Having Trouble Losing Weight? Maybe You Have Worms In Your Stomach Causing Weight Gain - Intestinal Worms
This might be very shocking to you, but we live in a world full of parasites, and they survive better than almost every other creature that exists. These parasites cause all kinds of problems for living creatures, including weight loss and weight gain. The kinds of problems they can cause often depends on where they live in or on your body. When they live in your stomach and intestines, they are called intestinal worms, and they can make you gain weight or be unable to lose weight.
"Intestinal worms, also known as parasitic worms, are one of the main types of intestinal parasites. Common types of intestinal worms include: Flatworms, which include tapeworms and flukes. Roundworms, which cause ascariasis, pinworm, and hookworm infections." Source of quotation: "What Are Intestinal Worms?, 2017, Written By Stacy Sampson, Healthline: https://www.healthline.com/health/intestinal-worms
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Parasites have survived the ice age and they can survive temperatures that humans, animals, and even many insects can not. Some worms thrive in extremely cold temperatures and live in glaciers, whereas others, can go into a dormant, sleep like state for long periods of time, even thousands of years, if the temperature or the environment they are in is not one they can thrive in.
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"A pair of nematodes – roundworms – are apparently alive after they were frozen in permafrost for nearly 42,000 years...One of the worms was found near the Alazeya River in 2015 and is believed to be about 41,700 years old, according to the study published in the Doklady Biological Sciences. They were found about 11.5 feet underground."
How Do We Get These Intestinal Worms?
1. From Water
"Rainwater is not as pure as you might think, so you can’t assume it’s safe to drink. Rain can wash different types of contaminants into the water you collect (for example, bird poop on your roof could end up in your water barrel or tank). Rainwater can carry bacteria, parasites, viruses, and chemicals that could make you sick, and it has been linked to disease outbreaks."
Source of quotation: "Drinking Water - Rainwater Collection", CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/drinking/private/rainwater-collection.html
"Taeniasis in humans is a parasitic infection caused by the tapeworm species Taenia saginata (beef tapeworm), Taenia solium (pork tapeworm), and Taenia asiatica (Asian tapeworm). Humans can become infected with these tapeworms by eating raw or undercooked beef (T. saginata) or pork (T. solium and T. asiatica)."
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