Monday, January 3, 2011

Weight loss stories: parasitic Worms for weight loss in Hong Kong

Hong Kong fitness industry is large. This is due to the increasing rate of obesity in the country due to sedentary lifestyle, long working hours and availability of fast food. Hong Kong locals have tried many of the innovations of the weight loss available including diet pills, body suits, exercise, fat burning SOAP and anything machines.

A new weight loss craze in Hong Kong is the ingestion of certain parasitic worm named (Ascaris Lumbricoides) Ascaris eggs.  Health officials confirmed the news and also explained that it has promoted the use of products containing eggs of the worm that promises rapid weight loss to a specific site of Chinese language Web results.

A representative of the health of the Hong Kong Department said that there is no support for study or solid evidence that the use of worms is an effective way to lose weight. While one of the signs of Ascaris infestation is weight loss, this effect occurs at a later stage where these worms can do more harm than good body.

The official health which is explained in more detail than Ascaris Lumbricoides or commonly referred to as roundworm is a giant intestinal parasitic worm that could grow up to 15-35 cm long and can produce more than 200,000 eggs a day within the body. In addition, these worms can cause diarrhea, stomach pain, bloating, and malnutrition because they eat up most of the nutrients the body and could pose the intestinal using their sharp teeth walls.

With the uncontrolled population growth, these worms could summarize a ball also called "Bolo de Ascaris" which could cause a blockage in the bowel, bile and pancreatic ducts. Blockages in these tracks cause serious complications, which can be fatal. On the other hand, these worms could migrate to other parts of the body such as the lungs, causing respiratory problems.

DOH-HK spokesperson urged people to consult a health professional before starting any "special" diet, so people will know the advantages, disadvantages and risks for that particular weight loss program. He also added that eating less and exercising more remains the healthier and more efficient means to lose weight.

For those who have already eaten eggs or have adult Ascaris live in their intestines, please contact your nearest health care provider or the DOH-HK immediately, for the Elimination of parasites and advice. However, for the worst cases of infestation, the patient need to undergo surgery for manual removal of worms.

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