If you’ve recently returned home from traveling to a foreign location, we encourage you to be tested for parasites, whether you’re currently experiencing any symptoms or not. Here at Executive Health Services, Inc., we offer specialized post-travel tests, X-rays, and evaluations, including parasite tests. In fact, as the area’s first private travel clinic, we have a 30-year history in Travel Vaccinations Philadelphia.
What are parasites?
Parasites are organisms that live and feed off of other organisms. Internal parasites are tiny organisms, typically worms, that feed off of your nutrition and cause a wide variety of problems. Examples of them include tapeworms, roundworms, hookworms, pinworms, and whipworms.
What problems do parasites cause?
Parasites are dangerous because they can cause a number of health problems. These include:
- Consuming your food, so that you’re constantly hungry and unable to gain weight
- Feeding off your red blood cells, causing anemia
- Laying eggs, causing itching, irritability, and sometimes insomnia
How do I test for parasites?
Getting a comprehensive stool test is the best way to test for parasites. At Executive Health Services, Inc., we offer parasite tests to determine if you have any so that we can provide you with the treatment you need to get rid of them. To learn more about our parasite tests, we’re available 24/7 at 215-235-3000.