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How fast can I make my chagas disease go away?

How fast can I make my chagas disease go away?

It make long time: About 30% of infected people who are not treated will develop chronic or symptomatic chagas disease. It may take more than 20 years from the time of the original infection to develop heart or digestive problems. Abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias, ventricular tachycardia) may cause sudden death. Once heart failure develops, death usually occurs within several years. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Chagas Disease (Definition)

South American trypanosomiasis, also called Chagas disease, is a parasitic infection that occurs in South America, Central America, and Mexico via insect bites. Early symptoms are mostly flu-like while long term consequences, if left untreated, include heart failure and difficulty swallowing. ...Read more


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What kinds of bites can supposedly cause chagas disease. What is chagas disease going to do to you?

What kinds of bites can supposedly cause chagas disease. What is chagas disease going to do to you?

Parasite: It comes from a parasite called trypanosoma cruzi. There is an acute phase with swelling and inflammation and a chronic phase that can lead to cardiac and gastrointestinal problems. ...Read more

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What is chagas disease?

What is chagas disease?

Parasitic disease: Chaga's a tropical parasitic disease caused by the parasite trypanosoma cruzi, transmitted by the reduvid "kissing bugs" in parts of south and central america. After an acute symptomatic phase, some people go on to develop chronic chaga's, which can involve the nervous system, GI tract, or heart. ...Read more

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What causes Chagas disease?

What causes Chagas disease?

Chagas' disease: It is an organism called trypanosoma cruzi. Read the Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chagas_disease ...Read more

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Is chagas disease waterborne?

Is chagas disease waterborne?

Contaminated juice: Chagas disease is transmitted to humans by the bite of kissing bugs which suck blood & pass on a protozoan called trypanosoma cruzi. It can be passed through the placenta by mother to fetus, via breast milk, blood transfusions, organ transplants and by eating contaminated foods. There are different cases which were spread by contaminated acai, sugar cane and guava juices. H20- variable input. ...Read more

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How does chagas disease spread?

How does chagas disease spread?

Chaga's dis.: Chagas disease is caused by trypanosoma cruzi, a parasite related to the african trypanosome that causes sleeping sickness. It is spread by reduvid bugs and is one of the major health problems in south america. Due to immigration, the disease also affects people in the United States. ...Read more

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How do people get chagas disease?

How do people get chagas disease?

A variety of ways.: Chagas disease is transmitted to humans by the bite of kissing bugs.They suck blood & pass on a protozoan called trypanosoma cruzi. It can also be passed mother to fetus, through blood transfusions & with contaminated food with t. Cruzi. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is chagas' disease?

What sort of disease is chagas' disease?

Parasite: Parasite spread by insects primarily in south america. Can cause problems later in life in digestive and cardiac disease. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of chagas disease?

See below: Acute phase: no symptoms or nonspecific fever syndrome. Chronic phase: no symptoms (40-50%), cardiomyopathy with congestive failure (10-25%), esophagopathy and colonopathy (5-10%), peripheral neuropathy,meningoencephalitis. ...Read more

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What is this chagas disease I heard about?

Parasitic infection: Chagas disease is transmitted to humans by the bite of kissing bugs, mother to fetus & by contaminated food. They suck blood & pass on a protozoan called trypanosoma cruzi. Sxs can include fatigue, generalized body aches, loose bowel movements, vomiting, rash, poor appetite. Liver & spleen can enlarge. Brain & heart can become inflamed. It can be treated with anti-parasitics early on. ...Read more

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