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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
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
What kinds of bites can supposedly cause chagas disease. What is chagas disease going to do to you?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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