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MOST COMMON INFECTIOUS DISEASES

May 12 2021

MOST COMMON INFECTIOUS DISEASES

MOST COMMON INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Owing to the dawn of the COVID-19 pandemic, most of us and our families/close friends have become extremely alert about similar scares in the market. We take extra precautions and wish to educate ourselves on all possibilities of another virus spreading at this fast pace. Apart from the coronavirus disrupting our life’s flow, historical findings have reported a large amount of such infectious disease that used to disrupt the lives of our ancestors at an alarming rate too. 

However, with the dawn of the digital era, targeting these infectious agents and resolving to generate cost-effective yet viable methodologies to eradicate or diminish their destructive effects have been going on faster than before. Nevertheless, it’s important to keep abreast of the possibilities of various infectious illnesses that have plagued humans since centuries ago. 

At Alvizia Healthcare, we’ve accumulated a total of 10 of the most common infectious diseases that people all around the globe have suffered through. This is particularly essential in these crisis pandemic times and a crucial read as you further your knowledge in the kingdom of Science and Pathophysiology. 

SARS-CoV-2 

Prominently risen to the limelight, this is commonly termed as the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome caused by a family of viruses called Coronaviruses, that first emerged in seafood consumed by Chinese citizens in Wuhan. This eventually led to a nationwide quarantined situation due to the investigational evidence of a possible epidemic. With lean travel guidelines, this bloomed around the world into what we call today’s scariest pandemic situation that’s spreading fast and wild. Common symptoms include fever, chills, cough/cold or flu-like symptoms, headaches, body aches as the severity progresses, back pains, loss of taste/smell, etc. Eventually, difficulty in breathing was reported as the major symptom by most patients. 

Diptheria

A bacterial disease that leads to common symptoms associated with the flu-like cough, cold, harsh/hoarse-pitched voice, nasal inflammation, increased heart rate, enlarged lymph glands, swollen mouth roof, and trouble breathing. Two main types of varieties include Respiratory diphtheria affecting your throat, nose, and tonsils, and Cutaneous (skin) diphtheria that causes skin infections and rashes. Corynebacterium diphtheria is the preliminary cause of this infection that can then spread through droplets of a patient that sneezes/coughs in the vicinity of another. Symptoms begin getting expressed within 2-3 days of infection. 

Influenza

Commonly known as the Flu amongst American citizens, this viral infection is highly contagious displaying common cold and coughing/sneezing as its prominent symptoms. If not treated in the early stages, this could eventually progress to portray life-threatening harm to the affected human body. Surprisingly the symptoms are hard to catch as they appear in weakened immune system individuals and could spread way before they start showing signs of occurrence. Sudden onset of fever, chills, and associated fatigue is also quite evident in the case of Influenza. Flu vaccination is the best possible prevention venture as getting it eradicated will require humans to take a serious effort towards preventing the disease from spreading. 

Hepatitis

Involving a serious inflammation of your liver, caused wither by a viral infection or even autoimmune disorders, excessive consumption of alcohol, and other toxins. Typically consisting of 5 major types (from A to E), this disease could tamper bile production, filtration of body toxins, metabolic reactions of fats, carbohydrates and proteins, etc. It also disturbs the process of production of clotting factors. Symptoms are similar to flu-like coughing, sneezing, abdominal pain, rashes, dark urine output, and pale appearance of your stool. In slightly elevated cases, yellowish skin due to jaundice and weight loss have also been experienced. 

Zika Virus

This condition is transmitted by the Aedes mosquito that tends to bite during the daytime. If prevalent during pregnancy, babies could be born with defects like congenital malformations and that’s when we label this viral infection as the Congenital Zika Syndrome, causative or preterm birth or miscarriages at times too. This flavivirus first originated in Uganda wherein the majority of the people did not experience first-hand symptoms. Typical symptoms that developed as time progressed included malaise, joint pain, fever, rash, conjunctivitis, headaches, back pains, etc. that last for 6-7 days in normal cases. Severe cases would lead to even more ill-fated conditions like neurological and autoimmune problems. 

Chickenpox

Introduced by the virus called Varicella Zoster, Chickenpox is a commonly observed infectious disease in many cities of the Indian subcontinent. The virus spreads when one sneezes, coughs, or physically touches their skin lesions to an uninfected person. Usually, it is characterized by the appearance of rashes and itchy blisters all over the skin region, externally causing extreme discomfort, but eventually if left untreated, it could progress to form complications like swelling of the brain and pneumonia. Sometimes, the virus could end up reactivating at a later period in a life after a one-time infection, the condition called Shingles, wherein blistering rashes start spreading across the skin’s surface. 

Measles

Affecting individuals with an extremely weakened immune system, Measles is spread by a virus residing within the nose or throat mucus of an infected person and proceeds to spread via coughing, sneezing, or even breathing. This highly infectious virtual infection if not given an adequate amount of therapeutic care, this condition could elevate into serious repercussions like seizures, brain damage, or pneumonia. This is known to be one of the most highly infectious diseases since even if one person gets infected with Measles, more than 92% of the people surrounded him/her are at high risk of getting the virus. Symptoms that are most frequently reported include rashes, eye irritation, cough, runny nose, and at times, a high temperature. 

AIDS

Abbreviated form of Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome, this condition is caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus and is one of the most renowned sexually transmitted diseases. HIV starts gradually attacking every cell within your immune system, making it incapable of functioning to its right potential, eventually leading to the inability to fight off diseases. Apart from sexual contact, HIV also spreads through infected blood, or via a pregnant mother during childbirth or breastfeeding. Barring medication, HIV will eventually convert into AIDS whereby symptoms worsen and the sickness starts taking over your vital body functions. Individuals who have been exposed to this virus could start therapy of antiretrovirals daily inclusive of pre-exposure prophylaxis. 

Polio

Although almost eradicated from India, this contagious infectious disease has left much damage to massive populations for decades. Performing the core function of invading your nervous system, this condition is spread via droplets released when an infected patient sneezes/coughs or even when someone comes in contact with the feces of such a person. In the beginning, the occurrence of symptoms is very rare or almost negligible. As the time proceeds, signs like headaches, fever, nausea, fatigue, flu-like symptoms, stiffness, and pain in the back and legs tend to occur. In some individuals, paralysis of the limbs could take place too, leaving them incapacitated for life. Some even experienced paralysis in the muscles that aided them with breathing effectively. 

Ebola Virus

Spread by a family of viruses called Filoviridae, genus ebolavirus, this deadly and infectious sickness was first prominent in the Ebola river of the Congo region. It can lead to the viral infection spreading in humans as well as primates like monkeys, chimpanzees, and gorillas. Leading to a massive outbreak through major countries, this virus spreads through direct contact via broken skin, open cuts, wounds, abrasions, etc., or through blood/body fluids, and objects contaminated by the Ebola virus. Symptoms progress in severity, beginning with chills, fever, cold/cough/sneezing, unexplained bleeding, bruises, muscle pain, weakness, brittleness, etc. 

Alvizia Healthcare has a wonderful range of options to keep your immune system strong and healthy and increase your ability to ward off such similar infectious diseases with acquired ease. We present Nutritional supplements obtained in the most organic way to naturally help rejuvenate your immunity, and enhance your life’s quality.

Milk Thistle (Silymarin) soft gel capsules that behave as liver detox and repair formula, increasing your immune strength over some time. 

L-Arginine capsules provide your body with the required essential amino acids to help fight off infectious diseases with ease and provide a good defense mechanism. 


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