Our researchers and scientists are in constant search of a breakthrough to beat this pandemic coronavirus. A lethality that commenced last year in China has now global coverage. It started from the markets of Wuhan, China; it has reached trillions of people in a nick of time. Though the death rate is low but still the people who are not careful enough or naive to understand the effects are getting in the contact rapidly. The scientists of China have claimed that this virus has never affected a human before. However, today the world is struggling to combat COVID-19. To the date, there is no antidote but the scientists of India have started with the clinical trials of Ayurvedic medicines like Ashwagandha, Amla, Yashtimadhu, Guduchi Pippali, and a special mixture naming Ayush-64. According to Dr. Harsh Vardhan, we can expect positive results next year in 2021. Till then we can continue with the guidelines and preventive measures issued by the World Health Organisation, the Ministry of AYUSH and the Ministry of Health.
Karma Ayurveda Hospital has been receiving a lot of queries regarding COVID-19 and how it can affect their kidneys. So, we decided to bring up conclusive information on the connection between coronavirus and kidneys. Though, it is an infection that affects the respiratory system first but affects the other organs of the human anatomy. Earlier this year, a lady from Delhi’s Jahangir Puri died of coronavirus and kidney failure. She was a patient of high blood pressure and diabetes. People that are dealing with other serious disorders and diseases are at the highest risk of reaching the stage of mortality. So, let us begin with our topic Coronavirus: What? How? When?
What is Coronavirus or COVID-19?
A coronavirus is a group of viruses that cause cold and flu-induced illness and its progression reflects serious illness. The novel coronavirus or the dubbed name by World Health Organisation, COVID-19 is not like the common cold & flu. Though the symptoms can make you feel like these are of common ones but it will last in your body for at least 14 days deteriorating the health drastically. SARS-CoV-2 is a deadly coronavirus that initially causes respiratory diseases and then may result in acute loss of multiple organs. It is a collection of viruses that influence the framework of the respiratory system. As of now, the two characteristics of coronavirus have emerged as a global outbreak.
What are the four classifications of Coronavirus?
We have been observing that people were confused about its different classifications. In a world where people believe the truth published on the internet. Although the information provided at trusted and verified websites is believable the people have been seen misusing them to their benefits or creating a panic. In the cases of Coronavirus, there are few social media forwards that have been influencing the lives of people radically. There are only four classifications of COVID-19; alpha, beta, delta and gamma. Out of these four, only two have affected the global dynamics to the date.
What is the relation between Coronavirus and Acute Kidney Diseases?
Looking at the epidemic graph of coronavirus, more than 1800 people have lost their lives by now. The antidotes are being made across the globe and hopefully, we are likely to get that soon. 90% of the patients suffer from Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and for the same; it is considered only as of the problem in respiratory problems. The mucus occurring at the time of cough, cold & flu blocks the passage of airways and reduces the supply of oxygen to the organs. This lack of oxygen has lead to multiple organ failure. The coronavirus gets into the healthy cells of the immunity system and attacks the other healthy cells of a human body. Nearly 6% of SARS patients end up with Acute Renal Injury or Acute Kidney Injury. Kidneys that channel gallons of blood each day get influenced by this novel coronavirus or CVOID-19 resulting in Acute Renal Failure. A normal estimated human kidney comprises 8, 00,000 nephrons or the refining units may get in call of irritation prompting the deadly conditions.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Recently, people have been seen dying because of the asymptomatic feature of the new phase of coronavirus. A constable of Delhi Police died because he had no symptoms that could tell if he had coronavirus or not. Still, the professionals at WHO states that there are a few symptoms that can be alarming enough for a diseased to know its presence, such as:
- Breathing problems
- Abnormal pain in lungs
- Chest pain
- Acute Kidney Failure
- Sore throat
- Feebly beating of the heart
- Breathing problems
- Runny nose
- Body aches
How does this virus invade the functioning of human anatomy?
