People fear from parasites without being aware that they already have them in their bodies. Parasites are microorganisms that live off other organisms. Parasitic infestation is more common than you may think.
Some parasites can cause disease directly, while others cause disease by the toxins that they produce. They live and feed off your body. Some survive on the food you consume, some feed on red blood cells and some even lay eggs inside your body.
Few of the common parasites that can infest your body are pinworms, lambia, hookworms, tapeworms, trichinella, and dientamoebafragilis.
Parasites come in different forms and sizes, therefore symptoms and signs can vary.
Below are listed few common symptoms that insinuate presence of parasites in the body:
- Abdomen pain
Parasites residing in the upper small intestinal region cause inflammation and irritation in this area. This leads to abdominal pain. They block the passage of waste from the body and cause pain in the upper part of the abdomen. Abdominal pain can be associated with roundworm, hookworm or tapeworm intestinal infestations. If you feel abdominal pain more often, visit a doctor for medical examination.
- Chronic Digestive Issues
Chronic diarrhea is another sign of parasites in the body. Intestinal parasite infestation can provoke inflammation and destroy the intestinal lining of the gut. Even the toxic waste made by the parasites can cause chronic constipation, gas, bloating, nausea and burning sensations in the stomach. If you areexperiencing diarrhea or other digestive issues,beside the fact that you consume food rich in fiber and alkaline food, then you might need a parasite cleaning!
- Fatigue and Weakness
If your body has intestinal worms, they deplete the body of vital nutrients by feeding on the food you eat. This leads to fatigue and weakness. Lack of required minerals and vitamins in your body can also lead to exhaustion, depression and apathy feeling. Parasites will disturb normal working of organs and it will be even harder waste to be extracted from your body.
.4. Change in Appetite
If you notice an increase in appetite along withweight loss, most probably it is result of tapeworm or pinworm infestation. Parasites eat great amount of the food that you consume, leaving you hungry. On the other hand, they grow in your body. You eat and lose weight? Your body has been infected for sure.
- Mental Distress
A parasite infestation can cause mental problems like mood swings, depression, anxiety and even visual hallucinations. The intestine contains both neurons and neurotransmitters, especially serotonin, which are important for a healthy enteric nervous system. Toxic waste that is being produced by the parasites, can attack neurons and neurotransmitters and provoke above mentioned disorders.
The parasites steal the good vitamins, including iron, from the food the person eats, leading to an iron deficiency. If you notice slow growth and weight loss in your children, then they might have been infected by some type of parasites. Do not exclude the possibility in grown people if they constantly fight with anemia.
7. SKIN PROBLEMS
Such Skin problems such as rashes, hives, eczema and some forms of allergies can be result of parasite as they cause inflammation. The toxins and waste products released by the parasites cause an increase in the eosinophils level in your blood. Parasites can even affect hair and cause hair loss.
Hygiene is very important part in avoiding any type of parasites as well as the environment where you live. Be informed of any type of parasites that might be present in your living area. People hardly suspect of parasites when they have health issues.