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Title: Home Remedies For Intestinal Worms - Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Home Remedies For Intestinal Worms Causes ,
Intestinal worms also known as parasitic worms is
a common problem observed in the developing
countries. This may be due to unhygienic and
poor sanitary conditions. The common categories
include tapeworms and hookworms. The other worms
include roundworms, flukes, and pinworms.  These
worms are responsible for causing intestinal
infection which results in symptoms similar to
gut disorders. Medical intervention is very
important in these cases to avoid complications.
The latest estimates according to WHO give an
indication that more than 880 million children
require treatment for these parasites.
  • What are the causes of Intestinal Worms?
  • Intestinal parasites are majorly caused by
    protozoa (single-celled organisms that multiply
    within the body) or helminths (worms and larvae).
  • Consumption of contaminated water
  • Consumption of contaminated soil
  • Contact with contaminated feces
  • Poor sanitation
  • Poor hygiene
  • Consumption of undercooked meat from an infected
    animal such as pig, fish, cow, etc. 
  • Once the intake of contaminated
    substance happens, it travels inside the
    intestine, reproduce and grow there. Once they
    are larger in number, they cause trouble and the
    symptoms may appear.

Types of intestinal worms and how they enter the
human body? 1. TAPEWORMS The tapeworm belongs
to the category of flatworms. These get attached
to the intestine by themselves. Through a
structure called as proglottids (chain of
segments which includes the head and neck), it
grows and reproduces the eggs. Adult tapeworms
may live up to 30 years in a host. Many a time
people affected with tapeworms dont exhibit any
symptoms or the symptoms occur in a mild form.
On appearance these worms are
flat and long, 3 to 10 meters. Different types of
tapeworm exist. Some live in water, others are
found in meats such as beef or pork. Ingestion of
unclean or raw meats can also be a leading cause
to them.
2. HOOKWORM People can become
infected by hookworms if they walk barefoot
because the larvae of the worm live in the soil
and have an ability to penetrate the skin.
In an initial stage, the individual may
have itchy rashes, then symptoms like fever,
cough, wheezing. Abdominal cramps, loss of
appetite and diarrhea occur. If in the case of
chronic infections, it can also lead to blood
loss and anemia. Severe cases may also lead to
heart failure and swelling all over the body. 
The hookworms take up a place in the
small intestine and these flushes out of the body
through the feces. When the eggs hatch, the
larvae enter through the skin of another
individual. It causes risk when people come in
contact with the fecal matter or with soil which
has contaminated feces. People
affected by hookworm does not exhibit any
symptoms. In a few cases, they show up with GIT
symptoms. The worms can be identified in the
eggs, in stool samples by the physicians.
3. FLUKE Once the flukes are inside the body,
they easily adhere to the bile duct and liver.
Most of the individuals affected do not show any
symptoms immediately, but they occur after months
or year after the ingestion of the parasite. The
bile ducts get inflamed or completely blocked.
They also may have an abnormally large
liver.  4. PINWORM Pinworm is a
type of roundworm which is thin and small just
like a staple. These worms are relatively
harmless. They are found in the colon and rectum
of humans. These are transmitted directly or
sharing the contaminate objects together.
The pinworms commonly exhibit symptoms like
itching around the anal region, which is severe
enough to disturb the sleep. Majorly the symptoms
appear during the night because the pinworms
crawl out of the anal opening and lay the eggs
around the skin.
5. ASCARIASIS These are very similar to
a hookworm, although it is longer than them. They
are present in contaminated soils. The worms
enter the body through the ingestion of eggs.
These directly get into the intestine.
People with ascariasis infection often show few
to no symptoms. But, if severe infections persist
then, it can lead to intestinal blockage or
impairs the child growth. 6. TRICHINELLA
Trichinella worms falls under a group of
roundworms that pass to humans through
undercooked or raw meats which possess the live
larvae. People who tends to take wild meats such
as, pork, bear, etc. are more prone to this
infection. Once they enter the body, they grow in
the intestine.  On attaining maturity and
reaching to full size, these worms leave the site
and live in other tissues such as muscles.
Symptoms include gastrointestinal irritation,
Chills, Muscle aches, Joint pain and Swelling of
the face or eyes. Severe infections may lead to
breathing difficulty, heart diseases or
difficulty in moving. Very severe cases may even
lead to death also.
  • What are the Symptoms of Intestinal Worms?
  • Depending upon the species, the symptoms may
    vary.  Also, the variation may happen from person
    to person. 
  • However, some of the signs and symptoms remain
    common in all intestinal infections. They
  • Loss of appetite
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Fatigue
  • Stomach upset 
  • Nausea
  • If these symptoms prolong for a long time, they
    can lead to weight loss
  • Presence of worms in the stools
  • In rare scenarios, the intestinal worms lead to
    severe blockage and obstruct the bowel movement.

Home Remedies for Intestinal Worms 1.  Neem
Leaves Neem is widely available all
over and is used to cure a countless number of
diseases. This is very effective against
parasitic worms as well. Chew the neem leaves in
the empty stomach. The
antibacterial property of neem helps it to
dispatch the worms and set back the stomach to
normalcy. Neem has rich antioxidants that help to
detoxify the body. 2.  Papaya This
an age-old remedy followed since many centuries.
Consuming papaya regularly is very effective in
the case of destroying intestinal worms.  Unripe
papaya can be cooked and taken with regular
meals. Ripe papaya can be taken in the mornings
in an empty stomach, which helps to clear the
toxins in the stomach. Papaya is
proved for its anthelmintic properties, which
helps to eliminate intestinal worms.

3.  Pumpkin seeds Consume a
handful of pumpkin seeds daily in the morning.
This is a very helpful remedy for eliminating
parasitic worms. Pumpkin seeds
are rich in phytoconstituent, cucurbitacin which
effectively destroys the worms by expelling them
out. 4.  Pomegranate Eating
Pomegranate on a regular basis is considered to
be the most helpful remedy in maintaining overall
health. These help to clear the intestinal worms
effortlessly. Pomegranate is
claimed to be an effective anthelmintic through
various scientific studies conducted. Also, this
one among the oldest and most trusted home
remedies for intestinal parasites.
5.  Garlic Cloves Garlic cloves can be
chewed and taken. Alternatively adding garlic to
every meal is also an ideal option.    Garlic
contains sulfuric compounds that are unpleasant
for the worms leading to their death. Regular
usage can lower the impact of intestinal
infection. -These are the Home Remedies for
Intestinal Worms
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