≡ ▼
ABC Homeopathy Forum




Oscillococcinum ® - Boiron: $13.15



Remedy Finder:




Similar posts:

H1N1 Virus / Swine Flu suggestions 18Treatment to be protected from Swine flu: Prior and Post desease 1swine flue prevention 2Protect from Swine Flu - Dr. Deoshlok Sharma 28Preventive medicen for swineflu 9For swine flu 1merc.sol for swine flu 1Urgent :Swine Flu Prevention. Dr Nawaz or any Dr who sees this msg. 3Swine flue 4Swine flu preventive. 5


The ABC Homeopathy Forum

Swine Flu

The official advise in India is to take Arsenicum Album 30C as a prophylactic:

The union health ministry recommended preventive homeopathy medicine, Arsenicum album 30. The decision to advise people to take the preventive medicine was taken after the Central Council for Research in Homeopathy (CCRH), a state-run research wing, gave the suggestion for curbing the spread of the diseases.

  moderator on 2009-09-07
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
(Swine flu), most correctly Maxican Flu. Technically H1N1.

H1N1 is now a household name. The 4th pandem¬ic flu is making headlines. The flu phobia is visible and mask mania is disturbing.
Obviously this is due to the horrific memory of millions of deaths within months dur¬ing previous pandemics in¬cluding the first one in 1918 caused by HIM. What really are H1 and NI and why are they important to flu virus and our understanding?
Surface proteins:-
Like viruses in general, HIN1 depends on its outer surface proteins to infect host cells.
In swine flu virus these are Haemagglutinin (H) and Neuraminidase (N). To sur¬vive the host pro¬duces antibodies to these two proteins and inactivates them.
The virus, however, mod¬ifies the protein surfaces sub¬tly by genetic mutations and escapes the antibodies. The
new strain can therefore cause disease even in survi¬vors of previous attacks.

The numbers denote vari¬ous forms of these two pro¬teins.
In the case of H1 and N1, the numbers refer to the first type of Haemagglutinin and Neuraminidases identified in the isolates of the virus from the first pandemic.

Since the isolates from dif¬ferent geographical regions or at different times or from animals either did not react with the antibodies to H1 and N1 or reacted only to either one, the new ones were de¬noted chronologically as H1N2, H2N1, H2N2 (caused Asian flu, 1956-58), H3N2 (caused Hong Kong flu 1968¬69), H3N3 etc. There are 16 different H types and 9 differ¬ent N types known currently.
As the name suggests, Hae¬magglutinin agglutinates haemoglobin-containing red blood cells by binding to a sugar compound on its sur¬face. The sugar, called Sialic acid, is common and abun¬dant in many cell types, al¬lowing the virus to cause wide-spread damage.
The largest surface area makes respiratory system the most vulnerable. Upon bind¬ing to Silaic acid, Haemagglu¬tinin changes shape and mediates viral entry by bring¬ing about fusion of the viral and host surfaces.
Neuraminic acid is another name for Sialic acid. Neurami¬nidase breaks down Sialic acid, the very compound that Haemagglutinin binds to. Though this appears counter¬ productive, it actually prevents the newly released viruses binding to dead cells causing non-productive infection. Though Neuraminidase is not essential for viral infection, its combination with Haemagglutinin is lethal. Since both vary in their structure and effectiveness, the number associated with the two letters (H and N) has special significance to virulence.
mazharmhm last decade

Post ReplyTo post a reply, you must first LOG ON or Register


Information given in this forum is given by way of exchange of views only, and those views are not necessarily those of ABC Homeopathy. It is not to be treated as a medical diagnosis or prescription, and should not be used as a substitute for a consultation with a qualified homeopath or physician. It is possible that advice given here may be dangerous, and you should make your own checks that it is safe. If symptoms persist, seek professional medical attention. Bear in mind that even minor symptoms can be a sign of a more serious underlying condition, and a timely diagnosis by your doctor could save your life.