The question of how to identify parasites in the human body worries many, as they are organisms that lead a parasitic lifestyle, their development cycle assumes a permanent or temporary existence in the human body. This can be done according to certain symptoms. Although different parasites manifest themselves in different ways, there are some common symptoms that can lead a person to think that he does not have very pleasant roommates. Second, it is possible to determine the presence of parasites in the body using special diagnostics. Early diagnosis prevents serious consequences and prevents diseases that arise as a result of the negative influence of worms.
Signs of parasites in the body
How do you know if there are parasites in the body? You need to listen carefully to your body and the processes that take place in it. In the early stages of parasitic invasions, the symptoms may not be clear enough, however, a person attentive to their health will notice pathological phenomena and be cautious:
- Allergic reactions. One of the signs of parasitic attack on the human body is allergy. In response to the adverse effects of the parasites, the human body begins to produce more eosinophils - protective cells. They can cause allergic reactions. In turn, the parasites release immunoglobulin E into their host's blood, which contributes to increased allergies. The most potent of the parasites is the roundworm allergen, which causes reactions in the body (rash), digestive tract, lungs and conjunctiva.
- Discomfort in the gastrointestinal tract. The parasites, which are located in the small intestine, cause an inflammatory process in it, as a result of which the normal functioning of the intestine is interrupted. Nutrients are absorbed worse, undigested fats enter the rectum, while a person has spasms and diarrhea alternating with constipation. In addition, the patient feels pain in the epigastric region, in the right or left hypochondrium, nausea and heartburn. Appetite disappears, body weight decreases. In case of disturbances in the functioning of Organs biliary organs and digestive tract, acne, pigmentation can appear on the skin, the skin is dry and flabby, the complexion is opaque.
- Some worms, due to their size or number, are able to block the bile ducts, causing thegeneral bile duct to become blocked, the bile flow worsens or ceases, in humans this manifests itselfin obstructive jaundice. Since toxic substances are excreted mainly through the skin, problems with the gallbladder or liver affect the condition of the skin. Age spots, acne appear, complexion becomes jaundice.
- Stool disordersmanifest as diarrhea and constipation. Constipation occurs when the intestinal lumen is blocked by parasites. Diarrhea is caused by substances similar to prostaglandins, which cause a lack of chlorides and sodium in the body.
- Due to prolonged diarrhea, the body loses water, which leads todysbiosis.
- Parasites deplete the immune system a lot, immunoglobulin A is produced in smaller quantities and the body becomes vulnerable to viral and infectious diseases.
- Due to the fact that parasites migrate throughout the body, they can settle anywhere, including muscle and joint fluid. As a result of your intervention in the muscles and joints, inflammatory processes occur that cause pain. Therefore, aperson has joint and muscle pain.
- Due to the disturbance of digestion and absorption of nutrients by worms, the person suffers from malnutrition and decreased blood sugar levels, resulting in decreased body weight. Pathogenic organisms absorb minerals and trace elements necessary for a person and thereforeanemia and premature aging develop.
- Anxiety and nervous conditions cause toxic residues from parasites, affect the nervous system and cause various disorders on your part.Insomniain humans occurs due to the fact that at night the body is more trying to get rid of harmful organisms.
- In some cases, a large accumulation of helminthic infestations cantrigger oncological processesin the host's body, an especially great risk arises when parasites are located on a specific organ - lungs, liver, pancreas, and so on.
An attentive person will certainly notice the symptoms described. He must be examined for parasites on his own or consult a doctor so that he can be sent for diagnosis.
The presence of parasites in the human body can be determined by means of various diagnostic procedures that not only detect the presence of parasites with great precision, but also determine the type, quantity, location and damage they have caused to human health.
Until recently, the presence of parasites was determined only on the basis of stool analysis. Despite being the simplest search method, its accuracy is not very high.The fact is that parasites do not lay their eggs every day and it is impossible to guess when exactly this will happen. Therefore, for an accurate diagnosis, you need to donate feces 10 times over a month. It is not very convenient for working and studying people. But now there are more advanced diagnostic methods:
- X-rays, endoscopy and endobiopsydetect parasites in internal organs (lungs, bile, liver and so on).
- PCR (polymerase chain reaction). From samples taken in the form of saliva, secretion or blood, the DNA of the parasite is determined. If a blood test shows the presence of parasites, a PCR test can determine whether the parasites are of one type or another.
- ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay). It detects antigens and immunoglobulins. The accuracy of this diagnosis is 90%, and the type of parasite, its number and the general dynamics are tracked.
- Bioresonance diagnosis. The patient's body is influenced by electromagnetic oscillations, while only the presence of pathogenic organisms can be verified, but it is impossible to determine its species.
Conclusion and conclusions
If you suspect you have parasites, or just want to get tested on this score, you need to see a doctor - a parasitologist or infectious disease specialist, he will tell you how to get tested and, if the results are positive, prescribe thecorrect treatment. Self-treatment is highly discouraged. Firstly, antiparasitic drugs have a large number of contraindications, as they are very toxic. Therefore, they can only be taken after a prescription. Only a doctor can choose the right dosage to destroy parasites and cause the least possible damage to the human body.
Second, some parasites must be removed from the body under the supervision of a doctor. When a drug acts on the parasite, it dies, but before that, it releases toxins into its host's blood, which can cause anaphylactic shock in a person.
Thirdly, it is ineffective to use traditional medicine for parasites. They work only as a preventive measure, or in the event that the infection has just occurred and the larva has not yet become an adult, in all other cases it is useless to be treated with pumpkin seeds, green nuts, wormwood and soon.