Did you know that the longest tapeworm ever found in a human’s intestines was more than 82 feet long? 82 feet is the length of a standard swimming pool. This is really shocking, right? This is why you should be very careful and take care of your body. The real and ugly truth is that parasites such as tapeworms are far more common than we tend to believe. And yes, they affect people in developed nations, too. In this article we are going to show you the most common parasites found in North America, early warning signs and how to protect yourself – in all natural way.
Parasites In North America
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, finds that millions of Americans are host to parasites every single year. Some live undetected inside a human many years.
Three types of parasites that affect humans.
These one-celled organism can’t be seen with the naked eye and can function as parasites and on their own. When affect humans, they tend to multiply thus resulting in serious infections.
Most often contracted through contaminated food or water, or feces. Other protozoa are living in human blood and tissues and some even find their way in through mosquito or sand fly bites.
The four types of protozoa include ciliophora, sarcodina, matigophora and sporozoa.
This type of parasites are multicellular organisms and adult helminths can be seen without a microscope. Helminths do not need a host to survive and cannot multiply in a human body. They include roundworms, flatworms, and thorny-headed worms.
“Ectoparasite” – term that refers to any insect that burrows into skin, lives there for a period of days, weeks or months and they include ticks, lice, mites, and fleas.These are likely to transmit diseases such as Lyme disease, or other pathogens.
The Difference Between A Parasite And A Parasitic Infection
Important note: not all parasites cause diseases if they affect a host. Also, some may live relatively undetected.
Others do grow, reproduce or give toxins or cause serious diseases- called a parasitic infection.
Malaria – parasitic infection that caused 438 000 deaths in 2015 out of 214 million yearly cases. Infections such as malaria tend to thrive in warm, humid regions very close to the equator.
Humans can contract parasites from the following sources:
- Eating unwashed fruits and vegetables
- Travelling to an area known to have parasites
- Poor hygiene or sanitation
- Contaminated water
- Close contact with infected humans
- Close contact with animals
- Eating undercooked meat
Symptoms to Look Out For
Note: you should know that it’s extremely important for you to recognize the symptoms of a parasitic infection, especially if you’ve acquired it in a foreign country.
You should be very careful and visit a clinic or hospital if you notice any of these warning signs:
- Abdominal pain
- Gas and bloating
- Frequent bladder or yeast infections
- Rashes or itching around the anus or genitals
- Dysentery (loose stools that contain blood or mucus)
- Feeling tired
- Weight loss
- Getting sick easily and often
- Mouth or lip sores
Can Parasites Be Treated Naturally?
Yes! It is!
If symptoms persist or worsen, get to an emergency or clinic immediately and when they have your diagnosis, start taking this simple tea to help your body clear itself out.