Diet and health tips for people suffering from dengue fever
The most effective and important tip to avoid dengue is stay away from mosquitoes and from stale water. Apart from that once you are suffering from dengue your diet plays a very important role to bring you out from this viral fever.
It is a very complicated treatment even for doctors where high doses of medications are given. At the same time food intake of patients are very low which is of greatest concern.
When these high doses are given it is very important to ensure that the patient is having good amount of calories and proteins to support the metabolism of those high doses of medicine.
Now a day’s dengue fever is considered to be one of the dangerous fevers. Inspite of the medications available it is difficult to diagnose at an early stage. As we talk about diet for dengue fever.
There is no thumb rule to be followed for diet but a few tips can help you to combat soon from the fever.
It is very necessary to supply your body with plenty of fluids throughout the day. Oral rehydration solution, fruit juices, coconut water, lime juice etc can be given which will help to remove the toxins from the body.
Virus gets excreted via urine hence reducing its load in the body.
During fever appetite of patients is really very low, so it becomes our responsibility to select food which patient likes and apart from that the food selected should be such which has high energy in small quantities.
For e.g. instead of chapatti give sheera with good amount of ghee and sugar. 1 chapati to eat would be difficult if compared with sheera.
Handful of nuts will also be a good option. In this condition fruit juice will be considered over whole fruits. Whole fruit fiber will give him satiety due to which eating quantity of food will be restricted.
Do not over load patient with spices, salt, fried and oily food. See to eat that patient gets vitamins from all the sources of fruits and vegetables. Soups are also a good option.
It will help to enhance his/her hunger and also improve his mouth taste. Your diet can include boiled vegetables, rice porridge, soup, toast, apples, bananas and tea.
If patient is not comfortable with solid food patient can stick to liquids for 2-3 days after which solid intake should be gradually started. Nausea and vomiting are the main symptoms of dengue fever which have to be taken care of.
In dengue the liver of the patient is targeted. So there is impaired function of liver. So it becomes very important to supply body with easy to digest food.
So that body doesn’t have to do extra effort of converting complex food into simple forms. After patient’s intake improves next focus after hydrating the patient is to start with a high protein diet.
Protein rich foods have to be included in the diet like milk and its products, pulses, eggs, fish, Chicken etc.
A high protein and calorie diet is recommended even after the fever is gone to restore all the resources of vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats in the body.