Stomach Cancer- 6 Symptoms to Look For
According to WebMD, about 25,560 people in the US will get stomach cancer this year. This number has actually decreased from what it used to be, but it doesn’t take away from the fact that stomach cancer is one of the top cancers to kill people in the United States.
Like many forms of diseases, stomach cancer is very intricate and complex. There isn’t one cause, so many scientists are busy trying to learn more about it every day.
Cancer starts when cells in the body begin to grow uncontrollably. Stomach cancer, to be more specific, usually develops slowly over many years. Before any real serious cancer develops, pre cancerous changes occur in the stomach lining. The sad part is that these early changes will rarely cause symptoms. Because of this, it usually goes undetected. Most people don’t even know they have anything wrong.
Some doctors say that some signs and symptoms that you could notice may be:
- Feeling bloated after eating
- Stomach pain
- Unintentional weight loss
Regardless, if you have signs and symptoms that may be worrying you, it’s always recommended to check with your doctor. In case of anything actually being wrong they will be able to diagnose and treat it early.
While the treatment of IV Therapy in stomach cancer hasn’t been explored very often, IV therapy provides the body with many nutrients that have been said to maybe relive some symptoms. To, perhaps, relive some pain that patients may feel can be important throughout their treatment journey.
- B-Vitamins- They promote energy, decrease sugar cravings, insomnia, nightmares, and help to regulate mood, all while making sure you stay focused and alert.
- Folate- Required for DNA synthesis and formation of new cells. It may also support the growth and repair of tissues in the body, including bone. Folate deficiency may increase genomic instability and chromosome breakage.
- Vitamin B12- Also helps convert food into usable energy, produce red blood cells, and is also required for proper nerve function. B 12 is needed for synthesis of methionine. Abnormal methylation of DNA may be linked to genomic instability,
- Iron- This is a critical compound of hemoglobin, the oxygen carrying molecule found in red blood cells. It allows the blood to carry oxygen to nourish the body’s tissues. Iron can contribute to the formation of nitrosamines, which can damage DNA and may increase the risk of cancer.
- Selenium- An essential mineral that is known for its antioxidant capabilities. A deficiency in selenium might compromise antioxidant enzyme activities that protect against oxidative damage. This oxidative damage may play a role in the development of cancer.
- Vitamin C- This is a type of ascorbic acid that has several important functions.It’s known as a co-factor in numerous enzymatic reactions involved in the making of Collagen, L-Carnitine, and several neurotransmitters. It may protect the lining of blood vessels from damage because of its antioxidant activities.
- Vitamin D- This vitamin is made in the skin when exposed to sunlight. It helps regulate calcium and phosphate in the body. Low blood levels of Vitamin D have been associated with higher risk of developing cancer.
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Ratini, M. (2022, January 30). Understanding Stomach Cancer– Diagnosis and Treatment. Retrieved from WebMD: www.webmd.com/cancer/understanding-stomach-cancer-treatment