We Are Suffering From Chagas
We all suffer
from Chagasí disease. Cardiac and intestinal symptoms permanently
afflict many people, but its effects extend throughout the
Americas by increasing poverty, destruction of wild animals,
and health costs.
with T. cruzi are afflicted
with many ailments, the most common being swelling or denervation
of nervous tissue in the heart, colon, and esophagus. Some
infected people live many years without any visible symptoms,
while others painfully endure constipation, fatigue, choking,
and heart attacks. People suffer fatigue, heart disease, intestinal
disorders, and choking. Colonization by the parasite takes
many forms, depending upon the zymodene of the parasite, a
person's immune system and state of health.
of society feel the effect of T. cruzi. The
hunger that Western societies has for the resources that were
once so abundant in South America has caused great harm to
the fragile balance that existed for thousands of years between
the human population and the natural flora of tropical regions.
As the rain forest is being depleted,
and people overpopulate these regions, triatomines move into
houses and cities. There is at present adequate no cure for
chronic Chagasí disease.
of our world has a large influence on how Chagas is carried
into other regions of the world. Economic treaties create
new opportunities for the trypanosome to move to organisms
that are less capable of readily dealing with it. Chagas is
increasingly being found in the United States, being transmitted
by blood transfusion.
Below are a number
of topics regarding the affliction of Chagasí disease and
how it effects us.