2. Weight Loss
Weight loss may also be a symptom that you experience. There are several reasons why this happens. For one thing, you do not feel like eating as much when you have hookworm infection. This alone can lead to weight loss and some people. However, this does not usually lead to a significant amount of weight loss, so you may not even notice this as a symptom.
But there are a few other reasons why hookworm infection can result in weight loss as well. When you have a hookworm infection, the protein inside the body can be used up rapidly by the hookworm. This results in not being able to build muscle very fast and the loss of current muscle tissue as well as the reduction in calories that come from losing much of the protein you take in every day.