Malaria is a very common disease. In fact it is so common in certain parts of the world that it causes more deaths than other diseases. All over the world, about 2 million people die each year and it is the 4th most common cause of death in the world. The main reason for this grave situation is because of the severe complications that can occur in a person who suffers from this disease.
Malaria can be seemingly simple, but the fact is that there are four different kinds of Malaria and one of them is very sever that it usually causes death if it is not identified early and treated. There are also other kinds of Malaria that affect people which can lead to complications if the person is not treated properly. Though these types may not cause death, they too can lead to considerable number of complications.
The common complications that can be seen in a person who is affected by Malaria include hypoglycemia. This causes the person to sweat and go into shock. The reason is that the sugar levels in the blood decreases drastically leading to this complication.
Cerebral malaria is a complication of the disease. When the brain is affected by the Plasmodium parasite, it is called as cerebral malaria. In those who are affected by this type of malaria, there can be convulsions which can lead to permanent brain damage. This can also lead to lifelong disability in the affected person.
Severe anemia is another complication of Malaria. This is because the person who is affected by this disease will have the blood cells to be disintegrated by the parasite. Kidney problems leading to renal failure are also another complication that is seen in those affected by Malaria. There are also various other complications that occur in those affected by Malaria.