Not Your Average Headache: What THIS Man Found in His Brain

Headaches hurt. But when you get one, you typically try to work through the pain or pop a pain killer since you know it's not a forever thing. But for one man, it just wasn't as simple as that.
The tapeworm behind one man's headaches.

​Luis Ortiz was experiencing constant pain in his brain, accompanied by nausea and confusion. Going to the hospital for a headache can seem like a bit much, but this 26-year-old is happy he did go.

The doctors diagnosed Luis with neurocysticercosis​, which is a rare condition in which a parasite travels from the digestive tract to the brain, infecting it. But how did this happen to Luis?

This condition can be contracted from swallowing eggs found in the feces of someone else infected with a tapeworm — usually by eating food or water handled by that person. For Luis, the larva of the tapeworm entered his head, hindering the circulation of his blood. This severely threatened the young man's life. When the larva was found, doctors noted that it was "still wiggling." Thankfully, the team was able to remove both the larva as well as the cyst.

Unfortunately, the situation affected his memory, however it's been reported that the prognosis seems good. What would you do if this happened to you? Source: Cosmopolitan [caption id="attachment_116886" align="alignnone" width="100"]instagram profile @BodyRockOfficial[/caption] [caption id="attachment_116753" align="alignnone" width="100"]snapchat code @BodyRockTV[/caption]

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