Even the development of technologies and household chemicals with a variety of detergents does not free our society from parasite infestation. The number one reason is dirty hands.
There are types of worms that are not dangerous to humans and can be removed from the body without much difficulty. However, parasitologists also know those who kill their prey.
Helminths can settle in animal and human bodies. They are not in vain called parasites, because they feed on the resources of the body they have infected. And worms harm not only by eating the foods we are entitled to, but they also disrupt the normal functioning of the liver, heart, lungs and other organs. There are known cases of its penetration into the hearing aid, eyes and brain.
Those who more often than not come as unwanted "guests" have been divided by experts into three groups. These types of parasites have become champions in number of infections, since more than 70% of the registered cases of infection are theirs.
Here is a brief description:
Any of the 150 types of parasitic creatures can cause helminthiasis (worm infection). Scientists have discovered many more of them, 12, 000 species of helminths are known to science. Let's consider in more detail which worms live in the human body.
The most common types are:
Important.Worms of this type damage the muscle tissues of a person's limbs and face, damage the respiratory system and even the heart, which is fatal.
People sometimes treat helminthic invasion as something unpleasant, but easily tolerated. Consequently, their beliefs do not encourage them to be extremely careful when coming into contact with any type of dirt, poorly processed food or contact with pets.
This criminal negligence has its unfortunate fruits. Worms are capable of killing their prey, in addition to pain and organ damage. The most dangerous are helminths that feed on blood and nutrients within a person.
The differences between parasitic worms are in the degree of damage caused and the method of penetrating the body of a new "host". The echinococci are known for the formation of cysts, the bovine tapeworm damages the intestines, the opisthorchis constantly feeds on the liver. Every day it does not count a certain number of cells.
Protozoan parasites multiply very quickly when conditions are right. Giardia seems to be in hiding for a while, and there are no demonstrations. Toxoplasms reach a person's head, affecting his brain, which affects the victim's behavior.
Plasmodium malaria kills blood cells and is capable of leading the victim to death.
Consequences of infection:
Most helminths live in the intestinal tract, liver and lungs. Some cases indicate damage to muscle tissue, joints, eyes and brain. Through the flow of blood, parasites are able to migrate throughout the body, creating problems wherever they appear.
The manifestations of helminthic invasion are very different from each other. But they also have common symptoms:
You can add to them:
Worms sometimes bring an infected person's body into such a state that a full healthy life, even after removal, is no longer possible. Therefore, when you discover any of the symptoms, consult a doctor urgently.
Worms of various types, sizes and shapes can settle in the human body. They use any method of migration to live at someone else's expense. It is believed that 4/5 of the population of our planet undergoes a helminthic invasion and carries with it several parasites. A person may not even imagine that he is not alone eating food, but also a "tenant" in the intestines.
The symptoms of its presence are not immediate and not all are pronounced. And a long stay of worms will lead the body to chronic diseases. Many diseases are believed to start with worms. Before starting treatment, you must first know your internal enemy so as not to fight blindly.
The worms that inhabit a person are divided into types:
Even looking at a picture of a parasite is not a very pleasant experience, but it is much worse to carry it inside you. It seems to people that someone might have an invasion, but it won't affect me. What a shock it is when they discover that a monster has come and settled in its own body!
Thanks to these materials, intelligent people are more armed to protect themselves and their loved ones. But nobody and nothing should do for themselves in the destruction of unwanted "guests".
If the parasites are different, the treatment is not always the same. Do not give the same pill for lice and mites, there are significant differences in lifestyle, places of settlement and method of infection. First, they discover the type of helminths, the direction of their harmful activity, and only then does the doctor select a drug, taking into account the age and other health characteristics of each patient.
Thus, having received sufficient information about the types of worms, symptoms, degree of damage, the reader can be diagnosed and pass the appropriate tests, which will be prescribed by a parasitologist. Not all worms are equally dangerous, but any one of their types poisons the body with its waste, and each feeds on something of ours: food or body tissues.
For your information.The term "parasite" comes from the Greek word for parasite. Two or more organisms live side by side, but one "sits on the other's neck", feeding and reproducing at the expense of someone else. The digestive system may contain multicellular helminths and protozoa. Tapeworms, roundworms and pinworms are quite common. They have a relatively complex body structure.
The vast majority of helminths negatively affect general well-being and human health, causing the development of very serious diseases. Keeping this in mind, when the first signs of discomfort that do not go away during the treatment of a cold or rash with headaches appear, it is worthwhile to see a doctor for a diagnosis consultation.
Today, doctors have sufficient methods and high-precision technologies to confirm or deny suspected parasitic worm infection. If helminths are found, only a specialist can choose the most appropriate course of treatment.
How to prevent helminthic invasion? Do you need to constantly limit yourself to one vacation or another, literally "trapping" your life in the grip of observing complex postulates?
In fact, intestinal parasite infestation and subsequent treatment can be avoided by following very simple rules:
But everyone must start with themselves, because all modern achievements mean nothing if you just neglect personal hygiene and preventive measures for the family members who live in our home. Pay attention to your health, detect in time (if an infection has occurred), competently and in a timely manner to start treatment - all of this will help prevent major personal problems and the spread of the disease in your environment.
It is much easier to prevent parasitic worms than to suffer deteriorating health, all kinds of illnesses and fever, and then you still need to follow the rules. Not just a course in hygiene, but treatment, diet and restoration of immunity. And it's good if you run out of operations. Take care, it's easier.