Giardiasis is an infectious disease caused by the Giardia lamblia parasite. It mainly infects the small intestines and can cause cysts that may infect others. Contaminated food and water are the most common transmitters of the infection. Person-to-person contact, during sexual intercourse or in hospitals, is also possible. The disease is fairly misunderstood and symptoms that indicate it could be overlooked as something more minor. However, the sooner giardiasis is diagnosed, the easier it is to treat.
When giardiasis is in its beginning stages, most people complain of diarrhea for a prolonged period. Of course, diarrhea can happen because of spoiled food, but giardiasis causes diarrhea to last for a couple of days non-stop. The stool is exceptionally watery and profuse and can often smell foul, unlike a natural odor. In this case, the best treatment would be to take some probiotics to stabilize the digestive tract. The intestinal flora will be severe damage, and you need natural bacteria to strengthen the bowel to be able to get through giardiasis. It’s not something you want to take lightly.
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