Parasites in the body: illegal residents inside a person

A person throughout his life is surrounded by parasites that tend to settle in the body

More than 250 species of various parasites can survive in the human body! According to statistics cited by WHO, about 4. 5 billion people are infected with parasites, and this figure includes not only residents of the countries of the "Third World", it has been established that more than 30% of all inhabitants of Europe are carriers. A person can live calmly and not even suspect that the intruders have already settled in his body. So maybe they are safe since they are not troublesome? But even taking into account this opinion, it is necessary to be able to identify parasites, determine their type and find out how parasitoses are treated and what carelessness can turn into.

Why can parasites start?

How do parasites appear in the human body, after all, they cannot come from the air? In fact, the mechanism of infection is simple - most often unwashed hands become the cause of infection, from where the larvae enter the gastrointestinal tract (gastrointestinal tract), where they successfully turn into adults and remain in the human body, safely devouring all the most valuable in it: vitamins and minerals. . .

The most common cause of infection is unwashed hands.

In some cases, the parasite gets to a person through sexual contact. Thus, you can become infected with trichomoniasis, pinworms and ploshchitsy (popularly - pubic lice). There is a high risk of infection from pets and personal hygiene items (washcloths, towels).

It is easy to see that the causes of parasites in the body are quite prosaic. In most cases, children are infected, unless the infection is sexually transmitted, of course.

We figured out the reasons, now we will find out what signs of parasites in the body will tell you that you need to start treatment.

How to determine the presence of parasites in the body?

If the vital activity of the "neighbors" is asymptomatic, then some signs of parasites in the human body can still be detected without special diagnostics. These signs include:

  • Flatulence;
  • Bloating;
  • Constipation;
  • General weakness, because the body does not receive important substances, providing them with parasites;
  • White discharge in women indicates trichomoniasis;
  • Developmental delay in children;
  • The appearance of allergic rashes and dermatitis on the skin;
  • Mental exhaustion with prolonged infection.
A number of signs by which it is conditionally possible to determine the presence of parasites

While these signs are only indirect indications of the presence of parasites, they can be a powerful reason for a complete diagnosis.

Clinical diagnostics

For many years, the diagnosis of parasites in the human body was limited only to the analysis of feces for the presence of roundworm eggs. This approach made it possible to determine the infection only at the final stage of the disease. Currently, diagnostics have improved significantly. To identify parasites in the body, this type of research is used today:

  • ELISA or enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Allows you to detect the presence of the corresponding antibodies;
  • Bloodscopy;
  • ART - vegetative resonance testing;
  • Bioresonance therapy.

Private clinics offer more and more new methods, devices for the diagnosis of parasitosis, so it is very important to consult an immunologist for advice. The specialist will tell you how to check the body for parasites in the most informative way.

It is very important to timely identify the presence of parasites, their prolonged stay in the body can have a detrimental effect on human life. There are frequent cases when infection is fatal.

Periodic blood tests for parasites will help detect them at an early stage.

Are all parasites harmful to humans?

Recently, scientists have begun to study the relationship of autoimmune disorders with the vital activity of parasitic worms. The conclusions reached by the US researchers shocked!

It turned out that the parasites living in the human body are also able to be beneficial by stimulating the immune system.

For many centuries, people have coexisted with parasites, forming a specific symbiosis. Now that the number of people infected has dropped significantly, people are more susceptible to autoimmune diseases.

Beneficial parasites in the human body activate its own immune regulation, as a result of which the host receives double protection. Thus, intestinal worms are able to suppress inflammatory processes in the body. Research into this relationship continues to this day. It is impossible to predict what other discoveries they will bring.

Types of parasites

All parasites in the human body are conditionally divided into subgroups, according to the nature of their effect on the body. Types of parasites in the human body, as well as the symptoms and treatment of parasites in the human body:

Name of parasites in humans Harmful effects Symptoms How to kill parasites in the body Infection mechanism
Helminths They have a depressing effect on the intestinal microflora. Disrupt metabolism and prevent the absorption of nutrients. Skin rash, enlarged lymph nodes, liver and spleen, jaundice, fever. For treatment, a number of special anthelmintic drugs are used. Through food, common hygiene items, as a result of close contact with animals.
Roundworm They cause the development of a number of diseases of the intestines, gallbladder and lungs. Low-grade fever, diarrhea (at the initial stage), dry cough, acute allergic reactions. Parasites die on their own after a year, since they cannot reproduce in the body. Anthelmintic drugs are used in the treatment. As a result of poor hygiene.
Fungi They can be a trigger for oncological diseases. White plaque on the mucous membranes, redness and peeling of the skin, itching of the affected area. Treatment depends on the location of the fungus. Fungus medications come in the form of ointments, medicated shampoos, and special treatment solutions. Transmitted through common items. Healthy areas from the infected are affected.
Pinworms They have a detrimental effect on the intestines. Itching in the anal area, allergies, nausea and vomiting. It is treated with anthelmintic drugs. Failure to comply with personal hygiene, along with food.
Giardia Affects the host's liver. Digestive disorders, periodic fever, diarrhea. Enzyme preparations, choleretic, antibiotics. Antihistamine treatment. Through household items, along with food.
Chlamydia They contribute to the development of diabetes and infertility, destroy the liver, and affect the pancreas. In women, it is almost asymptomatic - urination may become more frequent. In men, it manifests itself as urethritis, white discharge and pain when urinating. AntibioticsTreatment of the sexual partner is mandatory. Unprotected sexual intercourse. Rarely - through personal hygiene items.
Trichomonas They affect the oral cavity, cause disturbances in the functioning of the genitourinary system and intestines. The vascular system of the host also suffers. Can provoke oncology. Cuts when urinating, frothy discharge from the external genital organs of men and women. Antibiotics, immunomodulators, enzymes. Local external treatment: women with vaginal sanitizing suppositories, men with an antiseptic solution. Sexually transmitted infection.
Toxoplasma Affects mucous membranes, causes disturbances in the functioning of the genitourinary system and intestines. Long-term "cohabitation" is fraught with mental retardation. It is asymptomatic or disguised as various diseases. Revealed with a full examination. Etiotropic treatment, immunomodulators, antihistamines, toxoplasmotherapy. Through meat and vegetables. When a pregnant woman is infected, the baby becomes infected in utero. Infection from domestic cats.
Fascioliasis Cause hepatitis and provoke allergic reactions. Allergy symptoms occurring against the background of general malaise. The chronic form is characterized by pain in the liver. Antihistamines, calcium chloride. If complications develop, hepatitis is treated. Through meat, unwashed herbs and untreated water.

This list of parasites in the human body will help you know when to seek medical attention. An infectious disease specialist will prescribe treatment depending on the type of parasite in the human body. You should not postpone an appointment with a doctor and wait for complications - any disease is easier to cure at its initial stage.