Having parasites in your body sounds terrifying but it can also be very harmful.
The most awful thing about them is that they live in the body and are actually feeding of it.
Pinworms, dientamoeba fragilis, trichinella, tapeworms, hookworms and labia are the types of parasites and some of them even lay eggs inside the body and feed on the red blood cells and the food that the person consumes.
If are wondering how can those parasites enter your body here is your answer – it is obvious through the mouth or skin, traveling to areas that have parasite infestations, close contacts with pets, weak immune system and poor hygiene.
The following list might help you detect if there is a parasite in your body. The most common sings of having parasites in your body are:
1.Change of appetite and weight loss
Pinworm or tapeworm infestation is combination of increased appetite with weight loss. Because the parasites eats the same food you consume and that is why you feel hungry more than usual, so in case you notice this happening to you immediately go to the doctor.
2.Fatigue and weakness
A weak body will leave you depressed and exhausted.
The body can become weak when there is a problem with the absorption of essential minerals, fats, vitamins and carbohydrates because of the intestinal worms feeding on the food you consume.
And we already mentioned that they can produce toxins inside the body and that is what will make your organs to work harder in order to eliminate the waste causing fatigue, low energy and weakness.
If you sleep and eat properly but you are still feeling fatigue, consult your doctor.
A parasite that lives in the upper small intestinal region can lead to bloated feeling and pain because it will cause inflammation and irritation.
The pain in the upper part in the abdomen is caused due to blocked passage of waste products to exit from the body and the parasites are capable of doing that.
Fluke, hookworms, tapeworm and roundworm are connected with this kind of pain.
4.Chronic digestive problems
The intestinal lining to the gut is destroyed when there is inflammation caused by intestinal parasite infestation, and that is leading to chronic diarrhea.
If you consume foods high in fiber and that are highly alkaline every day and you still get to have diarrhea, visit a doctor.
When the female worms lay eggs at night it often appears anal discomfort or itching.
There is a big change of secondary bacterial infection if the area is being scratched because then the skin will be easily broken down.
Because this usually occurs at night, you might have trouble sleeping. If this does not stop for a period longer than 2 weeks you should visit a doctor.
Many skin issues such as eczema, hives, rashes and many other forms of allergies, may be a result of parasites in your body and that is due to the toxins that they release in the body.
But the worst part is that they can even lead to brittle hair, hair loss and dry skin. If you experience unexplained skin issues visit your doctor.
7.Pain in the muscles and joints
There are few parasites that invade the soft tissue in the muscles and joints and that can result in irritation and pain and this is usually mistaken for arthritis.
This kind of pain is due to the immune system’s response to the toxins that parasites release. If you can’t handle the pain visit your doctor.
The waste and toxins released by the parasites in the body can cause anxiety and restlessness and then bruxism happens during the sleep time.
This symptom is usually affecting the kids, so if you notice teeth grinding in your children, pay a visit to the doctor.
Anxiety, depression, mood swings and visual hallucination may appear due to parasite infestation.
The parasites release toxins that may damage the neurons and neurotransmitter and that is what causing the above mentioned conditions.
If you feel depressed most of the time or you experience sudden mood swings visit a doctor.
10.Anemia or iron deficiency
Because the parasites are feeding on the same food you consume, they steal from your vitamins such as iron and that is why it can lead to iron deficiency.
Anemia is affecting the development and growth of the children so if there is a slow growth and weight loss in children take them to the doctor immediately.