Rheumatic Heart Disease - Symptoms, Causes and Prevention

Summary about Rheumatic Heart Disease in Urdu

یہ اہیومیٹک فیور سے دل کے والوز کو پہنچنے والا نقصان ہے۔ اس کی علامات مختلف لوگوں میں الگ الگ ہو سکتی ہیں جو کہ ہونے والے نقصان کے مطابق ہوتی ہیں۔ اس کی سب سے عام علامت سانس کی تیزی ہے،

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Summary about Rheumatic Heart Disease in English

This is the serious condition of rheumatic fever. Rheumatic fever is an inflammatory disorder starts with a simple strep throat but can affect connective tissue of the whole body, especially of the heart, joints, brain, and skin. The associated symptoms of rheumatic heart disease are greatly varied and not noticeable. These are chronic heart valve lesions that can develop years after the onset of rheumatic fever, often resulting in heart failure if left untreated. Rheumatic fever is an autoimmune inflammatory disease that can occur as a result of inadequate treatment for strep throat or scarlet fever.  In this case, the immune system is unusually sensitive to chronic inflammation and the progressive deposition of calcium crystals in and around the heart valves. In children and adults, this disease is more common. Although streptococcal pharyngitis is common in the United States, rheumatic fever is considered rare in more developed countries. Treatment of this silent killer includes antibiotics and some specific additional medications to ease the inflammation of the heart muscles. Usually, aspirin is given in large amounts, steroids may also recommend if needed.

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