Malaria is caused by parasites which feed on other bodies for their survival. It is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito. Every year, there are tons of people getting affected due to this ailment. It has been reported that young children from Africa are the worst affected clan.… ...Show more
Malaria is caused by parasites which feed on other bodies for their survival. It is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito. Every year, there are tons of people getting affected due to this ailment. It has been reported that young children from Africa are the worst affected clan.SymptomsYou may have surely heard of malaria and its symptoms. Though it is very common among children, adults too are equally affected. Its symptoms include:
Fever with chills and shivering, especially seen in the late evening hours
Chest pain/ tightening
CausesMalaria is caused by a parasitic bite. However, here are the different stages of the transmission cycle:
Uninfected mosquito: A mosquito becomes infected by feeding on an infected person.
Transmission: Now whoever this mosquito bites, will get infected with the parasite.
Liver: Once they enter you, they enter your liver and cause you an infection.
Bloodstream: After a period, these parasites leave your liver and enter into your bloodstream. This is when you see the symptoms.
Transmission: In this stage, if an uninfected mosquito bites you, it will get infected - thereby continuing with this cycle.
Malaria can also be transmitted in these ways:
from a mother to an unborn child
through infected needles
through blood transfusion
Shoo away that mosquito with these home remedies!
Sweet lime juice
Apple cider vinegar
Neem leaf tea
One must know that a balanced diet and physical exercise could be very helpful too.Some preventive measures include keeping the environment clean and getting rid of clutter and stagnating water. It is important to use mosquito repellents over all exposed areas of the body when you are going to be in a woody (or garden) area. TreatmentsUntil now, there are no vaccines available for malaria. Typically, antimalarial medicine kills the parasite. For years, scientists and researchers have been trying their best to find a way to develop these drugs further, however, it hasn’t been very successful.Going beyond in the holistic approachLouise Hay, motivational leader and empowerment coach who has done path breaking work in supporting HIV/AIDS patients and their families, has said that, “Illness however mild or severe is an indicator of your emotional state, caused by your thoughts and focus.” According to her, the main cause of malaria is: Out of balance with nature and with life. One way of healing this is through saying or writing affirmations. Doing this regularly can help to reduce the debilitating effects of this illness. Her affirmation for treating malaria is: I am united and balanced with all of life. I am safe. Alternative therapies for treating malaria have been widespread and age old. There haven’t been a lot of medical developments in terms of antimalarial treatments and thus, alternative medicines help us in a big way. Herbal treatments or antimalarial herbal medicines, yoga, meditation, naturopathy, reiki, body massages, homeopathy, Ayurveda and acupressure can help you in healing faster too.Show less