Dr Oz: Parasite Infection Warning!
Dr. Oz says at least 1 in 3 people has some form of a parasite growing inside their body right now and they do not even know it! The problem is that these toxic intruders often go undetected by doctors, leaving you with chronic fatigue or nausea, but in some cases it can lead to something much worse!
Dr Oz: What Causes Parasite Infections?
A woman named Elisa told Dr. Oz she lost nearly two years of her life to a parasite that went undiagnosed by doctors. She suffered blurry vision, vomiting and extreme diarrhea, which led to countless medical tests and procedures that all came back showing nothing was wrong her, leaving her feeling alone and isolated! Elisa says her infection was finally found and treated, but her healing process has been an uphill battle. Dr. Oz says there are several ways to become infected by a parasite and she shared a few of them.
- Water supply
- Poor sanitation
- Food supply
Dr Oz: Parasites Often Found in Imported Meat and Fish
Dr. Oz says our food supply used to strictly come from within the United States, but over the years it has become more and more common for it to be imported from other countries, especially meat and fish. There are several countries where parasites are more common, including China, Mexico, Australia and Argentina, but the U.S. only inspects 9% of the meat, and less than 2% of the fish that is imported from overseas. Because of this, here is literally no way to be sure the meat that is imported from other countries is parasite-free.
Dr Oz: How to Diagnose Parasites
Dr. Tasneem Bhatia says doctors in the U.S. are not trained to find parasites in their patients because they are not typically considered an ‘American’ illness. She says even the traditional tests, like a conventional stool sample, often miss a parasitic infection, which often leads to doctors feeling silly while their patients get no answers. Dr. Bhatia says the goods news is that there are new tests to help doctors more accurately diagnose parasites and get patients the treatment they need.