Believing the facts published in a reputed source on the internet, the inception of this virus found in the seafood market of Wuhan, China. The virus was common among animals and before December 2019 its effect was not evident in humans. However, the group of symptoms is now invading different mammals across the globe. The estimated facts say that it was found in bats of China first and then in other animals that human consumes. The actual source is yet to be revealed but ever since the outbreak the seafood market of china has been shut down completely.
How coronavirus is related to SARS and MERS?
The similarity between these three viruses is uncanny. As discussed above, the virus collectively affects the human body because it is a group of viruses. SARS is a respiratory virus that attacks humans, bats and similar mammals. MERS is a virus that affects animals.
How did the virus transmission to humans?
The studies have said that the transmission of coronavirus began with the bat following a chain that may have gone like a food chain. An animal must have consumed an infected bat and the human may have that animal as his meal. The theories about the direct source are still unclear and the accurate results are still awaited.
Why there is a need to take precautions in the outbreak of Coronavirus?
Precautions and preventions are the primary steps of any disease and ailment coming in the way. Now that this is a pandemic or health crisis, the need to be extra careful becomes intense. Both the WHO and the Ministry of AYUSH have issued certain guidelines to reduce mortality and lethality. Though the death risk is low once it attacks the system it will leave longstanding effects on the body. Karma Ayurveda Hospital shares a few Ayurvedic guidelines to prevent the repercussions of COVID-19:
- One: Sanitize everything around you
- Two: Wash your hands before and after eating
- Three: If you are receiving any parcel from overseas, wear gloves and masks, sanitize it and keep in daylight for 100 hours. Open it after complete 100 hours only.
- Four: Cover your face while sneezing and coughing (use a tissue and flexed elbow)
- Five: Avoid the consumption of meat and poultry
- Six: Avoid direct contact with wild and farm animals
- Why there is a need for living the Ayurvedic life?
Ayurveda is the heritage of Indian and its subcontinents. The ancient course of medicament got vanished after the popularity of chemical treatments, lucrative food choices and luxury lifestyle. Having a luxurious life is not a bad thing to follow but how wisely you are following the resources can decide the way your body should live. As for the outbreak of coronavirus, the Indian government has announced another lockdown ‘Lockdown 4.0’ to prevent the loss. After the continued series of lockdowns with certain exemptions, we all must have got to know about the Ayurvedic living.
Ayurveda is not just a treatment; it is a way of living that keeps us away from the bad influences available in nature. The Ayurvedic strategy or the principles lies with healthy living. Karma Ayurveda hospital is an Ayurvedic kidney disease treatment institute that has been serving the mankind since 1937. Observing the current scenario, we thought of sharing the benefits of Ayurveda to prevent not just coronavirus but other diseases as well. The fundamentals of Ayurveda help in the management of the human body. The three energies decide the dominant feature differently on different people with Vatta, Pitta and Kapha. Following are the classifications and Ayurvedic remedies for the prevention:
For Vatta dominant human anatomy:
- Keep warm
- Keep calm
- Avoid cold, frozen or raw foods
- Avoid extreme cold
- Eat warm foods and spices
- Keep a routine
- Get plenty of rest
- For Pitta dominant human anatomy:
- Avoid excessive heat
- Avoid excessive oil
- Avoid excessive steam
- Limit salt intake
- Eat cooling, non-spicy foods
- Exercise during the cooler part of the day
For Kapha dominant human anatomy:
- Get plenty of exercises
- Avoid heavy foods
- Keep active
- Avoid dairy
- Avoid iced food or drinks
- Vary your routine
- Avoid fatty, oily foods
- Eat light, dry food
- No daytime naps
The bottom line:
There is no cure for COVID-19 or Coronavirus available to date. The clinical trials are on but the results are awaited. Till then, following a healthy lifestyle or an Ayurvedic lifestyle can help in the prevention. Following the guidelines provided to you by the WHO and Ministry of AYUSH can help you stay out of reach of Coronavirus.