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  • Treatment of radiation sickness with folk remedies and methods

    Radiation sickness occurs as a result of exposure to the body of ionizing radiation.

    Penetrating power is possessed by X-rays, gamma rays, neutrons, alpha and beta particles. The effect of each of these particles on the body is different. Thus, alpha and run-particles have a large ionizing but low penetrating power, and gamma rays and X-rays have a lower ionizing but greater penetrating power. Therefore, irradiation with alpha and beta particles causes the disease only when they are in direct contact with them, and gamma-ray and X-ray irradiation is possible at a great distance.

    The biological effect of ionizing radiation depends on many factors: the radiation dose, the type of ionizing particles, the reactivity of the organism, the magnitude of the irradiated surface of the body, etc.

    Thus, irradiation of a large body surface with a dose of 600 roentgen causes acute radiation sickness and is fatal,small doses of radiation causes chronic radiation sickness.

    Acute radiation sickness develops with a single irradiation with ionizing agents, the dose of which exceeds 100 roentgens. There are 4 degrees of radiation sickness:

    1st degree-easy. The dose of irradiation is 100-200 roentgens;

    2nd degree - of moderate severity. The dose is 200-300 x-ray;

    3rd degree - heavy. The dose is 300-500 roentgens;

    4th grade is extremely heavy. A dose of more than 500 roentgens.

    The disease is divided by its course into 4 periods.

    The first period begins immediately after irradiation( or in a day, which depends on the dose of irradiation and the susceptibility of the organism).The patient is restless, excited, complains of dizziness, headache, insomnia. Often there is a perversion of appetite, nausea, thirst, vomiting, a violation of taste sensations.

    After the phase of excitation, the oppression phase begins. The patient is weak, apathetic, reacts badly to the environment, complains of weakness. He has a trembling of the fingers, lowering blood pressure, sometimes the temperature rises.

    Changes in blood composition and qualitative disorders in leukocytes and erythrocytes are observed.

    The second period is called the period of well-being, because at this time the patient's condition improves, headaches disappear, the temperature returns to normal, and sleep sets in. It seems that the patient is recovering. But this period does not last long( from several days to 2-3 weeks).To determine the true state of the patient, blood tests help: qualitative changes in blood cells( mainly erythrocytes and leukocytes) acquire a coarse character. The number of red blood cells decreases during this period, the number of leukocytes increases.

    The third period of the disease is an acute period. At this time, all the symptoms of the disease manifest themselves with the greatest force.

    After 2-3 weeks from the beginning of the irradiation, the patient's condition deteriorates sharply: severe headache, dizziness, nausea, photophobia, sleep disturbance. Developed lethargy and general weakness. Patients are depressed, indifferent to everything, apathetic. Body temperature in many cases rises to 39-40 ° C.

    At 2-3 weeks from the beginning of the irradiation begins hair loss. The skin becomes dry, scaly. In some areas of the body there are different types of rashes( sometimes with the development of blisters and gangrenous tissue decay).On the skin of the face, trunk, limbs, there are numerous subcutaneous hemorrhages. There are hemorrhages and internal organs. Often there are pulmonary, gastric, intestinal bleeding.

    All systems of the affected organism change.

    Cardiovascular system:( tachycardia), weakening of contraction force, rhythm disturbance.

    Digestive system: tongue dry, covered with white or brown coating, there are symptoms of colitis or enterocolitis. Constant diarrhea leads to depletion and dehydration of the body. There is a condition called "ray kache- sia."

    Especially large changes in the body are observed in the hematopoietic system: the number of erythrocytes and hemoglobin of blood sharply decreases. The size of red blood cells decreases. Also, the number of white blood cells quickly and strongly decreases. A lot of young blood cells appear in the blood, which is a bad prognostic sign. ROE accelerated to 60-70 mm per hour.

    For physicians, the drop in the number of blood cells is a guide and an indicator of the severity of the disease.

    In patients with radiation sickness, there is a decrease in immunity. Resistance of the body to infections is sharply reduced. Therefore, even the slightest abrasions, scratches or cold can lead to severe consequences for the patient. They often develop complications such as stomatitis, gingivitis, pneumonia, abscesses, sepsis, etc.

    If the patient managed to get out of the third stage of the disease, then the fourth stage - the stage of resolution, the duration of which is 6-12 months.

    At this time, the destroyed cells and tissues of the body are restored. All the symptoms of the disease gradually go away, the composition of the blood begins to recover. However, for a long time there are changes in the central nervous system, instability of reactions, poor sleep, asthenia.

    If the patient has suffered acute radiation sickness, then one should always remember the long-term consequences of the disease that can occur at any time: leukemia and other blood diseases, vision disorders, internal organs, central nervous system, heart and kidneys. In such patients, malignant neoplasms and benign tumors often appear, mutations in subsequent generations and various deformities in children are possible.

    In chronic radiation sickness, all symptoms of the disease are usually smoothened, their sequence is not always observed. Disease can last for the rest of the patient's life with alternating periods of improvement and deterioration.

    Traditional medicine recommends the following medicinal plant preparations for the treatment of radiation sickness:

    Needles.5 tbsp.spoons of needle needles, spruce, pine or fir pour 0.5 liters of water, boil for 5 minutes and insist the night in the heat. Give to drink sick instead of water during the day. Day break, then treatment is repeated. This alternation of drinking water and conifer broth for a month. An even greater effect can be expected if instead of the usual tap water drink thawed water. Needles act envelopingly, removes radionuclides and other harmful substances from the body, rids the cells of the body from intoxication.

    Apples. Eastern medicine calls these fruits the most valuable food products. Today they are widely used in medical diets, acid varieties - with obesity and diabetes, sweet - with diseases of the cardiovascular system, liver, kidneys. Raw and baked apples are recommended for the treatment of the most chronic gastritis, colitis, dysentery.

    The ability of apples to have a healing effect determines the constituent pectins, organic acids. Pectin is able to bind and remove from the body mercury, lead, strontium, cesium and other substances harmful to the body. Especially a lot of pectin in the skin of apples. Therefore, those who purify apples from the peel before use are not right. Apple diets, apple days, weeks will be of great benefit to those who want to get rid of radionuclides.

    In order to reduce the radioactivity of a product, it is enough to pour it with thin apple slices for 3-6 hours. This can be easily verified by measuring the radiation of the product before and after the procedure.

    Seabuckthorn oil.1 teaspoon 3 times a day for a month. This treatment will purify the body of radionuclides. In the absence of sea buckthorn oil, you can use infusions and broths of young twigs and leaves of sea-buckthorn.

    Walnuts. When consuming a large number of fruits or infusions, decoctions from the partitions( partitions from 20 nuts to 0.5 liters of water, boil for 30 minutes, insist for 3 hours) radionuclides, mercury compounds, lead, strontium are removed from the cells of the body.