Worms are multicellular parasites, protozoa (also: protista) are unicellular parasites. Both can infect humans, cause discomfort and disease, foster other infections and considerably disturb the organic balance.
Pain during urination, frequent urination at night, incontinence, itching, eczema, digestive problems, diarrhoea, cramps, insomnia, susceptibility to infections can also be caused by an infection with parasites. In case of suspicion, kindly consult a doctor.
If parasites remain untreated, organs (e.g. liver and lungs) can be damaged and organ functions can generally be massively impaired. This leads – especially with mixed infections – to a weakening of the immune system and the entire body.
Parasites should therefore be carefully detected and treated individually. The sequence of the treatment stages is of great importance here.
Only the knowledge of exact infection pathways is not sufficient for the detection and correct treatment of parasites. The careful collection of material and correct treatment of the samples is a prerequisite for meaningful diagnostics.
Prevention is possible, if you know how parasites can spread and can be spread. The essential knowledge is not always available even among physicians, especially when it comes to rare parasites. Here causes of ailments are repeatedly confounded.
If mixed infections have already occurred, the correct sequence of treatment steps is essential for sustained success of the treatment. Therefore, if time and the severity of the symptoms permit, in case of mixed infections with parasites, pathogenic yeasts and bacteria, the parasites should be treated first, then the fungi and finally the bacteria.
In case of doubt, a Check-up gives certainty whether parasites are the cause or there are other reasons for ailments. Ultimately, only – an experienced physician can allocate ailments properly and treat the causes in the correct order.
The treatment of parasites can today be carried out very successfully by using the correct specialist medical procedure in diagnostics and therapy. Due to the nature of the pathogen, detection is directly linked to careful and frequent specimen collection.
A lot can be done conducive to prevention, if some hygiene principles are followed. There are ways to alleviate the symptoms and consequences of infection during treatment with Chinese teas and herbs for example.
Below are some examples of what parasitic infections can mean, what can be done to protect against them, and how an infection should be diagnosed and treated.
Massive digestive disturbances are possible (in the intestine, adult worms can block the pancreatic ducts or the bile ducts, for example, causing colic or life-threatening intestinal obstruction).
Lung migration can lead to Ascaris pneumonia (with coughing, fever, strong mucus and asthma-like attacks). The effects range from malnutrition and allergic reactions to psychological trauma when worms attempt to leave the body through the mouth, nose or anus during certain biochemical processes.