There are just so many diseases out there. Many people are already worried that because of their constant interactions with so many people they will become at risk to many types of communicable and infectious diseases. Many of these diseases can be acquired by merely shaking hands with another person, talking, etc. You can only do so much in order to keep healthy. One way of doing this is to boost the performance of the immune system by taking vitamins and supplements designed to keep the system in great form. Another way to combat diseases is to keep yourself clean particularly your hands. This way you’ll avoid getting illnesses as well as passing it on to anybody.
The reason why this is being discussed is because of the type of disease that’s going to be tackled in length in this article, Mononucleosis. Mononucleosis is an infectious disease that can be commonly contracted by teenagers and young adults. It is caused by a virus known as Epstein – Barr virus that is very vicious. It is very “restless” that is why it can easily jump from one host to another. In fact, Epstein – Barr virus on Mononucleosis can be fatal to people who are younger than 15 years old and people who are older than 25 years old at the time of infection.
Mononucleosis is also what is called as glandular fever and infectious mononucleosis. It can contracted by way of intense kissing, through saliva when you use other people’s drinking glass, eating utensils, towels, etc. Sometimes, the virus just stays in your throat and stays dormant for a period of time. During relapse, it will become active and the symptoms will now start to manifest.
In order to help you recognize Mono early on, here are some of the most common as well as the rare symptoms of Mono.
Swollen groin, armpit and neck glands
Extreme feeling of fatigue
Low to high fever
Sore throat that is similar to tonsillitis
Other symptoms (sometimes rare to others)
Abdominal and stomach pains
And when checked by doctors, enlarged liver and spleen
As already mentioned, Mononucleosis is a disease that is caused by the Epstein – Barr virus. That is why it cannot be treated by taking antibiotics. There also other conventional way of treating Mono but what they do is just to relieve the symptoms of Mono like the aches and pains but not the actual disease.
There are now books out there that discuss natural ways, means and methods of fighting mono. It is also very essential to have adequate rest and sleep when treating mono. Supplements, vitamins and pure water therapy are also very helpful with this type of infection. There are also homeopathy treatments that are proven to be very effective in treating mono.
Unfortunately, there are people who can have mono several times during their lifetime. That is why these patients can suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome as well. Experts say that stress brings about mono relapse and we all know that stress has become a part of our lives in this day and age. The ultimate thing to do is to strengthen your immune system in order to do a better job of protecting your body from the attack of Epstein-Barr virus. Once you have been diagnosed with mono you have to be very aware and careful about your health. Regular exercise, right and balanced diet are your primary source of protection against any infectious disease.
Ultimately, Mononucleosis can be prevented by making sure you are living and practising a healthy lifestyle. Remember that mono cannot be treated with conventional antibiotics because it is caused by a virus and not by bacteria. When you are already experiencing some of the symptoms mentioned above go and see your doctor immediately for proper diagnosis. If you can’t prevent it from entering your system then preventing it from getting worse is the next best thing.