Parasite

Definition of Parasite:

An organism living in or on another organism.

Also: Parasites, Parasitic, Parasitical

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A Low IgE level

...the condition
“...It is frequently increased in parasitic infestations and atopic individuals...”

Amoeba

...related topic
“...Examples of parasitic amoebae include Entamoeba histolytica (cause of amoebic dysentery) and Naegleria sp...”
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Angiostrongyliasis

...the condition
“...Both are parasites of rats that can infect humans...”

Antiparasitic

...related topic
“Destructive to parasites.”

Ascarid

...related topic
“Large, heavy-bodied roundworms parasitic in the human intestine.”

Babesiosis

...the condition
“...Ticks can carry a parasite called Babesia microti that attacks the red blood cells of many animals, including man...”
...our question about Having had a splenectomy
“...The offending parasite in these cases have been either B. divergens or B. major, to which humans (with spleens intact) are thought to be naturally resistant...”

Bentonite Clay

...as a treatment
“...Especially when used with psyllium, the bentonite will absorb anything of nutritional value such as herbs, friendly bacteria, and vitamins, as well as toxins, bad bacteria and parasites.  Be sure to wait at least one hour after doing a bentonite shake before taking anything nutritional...”

Berberine-containing Herbs

...as a treatment
“...Most of these herbs have been used in the treatment of gastrointestinal infections, intestinal parasites, and diarrhea.”

Bile Duct Cancer

...the condition
“...People with chronic inflammatory processes such as ulcerative colitis or parasitic infections of the bile ducts, or with congenital abnormalities of the bile ducts are at higher risk for developing this cancer...”

Blastocystosis (Blastocystis hominis)

...the condition
“Blastocystosis is the name given to infection with Blastocystis hominis, a common microscopic parasitic organism found throughout the world...”
...recommendation Oil of Oregano
“One study investigated the use of oregano oil in the treatment of GI parasites in 14 adult patients...”

Budd-Chiari Syndrome

...the condition
“...Pregnancy, during which blood clots more easily; Birth control pill use; Inflammatory bowel disease; Parasite infection near the hepatic veins; Liver cancer; Kidney cancer; Infection; Liver trauma; Immunosuppressive drug use; Connective tissue disorders; Phlebitis; Behcet's Disease; Tuberculosis; Not...”

Chagas Disease

...the condition
“Also called American trypanosomiasis, Chagas disease is an infection caused by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi...”

Chanca Piedra (Break-Stone)

...as a treatment
“...it is also used as an anodyne (pain reliever), aperitif (appetite stimulator), a digestive, carminative (helps gas to be expelled from stomach and intestines), and vermifuge (expels worms and other parasites from the intestinal tract), diuretic, and emmenagogue (stimulates menstrual flow)...”

Chronic Fatigue / Fibromyalgia Syndrome

...the condition
“...The immune dysfunction may result in recurrent infections, often with normally non-pathogenic organisms such as Candida albicans or bowel parasites.  Treat any bowel infections or imbalances and any sinusitis or nasal congestion...”
...relationship to Immune System Imbalance (TH2 Dominance)
“...This means they over-respond to toxins, allergens, normal bacteria and parasites, and under-respond to viruses, yeast, cancer and intracellular bacteria.”

Cirrhosis of the Liver

...the condition
“...Severe reactions to prescription drugs, prolonged exposure to environmental toxins, the parasitic infection schistosomiasis, and repeated bouts of heart failure with liver congestion can each lead to cirrhosis...”

Consequences of Splenectomy

...the condition
“...Macrophages in the spleen rid the blood of certain parasites and bacteria...”

Cryptosporidium Infection

...the condition
“...The parasite is able to survive outside the host for long periods of time due to its protective outer shell, this makes it also extremely tolerant to chlorine disinfection...”

Cysts

...the condition
“...Some cysts that form in the adrenal glands are caused by bacterial infections or by parasites.  Most cysts are benign and caused by plugged ducts or other outlets of bodily secretions which cause a fluid build-up...”

Diarrhea

...the condition
“...There are many different causes, including drugs and chemicals; infection with viruses, bacteria, or parasites; certain foods; stress; tumors; and chronic disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, and malabsorption syndromes...”

