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  • Posted By: Robert Carlisle
  • April 18, 2007
  • 02:10 PM

Can anyone tell me if there can be any illness's such as lung disorders; coughing, shortness of breath etc, diahrea etc. caused from pets such as parakeets, we have had two of these birds for about six months in our home, my breathing has became more difficult the past couple of months, with some coughing, I have COPD, and Emphasema, but don't believe my sypmtoms are from the latter, someone told me that the birds may be causing the problem. any help appreciated. thank you, Robert

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  • Robert...look into chronic fatigue syndrome they believe it to be of viral nature and I read an article where a doc said he asks patients with these symptoms if they have any new or existing pets...it's worth a try...good luck...mommy cat
    mommy cat 1654 Replies Flag this Response
  • Can anyone tell me if there can be any illness's such as lung disorders; coughing, shortness of breath etc, diahrea etc. caused from pets such as parakeets, we have had two of these birds for about six months in our home, my breathing has became more difficult the past couple of months, with some coughing, I have COPD, and Emphasema, but don't believe my sypmtoms are from the latter, someone told me that the birds may be causing the problem. any help appreciated. thank you, RobertBird feathers allergy is very common but unknown.In the past I had that allergy together with a series of respiratory allergies that would not let me sleep or work.The best thing I know is to try the NAET treatment- which is different and easier than regular allergy tests. Also increase your intake of nutrients such as Selenium, Potassium and Vitamin C and E. They will boost out your lung capacity- giving you relieve and strength Also drink herbal infusions such as Dandelion root and eat spices such as Turmeric. Turmeric is a great anti-inflammatory.Take CareNAET.com
    Eatafruit78 960 Replies Flag this Response
  • Robert They do cause an illness called psittacosis. Cala
    Cala1234 57 Replies Flag this Response
  • Robert They do cause an illness called psittacosis. CalaWhat is psittacosis?Psittacosis is an infectious disease in humans that has mild, non-specific flu-like symptoms. Psittacosis refers to any infection or disease caused by Chlamydia psittaci, one of several microorganisms in the genus Chlamydia. This disease can be transmitted from infected birds to humans. Parrot disease, ornithosis, and chlamydiosis are other names for psittacosis.What are the signs of infection among humans?When a person breathes in Chlamydia psittaci bacteria, the lungs' defense mechanisms attempt to neutralize them. The bacteria that avoid this defense start an infection that varies in severity from a mild flu-like illness to severe pneumonia. Generally, the signs and symptoms appear within four to 15 days after exposure. These include: fever,chills,cough,weakness or fatigue,muscle and chest pain,loss of appetite,nausea,vomiting,diarrhea,headache,sweating,abnormal intolerance to light.Psittacosis is primarily a lung disease but it can involve several organs. Some reports show that inflammation of the liver, lining of the heart cavity, the heart muscle, and the brain can occur.The course of the disease is variable and it can result in death. However, fatal cases are rare. In mild cases, fever may continue for three weeks or more. http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/diseases/psittacosis.htmlSounds like those birds are the wrong candidates to live with the OP. http://www.ccohs.ca/images/oshanswers/top_button.gif
    Eatafruit78 960 Replies Flag this Response
  • Thanks - Eatafruit :) I guess I could have explained it, but you did such a good job:)
    Cala1234 57 Replies Flag this Response
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