These often overlooked symptoms may indicate that you have parasites

A parasite is a living being that feeds on substances produced by another species, and to survive you need to stay inside or on the surface of your victim's body.

There are some cases of parasites that have gained notoriety over the years, such as the lone earthworm, which it can develop inside us until it reaches 4 meters long. It is scary to just think about it, but it is not the only one, and it is not usually so easy to notice that we are carriers of a parasite.

Since the symptoms are not always obvious and you will almost always need to see a specialist to get a diagnosis, it is important to keep in mind this series of abnormal signs that are associated with the presence of parasites in the body.

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Loss of appetite

It may be an unusual lack of appetite in the morning, for example, even if you did not eat anything or almost nothing the day before.


They usually appear at different times throughout the day, and although they can be relieved with some remedy or medication at the beginning, over time the preventive measures become less efficient.


This is usually inexplicable and contradicts the first point, but it is also a symptom and it is particularly worrisome if it appears even after eating enough. This signal shows that your guest is consuming part of the food you carry in your body.


They can be constant. It is possible that they are caused by candidiasis, for example.


It usually appears on the gums. If you experience unexplained bleeding, it is best not to wait and go to a doctor immediately.

Humor changes

The parasite can be housed in the central nervous system or in the brain. This can lead to you experiencing depression, restlessness, anxiety or irritability.

Constant cravings

The cravings are directed mainly to sugary or processed foods, because the parasite usually needs glucose and fats.

Sensitivity and allergies

It may be given to foods that were previously tolerant, such as milk or bread. But if they suddenly hurt you, this is an indicator of parasites in your body.

Low levels of minerals

The levels affected by the presence of a parasite are usually those of iron, and can lead to you suffering from anemia.

Dermatological problems

Although it seems that there is no relationship, these parasites can also cause acne, itching, rashes, ulcers, itching dermatitis, among other things.

Trouble breathing

If you suddenly feel clogged airways when you normally feel totally free, it is something alarming. Among the possible causes of discomfort is the presence of a parasite.


Especially during sleep, and especially if you do not normally drool.

Hormonal problems

In women it can cause problems in their menstrual cycle, while in men, erectile dysfunction.

Physical pain

Especially in the joints of arms and legs.

Digestive problems

If you suddenly present irregularities when going to the bathroom, one of the probable causes is the presence of a parasite.

Memory problems

The parasite can affect any part of the body, including the brain. When the parasite grows in this crucial organ, neuronal functioning can fail.

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To reduce the likelihood of a parasite invading our body, it is advisable to wash your hands before and after going to the bathroom, as well as before eating any food.

We should also disinfect fruits and vegetables and generally maintain high hygiene standards in the kitchen to protect ourselves.

Of course, these they are just some of the most common symptoms. Someone may not have any of these symptoms and suffer from parasites. Conversely, you may suffer from some of these symptoms without the presence of parasites. The important thing is to have certain indicators in mind and be able to identify them when appropriate.

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