Amoebiasis – Causes, Symptoms, Prevention, Ayurvedic Understanding

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By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) and Dr Manasa, BAMS

Amoebiasis is an infection caused by amoebas of the entamoeba group, mainly by Entamoeba histolytica. Only about 10-20% of people who are infected with E.histolytica become sick from the infection.(A)

With amoebic infection, the symptoms can vary from being mild to moderate to severe. The symptoms of amebiasis include abdominal pain, mild diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, severe colitis and perforation. Perforation may cause peritonitis, inflammation of the layers covering the intestines and abdominal viscera. Anemia also may develop due to loss of blood.
Read – Anemia: Ayurvedic Treatment, Medicines, Remedies

Other names –

  • Amoebiasis
  • Entamoebiasis
  • Amoebic dysentery

Amebiasis and infection of intestines –

When the intestinal lining is invaded with infection one may suffer from amoebic bloody diarrhea or amoebic…

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