Human Intestinal Parasites Worms.
Jan 28, 2006, 20:01
Human intestinal parasites and worms are transmitted through air, food, or water and cause constipation, stomach bloating, and various other diseases and health problems. Symptoms of infection include anemia, asthma, diarrhea, fatigue, low immune system, digestive disorders,nervousness or a skin rashes. But, most suffers will not face this reality - or even want to think about the subject of worms - and will continue in their suffering.
There can be well over 100 different types of parasites and worms living in human bodies. Some are microscopic in size, while others can be seen quite easily. These organisms can be found everywhere in our environment, in the air we breath, in the water we drink, and in the food we eat. A parasite is an organism that lives on or in other organisms from which it obtains nutrients to live, and usually causes harm in the process. Most parasites require a host to complete their life cycle. Animals can also serve as a host. The parasite can vary in size from very small to several feet long.
Parasites can invade your bodies through food and water intake, through a transmitting agent such as a mosquito, sexual conduct or through the nose and skin. Once established, they will eat the same foods you eat - or they will eat you. People with intestinal parasite infections are usually under-nourished and weak, infected with viruses, fungi, or bacteria, and have various types of chemical and metal poisoning. Human intestinal parasites can be present in any disease, in any person, at any age. They are responsible for many health problems because they secrete toxins and steal the vital nutrients from our bodies. They can irritate or exaggerate other health problems you may be experiencing. Everyone is at risk and under their mercy during parasitic infections.
Perfect living environment for parasites are established when the bowel becomes ineffective in the elimination of our waste products. The build-up of fecal material on the walls of the colon is attributed to constipation and the amounts of junk food, chemicals, bad fats and junk foods we consume. We poison ourselves from our own toxic waste and the waste from these creatures, called auto-intoxication, when this ideal habitat for them is created. Tests for parasites are only available for about five percent of the known varieties, with a twenty-percent accuracy. Female worms can release 2,000 to 300,000 eggs per day depending on their type.
This is a subject that most people do not want to discuss, let alone think about, but the reality must be faced. Most doctors are not trained to recognize the symptoms of parasitic infections. The only way to avoid the problems associated with parasite infections is by educating yourself and taking action. There are 3200 varieties of parasites in the four major categories, Protozoa, Trematoda, Cestoda and Nematoda. Nematodes include the common roundworm (Ascaris lumbricoides), hookworm, whipworm, pinworm, heart worm, Strongyloides, Stercoralis, Ancylostoma, caninum, toxocara worm and trichinosis. Their size can vary from 0.2 to 35 centimeters. Roundworm look similar to an earthworm and can produce 300,000 eggs a day.
Approximately 1,000 million people are infected worldwide. The most frequent symptom from roundworm is upper abdominal discomfort. Other symptoms are asthma, eye pain, insomnia, and rashes due to the secretions or waste products from the worms. In large numbers they can cause blockages in the intestinal tract, hemorrhages when penetrating the intestinal wall, appendicitis, peritonitis, abscesses in the liver, hemorrhagic pancreatitis, loss of appetite, and an insufficient absorption of digested foods. Adults grow to 15 inches long. Hookworm larvae penetrate the skin. When hookworm reach adulthood, they can sap the victim's strength, vitality and overall well-being. Young worms use their teeth to burrow through the intestinal wall and feed on your blood. Symptoms from hookworm, about 0.5inch long, are iron deficiency, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, craving to eat soil, protein deficiency, dry skin and hair, skin irritations, edema, distended abdomen, stunted growth, delayed puberty, mental dullness, cardiac failure and death.
Pinworm. Symptoms are itching and irritation of the anus or vagina, digestive disorders, insomnia, irritability or nervousness. Female worms crawl out of the anus and lay about 15,000 eggs per day. Once airborne, the eggs can survive about two days anywhere in your living environment. Worldwide, about 500 million are infected with pinworm. The worm is white and can grow to about a half inch in length. Infections from whipworm are estimated at several hundred million worldwide. Symptoms of whipworms are bloody stools, pain in the lower abdomen, weight loss, rectal prolapse, nausea and anemia. Hemorrhages can occur when worms penetrate the intestinal wall and bacterial infections usually follow.
Protozoa, the single cell parasites include amoebae, protozoa infections, neospora, Toxoplasmosis, cryptosporidium, giardia, Sarcocystis and Trichomonas vaginalis. Amoebae are an irregular shaped microorganism that infects the end of the smaller intestine and colon. Amebiasis is the most common infection and caused by the species Entamoeba histolytica. Amoebae also release an enzyme that causes ulcers or abscesses where they can enter the bloodstream. They can eventually reach other organs like the brain or liver. They are very small, just 25 micro meters in diameter.
Cryptosporidium is associated with water-borne outbreaks. The victim might experience diarrhea and abdominal pain lasting for about ten days. Giardia is the most prevalent intestinal parasite in humans and found in drinking water. Giardia resides in the smaller intestine and at times in the gall bladder. Millions of these giardia organisms will coat the intestinal walls, prevents the absorption of nutrients and later causing illness. Symptoms are mild to moderate abdominal cramps, intestinal gas, light colored stools, bad absorption, weakness, chills, stomach bloating and diarrhea.
Trichomonas vaginalis is a pathogen that resides in the vagina in females
and the urethra, epididymis, and swelling in the prostate gland in males.
In women there is a yellowish discharge accompanied by itching and burning. Malaria, the most
prevalent and debilitating disease among the protozoa type is caused by Plasmodium. About two
million people die annually from Malaria. Cestodes (Tapeworm); bladder worms, pork tapeworm,
broad fish, dog tapeworm, dwarf and rat tapeworm. Broad fish tapeworm may grow to 35
feet long and live ten years inside a persons intestines. Some tapeworm can lay as many as
a million eggs per day. Their bodies are in separate segments with hooks and suction cups on
their skull. Trematodes, or flukes, include flatworms, bladder, blood, liver, lung, kidney
and intestinal fluke. Human infections of flukes, called schistosomes, are in excess of 250
million worldwide. They can cause severe disease of the gastrointestinal tract, bladder,
liver and destroy blood cells.
Spirochete are tiny organisms that are spiral-shaped, and multiply in the blood and lymphatic system and include spirochete - the largest - to Saprospira, Cristispira to the smallest, treponema. The host or carrier are usually lice, fleas, mites ,ticks, and flying insects, they are then transmitted to humans. Spirochete are responsible for relapsing fever, infectious jaundice, sores, ulcers,Lyme disease, Vincent angina and Wyles disease.
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