The idea that there are parasites living inside your body is very scary, but you are not alone. Parasites spread much wider than you think. The belief that only undeveloped countries’ citizens suffer from parasitic ailments is a myth.
Parasites are often found inside and on patients’ bodies. From this article you will find out that the presence of parasites is revealed by a large number of various symptoms, of which only a few involve digestion.
Though it is possible to determine the existence of parasites by the appearance of an individual, Gastrointestinal symptoms may reveal the most information. If you are afflicted by any of the following symptoms, it is necessary to consider parasitology treatment protocols.
There are a lot of symptoms indicative of parasites, but their presence can be considered as symptoms of other widespread diseases, therefore people often treat the wrong diseases. This is why experts recommend to begin the treatment of common diseases with a course of parasite cleanse.
Immune system impairment
Parasites weaken the immune system and lower production of protective immunoglobulins. Their presence opens the body to various infections and provokes dysbacteriosis.
Pain in joints and muscles
It is known that parasites can navigate the human body for settling in the most suitable places for their survival, such as in the synovial fluid and in the muscles. When this happens, a person experiences pain, which is often considered a consequence of arthritis. Pain and inflammation of the joints and muscles are also the result of tissue injury or immune reaction to worms presence.
Parasites can cause hives, rashes, eczema, and other skin reactions. Skin blemishes, tumors, sores, papillomas, and dermatitis may be the result of infections with parasites.
Acne, seborrhea, skin roughness, spots, early wrinkles on the face, early baldness, cracked heels, delamination, and brittle nails–all this may be byproducts of infections in the gastrointestinal tract.
Some worms attach themselves to the mucous membrane of the intestines and suck the nutrients from the host. While in the body in large numbers they may cause large enough blood loss (exanguation), resulting in iron deficiency, or anemia. Anemia is caused by worms like hook worms and protozoa that feed on the blood cells.
Abnormal weight can be a consequence of worms activity. Weight loss may disturbed digestion, reduced appetite, and the presence of “an internal consumer” of food.
Obesity as a result of tapeworms affection is not just excessive weight, but a protective reaction of an organism to the poisoning with waste products of parasites.
Abnormal metabolism and toxic substances of parasites irritate the central nervous system. Excessive anxiety, nervousness, and depression often are a consequence of systemic poisoning.
Teeth grinding during sleep (bruxism)
These symptoms are especially noticeable in sleeping children. Bruxism may be the response of nervous system poisoning and irritation.
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Symptoms of chronic fatigue include weakness, flu-like symptoms, apathy, depression, decrease in concentration, and poor memory. These physical, mental, and emotional symptoms arise because of nutrient deficiencies due to poor absorption of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals.
Some worm infections deplete Vitamin B12 causing memory loss and compromised neurological functions. The broad fish tapeworm, Diphyllobothrium latum is known to cause such conditions.