A parasite is an organism that lives on or in a host organism and gets its food from or at the expense of its host. There are three main classes of parasites that can cause disease in humans: protozoa, helminths, and ectoparasites.
An intestinal parasite infection is a condition in which a parasite infects the gastro-intestinal tract of humans. Such parasites can live anywhere in the body, but most prefer the intestinal wall. Common ways to get a parasite is from foreign travel, eating raw fish, vegetable and salads or being around pets.
Symptoms that might occur include:
- skin bumps or rashes.
- weight loss, increased appetite, or both.
- abdominal bloating, pain, diarrhea, and vomiting.
- sleeping problems.
- aches and pains.
- weakness and general feeling unwell.
Now that we have all the big words out of the way, how do we fix it? Start with a couple simple blood tests. You have five types of white blood cell which consist of Neutrophils, Lymphocytes, Monocytes, Eosinophils, and Basophils.
You have a parasite when you see the monocytes and eosinophils elevated on bloodwork. The therapy solution is taking a couple of supplements in a strategic approach and retesting in 60 days to see if it brought the Monocytes and Eosinophils back to a healthy range.
Your blood work can tell the story of what your body needs. To schedule a consultation or to have your blood tested, call our office at 480-951-5006 or schedule your appointment here.
Treating the root cause of your condition, not just your symptoms, is the fastest way to recovery and is the best way to obtain optimal health and wellness.