Parasites are very diverse. They can be microscopic, or they can reach several meters in length. The places where they live in the body also vary: the intestines, the liver, the muscles, sometimes even the brain. In fact, parasites can settle everywhere. If the parasite is a worm (worms), then the disease is usually called helminthiasis. Sometimes it helps with parasites:

Uninvited “guests” of our body are dangerous for two reasons: they can both mechanically destroy organs and poison them with the products of their life.

It is noteworthy that parasite infestation rarely leads to death. This is not surprising, because along with the host the parasite itself will die. This is why people can spend years being treated for a variety of ailments, write off fatigue to lack of vitamins, and allergies – to bad ecology and heredity. But the cause of these problems may be a parasite that poisons the body. No person in the world, regardless of his age and social status, can not be immune from getting parasites in his body.

Symptoms of helminth infestation
The complaints of people in whose body parasites have settled can be very diverse. The following symptoms of helminth parasites are possible:

digestive disorders, increased gas, unsteady stools, frequent abdominal pain, itching in the anus area;
pain and inflammation in the joints;
skin rashes, skin itching:
weakness, fatigue, hair loss, decreased hemoglobin levels;
mental depression, irritability, anxiety, teeth grinding and drooling in their sleep, insomnia, and other sleep disturbances;
malaise with no apparent reason or diagnosis.
Increased sensitivity to allergens can also be the result of worm activity. It is believed that more than half of all allergic reactions and even cases of bronchial asthma can be the result of existing or once experienced helminthiasis.

Varieties of parasites
There are a great many organisms that live at our expense. Currently, more than 200 species of parasites have been identified in humans. Here are the most common ones.

Affects the nervous system, liver, spleen, skeletal muscle and myocardium. Most dangerous to pregnant women. If an expectant mother gets toxoplasmosis, the baby is very likely to be born with deformities.

Causes the most frequent lesion of the colon with prolonged diarrhea. According to the WHO, amebiasis affects 10% of the world’s population.

Germinates in the tissue of the host organ, like a malignant tumor. Often affected by the liver and brain, where the size of the formation caused by the parasite can reach 15 cm in diameter.

Lives and multiplies in the blood of a sick person. Can pass through the walls of blood vessels, entering the bladder and intestines. The germs inside the eggs release a specific poison that destroys tissue and poisons the body.

Most commonly found in children, infesting the lower small intestine and part of the large intestine. If pinworms block the appendix, they can cause an attack of appendicitis. They disrupt digestion and absorption of food, and the blood levels of important micronutrients are significantly reduced.

Ascarid larvae in the human body can lead to serious failures in the immune system. In the early stages of the disease, there may be an increase in body temperature, dry cough, rash, and sometimes the liver is enlarged. Settling in the intestines, ascarids release poisons, which are strong allergens.