Many also do not think about the presence of parasites in their body. Moreover, people often do not suspect that if they have a health problem, then the cause is a microorganism that exists at the expense of its owner.
Meanwhile, worms cause various helminthiases (ascariasis, enterobiasis, echinococcosis, trichinosis, etc. ). If there are no worms, a person suffers from various complications.
Thus, in the case of handling helminthic invasion in childhood, mental and physical developmental delays may occur. And the organs affected by the worms contribute to the appearance of inflammation, which does not disappear even after the parasites are removed.
But how to determine the presence of parasites in the body at home? What symptoms and diseases accompany the various types of helminthiasis?
What you should look for to identify worms in humans
Roughness of the skin, the appearance of spots, acne on it, baldness and premature wrinkles - all these manifestations may indicate the presence of parasitic microorganisms. In addition, problems with the nails or the formation of cracks on the heels (damage to the digestive organs) may indicate helminthiasis, sometimes there may be a link between psoriasis and lamblia.
Often the above symptoms are caused by lamblia or Trichomonas. However, any helminthic invasion has a negative impact on immunity.
This in turn leads to the appearance of symptoms such as:
- inflammation of the paranasal sinuses;
- sudden onset of snoring.
To identify parasites in men, you need to pay attention to the presence of adenomas, cystitis, impotence, prostatitis, stones and sand in the kidneys and bladder. A number of worms affect the brain and affect the development of future offspring.
To find out what a female parasite is, the following symptoms will help:
- painful sensation during menstruation;
- disturbances in the menstrual cycle;
- bladder and kidney dysfunction;
- fibrocystic breast disease;
- ovarian inflammation.
With appendicitis, it is necessary to think about the presence of cream worms, biliary dyskinesia, or pancreatitis indicating opisthorchiasis.
Ankylostomid larvae that penetrate the lungs often cause false pneumonia. Moreover, the manifestations of some types of helminthiasis are similar to those of angina or bronchitis.
Also, the symptoms of parasites in the human body are:
- insomnia, persistent malaise and anemia;
- weakened immunity;
- discomfort in the gastrointestinal tract, constipation, dysbiosis;
- weight change;
- allergic reactions;
- irritability and restlessness;
- skin problem.
Symptoms of the presence of parasites in the body
To understand whether I or you have helminths, you should pay attention to some fairly varied signs. Usually, large worms contribute to constipation, as they block the bile and intestinal tract, which interferes with natural bowel movements.
Certain types of parasites produce special substances that thin the stool. Therefore, diarrhea is not always a symptom of gastrointestinal disorders, it often indicates the presence of parasitic microorganisms in the human body.
Also, parasitic microorganisms cause bloating and gas formation. This occurs when helminths enter the small intestine, provoking an inflammatory process there.
Irritable bowel syndrome is another sign of a helminthic infection. Thus, the worm contributes to poor fat absorption, as a result of which it enters the large intestine, therefore, an increase in its volume in the stool is observed. This leads to cramps, diarrhea and constipation.
Some types of worms can exist on muscle and joint fluids. Therefore, their presence in this area causes a painful sensation similar to the symptoms of arthritis. In fact, this discomfort occurs as a result of inflammation, which is an immune response to the presence of worms.
Allergic manifestations are a hallmark of many types of helminthiasis. However, the toxins secreted by the worms cause an immune response, which is supposed to produce many eosinophils. But the excess of protective cells contributes to the emergence of inflammation, which leads to allergies.
Often, worms cause skin rashes, eczema, acne and other problems. Thus, the simplest parasites cause the formation of boils, papillomas and dermatitis.
Helminthic invasion is almost always accompanied by anemia. This is due to the fact that after entering the intestine, the worm attaches to its mucous membrane and absorbs nutrients from the host’s body. In particular, Trichomonas, which feeds on blood cells, causes malaise, resulting in significant blood loss.
People with helminthiases often have weight problems. Thus, being overweight indicates that the worms are poisoning the human body with toxins or taking up glucose. And excessive thinning indicates a disturbance in metabolic processes.
Because of the deterioration in well -being caused by helminthic invasion, patients become irritable and emotionally unstable. However, the worm waste products poison the host, adversely affecting the nervous system, as a result of which the patient is in a depressed state.
Insomnia is a hallmark that parasites are active in the body. Therefore, if a person often wakes up at 2-3 in the morning, then he should contact a parasitologist, because at this time the liver is trying to get rid of all the toxins. In addition, ringworm or cream worms come out through the anus at night, causing itching and irritation.
In patients under the age of 15, worms often cause teeth to grind during sleep. Thus, the nervous system responds to the toxins released by the worms.
Also, almost every helminthiasis is accompanied by chronic fatigue syndrome, which is characterized by memory impairment, apathy and the presence of flu -like symptoms. This indicates a lack of nutrients consumed by pathogenic microorganisms.
With prolonged helminthic invasion, immune disorders occur in the patient’s body. However, the vital activity of the worm will drain the body's defenses, as a result of which arise manifestations of allergies and favorable conditions are created for the penetration of infection.
Even prolonged parasitism of harmful microorganisms causes damage to organs and tissues, against this background, oncological diseases develop. In this case, a focus of inflammation is formed, and the body suffers from a lack of nutrients.
All this is accompanied by impairment of immune system function. Therefore, favorable conditions are formed for the appearance of various oncological diseases.
Certain types of worms are localized in the human respiratory system, causing inflammation in its organs. As a result, the following symptoms arise:
- runny nose;
- temperature rise;
How to detect helminthiasis using medical research?
If there are any of the above symptoms, to find out whether there are parasites in the body or not, you should seek medical help. You may need to visit a parasitologist, infectious disease specialist, gastroenterologist, surgeon, sometimes ENT specialist or ophthalmologist, as it all depends on the location of the worms.
Often, the diagnosis consists of taking scratches and examining the stool for the presence of eggs. However, such an analysis allows you to check whether there are worms living in the intestinal tract or parasites moving along it (tapeworms and flatworms, worms).
Since eggs do not always come out of the anus, the study should be done 2-3 times. Using this diagnostic method, the following are detected:
- whip worms;
- tape worm;
- cream worms;
- hook worm.
Many types of helminths (leishmania, lamblia, trypanosome, echinococcus, plasmodia, amoeba, toxoplasma) can be localized in almost any tissue and organ, which makes fecal analysis uninformative. In such situations, patients need to perform blood tests to determine the presence of immunoenzymes, which indicate the presence of antibodies and antigens.
To determine the parasites living in the host’s liver, examination and examination of the material taken was performed. If helminth waste products are present in the human liver, this indicates an infection.