Porks are meats derived from pig. They often taste good and are consumed by several people though a lot more people would find it disgusting because of the kind of animal pigs are. Pigs are known for dirty places, dirty things and dirty foods. There is a kind of disease people who regularly eat pork are very likely to get infected with. This disease is known as 'Ascariasis'. Read on to know more about it.
Ascariasis is a disease of humans caused by a parasite known as Ascaris lumbricoides. This organism is a roundworm that is often found in dirty places. They would need the body of another animal so as to mature into adult creatures that can lay eggs and pigs are very close to dirtiness, the kind of places they are found in. Thus they are very likely to contact these parasites in so many ways, be it through the dirty things they eat or through the dirty environment they are in.
Most grilled or cooked pork meats we buy around are very likely to be infected with these agents except for those we are sure they were exposed to good heat capable of eradicating them completely. When we eat infected foods, these organisms would get to our intestines and reside and from there they would be growing, laying eggs, that would mostly falloff with the poops as the host defaecate while some would still hatch right there in the intestines increasing their population. Some common symptoms of this condition includes diarrhea, nausea, abdominal cramps. Extremely chronic conditions could lead to intestinal obstruction.
Our mouths are one of the entrances of the body through which diseases as well can get in. Hence the things we eat must be given much attention be treated with much care as to ascertain it's healthiness before getting flushed down into our body system, else we only will be harming ourselves on the long run.
Common precautions as to the case of pork consumption include, reduce the rate at which you buy road side pork meats, when cooking it yourself ensure you heat it up for a long time. Do not forget to deworm from time to time.
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