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!
In the nearly 8 years that my wife and I have lived in Colorado Springs, never have we seen the amount of road construction currently taking place. Whether it’s a main road or side street, there’s no part of town missing out on the “fun”. And it’s not just re-paving or patching potholes. Whole lanes are being ripped up with miles of digging in order to replace underground pipes of all varieties.
At first, I thought all the “weed” sales (pot is legal in Colorado) might be producing the influx of tax funds for all this construction. But a running buddy of mine made me aware of a bill that had passed in the last couple years which freed up an enormous amount of funds for these projects.
Turns out the city has a certain amount of time to spend the money. Based on the number of orange cones and “ROAD WORK AHEAD” signs, it looks as though no penny is being spared.
Millions of people are about to be disappointed –– they don’t even realize it.
Maybe you’re one of them.
Right now, around the world, people are setting new ambitious health goals and resolutions.
And yet, according to Inc Magazine, approximately 80% of New Year's resolutions fail. Most of them buried in an unmarked early grave by February.
Why is that?
How is it that despite all our best intentions and genuine desire to live healthier and be fitter, the most we can hope for is a depressing 20% success rate?
So to help you kickstart your New Year with a healthy lifestyle we are going to breakdown why most goals and resolutions fail and what to do instead.