Most people associate having intestinal parasites with consuming contaminated foods or water. While it’s true that undercooked meats, unclean produce and improperly treated water is a frequent source of exposure to parasites, there are other ways for these organisms to enter the human body. What’s more, many people are walking around as unknowing hosts for them.
There are many different types of parasites that can cause different symptoms in different hosts, including shifting the fluid balance in the gut from one extreme to the other, causing everything from constipation to diarrhea and intestinal cramping. By now, I hope I’ve made you aware that a healthy gut is the first step toward overall wellness.
Aside from these more obvious symptoms, toxins released by parasites can even contribute to anxiety that can disturb sleeping patterns, cause mood swings and mysterious rashes — symptoms not typically associated with the presence of a parasite.
Because of that, and because standardized medical tests often fail to detect the presence of parasites, many patients suffer from symptoms for an extended period of time before getting the proper testing and treatment. Functional medicine tests are far better at indicating whether or not you might have a parasite, and which one it is likely to be. Through the use of several potential testing options and a targeted treatment plan that includes proper nutrition and many natural herbal remedies, Infinity Wellness Center can help eradicate any parasite to help you achieve gut health and overall wellness.