Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a chronic, life threatening condition caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). HIV damages the human immune system and disables it from fighting infections caused by pathogens. There is no cure for HIV/AIDS, but medications can slow down its progression. Though these drugs have reduced deaths due to AIDS in developing nations, yet HIV/AIDS still kills populations in Africa, Haiti and parts of Asia.
HIV spreads by the transfer of body fluids from the infected to uninfected. These transfers can occur during sex, blood transfusions, sharing of needles, pregnancy or breastfeeding. It can take years before HIV damage of the immune system can lead to fully blown AIDS.
The symptoms vary depending on the phase of the infection in the person.
Most HIV infected people develop flu like illness within a month or two after the virus enters the body. This is called primary or acute HIV infection and may last for weeks. Symptoms and signs include:
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- Swollen lymph glands, mainly in the neck
Though the symptoms may be mild during this phase of HIV infection, the amount of virus present in the bloodstream (viral load) is very high. Therefore, HIV infections spread greatly during the primary stage than any other stage of infection.
This stage lasts for about 10 years for those not on antiretroviral therapies. It can last for decades in people who are on antiretroviral drugs. Except for persistent swelling of the lymph glands in the neck, there are no specific signs or symptoms during this phase of infection.
Progression to AIDS:
In the absence of any treatment for the HIV infection, the disease progresses to full blown AIDS in about 10 years. At this stage, the body’s immune system is fully damaged making one vulnerable to opportunistic infections – diseases that wouldn’t bother a person with a healthy immune system. The signs and symptoms of some of these infections include:
- Soaking night sweats
- Recurring fever
- Chronic diarrhea
- Lesions on tongue or in mouth
- Unexplained fatigue
- Weight loss
- Skin rashes or bumps
Since there is no cure for HIV/AIDS, a variety of drugs are used in combination to control the virus. The treatment regimen includes taking multiple pills at specific times for the rest of the patient’s life resulting in side effects.
Homeopathy for AIDS Management
The horror of the AIDS epidemic woke up the medical and general public to the importance of the body’s immune system. The medical community is all focused on inhibiting the virus rather than increasing the immune response to the viral threat. By strengthening the immune system, the body is best able to defend itself.
Homeopathy has an impressive history of success in treating infectious diseases, including potentially fatal diseases known to mankind. Homeopathic medicines are prescribed based on a person’s unique pattern of symptoms and a conventional diagnosis is not necessary to prescribe a curative homeopathic remedy. Homeopathic medicines don’t have traditional antiviral effects, but immunomodulatory effects. This refers to the tonification of the body’s immune system – to augment immune responses when need be or depress an already over stimulated immune system. Implemented accurately, homeopathy can extract a profound healing response and can be extremely effective in treating acute as well as chronic long term health problems including HIV/AIDS.
Homeopathy in Hyderabad has come a long way in treating varying stages of HIV AIDS with considerable success. The best homeopathic doctors in Hyderabad can be found at almost all homeopathy clinics specializing in treating both, acute and chronic diseases. With a multitude of best homeopathic clinics, hospitals in Hyderabad, management of AIDS is as simple as picking a phone and scheduling an appointment. For best homeopathy in Hyderabad visit an expert who treats specific conditions.