Parasites are organisms that derive nourishment and protection from other living organisms known as hosts.
Anyone can get a parasitic infection. However, some people are at greater risk than others. Because many parasites thrive in tropical or subtropical regions where it is warm and moist, people who travel to these regions are at increased risk for contracting parasitic infections. Sub-Saharan Africa is particularly prone to parasitic infections. Parasites are more likely to be found in fish than any other thing.Many of these organisms can be transmitted by water, soil, or person-to-person contact.
- You have an explained constipation, diarrhea, gas, or other symptoms of IBS
- You traveled internationally and remember getting traveler’s diarrhea while abroad
- You have a history of food poisoning and your digestion has not been the same since.
- You have trouble falling asleep, or you wake up multiple times during the night.
- You get skin irritations or unexplained rashes, hives, rosacea or eczema.
- You grind your teeth in your sleep.
- You have pain or aching in your muscles or joints.
- You experience fatigue, exhaustion, depression, or frequent feelings of apathy.
- You never feel satisfied or full after your meals.
- You've been diagnosed with iron-deficiency anemia.
Its illness can be very dangerous, it can make you hosptalized, very ill, or even deadly.