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R diet pills dangerous? My mans grads in a wk when I put on a dress I cried. I'm wondering if the pills contain tapeworm eggs? Need to lose weight fast!

R diet pills dangerous? My mans grads in a wk when I put on a dress I cried. I'm wondering if the pills contain tapeworm eggs? Need to lose weight fast!

What are you buying?: What kind of "pills" are you seeking? Its great if you desire appropriate multi-vitamins & minerals that meet your recommended daily allotments to supplement a weight loss diet. Reputable appetite suppressants are also available in the correct settings, and none come with tapeworms, seriously! ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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How can I tell if my child has tapeworms?

How can I tell if my child has tapeworms?

Stool sample: The best way to check for tapeworms is to have a lab inspect a stool sample. Check with your child's doctor regarding how to go about submitting a sample. ...Read more

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Do tapeworms carry illness?

Do tapeworms carry illness?

No known illnesses: Tapeworms themselves are the cause of tapeworm illnesses. As to whether or not tapeworms carry other illnesses, such as disease-causing viruses or bacteria, when tapeworms are transmitted, that is not known. Tapeworm larvae and eggs are living things, so they carry other germs, but diseases from such germs have not been seen. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for tapeworms?

Yes: There is a prescription drug which is very effective. It requires a doctor to prescribe. ...Read more

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How can somebody get a tapeworm?

How can somebody get a tapeworm?

Undercooked meat: Tapeworm (cestode) infection usually occurs when a person eats undercooked meat. Rarely, they can be ingested by eating contaminated food or water. To diagnose a tapeworm a special test can be ordered to look at your stool. Many people who have tapeworms do not have symptoms. Not all tapeworms need to be treated. Your doctor can review your specific recommnedatons with you. ...Read more

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What are the symtons of tapeworm?

What are the symtons of tapeworm?

Tapeworm: These are the symptoms related to tape worm: nausea, weakness, diarrhea, abdominal pain, hunger or loss of appetite, fatigue, weight loss, vitamin and mineral deficiencies. ...Read more

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How does a person get a tapeworm?

How does a person get a tapeworm?

Tape worm: Humans can catch some types of worms by touching contaminated feces ; then putting their hands near their mouth. They may swallow food or water containing feces. They could also become infected by eating raw contaminated pork, beef or fish. ...Read more

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Who is more likely to catch tapeworm?

Tapeworm: People who live in an endemic who eat raw beef or raw pork. ...Read more

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Where am I most likely to catch tapeworm?

Where am I most likely to catch tapeworm?

3rd world countries: This has largely been eradicated in 1st world countries, though some us dieters have risked intentional infection for the purpose of weight-loss. ...Read more

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How to know if I have tapeworm from steak?

How to know if I have tapeworm from steak?

Taenai Saginata: (Beef tapeworm). GI tapeworm infection sx's may include: weight loss, weakness, decreased appetite, nausea, loose stools, abdominal pain. & passing tapeworm segments through rectum (feces). Diagnosis is made by medical eval & testing. Testing includes Stool sample analysis & Testing blood for antibodies. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having a tapeworm?

What are the symptoms of having a tapeworm?

Tapeworm sxs: Many people who have tapeworms have no symptoms other than seeing worms or worm parts squiggling about when they have a bowel movement. Possible symptoms/ signs can include: weight loss, loss of appetite or the opposite (hunger), nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and lethargy. It can lead to loss of important vitamins and minerals. Serious complications can occur however. ...Read more

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How would I know if my child has a tapeworm?

How would I know if my child has a tapeworm?

Stool test: A lab can examine a stool sample & find segments of tapeworm that generally shed in the stool. Your physician can set that up for you & will likely have them look for other parasites at the same time. ...Read more

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Can dehydration be a complication of tapeworms?

Can dehydration be a complication of tapeworms?

Yes: Tapeworms can interfere with absorption of calories, fluids, and vitamins. If you are not absorbing enough fluids, you will get dehydrated. ...Read more

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How will I know what does a tapeworm do to you?

How will I know what does a tapeworm do to you?

