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4 Signs you may be Suffering from a Parasite Infection

Updated: Dec 10, 2021

As unpleasant as it sounds, many more people suffer from parasite infections than you’d think. Most of us think that parasite infections may only occur in poverty stricken countries, or that if you just avoid drinking or swimming in bad water it will be okay. This just isn’t the case. Things like:

  • Raw and partially cooked meat and fish

  • Produce

  • International travel

...even the reduction in stomach acid with age can put you at risk for picking one up. So how do you know if you could potentially have a parasite and what do you do if you conclude you do?

Signs and symptoms that might mean you have a parasite

1. Gut Health Complications

A big indicator of a parasite can be gut health issues. Symptoms can include:

  • Gas & Bloating

  • Cramping

  • Diarrhea

  • Constipation

  • IBS

...but are certainly not limited to those.

2. Cravings

What if we told you that those late night sugar cravings might not be yours but what you’re hosting? Since fast acting carbohydrates like sweets and enriched flours act as instantaneous fuel for many parasites they can cause us to crave the very things that are making them grow stronger, and us weaker.

3. Autoimmune symptoms

Science has hypothesized that the heightened stimulation that parasites create on the immune system is a huge contributor to why so many parasite hosts report experiencing autoimmune disruptions including skin rashes like eczema.

4. Fatigue

Due to their effects on your nutrient absorption, parasites can leave you feeling run down and tired. They also disrupt your intestinal microbiome which can result in severe brain fog.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms frequently or think that you may be hosting parasites, seeking out professional help is recommended. With a holistic approach and variety of different testing methods we hope to help bring you some relief, here at Transcend Wellness Chiropractic

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