,unused in cellular immunity (skipping effect) accelerate the immediate Augmentation of activation of B-CELL & PLASMA CELL to produce specific ANTIBODY(IgM) against the pathogen.|
In mild to moderate cases, the down regulation helps the patient to get rid from symptoms.
In case of cytokine storm, this becomes a life saving mechanism.
The main thing is that if initiation of treatment can do earlier every cases can be arrest before the ARDS/ CYTOKINE STORM (THE FATAL PART) developed & the mortality rate will be significantly reduced . Otherside, initiation of specific humoral immunity neutralised the pathogen and patient become cure.
So, whatever the viral mutation & whatever the permutation & combinations of our immunity-cascade, when there are presence of such agents having proved pictures, can easily correlate with any module of antigenic immunoresponses without bias.
Here is the schematic presentation of HOW HOMOEOPATHY MEDICINE WORK IN VIRAL DISEASES-
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