How Do Helminths Destroy Our Body?
Many people are subjective and believe that infection with helminths only causes itching, festering and dermatitis, but many cases of helminths can move and destroy other body tissues and organs such as the brain, heart muscle, and eyes. ...
Is helminth infection dangerous?
Our habit of eating raw vegetables, seafood and meat has created favorable conditions for worms and other dangerous parasites to enter the body.
Parasitic disease has many types, including the most common ones in Vietnam are tapeworms (jackfruit tapeworms), helminths, liver fluke worms, strongyloidiasis, schistosomiasis, dog / cat roundworm, amoeba , tapeworm tapeworm and lung tapeworm (Paragonimus).
Tapeworm from 2-10m long removed from the intestines of patients at Anh Nga clinic
In particular, each type of helminth will cause a different devastation in the body. They can move to the brain, eyes, heart muscle, or just cause itching, festering and dermatitis
When the worms enter the human body, they will not immediately develop into small worms, they will continue to exist in the form of larvae and then form tumors and move in the skin, soft tissue, they often appear. shown on back, face, back of hands, buttocks, abdomen .
These tumors gradually turn into a small nodule or a edema line, causing damage to the central nervous system such as hemiplegia, disorders of perception, coma.
In addition, Strongyloides larvae can move into internal organs such as liver, lungs, cough, chest pain, shortness of breath, and abdominal pain.
If the helminths move into the eyes, they will cause hemorrhage, a decrease in vision that can lead to blindness
When the worms enter the nasal cavity, the ear cavity will cause rhinitis, ear aches,
The most dangerous types of worms on the brain, typically the dog tapeworm (often found in raw vegetables, spring rolls, raw meat, meat, fish salad), rice tapeworm larvae (undercooked pork and blood pudding) ), strongyloidiasis (often found in raw vegetables, clams, shellfish, snails)
Types of dangerous, easily encountered helminths depend on the region. For the North, people are mainly infected with tapeworms due to the habit of eating blood pudding. Nowadays, many people often get trichinosis, but medical facilities pay little attention to treatment so they are at risk of dangerous complications.
Some types of helminths can persist for many years in the body
The majority of cases of helminth infections are from the gastrointestinal tract, that is, by eating and drinking unhygienic food.
In particular, fish salad, rare meat, blood pudding, shaken beef, raw vegetables are the foods that usually contain the most helminth larvae today.
"Many people still eat these foods and are confident that they are not in trouble. But, we need to understand the problem that worms do not always get into the body immediately. instant
For example, when you eat pig's blood pudding that contains tapeworm larvae, the larvae penetrate the intestinal wall into the brain and persist for a long time, forming lime in the brain. In some cases, after 6-7 years they will cause inflammation and death.
This time of danger depends on the person's location and immune system. So people should not be subjective
Worms affect the body smoldering for a long time, affecting health and nutritional status, physical, intellectual and mental, even dangerous to life.
Adult women and people of reproductive age, infected with helminths that cause anemia that directly affect the health of the fetus, can cause premature birth, low weight, and death.
Especially, in Vietnam, there is a tropical climate, conditions of temperature, humidity, living habits and environmental sanitation are very suitable for the infection and development of parasitic pathogens.
People infected with adjacent helminths due to eating or drinking, accidentally holding on to items with helminth larvae can also become ill.
Periodic deworming does not cure helminths
We are often recommended by the Ministry of Health to remove worms every 6 months But this drug only kills some types of intestinal worms such as: roundworm, hookworm, hair worm, pinworm, eel worm. There are actually a lot of helminth larvae concentrated in the blood, so regular worms are hard to work with. Therefore, the prevention of helminths and avoid reinfection is extremely important.
Therefore, we should be tested for helminths about every 6-12 months.
In addition, we should prevent disease by using food, cooked drinks, drinking boiled water, handling of clean waste (not indiscriminately discharged), washing hands with soap first. When eating, after going to the toilet, often washing clothes, blankets, sheets, blankets and blankets, often cleaning children's toys.
Attention, should not eat foods that have not been cooked, such as beef noodle soup, raw seafood or re ..
. People who are prone to itchy skin rash, dermatological treatment should not be tested for helminths.
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