How To Tell If You Have Parasites?
The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies parasites as among the six most dangerous diseases that infect humans. Parasites outrank cancer as the number one global killer, and account for many of the digestive woes from which people suffer. In this post we will attempt to list some common means parasites can be transmitted to humans, the symptoms of a parasitic infestation, and how to tell if you have parasites.
Parasites can be contracted through various means, including walking barefoot on contaminated soil, ingestion of larvae from partially cooked meat or fish, imported contaminated food, improperly washed food, improper disposal of animal or pet waste, unwashed surfaces being in contact with raw meat, mosquito bites, contact with infected person etc. Some types of parasites can pass through skin if we swim in water which harbors them. Parasites may be categorized into four major categories: nematoda, cestoda, trematoda and protozoa.
1) The hookworm latches on the walls of the colon with its sharp teeth where if feeds on blood. 2) The tapeworm is the longest parasite. A mature adult can daily lay a million eggs. 3) Tapeworm eggs embedded in the colon. 4) The roundworm can grow to be 20 inches (50cm) long and lay 2000,000 eggs a day. 5) Pinworms migrate outside the colon during the night to lay their eggs around the anus. This causes the nightly itching of many unsuspecting victims
Parasites in USA
The prevailing perception is that parasitic problems only occur in third world countries. Parasites are more common in USA than most people think. Dr. Ross Anderson, after 20 years of experience with over 20,000 patients, has concluded that parasites are one of the most undiagnosed health challenges in the U.S. They live on the toxic waste in our body which makes them a ‘terrain’ issue. If a person is in a stressed state, the body is programmed to shunt blood and energy away from the digestive tract in favor of the skeletal muscles and brain. Insufficient production of hydrogen chloride by the stomach limits protein digestion and allows parasites and their eggs to pass into the intestines and be absorbed into the blood stream.
Most doctors in USA are not trained to look for them and some lab tests miss them. The symptoms you may experience depend on the type of parasite involved and the severity of the infestation. In some cases there may be no perceptible symptoms. Worm infestations can range from mild to severe, even life threatening, particularly in children in whom they can result in growth problems. Parasite can be behind many illnesses even in adults. A prolonged infestation of a parasite can deeply affect you with any of these symptoms depending on the type. Read some of the common parasitic diseases in North America and their prevention.
Partial List of Possible Symptoms of Parasites
- Frequent headaches
- Poor digestion, belching, gas, bloating and ability to absorb nutrition
- Diminished immune function and susceptibility to many diseases
- A feeling of always being hungry
- Pronounced cravings for certain foods (sweet, salty or fatty foods)
- Appetite and weight loss
- Dry mouth
- Teeth grinding
- Distended stomach even if you are thin
- Noticeably bad breath
- Energy levels
- Bags under the eyes
- Bladder problems
- Abdominal Pain
- Chronic Diarrhea
- Bloody sputum
- Heart Palpitations
- Low-grade infections
- Fever or flu-like symptoms
- Recurrent bronchitis and coughing
- Insomnia and restlessness
- Problems in concentrating or mental confusion
- Decreased sex drive
- Menstrual difficulties
- tumor-like masses (granulomas)
- Pasty-looking or irritated skin
- Pimples on the buttocks area
- Anal itching especially at night
- Itching on the soles of the feet
- Swollen ankles
- Muscle pain with cardiac or neurological complications
- Difficulty breathing
From the above list, it is easy to see that parasitic symptoms can resemble common ailments and diseases. The truth is that if we create an unhealthy inner environment, parasites and other microorganisms will proliferate, feed on body's energy sources, and excrete additional acid waste into the cells and tissues make us sick and susceptible to premature death.
Parasites are eating us alive!