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Meningitis: Top Natural Supplements for Treatment

Thursday, 13 Jan 2011 02:13 PM

Meningitis is a life threatening condition involving an inflammation in the thin protective membranes (meninges) that line the brain and spinal cord. Meningitis can be caused by either a bacterial or viral infection. Bacterial meningitis is more dangerous and is typically caused by meningococcal bacteria. The most common meningitis symptoms include sudden high fever, headache, stiffness in the neck muscles, mental confusion, and nausea.  Coordination problems, intolerance towards loud sounds (phonophobia) and to bright light (photophobia) have also been reported in certain cases. With viral meningitis, the infection may start in the upper respiratory tract. It can even start off with other conditions like mumps, measles, herpes, or influenza before leading to viral meningitis. The characteristic meningitis rash, which is often associated with bacterial meningitis, isn't seen in viral meningitis.
The diagnosis of meningitis is done by a procedure called lumbar puncture where a needle is inserted into the spinal cord and a sample of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is extracted for medical examination. Culturing of the virus is difficult and hence diagnosis of viral meningitis is done indirectly by observing the elevated levels of WBCs, glucose, and protein in the CSF.
The aim of the treatment for viral meningitis is primarily to alleviate symptomatic discomforts like fever, nausea, or headaches. The infection is brought under control with antibiotics and anti-viral or steroidal drugs. Meningitis can at times result in various long-term consequences like epilepsy, seizures, fatigue, hearing, and sight problems. Providing help with natural healing methods along with medical treatment is crucial, especially in the recovery stage.
Top Natural Treatment Solutions
Natural herbal supplements for meningitis don't have to substitute therapeutic medication. However, supporting the body with natural treatments works wonders for strength and boosting immunity.

Here are a few top natural treatment solutions:
· Garlic: Is an effective natural treatment against meningitis because of its anti-viral and bactericidal properties.
· American Ginseng and Chlorella: A storehouse of essential nutrients, trace elements, and enzymes, help to control and treat meningitis.
· Colloidal Silver: A liquid suspension made from ionic silver, it is a natural antibiotic with strong disinfectant, antiseptic and "cure all" qualities. The choice and dosage of this natural treatment for meningitis must be strictly under guidance of a qualified alternative medicine practitioner.
· Olive Leaf Extracts: Loaded with disease fighting antioxidants and vitamins, studies have proven their anti-inflammatory and healing properties. It can be used in dried, liquid, or capsule form as a natural treatment for meningitis.
Zell Oxygen Plus: A natural fortified yeast preparation, it is rich in amino acids, bioactive enzymes, and vitamins.

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