What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of Blastocystis Hominis Infection

Greetings. New Zealand naturopath, Eric Bakker,
author of Candida Crusher and formulator of the Canxida range of dietary supplements.
Thanks for checking out this video series on Blastocystis hominis today. Before you
watch the video, please click on the screen and download my free report. It’s going to
help you out if you’ve got any kind of a gut problem. Let’s go into the signs and symptoms
of a Blastocystis hominis infection. When you’ve got a parasite infection that
affects the intestinal tract, the typical symptoms that you’re going to have will be
� you won’t have all of these. You may have one or multiple. Abdominal pain is a big one.
I’m just going to stand up and show you a typical place where abdominal pain is, so
around the umbilical cord here. Many people could experience sensations around here or
off to the sides here, but central is quite common for any kind of a gut parasite. Abdominal
pain is quite a common one. I’ve just made some notes here. So diarrhea,
especially increased stool urgency. If you’re in the States, you could have gone to holiday
in the Caribbean or to Hawaii or � I’m not sure what Hawaii is like, I’ve never been
there. But here in New Zealand, if we go to the Pacific region, if we go to countries
like Samoa or Tonga or Fiji, I’ve had countless patients who come back with blasto infections
where they’ve picked it up from water or food. If you’re in the States or in Europe, if you’ve
gone to a country, maybe Portugal or Spain, or a country where the sanitation or hygiene
standards may not be as good, you could have well picked up this bug.
So think carefully. Have you got abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, constipation, or just
not feeling right in the gut since you’ve come back from a holiday? This could be a
red flag. This could well mean that you’ve got a Blastocystis infection.
Gas or flatulence, especially if you’ve got pain. Greasy stools tend to float. Again,
look for an oil slick on the water after you’ve had a bowel motion. This could be a sign of
a blasto infection. Upset stomach, nausea, or queasiness. Even the smell of food could
make you a bit sick sometimes. Lots of burping or bloating. Gas, farting, flatulence, or
burping accompanied with abdominal pain is another one that I see a lot in people. You
may not have any abdominal pain at all. You may just have a lot of diarrhea, so diarrhea
is a common one with blasto. And we’re talking anywhere from two or three bowel motions up
to ten a day. I’ve had many patients who could not even go and do their occupation because
they had 10 to 15 bowel motions per day. If you’ve got lots of urgency and frequency,
it could well be a Blastocystis infection. Think carefully. Particularly in relation
to travel or some change in what you’ve done. It may be summertime and you may have gone
swimming in a lake or a river. You may have visited a friend on a remote property and
drunk some water from a well. You may have played with pets, have domesticated, or farm
animals. There will always be reasons why you picked this up. Think carefully of those
scenarios in relation to the symptoms. There is always cause and effect. Once you’ve got
blasto, you may be asymptomatic, which means no symptoms for a long period of time, then
develop symptoms. Or you may get this bug and develop symptoms right away. It will be
either one of the two. I hope that gives you a bit of an insight
into the signs and symptoms of a Blastocystis hominis infection. Stay tuned. We’ve got more
to come. Thanks for catching up with me.

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