Intestinal parasites are microscopic organisms that thrive in the human gastrointestinal tract, causing a range of symptoms that can vary in severity. While some infections are mild and transient, others can lead to chronic health issues if left untreated.
Recognizing Intestinal Parasite Symptoms
Parasites and exhaustion/tiredness
You may experience unusual exhaustion as parasites deplete nutrients before absorption. Malnutrition is common among people with parasitic infections.
Parasites and unexplained Digestive issues
A parasite can cause abdominal cramping, diarrhoea, constipation, nausea, and bloating. Untreated parasitic infections can lead to leaky guts, bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), and dysbiosis.
Parasites and iron deficiency anaemia
The tiny parasitic bloodsuckers may attach to the lining of your gut. Red blood cells are depleted over time, leading to anaemia.
Parasites cause grinding of teeth (bruxism)
Even during sleep, parasites can cause clenching and grinding of the teeth. Anxiety and restlessness can result from parasitic waste toxins.
Parasites Cause Appetite Changes
Having intestinal parasites reduces your body’s ability to absorb nutrients, making you feel hungry despite eating a full meal. Parasites can also cause bloating and a feeling of fullness, diminishing your appetite.
Parasites aching muscles and joints
When you have an intestinal parasite, you may experience pain or aching in your muscles or joints. The reason is that intestinal parasites migrate from the intestines to the joints through the bloodstream. Their toxins cause inflammation that may feel like flu-like aches and pains once they are there.
Parasites and sleeplessness or insomnia
Toxins and parasites can invade the nervous system. As a result, essential neurotransmitters disrupt your circadian rhythm and cause sleep disturbances.
Parasites and sugar addictions
To survive, parasites need a steady supply of sugar. To get sugar, they hijack our serotonin, which controls cravings and appetite, and interfere with our neurotransmitters. As a result, the host craves sugar and carbs.
Parasites and poor memory or brain fog
When parasites die, their waste releases toxins. A host can suffer from memory loss and forgetfulness, brain fog, decreased focus, headaches, depression, and anxiety due to these toxins.
Parasites and irritations of the skin
The waste and poo from parasites can cause skin problems such as rashes, hives, eczema, itching, and acne. Microparasites live on the skin, and the toxins they released can cause immune reactions and inflammation.
Do you have parasites?
Do our Parasite Questionnaire if you think you have a parasite.
If you have symptoms that are not clear, we advise you to have a stool test to confirm if you are hosting parasites. Your GP can organise this for you, or you can order a parasite testing kit from i-screen.com.au and add CLEANSE at check out for a 10% discount. Feel free to contact us.
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