Intestinal worms

intestinal worms
 

Intestinal worms, also known as parasitic worms, are one of the main types of intestinal parasites. Common types of intestinal worms include:

  • flatworms, which include tapeworms and flukes
  • roundworms, which cause ascariasis, pinworm, and hookworm infections

Read on to learn more about intestinal worms.

Common symptoms of intestinal worms are:

  • abdominal pain
  • diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting
  • gas/bloating
  • fatigue
  • unexplained weight loss
  • abdominal pain or tenderness

A person with intestinal worms may also experience dysentery. Dysentery is when an intestinal infection causes diarrhea with blood and mucus in the stool. Intestinal worms can also cause a rash or itching around the rectum or vulva. In some cases, you will pass a worm in your stool during a bowel movement.

Some people may have intestinal worms for years without experiencing any symptoms.

One way to become infected with intestinal worms is eating undercooked meat from an infected animal, such as a cow, pig, or fish. Other possible causes leading to intestinal worm infection include:

  • consumption of contaminated water
  • consumption of contaminated soil
  • contact with contaminated feces
  • poor sanitation
  • poor hygiene

Roundworms are typically transmitted through contact with contaminated soil and feces.

Once you’ve consumed the contaminated substance, the parasite travels into your intestine. Then they reproduce and grow in the intestine. Once they reproduce and become larger in amount and size, symptoms may appear.

Children are particularly susceptible to intestinal worms. That’s because they may play in environments with contaminated soil, such as sandboxes and school playgrounds. Older adults are also at increased risk due to weakened immune systems.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 10 percentTrusted Source of people in the developing world are infected with intestinal worms. People in developing countries are at the highest risk due to drinking water from contaminated sources and because of decreased sanitation levels.

If you have any of the above symptoms, and especially if you have traveled out of the country recently, you should make an appointment with your doctor. 

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(Astragalus membranaceus)
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*Bladderwrack
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*Celery seeds
(Apium graviolens)
*Chanca piedra
(Phyllanthus niruri)
*Ceylon cinnamon
(Cinnamomum zeylanicum)
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*Dandelion root
(Taraxacum officinale)
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(Trigonella foenum graecum)
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*Horse chestnut
(Aesculus hippocastanum)
*Hawthorn berry
(Crateagus oxicanthus)
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(Epimedium sagittatum)
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(Juniperus communis)
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(Sylibum marianum)
*Maca
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(Valeriana officinalis)
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