Parasites in the Body


Parasites can infest the human body and pose a health risk. They are transmitted via contaminated water or food. The symptoms vary depending on the type of parasite and can range from gastrointestinal complaints, fever and weight loss to skin rashes and neurological complaints. A holistic, integrative approach is recommended to rid the body of parasites.

Triggers for Parasite Infections

Triggers for parasite infections can be caused by protozoa (single-celled organisms), helminths (worms) or ectoparasites (insects, arachnids). Risk factors include unclean water, poor hygiene, a weakened immune system and travel to affected areas. These mainly include Central and South America, Africa, Asia and the Mediterranean region, which can also be considered a risk area. In exceptional cases, the Tropical Institute should also be consulted when traveling abroad.

Treating Parasites in the Body

There are various treatment options for treating parasites in the body conventionally, such as antiparasitic medication against worms or protozoa, antibiotics or antimicrobial creams. The choice depends on the type of parasite and the location affected.

Complementary medicine measures such as ozone therapy, infusion therapy, sanum therapy and intestinal cleansing can be used as supportive measures.

Since most parasitic diseases affect the intestines, so-called intestinal parasites, a thorough intestinal diagnosis is urgently required to restore health. This includes not only the search for the pathogen, but also the search for the cause, which is often buried in the disturbed intestinal environment.

Avoid Parasites in the Body

Prevention includes hygiene practices, eating well-washed food, avoiding contaminated animal products and drinking clean water. Protective measures against insects are also important. Ticks are also a form of parasite and can transmit Lyme disease. Caution is advised when walking in the forest or high grasses.

If a parasite infection is suspected, medical help should be sought immediately in order to prevent the spread of the infection and initiate appropriate treatment.

Dr. med. Karsten Ostermann M.A.

A comprehensive diagnosis and holistic therapy is necessary to treat an infection with parasites in the long term.

Dr. Karsten Ostermann

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