What is a Parasite?
A parasite is a microscopic, non-biting parasitic creature that can live in the intestine and cause an illness. Some types are small and harmless, while others can cause illness and death.
There are many different kinds of parasites in the body. The parasites of an individual can be found on the surface of his skin, inside his digestive tract, or even inside his lungs. When an organism eats a host, it takes a lot of energy to digest the food. The food, in turn, is used as fuel. But the parasite can also digest the host's body through its skin, through its skin's skin cells, and even through the blood. In the intestine, the parasite eats its host's healthy cells and its blood, then it enters the liver and uses that as its fuel. Finally, the parasite is forced to use the host's blood for its fuel. This process is called blood-feeding, and it happens to a large extent in an individual's liver. The liver produces many enzymes that help it digest its food. These enzymes cause an accumulation of fat in the liver, which can be an important factor in helping the parasite survive in the gut.