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Is Eating Popcorn Good Or Bad For Intestinal Parasites
Since I got intestinal parasites i always get bad anxiety a week before and after a full moon. What can I do to help this or make it stop?
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
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Having bad intestinal parasites bout. Worse than ever. Is it normal for my blood to be a thick dark red? Am weak, very ill.
See a doctor: And preferably one who is familiar with parasitic infection. It is normal for venous blood to look thick and dark red. If you are weak and ill, see an appropriate doctor asap. ...Read more
What is a good herbal or other holistic remedy to get rid of intestinal parasites such as pinworm?
Artemesia: Several anti-parasite medicines have been derived from the active ingredient in artemesia (wormword) — this herb may be effective to prevent chronic infection with parasites when traveling or in treating active disease. You should not use without physician supervision, however, as artemesia is a powerful pro-oxidant and may cause problems if used long-term. Often medications are needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SIBO: With small intestinal bowel overgrowth, you want nutrients that are quickly absorbed, leaving less for any bacteria to consume. A low carb, high fat and high protein diet is best in this case. Popcorn and white rice would fall outside this category -- and are best avoided while your gut is healing. http://www.siboinfo.com/diet.html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do you know if you have stomach/intestinal parasites? Could I get them from eating fast food or in restaurants?
Not likely in USA: You are very highly unlikely to get parasites by eating restaurant food in the us. ...Read more
It sure can..: Colonscopy is a direct visualization of the inside of colon via a camera and so parasites attaching to the colon wall can be seen and thus diagnosed. For examples, hook worms and giardia etc. Adhere quite well to the walls and so the prep does not clean them out, leaving them to be seen by the colonoscope. Not a pretty sight! If you are concerned, speak to your doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Not enough info: How was the exposure accomplished? What specific parasite are you concerned about? ...Read more
Intestinal ulcers: Without being able to have access to your records and the tests that have been run it is impossible to say what is going on. Intestinal parasites seldom cause ulcerations, and would also have to ask where you have been to get parasites. You must be seeing a gastroenterologist. Have them continue their evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It happens: In such circumstances.Get a more detailed answer ›
High. But these would come from lakes or infected streams. Very unlikely from the public water supplies.
There are also some risk for skin infections from some of our lakes and streams as well. ...Read more
Intestinal parasites is it possible for them to come out of you partially but not completely? I think I feel only the tip of it and it goes back in.
Your GI symptoms: Are likely from the parasites. Your doctor or gastroenterologist can give you something to expel the via bowel movements. Many are microscopic and thus not seen or felt. They go through cycles of breeding so you need to expel not only the live parasites but also the eggs and this takes a month or two. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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