2. Increased Appetite
As tapeworms are parasites, they need to get their nutrition from the host. Everything the host consumes, the parasite will consume as well. This can lead to several problems, and an insatiable appetite is a warning sign. If you find yourself eating a considerably larger amount of food than usual, this can be a warning sign of a parasite. This is especially so if you experience weight loss and malnutrition despite consuming more food than you normally do. Your weight loss and malnutrition is a result of the parasite is absorbing all the nutrients from the food you eat before your body has a chance to do so.