When parasites have invaded your body, it may not always be clear that they have done so. This article examines common symptoms you are likely to experience during a parasitic invasion and explains why you’re experiencing them and what is going on in your body. Once you learn to pay attention to these subtle clues and signs, then you will be better prepared to detect and stop harmful parasite infections that may be the root of many of your health problems.
Chronic Fatigue: While parasites are sitting in your intestines they are effectively feeding on the food you consume, stealing all the nutrients, minerals, proteins, vitamins etc. from your food before your body gets a chance to absorb them. This leaves you in state of constant fatigue sometimes accompanied by impaired memory and concentration.
Teeth Grinding at Night: Abnormal grinding of teeth at night has been linked to parasite infections, and it may be a result of the body’s nervous system responding to the foreign internal irritation.
Allergies: When parasites feed on and damage your intestinal lining, this allows large undigested particles to cross otherwise impermeable membranes. This in turn triggers the body’s immune response, signaling inflammatory agents that in turn result in an allergic reaction.
Skin Rashes: Parasitic worms can cause inflammation, hives, rashes and other itchy skin breakouts that resemble an allergic reaction. Many parasites enter the human body by crossing through our protective skin and into the bloodstream.
Trouble Sleeping: Some intestinal parasites climb out of and around the anus during night to lay eggs, which causes an irritating and discomforting itch around the anus. These parasites, because they are active at night, tend to cause sleep disturbances.
Excess Gas: Because intestinal parasites eat, they also release toxins inside our intestines. Combined with the inflammation caused by the constant parasitic irritation of the body’s intestinal lining, the results tend to be continual abdominal gas, bloating and discomfort.
Diarrhea: Often diarrhea is the body’s defensive response to rid itself from foreign unwanted organisms, but in some cases it may even be the parasites themselves who are eliciting the diarrhea response. Parasites can lead to decreased chloride and sodium levels, resulting in watery stools.
Constipation: Some of the larger parasitic worms can literally block the intestines up, leading to constipation and infrequent bowel movements. After some time these stuck foods start to decay in your intestines and this can lead to serious health problems along with major discomfort.