Parasites that Cause IBS Symptoms
IBS has symptoms that overlap with common many intestinal parasite infections. But, few IBS patients are given comprehensive parasite testing.
That’s because in the USA, most doctors consider parasites a 3rd world problem…found only in countries with poor sanitation practices. But, for people with digestive issues or poor immunity, native USA parasites can infect you and cause serious health problems. Also, fruit and vegetables imported from 3rd world countries carry foreign parasites.
The thought that you may have parasites in your body is very scary. They are organisms that feed and live in the body of another living thing. Most parasites are found in the digestive system because they are associated with food. While you may be scared to host a parasite, they are very common. In fact, most people do not realize that they are harboring such organisms until they are diagnosed. They cause a myriad of symptoms, including digestive challenges. Most of the parasites, in your digestive system, feed on part of the nutrients that the body requires.