Thursday, August 23, 2001, Chandigarh, India


L U D H I A N A   S T O R I E S


Beware of seasonal flu

FLU or influenza is a viral illness. It usually affects all age groups. Everyday our bodies are attacked by an alarming variety of germs and viruses. As the various viruses attack us, our inborn defence system goes to work and in most cases the body is able to ward off the attack. It is only when something different develops and strikes suddenly, our bodies are caught unawares and are unable to cope. Flu, to give the malady its full title, is a respiratory disease almost as prevalent as the common cold. Like common cold it is caused by a virus. There are two main types of flu virus (A and B), and these in turn may be divided into various strains. We have all heard of peunomonic flu, and other epidemic strains of flu that have swept the world.

Flu usually begins with a severe cold. The patient may get a headache, feel feverish and may have a sore throat, nasal blocking. In influenza cases pain all over the body, restlessness, weakness, fever and cough persist. Watering from the eyes, excessive discharge from the nose and throat are also symptoms in the patient. Fever may rise upto 102-104 F. Fever and pain are the first symptoms of influenza. Sweat glands excrete excessive sweat. Throat irritation, sneezing and dullness may continue.

Flu usually starts due to intake of pool diet. According to ayurveda, influenza is a disorder of vayu and kaph. Vayu-kaph is of five kinds, but it is related with praan vayu and avlambak kaph. Praan vayu and avlambak kaph is located in the chest, nose and heart.

Precautions and general remedies:
If you are not a patient, keep your face away when the patient sneezes or coughs. You should keep the door and windows open. Keep children away from the patient. Wash your hands each time the patient is attended. If possible, isolate the patient in a separate room. Do not use patient’s towel and clothes. Eat well and get plenty of sleep and exercise to keep up your resistance. Keep away from crowded places and do not spit on the floor. Everybody should be careful during flu. Bronchitis, pneumonia and ear infections are some of the common complications which make the flu dangerous.

— Dr Anil Dheer



Green Land School paddlers excel
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, August 22
Paddlers Land Senior Secondary Public School which represented Ludhiana-I in the Punjab State Senior Secondary Schools District Table-Tennis Tournament (u-17) held at Khanna on August 21 gave a stupendous performance to help their school emerge as champion. In the final, they beat Sacred Heart Convent School which represented Ludhiana-II. Two students of Green Land Senior Secondary School, Atul of Class X and Sahil of Class VII were also selected for the team on the basis of their performance during this tournament.

Handball meet

As many as 20 teams of Ludhiana district will take part in the Sahodaya School Handball Tournament to be held from August 23 to 25. This three-day tournament will be organised by Upadhaya Shri Phool Chander Jain Public School, Chandigarh road, Jamalpur, on its campus, according to a press release issued by the school Principal, Ms G.K. Itten.



Admn seeks time to file reply
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, August 22
The district administration is understood to have sought four weeks' time from the Supreme Court to file its reply in the case of demolition of marriage palaces. The case came up for hearing on August 20.

The court is reported to have granted four weeks' time to the administration. Two weeks' time has also been granted to the petitioners to file objections to the reply of the administration.


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