Dysentery

...the condition
“...The diarrhea typical of dysentery is caused by an inflammation of the colon due to infection by one of a number of organisms, including bacteria, parasites and viruses...”
...related topic
“An inflammatory disorder of the lower intestinal tract, usually caused by a bacterial, parasitic, or protozoan infection and resulting in pain, fever, and severe diarrhea, often accompanied by the passage of blood and mucus.”

Encephalitis

...the condition
“...Parasitic Causes of Encephalitis Raccoon roundworm (Baylisascaris procyonis) is a large parasitic worm that lives in the intestines of raccoons...”

Enlarged Spleen

...the condition
“...Splenomegaly Since the spleen is involved in so many bodily functions, it is vulnerable to a wide range of disorders involving the blood or lymph system, infection, malignancies, liver disease, or parasites.  An enlarged spleen is indicative of an underlying medical condition...”

Environmental Illness / MCS

...the condition
“...Chemical sensitivity can develop after a massive chemical exposure, after specific non-chemical events such as massive trauma or surgery, after severe infections (viral, bacterial, parasitic) or with no identifiable cause...”

Eosinophil

...related topic
“The eosinophils, ordinarily about 2% of the granulocyte count (60 to 75% of the white blood cells), increase in number in the presence of allergic disorders and parasitic infestations.”

Excessive Sweating

...the condition
“...Other people may have sweating as a symptom of known medical conditions, such as ... parasites...”

Food Poisoning

...the condition
“...Infectious organisms such as bacteria (for example Campylobacter, Salmonella, Listeria, Clostridium botulinum or Escherichia coli – E. coli), viruses (for example the norovirus) and parasites, or their toxic wastes, are the most common causes of food poisoning...”

Gastroenteritis

...the condition
“...Food poisoning, stress, excessive alcohol or tobacco use, viral infections, food allergies, improper diet, certain drugs, food consumed in foreign countries and intestinal parasites are all possible causes for this condition...”
...related topic
“Gastrointestinal tract inflammation; characterized by abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting; which may be caused by bacteria, parasites or a virus.”

Giardiasis Infection

...the condition
“Giardiasis is a diarrheal illness caused by Giardia intestinalis (also known as Giardia lamblia), a one-celled, microscopic protozoan parasite that lives in the intestine of people and animals...”
...recommendation Garlic
“...Whole garlic extract demonstrated an I[C.sub.50] (the concentration that inhibits growth of parasites by 50%) of 0.3mg/ml, while the allicin breakdown products diallyl disulfide, diallyl sulfide, and allyl mercaptan demonstrated I[C.sub.50] values of 0.1mg/ml, 1.3mg/ml, and 0.037mg/ml...”
...recommendation Berberine-containing Herbs
“...Metronidazole-treated patients were 100% parasite free, and patients on placebo had a 25% reduction in Giardia-positive stools...”

Grapefruit Seed Extract

...as a treatment
“...Highly active against protozoa, bacteria, yeast and some viruses, it has been used for quite some time in the treatment of parasitic infections...”

Helminth

...related topic
“The general term given to an intestinal parasite.”

Helminthiasis

...related topic
“Diseased state due to intestinal parasites such as nematodes, cestodes, trematodes, and acanthocephalans.”

Hepatitis

...related topic
“...May be caused by a bacterial or viral infection, parasitic infestation, alcohol, drugs, toxins or transfusion of incompatible blood...”

Hydrochloric Acid Deficiency

...the condition
“...Lastly, HCl plays an important role in killing pathogenic bacteria, parasites, and yeast that are normally present in food, thus preventing infection and disease since most organisms that are ingested are destroyed by an adequately acid environment...”

Hypercoagulation (Thickened Blood)

...the condition
“...There are at least three possible causes or contributing factors ... Virii, bacteria, mycoplasmas, and/or parasites activate certain antibodies in the immune system that trigger the production of thrombin, generate SFM and result in fibrin deposits...”

Liver Cancer

...the condition
“...Cirrhosis may be caused by alcohol abuse, certain drugs and other chemicals, and certain viruses or parasites.  About 5% of people with cirrhosis develop liver cancer...”

