The thought of having parasites is dreadful. A parasitic infection will affect your health and cause mild to debilitating symptoms and even life-threatening illnesses if ignored. Some live off your red blood cells, others off the food you eat, and some lay eggs. They can be transmitted from host to host or by eating and drinking contaminated food or water. But don’t be alarmed. With the correct natural treatments, you can get rid of them fast and effectively. If you are not sure if you have parasites, here are 12 signs that can help you know if you may have them.
12 Signs You Are Living with Parasites
1. A Change in Appetite
If you feel nauseous, and you don’t want to eat anything, or you are always hungry and you don’t feel full after meals, it could be one of the first signs that you have a parasitic infection. Maybe you ate undercooked or raw meat or fish. Or you got infected after eating unwashed fruit or vegetables.
It is imperative to implement safety measures to reduce and prevent the risk of digesting contaminated food. Always make sure the foods you consume are obtained from a reliable source, are fresh, washed properly, and prepared in hygienic conditions.
2. Unexplained Weight Loss
You are losing weight and you don’t know why. The reason for this could be that worms are feeding on the food you eat and preventing your body from absorbing full nourishment.
3. Insomnia or Disturbed Sleep
You feel restless, you struggle to sleep, and you wake up multiple times during the night. You may also grind your teeth in your sleep. Parasitic infections can cause stress and tension that lead to sleep disturbances and insomnia.
4. Bloating and Gas
Your stomach feels full, is swollen, and you have gas. This may be caused by giardia or bacteria in the small intestine. Both Cryptosporidium and Giardia are found in fecal matter and the most common causes of waterborne diseases. It is spread by poor sanitation or drinking unsafe water found in public swimming pools, wells, lakes, ponds, streams, and rivers. The symptoms of the infection are stomach cramps, nausea, bloating, gas, fatigue, and foul-smelling watery diarrhea.
5. Digestive Problems
You either have watery diarrhea or constipation. You have cramps, and your stomach aches. The symptoms of foodborne infections vary, depending on the parasite that caused the infection. Protozoa will cause diarrhea and other gastrointestinal symptoms. Helminths such as Threadworms may cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, muscle pain, skin lesions, malnutrition, weight loss, and many other symptoms depending on the organism.
You feel exhausted and melancholy. This may happens because the parasite steals some of the nutrients from the food you eat. The parasite cause toxins and possible malnutrition.
7. Muscle and Joint Pains
Your body feels sore, and your joints and muscles ache. The reason for this is that parasites release toxins that cause inflammation.
8. Food Poisoning
If you had food poisoning and you experience digestive problems afterward, it is a sign that you might have a parasitic infection.
9. Skin Irritations and Rashes
Ectoparasites refer to blood-sucking creatures such as mosquitoes but also to ticks, fleas, lice, and mites that can attach or tunnel into the skin and orifices to feed, live, and reproduce. Mites transmit diseases and cause sores, skin rashes, and itching. They also cause a variety of serious ailments such as malaria, rheumatic fever, typhus, hemorrhagic fever, and Lyme disease, to name only a few.
Ectoparasites are also the cause of protozoa in human intestines and are transmitted through fecal matter in contaminated food or water. Protozoa live in blood or tissue and are transmitted from host to host by mosquitoes, fleas, sand flies, lice, ticks, and mites.
10. Anal Itching
In some cases, such as a worm or insect infestation, you will be able to spot it. Some worms, such as female pinworms lay their eggs in the anal area, and that causes anal itching. When you scratch the itchy, the eggs cling to your fingers and get under your fingernails, and you then infect anything you touch.
The most common type of helminths or intestinal worms in the United States are threadworms, also known as pinworms. These worms spread when their eggs are swallowed. The other helminths that can live in humans are hookworms, tapeworms, flatworms, thorny-headed worms, and roundworms.
11. Your Pet Has Diarrhea, Vomits, or Scratches
When you notice your pet is losing weight, scoots, and vomits, or has diarrhea, with or without blood and mucus, the animal is suffering from a parasitic infection. Your pet will also have a dull coat and be less energetic and playful.
We don’t always realize that our beloved four-legged friends may be infected and that they can transmit it to us. The rules to follow are simple: what counts for you counts for your pet too. Always make sure your pet’s food and water bowls are clean. Only dish up fresh food and water. Avoid feeding your pet raw meat or fish.
12. You See Worms
You may see worms on you and your pet’s bedding, in the toilet, and in stools. Sometimes the worms can be seen around the anus. Some of the worms are very small, such as pinworms, and some, such as the pinworm males, remain inside the intestine. Threadworms are thin, white, and look like cotton threads. You will spot them in their stool, and they tend to come out while your pet is sleeping.
Natural remedies, in conjunction with a high-fiber diet, have been used for centuries. Eating pumpkin seeds carrots, sweet potatoes, beets, squash, probiotic-rich foods, and foods high in vitamin A, B, and C can help eradicate infestations. The use of herbal products such as our “Super ParaCleanz”, “Liquid Chlorophyll” and “Silver Sol-Defense”, combined with parasite fighting nourishment, is a healthy option to get rid of various infections. Our “Super ParaCleanz” is an herbal parasite purgative and herbal dewormer. This natural remedy improves bowel function, detoxes, and makes the body inhospitable for invaders. Another excellent remedy is our “Liquid Chlorophyll”. It stimulates the immune system, detoxifies the blood, cleanses the intestines, detoxifies the digestive tract, and eliminates fungus in the body.
Infection can be avoided by maintaining high hygiene standards and by living a healthy lifestyle. Contact Common Sense™ Products today. We will provide you with 100% pure and natural products to enhance your health and well-being.