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How To Kill The Parasites You Almost Certainly Have (No Matter How Clean You Are!)
In the U.S., we often think of parasites as something that third world countries suffer from, but the truth is that parasite infections are actually at epidemic levels. Estimates are that about 85 percent of all Americans have some type of parasitic infestation. This is why we often stress about taking cleanliness measures after dealing with animals, being very choosy when going out to eat, and do regular cleansing to kill parasites every six months.
American doctors are not very well-trained in the treatment of parasites unless they have studied or spent a great deal of time abroad. Typically, it is only when doctors are presented with a horrific case of extreme parasitic infection will they finally admit that the client’s problem is from a parasite.
The amount of damage that parasites can cause is almost endless. Parasites are tiny enough to travel throughout the body via the digestive system or the bloodstream. Parasites are the root cause of numerous aches, pains, and other problems.
One of the main problems is identifying the culprit. Below is a list of common parasite infestations.
These are perhaps the most common infestation in the U.S. today. Pinworms live in the lungs and intestinal tract of the body. They are very, very small white looking worms that will crawl out of the anus at night to lay their eggs. If you become infected, you will scratch at this area because it itches like mad. The eggs are then lodged under your fingernails, which then are left behind every single thing you touch. Disgusting, isn’t it?
These live in the intestines and stomach. Humans become infested when they eat undercooked meats or contaminated foods. This is why it is especially important to wash your hands after touching any animal or after gardening.
Although it is rare for these to infest humans, it has happened. Heartworms are common in dogs but when they attack humans, they generally go to the lungs. You cannot get heartworms from your dog, however, as these are spread only through mosquitoes.
These are perhaps the best known parasite. Tapeworms enter the body through undercooked pork, fish, or beef. These live in the lower intestinal tract and absorb most of the nutrients that you eat.
Threadworms and Hookworms
These can enter the body through the feet or from drinking contaminated water. These worms are so tiny that they cannot be seen. Even if they enter through your feet, they don’t leave any wounds or holes that you can see with the naked eye. The really ugly thing about these worms is that the eggs can incubate for up to 10 years.
How do you know if you have a parasitic infection?
Below is a list of the most common symptoms. Of course, if you do have these symptoms, they are typical of many other disease, but if your doctor has not been able to find a reason for your symptoms, you could have a parasitic infection.
- Facial swelling around the eye area (could be roundworms)
- Chronic diarrhea or constipation
- Wheezing and/or coughing followed by vomiting and stomach pain (possible roundworms or threadworms)
- Chronic, unexplained vomiting
- Abdominal cramps
- Heart palpitations (could mean hookworms)
- Unexplained dizziness
- Coughing up blood
- Extremely foul smelling gas
- Itching on the soles of the feet (sometimes accompanied by a rash or hives)
- Difficulty maintaining a healthy weight (losing weight or gaining weight easily)
- Loss of appetite
- Itching at night around the anus
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