Low T-Helper (CD4) Cell Level

...the condition
“...Low CD4+ T-cell counts (CD4 counts) are associated with a variety of conditions, including many viral infections, bacterial infections, parasitic infections, sepsis, tuberculosis, coccidioidomycosis, burns, trauma, intravenous injections of foreign proteins, malnutrition, over-exercising, pregnancy, normal daily variation...”

Low White Blood Cell Count

...the condition
“...Neutropenia can occur in acute bacterial infections, viral infections, rickettsia disease, some parasite injections, aplastic and pernicious anemia, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, some hormone imbalances and anaphylactic shock.”
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Lymphatic Congestion

...the condition
“...reported to improve through improved lymphatic drainage: Allergies, prostatitis, chronic sinusitis, heart disease, eczema and other skin conditions, fibrocystic disease, chronic fatigue, repetitive parasitic infections, MS, edema, lupus erythematosis, inflammation, high blood pressure, bacterial infections, viral infections, puffy eyes, low back pain, cancer, ear or balance problems, arthritis...”

Malaria

...the condition
“Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease caused by a parasite.  It is the world's number one parasitic killer affecting some 2 million people every year and in areas of rural Africa, one in twenty children under the age of five are killed by this...”

Microbiological Stool Exam

...as a treatment
“Stool (feces) is an important body substance to check for the presence of disease-causing microorganisms, particularly parasites and bacteria...”

Monocytes Elevated

...the condition
“...An increased percentage of monocytes may indicate ... Parasitic infection...”

Myocarditis

...the condition
“...Myocarditis may be a complication during or after various viral, bacterial, or parasitic infectious diseases, such as polio, influenza, rubella or rheumatic fever...”

Neem

...as a treatment
“...Small portions of leaves mixed with regular feed seem to affect intestinal parasites in livestock...”

Noni

...as a treatment
“...The leaves have been ingested in remedies for arthritis, digestive problems, parasites, and dysentery (severe infection of the lower digestive tract characterized by acute diarrhea and dehydration)...”

Olive Leaf Extract

...as a treatment
“...treatment of the common cold, flu, chronic fatigue, cold sores (herpes), possibly HIV, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, ear infections, eye infections, nose and throat infections, impetigo, pink eye, parasites, and a host of bacterial, viral, yeast and fungal infections...”

Ozone / Oxidative Therapy

...as a treatment
“...The cells in the body that fight infection (known as granulocytes) produce hydrogen peroxide as a first line of defense against invading organisms like parasites, virii, bacteria and yeast...”

Parasite Cleanse

...as a treatment
Parasite Cleansing generally involves a program of herbal nutrition and other procedures to rid the body of unwanted parasites...”

Parasite Infection

...the condition
“Intestinal parasites are micro-organisms that live in the intestines...”
...our question about Green, orange, or other color stools
“Some types of parasite are known to change stool color.”
...relationship to Bacterial Dysbiosis
“Small bowel parasites may predispose a person to bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine.”
...recommendation Test for Parasites
“Many types of parasite do not show up on tests because most labs only test for a limited number of strains (for example, 50) whereas there are over 1,000 that can affect humans...”
...recommendation Zinc
“Tissue damaged by intestinal parasites demonstrates an enhanced recovery rate with adequate zinc intake.”
...recommendation Parasite Cleanse
“If you suspect parasites, you may simply have to confirm this by taking an anti-parasite cleanse.”
...recommendation Black Walnut
“A common natural remedy for flushing parasites out of one's system is a blend of 3 herbs: Black walnut (green hull) tincture, wormwood capsules, and fresh ground cloves (to kill the parasites' eggs).”

Parsley

...as a treatment
“...Bruised leaves were used to treat tumors, insect bites, lice and skin parasites, and contusions...”

Pinworm Infection

...the condition
“...Pinworms (Enterobius vermicularis) may be the most prevalent worm parasite in the United States and Europe...”

Problems Caused By Being Underweight

...the condition
“Being underweight in a third world country usually means being poorly nourished and/or infected with parasites.  In developed countries, the underweight person is more likely to have a higher metabolism, fewer fat cells, "lean genes" or just not care about food...”
...recommendation Test for Parasites
“Unusual weight loss may be associated with the presence of parasites, especially after recent foreign travel.”

Pumpkin Seeds

...as a treatment
“...From 1863 to 1936, the United States Pharmacopoeia listed pumpkin seeds as a treatment for intestinal parasites.  Coarsely ground Pumpkin Seed is the usual preparation...”

