Different animals have found different ways to live and survive in the wild. This will often involve living off others, often consuming them for the nutrition they will provide. Other animals will live off animals in another way—literally living on them or inside them and using them as a steady source of nutrition.
In some cases, such creatures will live in the digestive systems of others. Here, they will feed off whatever food their host is eating. They can be found in the digestive systems of animals throughout the animal kingdom, including people.
Tapeworms are one kind of parasitic worm found in people, and they can lead to a variety of symptoms. Below are 10 symptoms of having a tapeworm infection.
Symptom #1: Appetite Loss
When we are sick, it is generally very important to continue eating as much as we are able to. This is because it is important to continue taking on nutrition, which can be used in the fight against illness. If you do lose your appetite, you should try to continue taking on nutrition regardless.
Tapeworms hold on by clamping on tightly to the stomach walls. This can be very irritating to the stomach and this can lead to a loss of appetite. If you do lose your appetite for any reason, you should arrange to speak with a doctor to find the cause.