May 13, 2018, 12:52 | Medicine
You can not suspect them for a very long time!..
You might think that parasites attack people only in horror movies, but it can actually happen to anyone. Despite the high standards of product quality, worms are often found even in the most developed countries, reports Ukr.Media.
These include roundworms, tapeworms, pinworms, whipworms , hookworm and some others, and the symptoms will be different in each case.
Here are 12 signs that you have uninvited guests in your intestines:
1. Stomach disorders
If you suffer from chronic stomach upset even when you eat healthy foods (including “good bacteria”), you may have a parasite living inside you. These disorders can manifest as pain, gas, and bloating.
There are parasites that cause unbearable itching in intimate places. They are called spikes, resemble tiny white threads and live in the intestines.
Female pinworms lay eggs in the anus, which can cause severe itching. At the same time, it is not recommended to comb these places: if you damage the skin, you can get an infection.
It seems like something from England in the 16th century, but in fact outbreaks of dysentery still occur in various parts of the world. Most often, it can be caught on vacation in tropical countries, and dysentery is caused by parasites and bacteria.
One of the varieties of dysentery — amoebic dysentery, or amebiasis — caused by nematodes that live in the large intestine. Symptoms of dysentery include vomiting with blood or mucus, and a sudden increase in temperature, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, fatigue, and dehydration.
4. Fatigue and dizziness
Worms eat the same as you, that is, they eat your food before your body has time to get all the nutrients from it and vitamins This is one of the reasons why you may feel tired all the time.
There are worms that attach to the mucous membrane of the small intestine, preventing the body from receiving nutrients from food. Another kind of parasites — single-celled organisms capable of causing fatigue, dizziness, and even joint pain and hives. Another obvious result of the activity of such parasites — weight loss.
5. Nausea and vomiting
If the thought of living worms inside you doesn't make you sick, parasites will still make you sick. Nausea and vomiting — fairly typical symptoms of parasitic infections.
Parasites in the digestive system can cause these symptoms, most often — in the intestine It is there that most worms develop and reproduce.
6. Mental disorders
In 2016, The Huffington Post published an article stating that people who experience rabies are twice as likely as others to be infected with parasites from undercooked meat or contaminated water. This is another proof that physical and mental health are closely related.
The article talks about a study by the University of Chicago, which found that the "relatively harmless infection" called toxoplasmosis can be the cause of episodic explosive disorder — it is a mental disorder in which a person has unmotivated outbursts of aggression. The source says that approximately 30% of the population has toxoplasmosis, but the absence of violations does not appear in any way.
7. Intestinal inflammation
Worms weaken the body's immune response, making it vulnerable to infections. Helminths — parasites, whose presence on earth dates back millions of years, — it is necessary to suppress the host's immune system in order to colonize its body.
In particular, parasites increase the risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease, because the immune system cannot cope with the burden of trying to clean the intestines. Interestingly, children who grew up in unsanitary conditions are less prone to this disease, because they have a more developed immune response.
Not all allergies are caused by external factors — sometimes parasites can be to blame. Many people are allergic to peanuts and pollen because these two things contain molecules that cause an overactive immune response, — similar molecules are found in parasites.
By comparing the sequence and structure of proteins with the help of computers, a group of scientists found 2,445 proteins similar to allergens in parasites. In particular, the parasite Schistosoma mansoni, which lives in water, imitates the protein of birch pollen, which causes people to sneeze.
There is a connection between parasites and fungi of the Candida family — worms often cause candidiasis. The most common type of parasite in the Western Hemisphere — candida white fungus.
In some people, this fungus appears due to nutrition (in particular, the use of chlorinated water) or taking antibiotics: the balance of beneficial bacteria in the body is disturbed, and parasites living in the body introduce candida.
10. Increased sensitivity
A parasitic infection can cause hypersensitivity to strong-smelling aromas and cigarette smoke.
A sensory reaction to some substances and products is also possible in combination with a craving for sweets and muffins (candida feeds on sugar).
11. Mouth ulcers
One of the causes of stomatitis — small but painful ulcers in the oral cavity — imbalance of intestinal microflora, which can be caused by worms, too.
If you keep getting sores in your mouth, see your doctor and get checked for worms. In addition, it can be caused by an allergy to wheat or other cereals — as already mentioned, parasites can cause outbreaks of allergies.
Sometimes the signs of parasites are quite obvious, because they are outside, not inside. Skin eczema — an autoimmune disease that can be a symptom of intestinal parasites. One of the main causes of autoimmune diseases, including eczema, — poor condition of the intestinal tract.
In order to cope with the “leaky gut syndrome”, you need to do four things: remove parasites, compensate for the missing digestive enzymes, revive the intestinal microflora and restore the gastric mucosa with the help of proper nutrition Of course, all this should be done under the supervision of a doctor. Some parasites also cause rashes on the skin.