The 26-year-old Xiao Min (pseudonym) is a white-collar worker from a company and a typical foodie, but no matter what he eats recently, he always farts a lot, especially in the elevator, which makes him very embarrassed. Xiao Min found that in addition to a lot of farts, she also often had diarrhea and abdominal pain, but she thought she had eaten too spicy food and caused gastrointestinal discomfort, so she didn't care. When she returned home, her parents found an abnormality and immediately asked her to go to the hospital for a look, but Xiao Min felt embarrassed, and her parents had to force her to go to the hospital when she saw it!
After arriving at the hospital, the doctor asked briefly: "Have you eaten garlic or soy products recently?" Xiao Min replied "No", but he eats more Mala Tang. Since there are no fast food restaurants near the unit, it is basically Mala Tang at noon. . The doctor did not say anything, and ordered colonoscopy and CT. Since colonoscopy requires bowel cleansing, Xiao Min only had a CT examination on the same day. The doctor did not find any obvious abnormalities in CT, so Xiao Min and his parents did not take it seriously.
At 7 o'clock the next day, Xiao Min and his parents came to the hospital. Since colonoscopy could not eat breakfast, they had to wait on an empty stomach. After that, Xiao Min entered the colonoscopy room for an examination, and was pushed out about an hour later. The doctor just said "there is something in the intestines", and specifically what needs to be waited for tomorrow's pathological results. At this time, Xiao Min's family became a little nervous. The whole family didn't eat much that day, and it always felt that something bad happened.
The pathology report on the third day showed: colon adenocarcinoma. The family collapsed on the ground. I went to the doctor with the result. The doctor was very surprised. He had bowel cancer at such a young age and said: It will be too late!
Xiao Min cried and asked the doctor: I just fart a bit more recently, how could it be bowel cancer?
Under traditional eating habits, after food is digested and absorbed, and enters the large intestine through the small intestine, there are a small amount of protein and fat residues. These small amounts of residues can continue to synthesize essential substances for the human body under the action of the intestinal flora.
However, if the intake of animal protein and fat increases too much, beyond the ability of the small intestine to digest and absorb, there will no longer be a small amount of residue that enters the large intestine. In the "fermentation tank" of the large intestine, too much nutrients will cause the flora to be imbalanced, and the surplus nutrients will be synthesized into amines in large quantities. Amines are carcinogens.
Amine, either liquid or volatile gas, is very smelly. Therefore, sometimes people eat too much too well, and the intestinal burden is too heavy, and they will fart. However, if you fart more than 15 times a day, the fart is very smelly, and there are symptoms such as diarrhea, constipation, etc., you must be alert to bowel cancer.
What are the early signs of bowel cancer?
Be careful if you have the following abnormalities in your body:
1. Blood in the stool
Most of the blood in the stool is caused by hemorrhoids. If it is bright red, it is hemorrhoids. If your stool is black, be careful because there is still a certain distance from the large intestine to the anus, which will cause blood and stool. It is mixed, and the oxygen in the blood is consumed due to time, so it appears black.
2. Abdominal mass
About half of patients with colorectal cancer will have abdominal masses, which are caused by the adhesion of the omentum and surrounding tissues of the intestine where the tumor is located. It is irregular in nature and has a certain degree of mobility. With increased infiltration, the mass may become fixed and difficult to push.
3. Abdominal pain, bloating
This phenomenon is rarely seen in the early stage. It is usually in the middle and late stages. This is also one of the signs of bowel cancer. Abdominal pain and bloating are caused by intestinal dysfunction or intestinal obstruction. Most of them are concentrated in the middle and lower abdomen, mostly dull pain or The pain tends to get worse.
4. Changes in bowel habits
For example, stool becomes thinner, deformed, increased frequency, mucus stool, diarrhea, constipation, or diarrhea and constipation alternately appear.
8 groups of people should be screened for colonoscopy in time
People over 40 years old;
People with hemorrhoids and long-term blood in the stool;
People whose immediate family members have a history of colorectal cancer;
People who have chronic diarrhea that lasts more than 3 months;
People with frequent constipation, black bloody stools and mucous stools;
People who have chronic appendicitis, cholecystitis, or have their appendix and gallbladder removed;
People who have been depressed for a long time and have lost weight significantly in the past three months;
Obese people have a higher risk of bowel cancer than those of normal weight.
How to prevent bowel cancer in life?
Walk for half an hour every day
Medical research shows that walking for half an hour a day can more than double the risk of bowel cancer. This is because our exercise will accelerate the peristalsis of the gastrointestinal tract and reduce the time that food stays in the intestine. It not only effectively prevents colorectal cancer, but also improves the body's immunity!
Stick to aerobic exercise
Appropriate exercise can promote intestinal peristalsis, improve constipation, and promote toxin discharge. A new study published in the British Journal of Cancer found that regular exercise can significantly reduce the risk of bowel cancer. Exercise for 40 minutes a day can reduce intestinal polyps prone to cancer by 1/4.
Drink more water
Drinking plenty of water will help flush the intestines and discharge toxic substances. And can reduce the occurrence of constipation.
Eat more whole grains
There are many harmful bacteria in the large intestine. The longer these bacteria stay in the intestine, the more likely it is to cause infection of the large intestine. Eating more whole grains can speed up the peristalsis of the large intestine and accelerate the excretion of harmful substances from the body. At the same time, coarse grains are rich in nutrients, which are beneficial to improve the body's immunity and resist colorectal cancer.