Throughout the past years, people have troubles with parasites. But undoubtedly today things aren’t all that bad since the health standards have increased to a new level.
Common pollutants like asbestos, dyes, PCBs, benzene heavy metals can have a negative effect on the immune system, thus preventing the body from proper respond to parasites. Consequently, a parasitic infection occurs.
The effects are not drastic in all cases and not all parasites are life-threatening. However, even the ones that are not so dangerous can cause terrible symptoms.
8 common symptoms of parasitic infection
Dr. Leo Galland says that in many of his patients plagued by chronic fatigue, internal parasites are to blame. The protozoa class of parasite, which can reside in drinking water, is most often responsible.
IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome)
Nearly 50% of all IBS patients have a parasite called blastocystis hominis. The oral-fecal contact causes this parasite to spread.
For instance, if a chef does not wash his hands thoroughly after using the bathroom, he will expose the customers to possible blastocystis hominis infection.
Roundworms live in soil. They can enter your body through your skin or mouth. One of the symptoms of roundworm infection, according to the aptly titled NastyParasites.com, is insomnia.
Roundworms infiltrate your gut, wreaking havoc on beneficial bacteria there.
Mites are parasites that enter into your skin and lay eggs. This can cause an allergic reaction that can manifest itself in rashes, hives, eczema, and bumps.
According to some studies, 4 out of 5 Americans have detectable levels of mites. They can live in drapes, carpets, and linings.
The journal Rheumatology published a research which showed that polyarthritis is the main feature of parasitic infection.
Another study from the Journal Parasite Immunology claims that there is a connection between parasites and inflammatory conditions including Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis.
According to research from Penn State, the protozoan class of parasite can result in metabolic syndrome. The hallmark symptom of metabolic syndrome is obesity.
According to Dr. Oz, intestinal parasites are often to blame for abnormal digestive symptoms like cramping and abdominal pain.
Intestinal parasites include tapeworm, pinworm and ascariasis.
Anemia is considered as the most common blood condition in the United States. In most cases, a hookworm infection can be the cause for this condition.
Hookworms usually live in soil and can enter the body through your skin. They feed on blood, which in turn results in a deficiency of red blood cell and eventually leads to anemia.
So, what do you think? Have you noticed some of the symptoms that indicate a parasitic infection?