If you have (or think you have) intestinal parasites, you may be interested in natural remedies to help restore your health.
Intestinal parasites are typically caused by protozoa (single-celled organisms that can multiply within your body) or helminths(worms and larvae that can’t multiply in the human body).
The most common types of protozoa in the U.S. include Giardia and Cryptosporidium and the most common helminths are pinworms, hookworms, tapeworms, and roundworms.
In many cases, intestinal parasites are transmitted through contact with infected feces (usually by way of contaminated food, soil, or water).
Risk factors for intestinal parasites include living in or visiting an area known to have parasites, poor sanitation, poor hygiene, exposure to the child and institutional care centers, and having a weakened immune system.
Symptoms of intestinal parasites include:
- Fatigue or weakness
- Passing a worm in your stool
- Stomach pain or tenderness
- Weight loss
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