According to the latest statistics of the World Health Organization, currently, over 80% of the world population is suffering from various diseases caused by parasites, bacteria, viruses and fungi.
One in three people is infected with intestinal parasites at a particular time in life. But most of the times the immune system helps the body to expel them before they cause unpleasant manifestations or diseases. Any person may be a carrier of the parasite that affects the proper functioning of the body by lowering immunity, by causing various skin diseases, diseases of the gastrointestinal, urinary tract and nervous system.
What are intestinal parasites?
Parasites are living organisms that live in the host organism. In order to survive and multiplication, parasites get and use nutrients from the host organism, affecting its proper functioning. They take up a number of different forms and may develop pretty well inside the body. Most often, they live in human intestines and affect decisively the health of the organisms in which they survive.
Intestinal parasites occur especially in children, who could easily transmit these to their parents also due to poor hygiene. As the child grows, there increases the possibility of infection by intestinal parasites (worms or helminthes). Parasites enter the human body through the air we breathe, the food we eat (meat or infested fish, insufficiently prepared food), water we drink, through infected animals, etc. In medical terms, helminthes are parasitic worms and their larvae (eggs). The variety of harmful human parasites is very wide, but most of these found rarely. Most popular worms and parasites with which the human body may infested are: roundworms, pinworms, giardia and hydatid.
The term “Intestinal parasites” signifies for digestive disorders caused by the presence of various parasites in the body.
Causes of intestinal parasite infestation
Parasite infestation can take place from drinking water, vegetables or fruits contaminated with parasite eggs as well as by ascarids, Giardia and pinworms.
Improper sanitation and hygiene are the most common causes due to that that people suffer from parasite infestation. In the developed countries, the parasites spread most often through pork meat products, mollusks as well as through contaminated food and water.
By consuming improperly cooked meat (thermally) we may get sick of trichinosis and tenia. Tenia enters the body through ingestion of infected beef meat. In the intestine this worm may grows longer than 10 meters. Disease often remains undetected with no clinical manifestations, but, in a number of cases, this infestation is manifested by abdominal pain.
By using unwashed hands to eat or by contact with the hair of an unhealthy animal, human body may get infected with hydatid parasite that causes hydatid cyst.
Hydatid eggs are resistant to dryness, they can survive in the dust for a long period of time. From the eggs, larval forms hatch out in the digestive tract and which may reach in various organs (liver, lungs, etc.) of the body through the blood circulation.
SIGNS AND MANIFESTATIONS OF INTESTINAL PARASITES IN THE HUMAN BODY
In general, people infected with intestinal parasites are anemic (have low levels of iron in the body), with no appetite weight loss and very slow height development (in case of children with intestinal parasites which remain untreated for a long time), having abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bloating, sleep disturbances, anal itching, rashes etc..
There are several symptoms that can indicate the presence of intestinal parasites, namely- changing the stool consistency or a slight sensation of diarrhea that lasts more than two weeks and chronic fatigue which can be intensely felt for at least one week, even after having restful sleep every night.
Besides the typical manifestations indicating the presence of these parasites in the body, other symptoms can also be serious at first sights that appear to be related to intestinal parasite infestation such as: dizziness, insomnia, headache, irritability and sometimes even mental discomfort. Toxins released from intestinal parasites in general can lead to the disruption of the immune system and which may further lead to chronic metabolic disorders.
The general measures to prevent and combat intestinal parasites consisting of stipulating the general measures of hygiene, storage and cooking the food under strict hygienic conditions, washing fruits, and vegetables before eating or refrigeration.
Consumption of garlic, onion, dark green leafy vegetables is more than beneficial to eliminate intestinal parasites. It is not recommended to consume sweets, pasteurized milk etc, which are usually favorable for parasites. Also, pumpkin seeds and raw rice, being powerful detoxifiers, beneficial for strengthening the body which is weakened due to intestinal parasites. Ginger, wormwood, black walnut are also helpful if intestinal parasite manifestation.
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