Tapeworm sxs: Many people who have tapeworms have no sxs other than seeing worms or worm parts with a bowel movement. Possible sxs/ signs can include: weight loss, loss of appetite or hunger, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea & lethargy. It can lead to loss of important vitamins / minerals. Serious complications can occur however. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to know if I have a tapeworm?

Medical assessment: Diagnosis is made by medical eval & testing. Testing includes Stool sample analysis, Testing blood for antibodies & radiologic imaging of cysts. There may be no symptoms w Tapeworm. GI tapeworm infection sxs may include: weight loss, weakness, decreased appetite, nausea, loose stools & abdominal pain. Invasive tapeworm infection symptoms: fever, cysts, seizures (other neurologic or allergic sxs) ...Read more

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What can be initial symptoms of having a tapeworm?

What can be initial symptoms of having a tapeworm?

Sxs: Many people who have tapeworms have no symptoms other than seeing worms or worm parts squiggling about when they have a bowel movement. Possible symptoms/ signs can include: weight loss, loss of appetite or the opposite (hunger), nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and lethargy. It can lead to loss of important vitamins and minerals. Serious complications can occur however. ...Read more

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Could you name all the foods that kill tapeworms.?

Yes: There aren't any. This stuff is made up by certain unscrupulous 'natural healing' people. It's entertainment and makes money. Tapeworms are extremely tough. If you actually have one, you'll need medication. If you've been told you have one by an 'independent medical thinker', get with a real physician for confirmation. ...Read more

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What is a tapeworm in humans and how is it treated?

There are three that: Occur classically in humans. The beef tapeworm, the pork tapeworm and the fish tapeworm. All of these are acquired by eating the undercooked meat of the animal with the larval form encysted in the food. They can be treated with an oral medicine called Praziquantel ...Read more

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When does someone start to notice tapeworm symptoms?

When does someone start to notice tapeworm symptoms?

Cysticercosis: "Symptoms can occur months to years after infection, usually when the cysts start dying. When cysts die, the brain or other tissue around the cyst may swell. The pressure of the swelling is what usually causes the symptoms of the infection. " REF: https://www. Cdc. Gov/parasites/cysticercosis/gen_info/faqs. Html ...Read more

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What to do if I think I have a tapeworm please help?

What to do if I think I have a tapeworm please help?

Parasites: Please see your family physician or an infectious disease specialist for evaluation. If you do have a parasite you will likely be prescribed an antiparasitic. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could I know if I had a tapeworm?

Medical assessment: Tapeworm symptoms: GI tapeworm infection symptoms may include: weight loss, weakness, decreased appetite, nausea, loose stools and abdominal pain. Invasive tapeworm infection symptoms: fever, cysts, seizures (other neurologic or allergic sxs). Diagnosis is made by medical eval & testing. Testing includes Stool sample analysis, Testing blood for antibodies & radiologic imaging of cysts. ...Read more

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How to know when do you start to notice tapeworm symptoms?

You might not: Many people who have tapeworms have no sxs other than seeing worms or worm parts with a bowel movement. Possible sxs/ signs can include: weight loss, loss of appetite or hunger, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea & lethargy. It can lead to loss of important vitamins / minerals. Serious complications can occur however. ...Read more

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How common is cysticercosis as a complication of tapeworms?

How common is cysticercosis as a complication of tapeworms?

Not common: Though parasitic infections can occur concurrently, this combination is not common. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could get tapeworm directly from an animal?

Can you tell me if I could get tapeworm directly from an animal?

Tapeworms: Some infections that can be transmitted from dogs to humans include roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms & whipworms. In some cases an intermediate host is needed (i.e. flea or ingested small prey). ...Read more

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Please tell me, could you name all the foods that kill tapeworms.?

Please tell me, could you name all the foods that kill tapeworms.?

Probably aren't any: In April 2011 an obscure journal published a paper from the Dept of Zoology, U of Cairo in which mice, rats, and cats were forced to swallow large amounts of coconut and/or onion oils and this killed their tapeworms. That articles like this one almost never have any further impact on real science has not stopped coconuts from being hyped as curing real and imaginary tapeworms. Suit yourself. ...Read more