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The Top 10 Digestive Parasites

The digestive tract causes very unpleasant symptoms. My own experience with H pylori and Blastocystis hominis was very unpleasant, with digestive problems & energy problems. In fact, they are the leading cause of chronic health problems. Unfortunately western medicine does not recognize parasites as a problem.

Parasites are easily transmitted from person to person or invited to contaminated food and water or daily care centers and municipal swimming pools. The following ten parasites are often seen in a patient's stool sample:

# 1 Helicobacter pylori

H pylori is not really a parasite, it is a bacterium. It causes stomach and small intestines which cause heartburn, reflux, gastritis, bad breath, bloating and other digestive symptoms. It is known to cause 80% of stomach ulcers and 90% of duodenum ulcers. It can also cause stomach cancer and possibly heart disease.

# 2 Blastocystis

'Blasto' can cause almost all digestive symptoms and is associated with arthritis and weight gain. It is the most common protozoan found in pollutant samples with at least 10% of the western population carrying parasites.

# 3 Cryptosporidium

'Crypto' is also a very common parasite. It is one of the most common parasites for diarrhea and has been recently explored in Milwaukee, Sydney (Australia) and Daventry (UK). Long term Cryptosporidium infection can be very harmful as it leads to intestinal damage and malnutrition.

# 4 Giardia lamblia

Giardia can cause symptoms similar to or similar to Cryptosporidium. Bad smells, oily stools, wind, bloating and diarrhea are common. This parasite can cause long-term symptoms such as chronic fatigue.

# 5 Entamoeba histolytica

'E. histo 'cause amebic dysentery. It's a very nasty bug. Severe diarrhea, fever and vomiting are often self-limiting, but parasites have the ability to migrate out of the GI tract and invade the liver and other organs, resulting in abscesses. Chronic symptoms include mood problems, chronic fatigue, poor blood sugar control and liver dysfunction.

# 6 Dientamoeba fragilis

D. fragilis is another cause of diarrhea. Although not as severe as E. histo, it can cause many chronic symptoms.

# 7 Strongyloides (threadworm)

I see worms quite often in customer stool tests. Adults live at the top of the small intestine. Larvae enter the body through the skin and then migrate to the lungs where they can cause respiratory symptoms such as cough and mucus. The larvae bite and enter the GI tract where they mature. Adult worms cause similar symptoms to H pylori and are often not diagnosed as ulcer and GERD.

# 8 Trichuris trichiura (whipworm)

Whipworms are quite common and can cause similar symptoms to any of the parasites listed above, such as bloating, diarrhea and constipation.

# 9 Enterobius vermicularis (pinworm)

Pinworms are commonly considered as childhood infections, but they are also commonly seen in adults. It does not always cause a significant symptom, but rectal itching is common.

# 10 Necator americanus (hookworm)

In my experience, worm infection can be very bad. Although worms are very small, as they attach and hook to the intestinal wall, they can cause significant damage to digestion and cause a lot of pressure on the body.

If you have chronic symptoms that cannot be described in any form, suspect that the parasite plays a role, even if you do not have indigestion. Click on the link below to learn how to get tested.


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