Like it or not, parasites live inside humans. Some of them are safe, while others cause serious health problems. Parasites in the human body are small invaders, invisible to the eye, but slowly disrupting digestion and other functions. How to know if there are worms in the intestines, what to do with them?
They can appear in any living creature. These organisms invade the host's body, multiply rapidly and live off it. Settling in the human intestines, they disrupt the ability to process food normally, literally steal useful nutrients, preventing the absorption of vitamins and minerals.
The wastes of worms alter the intestinal microflora, reduce immunity, can cause bacterial infections, disturbances in other body systems. Tapeworms, roundworms, and pinworms are common multicellular parasites. The single-celled parasites are Cryptosporidia and Giardia (Giardia).
How parasites enter the body
- contaminated food or water;
- poorly washed fruit or vegetables;
- undercooked products, no fried meat, fish, violation of sanitary rules during their preparation;
- after contact with animals and products of their vital activity;
- if hygiene is not followed, you can be infected through sex or a dirty toilet seat;
- while swimming in polluted waters.
How to tell if there are parasites in the intestines
Most diseases caused by parasites go unnoticed. The effects of the infection are not felt immediately, and symptoms of a helminth outbreak can be mistaken for the flu or food poisoning. You may not have known about worms in you for years. If the pests are not detected in time, they will cause irreparable damage.
Typical symptoms of an intestinal worm infestation:
- cramps, stomach pain;
- nausea, stomach pain, vomiting;
- increased gas production, diarrhea or constipation;
- weight loss (sharp decline or gradual long-term);
- pain in muscles, joints, flu symptoms;
- enlarged lymph nodes;
- redness of the skin, itching or irritation.
These symptoms are the reaction of the human body to the foreign beings inside. Parasitic worms feed on the same substances as humans, depriving the body of essential nutrients. If one or more symptoms persist for days or weeks, it is important to see a doctor. With early diagnosis, oral medications can help control parasites.
If infection is detected at a late stage, internal injury is possible. Lack of timely treatment leads to serious consequences, in some cases tumors develop. In children, advanced forms of helminthiasis lead to delayed physical and mental development.
Digestive system cleansing
To get rid of parasites in the intestines, detoxification or detoxification is recommended. The procedure can only be done after consulting a doctor. Deworming is not recommended for diseases of the liver, gallbladder and pancreas.
Herbal remedies - honey, garlic, onions, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds - will help fight infections. Herbal decoctions have the ability to cleanse the body. You can use them only after consulting a specialist. Don't heal yourself.
Common folk remedies for worms:
- Sage. The herb reduces the egg production of tapeworms and pinworms.
- Thyme. Contains eugenol and thymol - substances that repel worms.
- Absinthe. The bitterness of the grass is able to cope with pests, fungi, viruses.
- Black walnut shells. It is rich in juglone, a natural antibiotic used in the prevention of worms. The compound fights parasites that affect the eyes, lungs and brain.
After cleansing the body of worms, it is necessary to increase the level of enzymes. For this you can use natural natural supplements, bifidobacteria. It is possible to restore the organism after getting rid of parasites by diet and preventing the appearance of future helminths.
Maintaining personal hygiene (washing hands after walking, working in the garden, after using the toilet, before eating) will help reduce the risk of infection. You should be careful with raw fish or meat, buy them only in authorized places, process thoroughly, bake or fry for the recommended time. Fruits, vegetables or berries should be washed, scalded in boiling water.