Dengue fever is a vector-borne disease transmitted by female Aedes mosquitoes. Common symptoms of dengue include muscle pain, bone pain, joint pain, rash, high fever, throbbing headache, vomiting and nausea. Dengue can cause serious health problems as it breaks down the immune system and hence the person has to face problems even after recovery.
Here are 5 common side effects of dengue that a person may experience after recovering
feeling weak and tired
Dengue has a severe impact on a person’s immune system and hence increases the chances of getting sick easily. Weakness and feeling tired are also common problems. To boost your immunity, it is better to consume a balanced diet and do physical activity to stay fit.
People often experience excessive hair loss for 1-2 months while recovering from dengue. Some people affected by dengue also suffer hair loss in small patches (alopecia) due to drugs, metabolic or hormonal stress, or severe systemic infection.
joint pain and muscle pain
Pain in muscles, bones and joints are common problems in a person suffering from dengue. However, even after recovery, the problem persists. Multiple joint pain or polyarthralgia and muscle pain or myalgia persist for several days after recovery. And if you are deficient in vitamins and minerals, then it gets worse.
Loss of appetite and nutritional deficiencies
Dengue also affects the digestive system of a person. Extreme fever and weakness during recovery can cause loss of appetite and make it difficult to eat properly. Therefore, people suffer from many nutritional deficiencies. That’s why patients are advised to consume an appropriate amount of fluids and include nutrient-rich foods that are easy to digest.
Fighting dengue infection for a long time makes the body extremely weak. As soon as a person experiences loss of appetite, it affects the metabolism of the person and causes weight loss. One can maintain an ideal body weight by including more nutritious foods in their diet.