An infection from a parasite called Giardiasis is the cause of this disease and it usually affects your small intestine. This is a microscopic bacteria that spreads easily, especially if you have cats and dogs at home. The most common causes here of the same are nausea, diarrhoea or greasy stools, loss of appetite and also vomiting along with feeling of dizziness.
HOW IS GIARDIASIS DIAGNOSED?
Your general physician may diagnose the condition with one or two stool samples. The stools of the infected person will contain the giardia parasites. An endoscopy may also be performed.
HOW IS GIARDIASIS TREATED?
Many prescription drugs are available to treat giardiasis. To prevent dehydration, infants and pregnant women should drink a lot of fluids while ill. Dehydration can be life threatening for infants, so it is especially important that parents talk to their healthcare providers about treatment options for their infants. Certain antibiotics are commonly used to treat giardiasis.
DID YOU KNOW?
You can't prevent giardiasis, but you can lower your risk of getting it by thoroughly washing your hands, especially if you work in places where germs spread easily, such as day care centers.