WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT TAPEWORMS AND PARASITES
It is a known fact that many in the medical field do not treat for or question us about the possibility of parasite infestation with regard to many of the illnesses we report to our doctors. Most look to find a cure for whatever symptoms we are reporting. Many of us will not even be totally honest ABOUT our symptoms with those in the medical field. And so the symptoms of our illnesses are treated while their causes are never investigated.
It is also said that most of our illnesses are directly or indirectly related to parasite infestation in the body, and that the elimination of these microorganisms thought an internal cleansing regime will clear up many illnesses. That is not to say all our illnesses are exclusively caused by parasites, but parasites are responsible for just about every form of illness the body encounters due to their affect on the immune system. And since a weakened immune system makes us vulnerable to sickness and disease, it seems only logical to start by strengthening our immune system by eliminating potentially harmful microorganisms.
In 2016 the Center for Disease Control reported an uptick in infectious parasites and tapeworms, in some cases as much as 134%. Read below this vital information within this short list of common parasites and tapeworms, how humans contract these microorganisms and their most common symptoms. We cannot protect ourselves completely from these organisms, as they are air borne, food borne and water borne. But we can rid our bodies of them and keep ourselves healthy.
A good thorough cleansing 30 or 60 day maintenance program one to two times a year will keep our bodies relatively free of them, as well as keep our immune system strong to ward off the effects of these creatures. Visit our 30 DAY CLEANSE or 60 DAY CLEANSE page to order your cleansing program now.
Cyclosporiasis: An intestinal infection caused by the cyclospora cayetanensis parasite, seen here on a stool sample through a microscope on a slide. Cyclospora infect the small intestine and most commonly cause watery diarrhea; other symptoms include abdominal cramping, nausea and weight loss.
There were 206 cases of cyclospora infections reported by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from the first of May to the beginning of August, a 134% increase from the 88 cases reported over the same time period in 2016.
Cyclospora infections or cyclosporiasis are caused by ingestion of the parasite Cyclospora cayetanensis in food or water. Cyclospora infect the small intestine and most commonly cause watery diarrhea; other symptoms include abdominal cramping, nausea and weight loss.
Those with cyclospora infections start to experience symptoms about seven days after ingesting the parasite and usually need to be treated with an antibiotic. If untreated, the illness may last over a month and could continue over a recurring cycle. To test for the presence of cyclospora, stool specimens must be collected and sent to a laboratory.
Cases have been reported across 27 states this summer. Only 18 cases resulted in hospitalization, and no deaths have been reported. Cyclospora is most common in tropical and subtropical countries, and previous US outbreaks have been linked to imported fresh produce such as basil, cilantro, lettuce, raspberries and snow peas. Most cases in the US have been reported in the spring and summer.
Trichinella spirals: If a human or animal eats the meat infected with Trichinella cysts, the CDCP says, their stomach acid dissolves the hard covering of the cysts. The worms pass into the small intestine, where they lay eggs that develop into immature worms, which travel through the arteries and into the muscles. There, they curl up and return to the original cyst formation, and the life cycle continues. Symptoms can include nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, headaches, fevers, chills, cough, facial swelling, aching joints and muscle pain.
Anisaklasis: The nematodes parasite of the genus anisakis causes and illness caused by eating parasite-contaminated raw fish or seafood. He anisakid nematodes can invade the stomach wall or intestines, causing symptoms of gastrointestinal pain, nausea and vomiting. Some people will develop complications, including digestive bleeding and peritonitis, inflammation of the inner wall of the abdomen. An allergic response to the worm can cause life-threatening anaphylaxis.
Tapeworm, aka Neurocysticercosis, aka T. sollum: This is Taenia solium, the pork tapeworm that causes one of the grossest diseases we have heard about in a while. It is responsible for the worst headache of Luis Ortiz’s life. When surgeons looked in his brain, they found a “wiggling” tapeworm inside a cyst. That is called neurocysticercosis, and the CDCP says that about 1,000 people a year get them from eating something infected with “microscopic eggs passed in the feces of a person who has an intestinal pork tapeworm.
Trypanosoma cruzi parasite: This nasty disease called Chagas disease, aka T. cruzicomes, from a bug called a triatomine that is infected with the Trypanosoma cruzi parasite. The CDC estimates there are at lease 300,000 people living with the disease in the U.S. right now, but they may not be aware of it. It usually takes years of chronic infection before heart disease, heart failure and gastrointestinal problems begin.
Toxocarlasis T. canis and T. catl: Your precious pooch and sweet kitty can carry a nasty parasite. It is caused by the larval form of the roundworms that infect puppies, kittens and adults of both species that are not dewormed. Called Toxocara casis in dogs and Toxocara cati in cats, they travel to organs and tissues, hatch and do their dirty work. Though not common, it is very bad; The CDC reports about 70 people, mostly children, are blinded by the disease each year.
Cat-scratch fever, aka toxoplasmosis or T. gondll: Toxoplasmosis infects more than a million people each year in the U.S. Once you get it, you have it for life, says the CDC.
Trichomonas vaginalis parasite: This very bad STD, Trichomonlasis T. vaginalls, is caused by the Trichomonas vaginalis parasite, and the CDC says it is the most commonly curable sexually transmitted disease out there. Nearly 3.7 million Americans are infected, and 70% do not have any signs or symptoms, so they may not even know they are constantly passing it along. Hat may be part of the reason another million people are newly infected each year.
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