Rashes

...the condition
“...Infestations: Some skin rashes are caused by tiny parasites such as lice and mites...”

Roundworm Infection

...recommendation MSM (Methyl Sulfonyl Methane)
“Clinical testing suggests MSM has activity against a variety of parasites, including roundworms...”

See Infectious Disease Specialist

...as a treatment
“...system or cause; they include expertise in infections of any type (such as sinuses, heart, brain, lungs, urinary tract, bowel, bones or pelvic organs) and any cause (bacterial, viral, fungal or parasitic).  Along with this knowledge comes a particular insight into the use of antibiotics and their potential adverse effects...”

Stool Exam

...as a treatment
“...Detecting the presence of parasites, such as pinworms or Giardia lamblia...”

Strongyloid

...related topic
“Nematode parasite.”

Strongyloides stercoralis

...related topic
“...These parasites are found in hot, humid areas and usually produce no symptoms although there may be mild skin and abdominal symptoms in few cases; hives (urticaria) is seen usually in the buttocks and...”

Strongyloides stercoralis Infection

...the condition
“Strongyloides stercoralis is the threadworm parasite of man.  There are about 38 species of threadworms found in sheep, swine, goat, ox, deer, camel, rabbit, primates, dogs, and cats...”

Susceptibility To Miscarriages

...the condition
“...Below are the main reasons behind miscarriages; some women will have multiple reasons ... Infections cause about 1% of cases and include bacterial, viral, parasitic, fungal, or those acquired through sexually transmitted diseases...”

Tapeworm Infection

...the condition
“...Flat in cross-section, tapeworms are highly specialized parasites: many of their organ systems have disappeared in their millions of years of parasitic existence, and there is no free-living organism which even closely resembles them...”

Test for Parasites

...as a treatment
“Many symptoms of a parasitic infection are similar to other illnesses, making it particularly important to test for parasites for proper diagnosis and treatment...”

Thuja

...as a treatment
“...Herbalists prescribe thuja for the following ... As a parasiticide – against parasites...”

Tick-Borne Disease

...related topic
“...Ticks are small 8-legged parasitic insects that attach themselves to animals, burrow into skin, and live off blood.”

Toxoplasmosis

...the condition
“Toxoplasmosis is infection by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, almost always caused by contact with cats...”

Trichinosis

...the condition
“...Trichinosis is a foodborne disease caused by a microscopic parasite.  It is an excruciatingly painful disease that is among the most dreaded of human afflictions...”

Trichomonas

...related topic
“...It is caused by a parasite that thrives in the vaginal environment, usually transmitted by sexual contact but also in warm moist environments such as hot tubs...”

Trichomoniasis

...related topic
“Trichomoniasis is a sexually-transmitted infection caused by the single-cell protozoan parasite Trichomonas vaginalis...”

Urinary Retention

...the condition
“...Small Bowel, Colon, Rectal, Anal; Retroperitoneal Tumor (very rare); Foreign body in the urethra; Urethral stones (stones that have become stuck after leaving the bladder); Schistosomiasis (parasitic worm infection) of the urinary tract; Cystitis (bladder inflammation); Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) or Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV) infection; Periurethral Abscess; Side-effects of...”

Vaginitis/Vaginal Infection

...the condition
“...It is caused by a single-celled protozoan parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis...”

Weakened Immune System

...the condition
“...The immune system is composed of many interdependent cell types that collectively protect the body from bacterial, parasitic, fungal and viral infections, as well as from the growth of tumor cells...”

Whipworm

...related topic
“An intestinal parasitic worm, approximately 1.5 inches (4cm) in length...”

Wormwood

...as a treatment
“...For a detailed use of several herbs in an parasite cleansing program, see the link between Parasite Infection and Black Walnut...”

Yeast / Candida Infection

...relationship to Parasite Infection
“Intestinal parasites such as worms destroy friendly bacteria in the gut, making yeast overgrowth possible...”
...recommendation Grapefruit Seed Extract
“...Leo Galland, who prescribes it for chronic candidiasis, has reported treatment failure in fewer than 1% of cases, and considers it to be "a major therapeutic breakthrough for patients with chronic parasitic and yeast infections...”
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