Note: This is a signs and symptoms page if you are looking for how I got rid of blastocystis hominis then read this page.
Upset stomachs, appetite, energy, and gastrointestinal issues are the major symptoms. Signs can include: stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhea, excessive gas, nausea, itching around the anus, appetite loss and weight loss, and fatigue. Anorexia, sleep disruption, rashes, greasy stools, and joint pain are other reported symptoms. Nutritional deficiencies may develop, as the parasite feeds off what you eat. I highly recommend you watch video below by expert Eric Bakker to find what are other signs and symptoms of blastocystis hominis.
While some symptoms may seem minor or inconvenient, continual signs, such as diarrhea, can pose a danger to the body as electrolytes and other important nutrients are depleted, and the risk to spread the parasite increases. Fever, dizziness, and lifestyle obstructions such as the inability to work can occur in those who are suffering.
Direct correlation between specific symptoms and the different types of blastocystis forms is undetermined. Some people remain asymptomatic, while others develop more serious side effects. Since blastocystis takes on many forms, four of which are major and discussed in my article, What is Blastocystis Hominis Infection, the severity of symptoms and effects will range depending on individuals.
One danger of the parasite is that it weakens immune function, disrupts a healthy gut, and can cause intestinal permeability, or leaky gut, which allows larger and harmful particles to enter the bloodstream. When the gut and immune system are weakened, bad bacteria and Candida have an easier time reproducing. This can lead to overgrowth, and cause a number of other issues: yeast infections, allergic reactions, additional stress and inflammation on the body, adrenal fatigue, and low moods.
Another concern of blastocystosis is the theory that bad bacteria helps it reproduce and thrive in the gut, and thus, an infection of the parasite signals harmful bacterial overgrowth. While antibiotics are typically prescribed, they destroy good bacteria. If beneficial bacteria are wiped out along with the bad, parasitic activity will only continue to survive as the gut relies on probiotics to help support a healthy immune function and digestive tract.
A potential correlation with blastocystosis is the relationship with IBS (irritable bowel system). Evidence from Institute of Infectious Diseases and Public Health linked IBS with blastocystis, however, the relationship between the two conditions is unclear. Further evidence is needed to establish any relationship, along with whether having IBS increases chances of b. hominus, or whether b. hominus may lead to IBS.
For those trying to heal from other gut-related problems, such as candida overgrowth, intestinal permeability, IBS, or for those attempting to control autoimmune symptoms, such as flare ups in Crohn’s Disease or allergic reactions to food, parasitic activity in the body–including blastocystosis–prevents and stalls the natural healing process.
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