Are you one of the 50% of people who have a parasite and don’t know it?
There are many different kinds of parasites, and they can cause a wide variety of problems. Most live in our intestines. Some common ones include roundworms, tapeworms, pinworms and hookworms. There are also types of single-celled parasites (protozoa). The symptoms for parasite infection can be varied and seemingly unrelated. They can also differ from person to person. If your immune system is functioning well, you are not as susceptible to a full blown parasite infection and may feel nothing, while another might have the same parasite and feel terrible.
Common symptoms and signs include:
- Bloating, constipation, upset stomach, gas, diarrhea
- Trouble falling asleep or staying asleep
- Chronic unexplained fatigue or exhaustion
- Iron-deficiency anemia
- Unexplained rash, hives, or eczema or other skin irritation
- Never feeling full or satisfied after your meals
- Grinding your teeth in your sleep
- History of food poisoning