The deworming process involves taking deworming drugs to get rid of intestinal worms in your body. Many adults are not aware that grown-ups also have to deworm at least every six months. In fact, some doctors even suggest that families deworming at the same time each time they do it.
Clicks SA describes intestinal worms as “parasites that can live inside us without obvious signs, stealthily undermining our health. Unchecked, they can lead to complications from bowel obstruction to loss of appetite, loss of weight, anaemia, lung infection, and liver congestion.”
Below are three health benefits of deworming regularly as shared by HealthGuide.ng.
Helps you stay healthy
Staying healthy involves a lot of things. You do not have to feel very sick before you seek medications. You can prevent yourself from feeling very sick by making sure you deworm as regularly as possible.
Ensures your body receives nutrients
Intestinal worms could prevent your body from receiving nutrients they would normally get when you eat food. By deworming regularly, you can ensure that the nutrients you take in through food reach the areas of the body they are meant to. In summary, deworming makes sure the body absorbs the vital nutrients needed to be and stay healthy.
Prevents more serious problems
Intestinal worms, if left untreated, could lead to more serious infections. It also weakens your immune system, which could make you very vulnerable. By simply deworming, you can prevent your body from coming down with more serious infections.
Article originally written and published by Bongiwe Mati for BONA.
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