Parasites are extremely persistent. For example, they can wait for their "master" for years, being in the egg or larval stage. Entering the body, ie in a favorable environment for life, parasites enter the active phase of existence, causing damage to human health.
Residents across the globe suffer from parasitic infections. Experts believe that about 90% of the population of countries with a high level of development are infected with one or another human parasite. It is necessary to know the ways of infection with parasites and the symptoms of their presence in the body to avoid possible health complications.
Symptoms of human parasites
The development of tourism worldwide is a prerequisite for the unimpeded migration of a wide range of parasites. In addition, it is worth noting that in the process of evolution, these organisms have developed high resistance to environmental conditions and survival.
Where can you catch parasites?
Parasites wait for their new "host" on a variety of surfaces, in sinks, sinks, toilets, natural reservoirs.
The simplest parasites - lamblia are prevalent in preschool institutions: they can infect a child with a basic diaper change and / or in violation of sanitary rules.
There is a high risk of helminths (worms) contracting at hotel points.
The level of the institution does not guarantee 100% protection against infection. The parasites enter the human body along with raw fish (sushi), raw meat (pork), with vegetables, fruits and herbs washed properly.
Cooking food in microwave ovens has the potential to spread a parasitic infection: food is heated unevenly in a microwave oven. As a last resort, this oven should be used for heating but not for cooking.
Tap water is a favorable environment for all types of organisms. And chlorination does not destroy Giardia and Cryptosporidium.
Pets are active distributors of helminths (especially cats). If you do not have a pet, you can get infected through the ground in parks, sandboxes and playgrounds because they walk dogs there.
Parasites find us easily, but we find them with difficulty.
Parasites can not always be detected by simple methods (fecal analysis, oval test and parasite) or by modern diagnostic methods. Amoebic infection, for example, is recorded in only 1 in 10 cases of stool examination.
This means that a negative test result for the presence of parasites does not guarantee the absence of the latter.
Parasites disguise themselves as other diseases
- After the apparent chronic fatigue syndrome and candidiasis, giardiasis can be successfully eliminated;
- Ulcerative colitis will turn out to be a case of amoebiasis;
- Migraines, depression manifest in toxoplasmosis;
- Roundworms act as a pathogenic factor in allergies and asthma, atopic dermatitis, eczema in the younger age group;
- There is a hypothesis of a link between type 1 diabetes mellitus and helminths;
- There have been precedents for treating hyperactivity and attention deficit syndrome after worm removal;
- Convulsions are possible when infected with a swine tapeworm;
- Blastocytosis is a stimulant for intestinal leakage, which leads to autoimmune disorders and food allergies.
Signs of a parasitic infection
- Diseases of an autoimmune nature;
- Sleep problems, gnashing of teeth. The parasites are activated at night and during the full moon phase. If insomnia is felt during the full moon - think about it;
- Damage to the skin and mucous membranes: rash, acne, nail fungus, eczema, irritation / itching of the skin and mucous membranes of the nose, ears, eyes, around the anus, vesicles on the lower lip and mucous membranes of the mouth;
- Nail biting;
- Emotional instability: nervousness, anxiety, depression, mood swings. Parasites secrete neurotoxins.
- Chronic fatigue;
- Weight problems: loss of appetite or, conversely, strong appetite, craving for sweets, obesity, underweight in children.
- Episodic increase in body temperature;
- Dark circles under the eyes;
- food allergies. The most common latent allergy recorded to dairy products;
- Nocturnal enuresis;
- Diseases of the genitourinary system: impotence, erectile dysfunction, prostate disease, PMS and menstrual cycle, cysts and fibroids, fluid retention;
- Change in the size of the liver and / or spleen;
- Loss of muscle mass, muscle weakness, spasms and numbness of the upper and lower extremities;
- Chronic and recurrent infections: viral, bacterial and fungal (recurrent candidiasis);
- Sweating at night;
- Unpleasant "smell" of body and breath.
The most striking symptoms of the gastrointestinal tract:
- excessive saliva,
- itching around the anus,
- gallbladder problems,
- heartburn, hemorrhoids,
- gas formation,
- intolerance to gluten, casein and lactose.
It is characterized by alternating constipation and diarrhea.
The alarming symptoms of a parasitic infection are:
- cider of bacterial overgrowth
- irritable bowel syndrome and irritable bowel disease.
As you can see, it is not so easy to detect the presence of parasites in the body. But some alerts and conditions should warn you.
P. S. And remember, just by changing your consumption, we are changing the world together!