by Dr. David Minkoff January 31, 2019 3 min read
Parasites are nasty.
Some are mildly irritating and some are deadly.
Flesh-eating bacteria and brain-eating amoeba are the stuff of nightmares and horror films.
Luckily, cases are rare and with some awareness and preventative measures are generally are avoidable.
A further breakdown labels three specific types of parasites:
Protozoa - which are single-cell organisms that can multiply or divide within a host. These are the amoebas and include Malaria, Giardia and Dysentery.
Helminths - Worms, flukes etc. occupy this category. These include Tapeworm, Roundworm etc.
Ectoparasites - These are the things that live on the host such as lice and fleas.
However, many fungi, bacteria, yeasts, molds, and larvae act as parasites to the human body. In many cases, symptoms of parasites in a body look similar to other illness and may be difficult to diagnose.
Here are 20 physical symptoms that could be the result of parasites:
Please consult a medical professional if you are experiencing any of these symptoms with any severity or if you can't explain why it may be happening.
According to the CDC - Center for Disease Control - Fast Facts taken directly from their website.
Parasitic infections affect millions of people in the United States every year.
They call this NPI's for Neglected Parasitic Infections.
These infections are considered neglected because relatively little attention has been devoted to their surveillance, prevention, and/or treatment. They include Chagas disease, cysticercosis, toxocariasis, toxoplasmosis, and trichomoniasis.
There is as wide of a variety of treatments for parasites as there are parasites.
However here are a few preventing tips that may seem basic but could be life-saving!
These safe practices could be what it takes to live a long and healthy life. These things are all easy enough to do and are part of the good habits everyone should have.
If you suspect you have parasites there are dietary and supplement specifics that you should be following. Here is a brief article on natural parasite cleanse.
Live long and have great health!
by Dr. David Minkoff
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