Roundworms

Humans can become infected by roundworm parasites either by consumption or through the skin. Usually these parasites find their way into your mouth by means of unwashed food that was in contaminated soil. They can also live on surfaces and be passed around from host to host.

Roundworm

Roundworms vary in size; some are microscopic while others can be a meter long! They are tubular in shape and have pointed ends. These parasites take up residence in the intestines, but can also migrate throughout the body.

The most common roundworms are the hookworm, whipworm, and pinworm. They can cause many problems ranging from digestive disturbances, sleep disturbances, and nerve damage. Children are more prone to roundworm infections just because of their underdeveloped hygiene skills.

It’s difficult to diagnose parasitic infections because they cause symptoms that are common to other conditions. When you have gotten to the point that you have tried every other remedy and have ruled out other conditions, a parasite cleanse may be what you need to get your body back in its peak condition.

Some symptoms of a roundworm infection are diarrhea, loss of appetite, weight loss, and acute abdominal pain. Severe cases can result in malnutrition, especially in children. The roundworm saps the body of its nutrients and uses them to thrive, leaving the host in a state of nutrient deficiency.

Other symptoms that roundworms can cause are irritability, nervousness, insomnia, and chronic fatigue. The body is in a constant battle once it has contracted a parasite. It’s trying to balance itself while fighting off the parasite. This can leave you sapped of energy and in a state of perpetual exhaustion. It’s also possible to have a roundworm parasite in your body and never experience a single symptom.

You can reduce your risk of contracting roundworms. Practice good hygiene skills and teach your children to do the same. Remember to freeze or store meat properly immediately after it’s purchased. Cook all meats to at least the recommended temperature. Avoid cross-contamination by using separate utensils for produce and meats. Sanitize counter tops, sinks, and sponges after they come in contact with raw meats.

It’s also imperative to wash all fresh produce before consuming it as roundworms lay their eggs in soil. Despite your best efforts, you may still contract a roundworm parasite and may need a parasite cleanse to rid your body of the pesky invader.