The signs of parasites in the human body depend on the specific type of parasite and its residues. One of the most common signs of parasites in the body is intestinal and stomach discomfort.
According to WHO statistics, about 95% of the world population is infected with parasites, microorganisms that exist and feed on other organisms. Often the signs of the presence of parasites in the human body go unnoticed because some of them are very well adapted and the signs can be confused with other diseases.
The human body is most often populated:
Helminths are the general name of worms that exist in a living organism. Simply put, worms. They are classified according to the following types: tapeworms (cystodes), worms (trematodes) and roundworms (nematodes). The most common type of helminths are roundworms.
They are round and live mainly in the intestine, its various parts. Some of the representatives, for example, Trichinella, can migrate throughout the body. The intestine is the main place for the worms to live. Representatives of the adhesive tape pests - bovine and swine tapeworms, broad tapeworms, echinococci. The sizes of the parasites considered can reach several meters in length. Some of them begin to develop outside the human body.
Bovine and swine tapeworms, for example, enter the intestine at an intermediate stage. Worms can settle in several organs. They feed on blood cells, in addition, they can consume intestinal contents, mucus, etc. Its length reaches half a meter. These include liver and feline fasciole, schistosome, etc. According to the type of development, helminths are divided into biohelminths, geohelminths and contact parasites.
Biohelminths pass through the stage of maturation and development in animal organisms. These are, for example, toxocars, bovine and swine tapeworms, etc. Geohelminths develop in the soil. And they enter the person through the skin or swallowing. This includes many types of roundworms. Contact parasites penetrate a person through direct contact with another person. Enterobiasis is one of the diseases transmitted by contact parasites, the pinworms.
It is possible to become infected with larvae of the parasite by eating unprocessed food (fish, cover), raw vegetables and poorly washed fruits, insect bites, sexual intercourse, domestic use, drinking raw water and swallowing water while swimming in bodieswater, pets, through the soil.
It is often difficult to recognize the presence of pests considered on an individual's body. And many of the symptoms can be mistaken for a chronic condition and treated without success. The symptoms of the disease can vary depending on the type of worms, their location and number. But there are general signs of the presence of parasites in the human body.
As a result of metabolic processes, worms release toxic elements that enter the bloodstream and contribute to the occurrence of allergic manifestations. The rash may appear and disappear periodically. This allergy is difficult to treat with dermatological agents.
Allergies can occur:
Many parasites invade the individual's large and small intestines. They stick to the walls, irritate them and contribute to the appearance of inflammatory processes in the organs. The nutrient absorption function, especially fatty ones, is impaired.
Large amounts of fatty elements in the stool can be detected by laboratory methods.
Due to their enormous size, some parasites can block the bile ducts and cause biliary dyskinesia. These signs can trigger other, more serious liver diseases.
Worms can block the intestinal lumen. Often, signs of parasites in the human body are manifested by symptoms such as constipation and can even lead to intestinal obstruction.
Diarrhea is one of the most common symptoms of helminth infections. Prostaglandins, which are produced by parasites, cause frequent watery stools.
Due to intestinal dysfunction, symptoms such as diarrhea, constipation, excessive gas production, can be mistaken for dysbiosis. But in this case, treatment with antibiotics and probiotics does not give positive results.
Parasites feed on what humans eat. They absorb most of the digested nutrients.
Due to the constant response of the immune system to the presence of "strangers", the organisms' defenses are reduced and the immune system is weakened. This is manifested by frequent colds, irrational fever, body aches, etc.
Worms can affect several organs. Trichinella, for example, takes up residence in muscle tissue and can damage it. This is the body's response to the parasites' vital activity.
One of the signs of helminthiasis is weight loss or obesity. Weight loss occurs due to the inability to obtain nutrients from the food consumed. And weight gain, as a result of the body's reaction, the need to "store food for future use". Therefore, before deciding to gain or lose weight, it is necessary to do a thorough examination to detect the presence of parasites in the human body.
Some parasites, Trichomonas, for example, can infect various human organs, including blood. Feeding on its cells, helminthiasis causes anemia and iron deficiency.
A person lacks nutrients and vitamins, which causes vitamin deficiency. This is due to the gluttony of the parasites.
Insomnia, poor short-term sleep, may be the nervous system's response to the presence of "illegal" residents. Some helminths leave the anus at night to deposit the larvae. This can cause discomfort and itching, which makes you wake up frequently and does not give you the opportunity to rest fully.
In a context of general intoxication of the body, lack of vitamins and nutrients that are absorbed by the parasites, the individual may experience constant fatigue, decreased concentration, apathy and loss of memory.
The presence of parasites does not have the best effect on the human body as a whole. The normal functioning of all organs is interrupted, inflammation occurs, health worsens and immunity decreases. Interruption of the normal functioning of the body due to the influence of parasites can lead to sad consequences.
It is important to know that all these signs, with prolonged action, can cause the formation of tumors and neoplasms.
Worms can travel throughout the body. As soon as they reach the respiratory tract, they cause a strong cough, sore throat and fever. As a result of their vital activity, even asthma or pneumonia can develop.
Do not ignore any symptoms that indicate a malfunction of the body. In the first manifestations of signs of any of the diseases, you should immediately consult a doctor, undergo parasite verification procedures. This will allow you to receive timely treatment and will not allow the destructive effect of toxins to harm your body. The presence of worms in the human body in the long term can lead to the development of serious diseases, including oncological or chronic forms of existing diseases.
