Dr Oz: Hidden Health Hazards in Your Gut
Dr Oz spoke about an Electrolyte Elixir Recipe that helps prevent Charley Horses, but what if you feel unusually tired and it is caused by parasites? What should you do? And how can you tell if you have parasites? If you’re feeling tired and run down all the time, it may not be for the reasons you think. On today’s show, Dr Oz was joined by Gastroenterologist, Dr. Robynne Chutkan, MD to tell you why parasites may be the hidden health hazard inside your gut. (Yuck!)
According to Dr. Chutkan, the #1 reason you may feel fatigue all the time could be due to parasites attacking your body from the inside.
Parasites steal nutrients and may cause issues such as bowel problems and chronic fatigue. Forty million people are infected with parasites and don’t even know it. The worst part is; these parasites can last for years.
Dr. Chutkan said that 46% of people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome have been infested with parasites. This can occur by contaminated drinking water, not washing the hands and eating infected fruit from overseas.
Dr Oz: Visible Parasites
-visible- these are the worm like parasites that come from food. They sit in your gut and grow on you. These parasites rob you of nutrients and can grow up to 50ft. They can live up to 25 years. (Dr Oz showed and endoscopic image of the worms and it was gross!) These parasite burrow into the wall of your intestines and suck up blood, which in turn causes anemia and fatigue.
Dr Oz Microscopic Parasites
-These parasite can come from contaminated city water
-common in daycare centers
-23%-30% may be infected and not even realize it
-kids can carry this parasite home and not know it
Dr Oz: Parasite Warning Signs
If you have any of these symptoms for an extended period of time, see your doctor.