Stomach cancer is a silent and slowly developing disease which is often fatal and difficult to treat once it reaches the advanced stages. This is why it’s very important to recognize the symptoms on time in order to increase your chances of survival.
Despite all the advances medicine has made in recent decades, it still hasn’t found a cure for cancer. The chances of recovery are high only in cases of early detection, which isn’t always possible. People usually ignore the symptoms or mistake them for something else, which is why the disease is so deadly. Stomach cancer is a result of uncontrolled abnormal cell growth in the stomach which results in tumors in the mucosal and muscular area. One of the most common stomach cancer types is adenocarcinoma.
Here are the most common symptoms of stomach cancer:
- Blood in the stool;
- Irregular bowel movements;
- Vomiting and nausea;
- Lack of appetite;
- Feeling full after small meals;
- Constant pain in the abdomen.
All these symptoms resemble stomach virus, which is why many people ignore them until it’s too late. However, in cases of stomach cancer, they usually progress and worse over time.
In order to prevent stomach cancer, you should avoid consuming processed and sugary food, as well as alcohol and tobacco. You should include turmeric in your diet as well – according to studies, curcumin, the main active ingredient in turmeric, can prevent the growth and spread of different types of cancer including stomach cancer. Turmeric also inhibits the process of angiogenesis, which prevents the tumor from creating new blood vessels.
Turmeric can be taken in the form of powder or supplement, but it’s not easily absorbed in the body. In order to boost its bioavailability, experts recommend combining it with ginger or black pepper, which can boost the absorption rate up to 2000%. Here’s a nice turmeric recipe that you can benefit from:
- ¼ teaspoon of turmeric
- ½ teaspoon of olive oil
- A pinch of black pepper
Mix all the ingredients in a glass of water, then consume it directly or use it as a salad dressing. If you’re using it in a cooked meal, avoid cooking it together with the meal. Consume the mixture every day and you feel much better soon.