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Doctor insights on: Are Parasitic Diseases Treatable

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Why are parasitic diseases difficult to control?

Why are parasitic diseases difficult to control?

Agree: Parasitic infections occur more commonly in 3rd world countries where financial resources and conditions are less than optimal in dealing with these conditions. ...Read more

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What are some food-borne parasitic diseases that affect the body?

What are some food-borne parasitic diseases that affect the body?

Ameba and giardia: The most common parasitic illnesses that are food borne in the us are giardiasis and amebiasis. They are mostly acquired during foreign travel. ...Read more

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What are some consequences of a parasitic disease that stops the flow of lymph?

What are some consequences of a parasitic disease that stops the flow of lymph?

Lymphedema: Filariasis (wucheria bancrofti) is the parasite and the lympedema is quite severe. Chronic lymphedema cannot be cured although exercise, compression stocking etc.., may help. The worst consequence is lyphangiosarcoma which is a cancer. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some negative consequences of a parasitic disease that ceases flow of lymph into bloodstream?

Elephantiasis: Parasites such as micro filariae, clog up the lymphatic vessels, leading to the accumulation of fluids in the lower extremity. An example of a negative consequence of this accumulation is a condition called "elephantiasis". In other situations, the fluid backs up into the scrotum leading to massive scrotal swelling. ...Read more

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What is a disorder of sympathetic regulation and is it treatable, any symptoms?

Sounds like a : Term reserved for a condition with many unclear symptoms. You need a long visit with a doctor who can make a list of all your symptoms and get proper tests before he can recommend any treatment. ...Read more