Digestive parasites cause very unpleasant symptoms. My own experience of having H. pylori and blotocytosis hominis with digestive problems and energy problems is particularly unpleasant. In fact, they are the root cause of many chronic health problems that unfortunately Western medicine does not recognize as a problem with parasites.
Parasites are easily transmitted from person to person or contaminated food and water or taken to day care centers and municipal city swimming pools. The following ten parasites are found in the stool samples of regular patients:
# 1 Helicobacter pylori
H. pylori is not actually a parasite, it is a bacterium. It buries in the stomach and small intestine causing heartburn, reflux, gastritis, bad breath, bloating and other digestive symptoms. It is known to cause 80% stomach ulcers and 90% duodenal ulcers. It can also cause stomach cancer and possibly heart disease.
# 2 Blastocytes hominins
‘Blasto’ can cause virtually no digestive symptoms and has been linked to arthritis and weight gain. It is the most common protozoan found in fecal samples that carries at least 10% of the parasite in the western population.
# 3 Cryptosporidium
‘Crypto’ is a very common parasite. It is one of the leading parasites for diarrhea and has recently had significant outbreaks in Milwaukee, Sydney (Australia) and Deventry (UK). Chronic Cryptosporidium infections can be very harmful because they lead to intestinal destruction and malnutrition.
# 4 Giaria Lamblia
Giardia can cause the same or similar symptoms as Cryptosporidium. Stinky, greasy stools, flatulence, bloating and diarrhea are common. These parasites can cause long-term symptoms such as chronic fatigue.
# 5 Entamoeba histolytica
‘E. Histo causes amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. This is a very bad bug. Severe diarrhea, fever, and vomiting are often self-eliminating, but the parasite has the ability to move out of the GI tract and invade the liver and other organs, where it causes edema. Chronic symptoms include mood problems, chronic fatigue, poor blood sugar control and liver dysfunction.
# 6 Diamantoba is fragile
D-Physilis is another diarrheal infection. Although it is not usually as severe as e-history, it can cause a lot of chronic symptoms.
# 7 Strongloids (threadworm)
I see threadworms quite regularly in client stool tests. Adults live in the upper part of the small intestine. The larvae enter the body through the skin and then move to the lungs where they can cause respiratory symptoms such as cough and mucus. The larvae shrink and enter the GI tract where they turn. Adult worms cause the same symptoms as H. pylori and are often diagnosed as ulcer disease and GERD.
# 8 Trichuris trichura (whipworm)
Whipworm is relatively common and can cause similar symptoms to any of the parasites listed above, such as bloating, diarrhea, and constipation.
# 9 Enterobius vermiculis (pinworm)
Pinworm is commonly thought of as a childhood infection, but it is more common in adults. It often does not cause significant symptoms but rectal itching is common
# 10 Necker America (Hookworm)
In my experience the hookworm infection would feel very bad. Although worms are only very small because they are attached and bound to the intestinal wall, they can cause significant damage to digestion and put a lot of pressure on the body.
If you have unexplained, chronic symptoms of any kind, suspect that parasites are playing a role even if you do not have digestive symptoms. Click on the link below to discover how to test.