ZIKA VIRUS DISEASE- Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Research Papers, Yoga & Pranayama

Zika virus disease is a viral infection caused by zika virus and transmitted by mosquitoes. The infection, known as zika fever or Zika virus disease, often causes no or only mild symptoms, similar to a very mild form of dengue fever.

  • SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF ZIKA VIRUS DISEASE
  • CAUSES OF ZIKA VIRUS DISEASE
  • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF ZIKA VIRUS DISEASE
  • DIAGNOSIS OF ZIKA VIRUS DISEASE
  • TREATMENTS FOR ZIKA VIRUS DISEASE
  • PROGNOSIS OF ZIKA VIRUS DISEASE
  • COMPLICATIONS OF ZIKA VIRUS DISEASE
  • ZIKA VIRUS DISEASE AND AYURVEDA
  • NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF ZIKA VIRUS DISEASE
  • PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF ZIKA VIRUS DISEASE
  • SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF ZIKA VIRUS DISEASE
  • LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF ZIKA VIRUS DISEASE
  • AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF ZIKA VIRUS DISEASE
  • CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR ZIKA VIRUS DISEASE
  • AYURVEDIC LOCAL TREATMENT FOR ZIKA VIRUS DISEASE
  • AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR ZIKA VIRUS DISEASE
  • AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR ZIKA VIRUS DISEASE
  • COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR ZIKA VIRUS DISEASE
  • HOME REMEDIES FOR ZIKA VIRUS DISEASE
  • DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR ZIKA VIRUS DISEASE
  • YOGA FOR ZIKA VIRUS DISEASE

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF ZIKA VIRUS DISEASE

  • Fever
  • Anorexia
  • Joint pain and joint stiffness
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fatigue
  • Red eyes
  • Skin rash

CAUSES OF ZIKA VIRUS DISEASE

Zika virus disease caused by the bite of Aedes mosquito infected with zika virus

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF ZIKA VIRUS DISEASE

The incubation period of zika virus fever is 2-14 days, following which the disease has a sudden onset with fever, anorexia, etc.

DIAGNOSIS OF ZIKA VIRUS DISEASE

  • The virus can be isolated from the blood of febrile patients.
  • Serological diagnosis
  • Investigations similar to other viral fevers

TREATMENTS OF ZIKA VIRUS DISEASE

  • There is no specific treatment for zika virus fever.
  • Analgesics
  • Antipyretic drugs like paracetamol
  • Fluid supplementation

PROGNOSIS OF ZIKA VIRUS DISEASE

Generally, it is curable and the symptoms are manageable. Symptoms usually last about a week, and most people recover fully.

COMPLICATIONS OF ZIKA VIRUS DISEASE

  • Damage to brain tissue
  • Joint problems
  • Damage to eyes

ZIKA VIRUS DISEASE AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda,zika virus disease management is based on the symptoms.
  • The clinical picture may be compared to a type of Sannipataj jwara.
  • In Ayurveda, presenting with cardinal features viz. jwara (pyexia), shira shula (headache), nirbhugne lochana (retro-orbital pain), asthi-sandhi shula (arthralgia), chhardi (vomiting), kotha/rakta mandalotapatti (rashes). Hence, the drugs mentioned for the management of sannipataj jwara are planned to provide in zika virus disease.

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF ZIKA VIRUS DISEASE

  • Excess consumption of acrid, salt, hot,  ununctuous food
  • Eating during indigestion
  • Agantu factors – infections
  • Improper administration of purification therapies
  • Depletion of body tissue

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF ZIKA VIRUS DISEASE

  • Increased body temperature
  • Weakness

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF ZIKA VIRUS DISEASE

Due to the causative factors doshas become vitiated and spreads to the entire body. Aggravated doshas enter the digestive system and combine with agni, accompanying the rasa, blocks the channels. Agni expels out from the site of digestion and spreads all over the body and gives rise to jwara.

LAKSHANA – AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF ZIKA VIRUS DISEASE

  • Jwara – fever
  • Sandhi Shoola – joint pain
  • Arochaka – anorexia
  • Shirah Shoola – headache

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF ZIKA VIRUS DISEASE

  • The prognosis is Sadhya – curable

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR ZIKA VIRUS DISEASE

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR ZIKA VIRUS DISEASE

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES TREATMENT FOR ZIKA VIRUS DISEASE

Ayurvedic medicines for Internal administration for zika virus disease

  • Sanjeevani Vati
  • Sudarshana Ghana Vati
  • Amrutharishta
  • Trayodashanga Guggulu
  • Maha Rasnadi Kvatha
  • Amritotharam kashayam

HOME REMEDIES FOR ZIKA VIRUS DISEASE

  • Intake of warm water frequently
  • Proper rest
  • Intake of water boiled with coriander and dried ginger

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR ZIKA VIRUS DISEASE

  • Avoid food items that produce dosha imbalance like cold and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume easily digestible food items
  • Avoid visiting the disease prevalent areas
  • Proper sanitation measures to be followed.

YOGA FOR ZIKA VIRUS DISEASE

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – calms the mind and gets relief from the pain associated with zika virus disease

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. The patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.                             

  • Bhujangasana – immune booster asana
  • Shashankasana
  • Kapal Bhati
  • Ujjayi
  • Bhastrika

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