Parasites and IBS – Do you truly believe that your IBS symptoms are caused by parasites that can live in your gut?
Difficult to Determine the Differences
Well, this is a great question as many do believe this situation holds valid. Parasites can cause many symptoms that are similar to the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The differences between the two can be quite difficult to determine.
The Tests Available
There are many tests that exists that can help to determine this. Some of them directly testing for the parasites in the stool, whereas others test your white blood count levels to determine if your body is fighting against parasites that perhaps may exist in the body.
The Ideal Environment for Parasites
Parasites are known to live in warm environments and the gut is the best place to live in. It provides an environment that has access to foods through the food consumption by the host organism, who would be yourself.
Should you have parasites, dependant on the type of parasites, it can be seen in the stool by the naked eye. Whereas, for most, it requires the use of a stool test through the laboratory to truly analyze the stool for parasites.
The Conclusive Lab Results
Analyzing the symptoms of parasites on your own, can be a difficult task, as there are often a number of parasites that can present the exact same symptoms as IBS. Know however, that after thorough lab examinations are completed, you can then rule out the chances of parasites being the cause of your symptoms.
The Options to Eradicate
Should parasites be found, there are many ways to eradicate the parasites either through traditional physician medications or through the use of herbal remedies. Know that for a high case of those with the IBS condition, with the symptoms presented, it is truly the result of the Irritable Bowel Syndrome condition and not the due to the possible presence of parasites.
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