The thought of parasites in the body is terrifying, but many people have them and don’t even know it.
Parasites are microorganisms that live off other organisms. Anyone can get parasites. It’s more common than you think.
Some parasites cause disease directly, while others cause disease through the toxins they release. There are several types of parasites that live and feed on your body. Some survive on the food you eat, some feed on your red blood cells, and some lay eggs in your body.
Some of the common parasites that can invade your body are pinworms, lambia, hookworms, tapeworms, trichinella, and dientamoeba fragilis.
They usually enter the body through the skin or mouth. Humans can become infected with parasites for a number of reasons, including exposure to places with parasites, travel to places with parasites, consumption of contaminated water and food, poor sanitation and hygiene, and a weak immune system.
Close contact with pets can lead to the transmission of parasites.
Parasites come in many shapes, forms, and sizes, causing a wide range of signs and symptoms.
Here are 10 signs that your body is full of parasites.
- Chronic disorders of the digestive tract
Intestinal parasites can cause inflammation, destroy the intestinal lining, and cause chronic diarrhea.
The toxic waste produced by the parasites can cause chronic constipation, gas, bloating, nausea and burning sensation in the stomach. If you experience these symptoms, regular colonic therapy combined with a parasite cleanse and a special diet rich in fiber and alkaline foods can be beneficial.
- Abdominal pain
Another stomach problem caused by parasites is abdominal pain. Parasites that live in the upper part of the small intestine cause inflammation and irritation in this area. This can cause bloating and abdominal pain.
In addition, parasites block waste products from the body and cause pain in the upper abdomen.
Abdominal pain is mainly associated with intestinal infections with roundworms, hookworms, hookworms or tapeworms. According to a 1986 study published in the Singapore Medical Journal, hookworm infection was the leading cause of abdominal discomfort, especially among adults who had recently traveled abroad.
If you experience sudden, severe abdominal pain from time to time, it’s important to see your doctor before starting a parasite cleanse or holistic colon treatment to rule out something more serious.
- Itching in the rectum
Itching around the anus is another symptom of a parasitic infection. In particular, people with pinworms complain of itching and discomfort in the anus. Itching around the anus is common when the female worms lay their eggs at night.
Itching is caused by worms that lay eggs around the anus. Both migrating female worms and egg masses can cause irritation, itching, crawling, and even acute pain.
If an infected person scratches the area, the skin becomes damaged, increasing the risk of secondary bacterial infection. Itching usually occurs at night, causing insomnia and restlessness. Deworming and regular colon treatments can help the body eliminate them naturally, unlike the harsh products you can buy.
- Fatigue and weakness
Fatigue can also be a symptom of a parasitic infection. This is mainly due to intestinal worms that deplete the body of vital substances by feeding on the food you eat.
Inability to absorb vitamins, minerals, fats, and carbohydrates can leave the body feeling weak, tired, depressed, and generally lethargic. This can lead to exhaustion on a mental, physical and emotional level.
Plus, the parasite’s metabolic waste overload causes organs to work harder to get rid of these wastes. It can also cause fatigue, low energy, lethargy, and extreme weakness.
If you have fatigue that does not get relief even after eating and sleeping properly, it is a good idea to consult a Colonic doctor.
- Change in appetite and weight loss
If you notice a sudden change in appetite, especially an increase in appetite, this may be due to the presence of parasites in your body.
In fact, increased appetite and weight loss are often seen with tapeworm or pinworm infections.
Because the parasites eat large amounts of the food eaten by the infected person, it makes the person hungry more often than usual.
In addition, the infected person notices a strong hunger in the early morning and is never satisfied after eating.
If you have an increased appetite and weight loss, colon hydrotherapy uses warm filtered water to cleanse the colon.
parasites and toxic waste.
- Mental Distress
A parasite infestation can even cause mood swings, depression, anxiety and also visual hallucinations. Often, these symptoms are paired with digestive issues.
The intestine contains both neurons and neurotransmitters (specifically serotonin), which are important for a healthy enteric nervous system.
Toxic metabolic waste produced by parasites residing in the intestine can attack neurons and neurotransmitters, causing nervousness, restlessness, mood swings and even depression.
Also, scientists believe that inflammation in the intestine can lead to inflammation in the brain and vice versa.
If you are suddenly having mood swings or feeling depressed, colonic hydrotherapy treatments have been found to be beneficial in improving mental health, combined with appropriate dietary and lifestyle changes for the best results and following on from an initial colonic treatment we will become aware of whether parasites are the cause and then take the appropriate parasite cleanse required.
- Teeth Grinding
If you grind your teeth in your sleep, one possible cause is a parasite infestation. Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, may occur while sleeping due to anxiety and restlessness caused by waste and toxins released by the parasites in the body.
A 2010 study published in the Dental Research Journal confirmed the correlation between intestinal parasitic infections and bruxism among young children.
As pathogenic parasites serve as the cause of bruxism among children, if you notice any such symptoms in your children, it is really important to get their stool examined.
- Iron-deficiency anemia
Infestations by intestinal roundworms or pinworms can lead to iron deficiency in the body and ultimately cause anemia.
The parasites steal the good vitamins, including iron, from the food the person eats, leading to an iron deficiency.
A 2003 study published in Indian Pediatrics found a prevalence of intestinal parasitism up to 30 to 50 percent and anemia from 40 to 73 percent among school-going girls (2 to 4 years of age) at Gulbarga, Karnataka.
The study notes that the problem is likely to be more common because of bad hygiene, poor awareness, illiteracy, poverty and a variety of allied factors.
Another 2008 study published in the Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice reports worm infestation and anemia among preschool children of peasant farmers in Calabar, Nigeria.
Severe anemia ultimately affects a child’s growth and development. In fact, slow growth and weight loss are common in children infested with parasites. If you notice signs of slow growth in your child, it is important to first consult your doctor before starting any alternative treatments, colonics and parasite cleanses can be used with both children and adults.
- Skin problems
Parasites that invade the intestinal tract cause inflammation in the body, which in turn causes several skin problems. Such skin problems include rashes, hives, eczema and other forms of skin allergies.
Also, the toxins and waste products released by the parasites cause an increase in the level of eosinophils in your blood. This can lead to sores, swellings, lesions and ulcers.
Not just skin, parasites can even lead to dry hair, brittle hair and hair loss.
Instead of treating skin irritations or unexplained rashes, hives, rosacea or eczema on your own, it may be beneficial to consider the use of colonics and a parasite cleanse under the guidance of a trained professional.
- Muscle and Joint Pain
Certain parasites can invade the soft tissue in the joints and muscles, where they become enclosed in a cyst-like manner. This results in irritation and pain, which is often mistaken for arthritis.
Also, the toxins released by the parasites can cause an inflammatory response within the body. Plus, pain can be experienced as a result of the immune system’s response to the parasites.
If you are not able to zero down the cause behind sudden pain in the muscles, joints or any other part of the body and the pain is getting worse day by day, consult your trained health professional.
How we can help
Colonic hydrotherapy can help with all of these symptoms and using the closed system with a trained professional, we can help identify parasites within the digestive waste removed during treatment.
At Colonics Gold Coast we are able to prescribe a variety of herbs, supplements and dietary changes so you can get the best results and live the long and healthy life that you deserve.
The way in which colonics works is through the introduction of warm filtered water to the colon, this water washes away any parasites and toxic build up being stored along the colon, with the use of diet and herbs combined we can help you to rid your body completely of parasites.