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Giardia Symptoms not only vary from one person to the next, but they can be somewhat different each time a person gets giardia.

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Giardia Symptoms

Diarrhea, bloating, flatulence (farting), stomach cramps, fatigue and weight loss. Those are the classical giardia symptoms given in the medical literature.

From my own personal experience and that of outdoor people interviewed, we'll go a step further. And we'll go into the symptoms from other problems you might have from drinking bad water or eating bad food. We'll go into giardia treatment, momentarily.

Giardia Symptoms Cycle

Typically someone gets giardia symptoms about two weeks after ingesting the critter. You'll often feel off your feed. The first symptom is often a loss of appetite. You should be ravenous after hiking 10 miles, but instead you suddenly don't feel like eating anything.

The giardia has taken hold of your gut. There is rumbling down there. Churning guts. You may start farting. You'll probably do some belching. And if you've been a member of the Giardia Club before, you may begin thinking back to the places you ate or drank a week or two ago.

Giardia Symptoms and Diarrhea

Next, you'll probably notice the main giardia symptoms most people - a bout of diarrhea. The Runs. The Trots.

There are some differences in types of diarrheas, which as a member of the Giardia Club you will become well acquainted with in your travels. We'll go into the gruesome details in a moment, along with giardia treatment.

It's important for you to have an understanding of the symptoms of some other intestinal problems because it makes a difference in treatment. And it makes a difference in what you can expect in the next few days or weeks of your trip. That's why recognizing giardia symptoms is important..


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