In addition to the general, there are a number of special signs of the presence of parasites in the human body, which are inherent to women and men separately.
For women, it is:
For men, the disease in question manifests itself:
When the parasite larvae hit, they face a 3-level protective barrier:
In a child's still fragile body, this protection may not work. And children are the most susceptible to the disease in question. In summer, when babies are constantly on the streets, the risk of getting helminths is very high. For children, there are more than enough forms of infection: children's litter boxes, pets, fruits and vegetables not always washed, swimming in reservoirs. In addition, especially for the little ones, the desire to taste everything.
The habit of sucking your fingers increases the likelihood of worm infection. The most common types of parasites in children include: pinworms, mites, whipworm, toxocar. Pinworms are small white worms, at most 1 cm in size. They go out and lay their eggs close to the anus. Therefore, the presence of such parasites is always accompanied by itching around the anus. Roundworms are bigger in size, their length can reach 40 cm!
In helminth infestation in children, first of all, there are signs such as lack of appetite, pallor of the skin and weight loss. Delayed mental and physical development, memory disorder can also indicate the presence of parasites. Because of their vital activity, worms cause metabolic disturbances, decreased immunity in a child. All of this is manifested by frequent viral infections, allergic reactions.
Note that bruxism (gnashing of teeth) is considered one of the signs of parasites in the human body and tends to worry babies during sleep. Parents should pay attention to this fact and examine the child for parasites. Very often worms live in the intestines, so children can have problems with stools, flatulence, vomiting and epigastric pain.
The main problem in diagnosing parasitic diseases is that they disguise themselves as many chronic diseases and it is very difficult to recognize the true causes of the symptoms.
When either organ or tissue is damaged, distinct characteristics predominate.
The most favorable place for the vital activity of the parasites: high humidity, mild temperature, ambient pH - neutral. Intestinal symptoms:
A person is overwhelmed by impotence, fatigue, unwillingness to move.
In case of parasitic infestation, the following signs are observed:
In intestinal acne, sputum can be separated with blood fractions.
Severe swelling of the legs and abdomen is observed.
There are always signs of pulmonary and heart failure.
There are signs of hypoxia: cyanosis of the skin on the fingertips, triangle of nasolabial membranes and mucous membranes of the mouth.
The separation of foamy and sparse sputum with blood cells is possible.
Cough allergic and runny nose often.
Significant deterioration in visual acuity is observed.
Blood parasites can live in both red blood cells and plasma and white blood cells. Types of pests:
Parasitosis is disguised in thousands of diseases, so it is impossible to determine it visually, without laboratory tests. The healing period depends on the accuracy of diagnosis and detection of parasites in the early stage of infection.
Often, the disease is called the parasite that causes it.
The causative agent of the disease is the ascaris worm, located in the human intestine. The degree of the disease depends on the age of the patient, the severity and the duration of the parasitic invasion.
Ascariasis symptoms appear as follows:
Bovine tapeworm is the causative agent of the disease. Teniarinquiasis is manifested by the following symptoms:
The disease is caused by worms, also called worms. This is the most common parasitic disease that occurs in almost everyone. Enterobiasis symptoms:
The causative agent of the disease is the parasitic worm toxocara, which affects human organs and tissue. The disease is widespread, as it persists for a long time with unclear and indistinct symptoms. The obvious clinical symptoms appear in the later stages of the infection.
Signs of toxocariasis:
With toxocariasis, worms are able to migrate and locate in internal organs, eyes, brain and epidermal tissues.
The causative agents of the disease are helminths, hookworms and non-pathogens. Symptoms of the disease:
The disease is caused by tapeworm. Symptoms of the disease:
The causative agent of the disease is the pork tapeworm, located in the small intestine. Symptoms of the disease:
The causative agent of the disease is echinococcus tapeworm. The worm is dangerous because it is capable of forming a cyst in almost all internal organs: heart, liver, brain, lungs, etc. The disease is very insidious, since at first it is totally asymptomatic, and the clinical manifestations are already observed in the final stages of the formation of an echinococcal cyst.
Symptoms of the disease:
The causative agent of the disease is the tapeworm alveococcus. This disease is considered slow: from the moment of infection until the development of the disease, it can take 10 years or more. Symptoms of the disease:
The disease develops as a result of infection of the human body by intestinal lamblia. Sometimes, asymptomatic transport occurs, with no obvious signs of the disease. Symptoms:
This disease is caused by a histological amoeba. Sometimes the symptoms of the disease may be completely absent, and sometimes, on the contrary, they manifest very clearly. Symptoms are manifested in two ways: intestinal and extraintestinal. In the extra-intestinal form of amoebiasis, the lungs, brain, genitourinary system and skin are affected, but the intestinal form is the most common.
Symptoms of intestinal amebiasis:
After a while, the symptoms of the disease may disappear on their own, for a while, and then reappear with renewed vigor.
The causative agent of the disease is the blood schistosome. The disease has several stages of development:
The symptoms of parasites in the human body are enormous. Without laboratory tests, based only on the symptoms themselves, it is impossible to diagnose the presence of parasites in the body. The severity of symptoms depends mainly on a person's defense mechanisms, the location of the parasite and its type.
Direct methods:stool analysis, urinalysis, scraping of the perianal region, subungual phalanges, sputum analysis and duodenal content.
Ultrasound is also used to study the presence of parasites in the body.
Indirect methods: X-ray, morphological, ultrasound, biopsy.
Bioresonance methods: Voll's method, ART.