What tests to do for parasites, signs, medications

diagnosis of the presence of parasites in the body

Parasites in the body exist at the expense of trace elements and food in our intestines. There are many types of them. The most common are tapeworms, worms, trichophytosis and trichocephaly. Due to the abundance of species of parasites, the symptoms with problems in humans are also different. For example, there are parasites that make us hungry when we eat the foods we eat, others cause anemia by feeding on blood cells, and still others, which lay eggs in the body, cause itchiness and insomnia. Therefore, the most important thing in treating parasites is to find out the root cause (parasite) that is causing problems in your body.

Signs of the presence of parasites in the body

  • the appearance of constipation or diarrhea, possibly other signs of inadequate bowel function;
  • when traveling to other countries, you develop diarrhea;
  • after food poisoning, his bowel function changed;
  • you have trouble sleeping, wake up often;
  • there are patches on the skin that are not associated with allergies or other similar skin conditions;
  • grind his teeth in his sleep;
  • there is pain in the joints and muscles;
  • feeling tired, frequent depression and periodic bouts of apathy;
  • after eating you feel hungry, there is no saturation of the body;
  • there was iron deficiency anemia.

As we can see, the symptoms are completely different, and some of them are attributed by people to another disease and may not even think of parasites.

How to identify the parasite

First, pay attention to how you are feeling, which specifically causes the anxiety. If you have intestinal problems, be it constipation or diarrhea, restless sleep, itchy skin, muscle pain, you should see your doctor. All the body's difficulties in the presence of parasites are associated with the release of toxins by them, which affects the normal functioning of the human body. And disturbed sleep and grinding teeth are a sign of anxiety as the body talks about the problem. Fecal analysis remains the main method for detecting parasites. At the same time, a distinction is made between a standard analysis and a detailed one, which is used in the medicine of functional disorders. Its main difference is in accuracy. Standard analysis is only able to identify a parasite if it is alive and active. So, if the pest has died due to the end of its life cycle, or is in hibernation, the default method will not work. The result will be negative and you will be sure that you do not have any harmful micro-organisms, although this is not the case. In a detailed analysis, there are no such problems as it uses the polymerase chain reaction method. The method allows for the identification of the parasite in any of its conditions and does not depend on the laboratory assistant's ability to see the pest under a microscope. Thanks to this approach, patients who have received a negative pattern analysis after PCR are surprised to hear of unwanted "roommates", which later allows them to solve the problem with their health.

treatment methods

The method of treatment required is prescribed by the doctor after receiving the test result. The course of prescription drugs depends on the type of parasite found in you, because what will destroy one pest will not affect the other. However, there are cases where it is not possible to identify a harmful microorganism, so the doctor prescribes a mixture of different herbs. Most often it is magnesia, tribulus extract, barberry and grapefruit extract, annual wormwood infusion, walnut extract and bear berry extract. All these ingredients are sold in pharmacies. The mixtures work by creating beneficial bacteria for the gut, which is precisely what fights harmful microorganisms for us. If you have had liver disease or abused alcohol, check this with your doctor, you may not want to use herbs, or you will need to reduce the frequency and number of doses. Remember that most parasites can be identified and eliminated. Pass the exam in a timely manner, follow all instructions from the treating physician, and your health is guaranteed!