Entamoeba Histolytica - Entamoeba are parasitic organisms that invade the intestines and cause digestion problems like diarrhea or dysentery or Amebiasis.
Most people carrying these parasites do not have any symptomy. Only approximately 10-20% of the carriers of this amoeba have Entamoeba Histolytica. Symptoms of this digestive problem are usually mild and can show themselves as loose stools, stomach pain and cramping. Most of the time the symptoms are not severe, depending what part of the intestinal tract is invaded by the entamoeba.
If you are traveling to a country with unclean water or food, follow these common sense guidelines
Doctors can prescribe antibiotics that kill the Entamoeba and prevent complications. In most cases it can be done as a precautionary measure to ensure that Entamoeba Histolytica and related digestive problems do not occur. The parasite can live in the person for weeks before showing symptoms so it may be a good idea to take preventive measures.
If left untreated, the protozoa can cause complications. The most common are: