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Video: Complications After A Sore Throat
2023 Author: Rachel Wainwright | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 11:01
Complications after a sore throat
Infectious diseases, such as flu or sore throat, are considered commonplace and not too dangerous, and therefore sometimes cause disdain for themselves. Well, we think, what kind of treatment is there, it's nothing - and we don't take sick leave, because current work is more important than some kind of sore throat. In fact, this misconception is very costly, as infectious diseases often cause serious complications. So, complications after a sore throat are much more dangerous than the sore throat itself, and some of them pose a direct threat to human life.
The most famous complication of angina is rheumatic heart disease. Doctors were not immediately able to identify the dependence of such different diseases from each other, but the connection turned out to be undeniable. The fact is that streptococcal infection, which is responsible for the development of angina, easily enters the heart tissue. Severe or frequent infections cause damage to the immune system, resulting in an autoimmune process in which cells of the immune system mistake their own tissues for foreign ones. They destroy those cells that are recognized as foreign, and the valves of the heart and even the heart muscle with streptococci in it fall under the distribution.
In fact, not only the structures of the heart can be damaged. The rheumatic process affects the entire connective tissue of the body, primarily the joints - rheumatic arthritis develops.
A complication after angina is often glomerulonephritis - inflammation of the renal tubules, or pyelonephritis - inflammation of the renal pelvis, since the kidneys and liver are precisely the organs that cleanse the body, including the waste products of pathogenic bacteria. Therefore, hepatitis also often occurs after a sore throat.
Typical complications of angina include the development of purulent abscesses in the throat. These are paratonsillitis and retropharyngeal abscess. Such complications are very dangerous and require surgical treatment in a hospital. All nearby organs can be inflamed: cervical and submandibular lymph nodes (lymphadenitis), thyroid gland, paranasal sinuses (sinusitis), middle ear (otitis media), inner ear (labyrinthitis), and even the meninges (meningitis).
Angina is an acute disease, and, like other acute diseases, in the case of inadequate treatment and a weak immune system, it can turn into a chronic stage. In this case, chronic tonsillitis develops, in which the pain is less intense, but the focus of infection is in the body constantly, poisoning it, further reducing immunity and causing diseases of other internal organs.
For these reasons, you should never give up treatment and endure a sore throat on your legs, even if it seems to you that you can easily do it.
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