"In evaluating these patients, I found that the majority had intestinal parasites, food intolerance or a lack of healthy intestinal bacteria. (For more information about intestinal bacteria, see Probiotics or Friendly Bacteria) These conditions were not mutually exclusive. Many patients had more than one reason for chronic gastrointestinal problems."
Thursday, January 6, 2011
I just read an article in the Huffington post by a doctor that has worked with a lot of patients that have CFS type symptoms but actually have intestinal parasites. Turns out two of them in particular cause symptoms close enough to CFS that many of the patients are misdiagnosed. Once they are treated for the parasites the CFS symptoms go away. I believe the ID doc tested for these in myself but now I'm curious and have to go check. They are Giardia lamblia and Cryptosporidium parvum.