Symptoms of worms
Allergies, diarrhea, constipation, gas and bloating, appetite loss, weight loss, anemia, nervousness, sleep disturbances, irritable bowels, anal itching, chronic fatigue, picking at the nose, dry cough, teeth grinding, and the appearance of worms in the toilet. Worms sometimes cause spasms or convulsions.
Causes of worms
Worms live in the gastrointestinal tract or burrow from that tract into the muscles.
There are several types of parasitic worms which can live in human intestines, including tapeworms, hookworms, pinworms, whipworms, and roundworms. The degree of infestation is determined, upon examination, by the type, size, and some worms found.
Worms tend to eat your food! They irritate your intestinal lining and reduce even more a number of nutrients which are absorbed into your bloodstream. The worms also produce toxic waste which is harmful to your body.
Causes include eating raw or poorly cooked meat; eating vegetation, polluted by contaminated water; improper disposal of animal and human waste; and walking barefoot on the soil. Scratching the anus will transfer worm eggs on your fingers to anything else you touch.
Pinworms: Very tiny white worms, which cause rectal itching at night. Contracted by eating raw or poorly cooked vegetables which have contacted contaminated water. Scratching the anal area can also transmit them on the fingers.
Tapeworms: Flatworms contracted from eating poorly cooked meat (beef, pork, and fish). The most common one (beef tapeworm) can grow to 20 feet in length in the human intestine.
Hookworms: Found in southern soil and sand, they enter by boring into the feet, but can also enter when eating with unwashed hands. Roundworms: Most common in children, they bore through the intestinal wall and settle in other organs.
Because of the warmth of the bed, worms tend to come out of the anus. So inspect that area on children after they are asleep.Worm infestation can lead to arthritis, colitis, fatigue, diabetes, headaches, indigestion, lupus, nausea, sinus trouble, back and neck pain, and cancer.