Can A Child Get Intestinal Worms By Eating Too Much Sugar?

It is often believed that eating sugar can cause intestinal parasites in children's stomachs. However, it must be noted that this is a completely mythical belief. This belief could have stemmed from the fact that children often suffer from intestinal parasites and that they consume lots of sugar. The fact is that intestinal parasites can invade your child's body regardless of the amount of sugar the child consumes.

Intestinal worms in humans usually occur due to low hygiene. Sugar cravings are a very common sign of intestinal parasites. Intestinal parasites are transferred from one infected person to another through fecal matter. The parasites or their eggs may get transferred from the feces to the child's hands when the child plays in soil. Low hygiene is one of the only causes of intestinal worms, and if the child eats something without washing hands, the parasites or the eggs could pass down to the child's intestines.

The treatment for intestinal parasites is usually performed with the help of anti-parasitic medications. The parasites feed on the child's nutrition and therefore, lead to an increased sugar craving. The sugar craving usually increases so rapidly that the child may seem to be having addictive behavior.

answered by C B

How can one suffer from hronic constipation, bloating & gas due to intestinal parasite?

Parasitic intestinal worms are one of the most commonly experienced problems in the world. While intestinal parasites are usually most common in children, they could also occur in adults. When there is any foreign body in the human body, the body most usually reacts to it in a hostile manner.

Stomach worms in humans steal the body's nutrition and cause the body to go without important nutrients that is needed for healthy functioning. This often causes a lot of adverse effects on the body. Since the parasites usually remain in the gastrointestinal tract, most of the adverse effects experienced by the body are limited to the gastrointestinal system. As the parasites feed on the fibrous materials and undigested foods in the intestines, they release large amounts of gases. These gases cause the stomach to bloat.

You may experience increased flatulence and occasional burping as well. Along with that, most men and women also experience discomfort in the abdomen and some amount of pain as well. The stomach worms in humans are therefore capable of produce gas in the body, which leads to significant digestive distress. Since they feed on roughage, intestinal parasites constipation is another complication of this parasitic infestation.

answered by S D

Intestinal parasites can cause a lot of discomfort to people. Fortunately, there are a lot of remedies for parasites that can help remove these parasites naturally from your body. The first thing to do, when you feel that you have intestinal parasites in your body, is to get yourself a medical checkup. Once that is out of the way, you can discuss natural remedies of how to get rid of intestinal parasites with your doctor.

The most common natural intestinal worms treatment is garlic. Garlic has natural compounds that help naturally get rid of ascaris or what is commonly known as roundworm, plasmodium, giardia lamblia, leishmania, and trypanosoma.Another great remedy for intestinal parasite is the herb known as Goldenseal. This herb is usually used to treat internal inflammation as well as infections in the respiratory tract. You can brew a tea from goldenseal herb, and drink this twice a day until you see the symptoms decreasing or stopping altogether.

Another herb known as wormwood is also used for the treatment of intestinal parasites. These herbs have been used for the treatment of intestinal parasites for a long time, and since ages, they have been considered one of the most reliable methods of treatment of parasitic microbes in the human body. Wormwood is also brewed as a tea and consumed in the liquid form.

answered by G M

What symptoms do we notice when we have intestinal parasites?

Intestinal parasites cause a lot of uncomfortable symptoms in humans. Since the parasites remain in the gastro intestinal tract, the symptoms of parasites in humans differ. Here are some of the most common intestinal parasites in humans’ symptoms.

  • Digestive distress: When talking about digestive distress, the first and most common complaint is constipation. Parasitic worms may feed on the fibrous materials in the intestines, blocking the passage of the fecal matter.
  • Diarrhea: Apart from constipation, diarrhea is another side effect of parasitic infestation in your intestines. Frequent watery stools may occur due to the increased production of a chemical known as prostaglandin, which is synthesized by the parasites. In case of infestation from protozoa, diarrhea is almost instant.
  • Abdominal discomfort: Apart from the other digestive problems, you will also experience increased gas and bloating. You may also experience flatulence and increased burping. The bloating and gassiness can get complicated, if you ingest foods such as beans and red meats.
  • Increased craving for sugar: Parasites steal most part of your nutrition. This means that most of the nutrition from your meals will be stolen from you. This also means that you will get lots of craving for sugar and energy releasing foods. In case you do not get your dose of sugar, you will experience symptoms such as dizziness and fainting.

answered by A S

Your child will not get intestinal worms by eating too much sugar. But if your child has intestinal worms then sugar cravings are a common symptom.

Sugar cravings can occur for a number of reasons:

  • Parasite and worm infestation
  • Emotional reasons
  • Addictive behavior
  • Insulin resistance or damage to pancreas which affects insulin regulation
  • Vitamin deficiency especially vitamin C

If your child has sugar cravings, then identify the exact cause and treat it accordingly. But to answer your question, eating too much sugar will not give you intestinal worms. It is a myth.

answered by P P

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