Common Symptoms of Parasite Infection – Diarrhea and Abdominal Pain

Parasites are known for pretending to be something else than what they are. The parasites greatest weapon is being “stealth” or going undetected. Many types of parasites are so well adjusted to living in their human host that no apparent signs are presented. Since many of the indications of a parasite infection are common and look like so many other disorders, it is very easy to misdiagnose the source of illness. If your health problems persevere, don’t discard parasites as the root of your problems.

The thought of parasites being the reason of so many diseases is not receiving its merited attention. There are only a few facilities that specialize in parasitology. Recent flare-ups of bacteria and viruses will only accelerate the development of better organism detection.

The longer the parasite is in the human body, the more likely there will be some harm/damage, depending on the target site of infection. If the parasite is in the intestinal tract, one of the things that the body will do is to cause more mucus to protect the intestinal cells. Sadly, this coating interferes with digestion, leading to the mal-absorption of important nutrients, mainly fats and fat-soluble vitamins. As the parasites continue to thrive, they take more nourishment and leave us starving. The more severe the parasite infestation is, the more severe the deficiencies. You are not only feeding a parasite within you, you are also take in the toxic waste products it produces. The waste material from just one tapeworm can make someone feel ill. Some authorities think that the waste products from flukes contribute to the development of cancer.

The most commonly reported symptoms of parasite infection are diarrhea and abdominal pain. Exact symptoms are commonly associated with certain organisms such as fever with malaria (an infectious disease caused by a parasite that is transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes; common in tropical countries, the disease is characterized by recurring chills and fever) but almost any symptom can manifest with almost any parasite.