Parasitic Symptoms in Humans


Parasites remain the most undiagnosed medical condition in America and the whole world. This is mainly because people do not think, or are in denial about the probability of parasite infestation. Until the parasites symptoms become too much to bear, some people just take over-the-counter medicines for the stomach aches, itches and other symptoms. Considering that diseases are mainly caused by pollutants or parasites, people need to take the parasite issue more seriously if they need to remain healthy. The reality of the matter is no person will be able to escape parasitic infections in his / her lifetime. This means that everyone however healthy they may be, need to go for parasite screening at different types.

Some of the common parasites symptoms include chronic diarrhea, constipation, fatigue, digestive distress, headaches, dizziness, anemia, or disturbed sleep patterns among others. Even with these symptoms looking rather obvious to the layman, medics contend that parasites are extremely hard to detect and screen. This is especially because there are more than 3,200 parasites that can infect the human body at one point or the other. The screening methods developed so far can only detect just a fraction of these parasites. More to this, parasites come in different sizes and shapes. There life cycles also differ from one species to another. Medics further state that it is hard to detect parasites in their different stages. This means that only at a specific stage of their development can they be detected.

Depending on the amount of parasites in the body, the nature of the virus, their feeding habits and their location in the body, one can experience any or the combination of the symptoms named above. Still, other symptoms include nausea, intestinal cramps, and changes in appetite, vomiting, indigestion, foul-smelling passing of gas, bloating, weakness, and fatigue. Multiple food allergies are also a common symptom. More to this, one may experience itching around the anal area, especially if infected with pinworms. Difficulty falling asleep or general restlessness may also be parasites symptoms.

Since parasites feed from their host, which in this case is the human body, weight loss may also be experienced. Other people may have itching under the feet, while in others the symptoms may present as bloody coughs. If hookworms have gained access to the blood and to the heart, one may experience palpitations. Some parasites feed on joint fluids and thus cause joint pain. Those that penetrate the muscles cause muscle pains, while trichinosis parasites cause conjunctivitis or facial swelling. People with thread worms or ascariasis usually wheeze and cough. They also experience bloating, stomach pains and vomiting. Parasitic symptoms also include poor or failing eyesight, organ malfunction, irritable bowel syndrome, or more fatally, may cause heart attacks

Source by Reggie R Andersen