Parasites can be the cause of a multitude of illnesses and diseases that are rarely understood or found through traditional parasite testing.
There is a perception that parasite problems are relegated to third world countries. Secondly, there is a belief that public health measures for the most part prevent parasite infections. And lastly, parasite testing done by most laboratories rarely if ever come up with a parasite. Let us take a moment and examine these assumptions.
Hundreds of years ago populations were isolated by geography and lack of mobility. Today with high mobility and air travel, people from all over the world come into contact with the American public. Moreover our food is now produced in many different countries and brought in across our borders along with the parasites that exist in their soil and water. Microscopic organisms called protozoa live mostly in water. They are in the surface waters of the United States just like every other country in the world. Chlorination and freezing are not very effective in eliminating protozoa. Filtration seems to be the best method. However even the filters at the water treatment plants have to be cleaned by back flushing and this is when protozoa can make it into the regular water supply. Furthermore not all well water is clean. And as far as the labs finding very little evidence of parasites, I think I have explained that aspect in sufficient detail.
There are those who feel that parasites are a normal part of human existence and do not need to be identified or treated. We must realize though that nature is not always kind and considerate when it comes to living organisms. Parasites can cause minor to major problems with the health of humans that harbor them. Consideration must be given to the number and location in which they are found, the nutrients they consume, the damage they cause to the tissue they are inhabiting, the toxins they excrete and the inflammation they create. Worldwide, more people die every year from parasite related problems than any other disease or condition.
How would a person know whether or not they have a parasite problem?
There may be symptoms that could be attributed to parasite activity but this is not always the case. Some people have no symptoms at all while others suffer a great deal. Although some symptoms are common with parasite problems, the best way to know is to get a thorough parasite evaluation.
Gastrointestinal symptoms may consist of one or more of the following: flatulence, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, abdominal discomfort or cramping, maldigestion, malabsorption, irritable bowel, nausea, acid reflux, leaky gut syndrome, blood/mucus in the stool and odorous stool.
Nonspecific symptoms may include one or more of the following: fatigue, pain, skin disorders, allergies, insomnia, headaches, weight changes, nervous and sensory disorders, muscle weakness, immune deficiencies, night sweats and fever.
Because these different symptoms could be associated with non-parasitic conditions some of which are very serious, it is important to rule in or out a parasite cause of the symptoms. To send a specimen off to a regular lab and get a negative test result does not rule out a parasite problem. This is sad to say but unfortunately it is very true.(Dr Raphael d’Angelo M.D.)
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- Parasite Test – Initial Comprehensive Test Kit with instructions
- Repeat Test Kit – After treatment completed
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