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Rheumatic Heart Disease
Rheumatic Heart Disease

The symptoms of this disease change over the course of time. This fever usually sets in about some weeks after a strep throat infection. They usually occur as a result of inflammation in the heart, central nervous system, or joints. The symptoms that you might face due to rheumatic heart disease are:

  • Chest pain.
  • Heart palpitations.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Swollen ankles, wrists, and stomach.
  • Excessive fatigue.
  • Thumping sensation in chest.


The prime cause of Rheumatic fever is Group A Streptococcus. This kind of fever makes the body attack its own tissues after it is infected with the strep throat bacteria. This disorder causes:

  • Strep throat.
  • Scarlet fever.
  • Body inflammation.


The main risk factors are:

  • Family history.
  • Strep bacteria.
  • Environmental conditions such as unclean water,
  • overcrowding, and improper sanitation.


To prevent the fever from happening, there are some things one should take care of:

  • Covering the mouth while sneezing or coughing.
  • Proper washing of hands.
  • Maintaining distance from sick people

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