Archive | September, 2016

What is Chagas disease?

Chagas disease is an infection caused by the protozoa Trypanosoma cruzi. The infection is spread by the bite of the kissing bug. The condition is known to occur in the rural areas of several developing countries all over the globe. These areas provide the ideal environment for the kissing bugs that transmit the disease. The […]

What is cryptosporidiosis?

Cryptosporidiosis is an infection affecting the intestines caused by the protozoa Cryptosporidium. It is characterized by episodes of diarrhea and abdominal cramping. The Cryptosporidium are protozoans that infect humans and animals all over the world. How can I become infected? Ingestion of parasites in food or water contaminated by animal or human feces Contact with […]

What is babesiosis?

Babesiosis is an infection affecting the red blood cells that is caused by the single-celled protozoan parasite Babesia. This infection can trigger headaches, fever, fatigue and body aches. Babesia are categorized as protozoans that thrive within red blood cells and eventually destroying them. The condition is spread by the same type of deer ticks that […]

Exercise-induced allergic reactions

The exercise-induced allergic reactions can manifest throughout or afterwards physical activity. It is important to note that exercise is capable of triggering the following: Asthma – exercise often instigates an asthma attack among those who have asthma but some individuals have asthma only during physical exertion. Remember that exercise might trigger or aggravate the condition […]

What is mastocytosis?

Mastocytosis is considered as an uncommon erratic buildup of mast cells in the skin and oftentimes in different parts of the body. This condition is rare and different from the usual allergic reactions since it is categorized as chronic rather than episodic. Mastocytosis develops once the mast cells double in number and buildup in the […]

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