The stomach is an important digestive organ of the human body. After food enters the human body, it will first be stored in the stomach and digested by gastric acid, and then it will enter the small intestine for the next step of nutrient absorption.
Therefore, if there is a disease in the stomach, it will greatly affect the absorption of nutrients and pose a threat to health, especially stomach cancer, and it can also threaten the life of the patient.
Stomach cancer, like other cancers, has a better survival rate when treated early.
It is necessary for everyone to understand some related knowledge of gastric cancer. Once the body has symptoms suspected of gastric cancer, you can hurry to seek medical treatment to reduce the harm caused by the disease.
So, what happens to the body when stomach cancer occurs?
1. Epigastric fullness and discomfort
This symptom is especially obvious when eating, and the patient only needs to A small amount of food can produce a feeling of fullness, accompanied by a feeling of belching and nausea. In addition, patients may experience dull pain in the heart when they are resting quietly. These symptoms should be paid attention to.
2. Stomach pain
Ordinary stomach pain Attacks generally follow a certain pattern, such as gastritis, gastric ulcers, and pain usually occurs an hour after eating. However, if you have irregular, persistent stomach pain recently, you should be careful about the occurrence of gastric cancer.
Stomach cancer patients in The location of the cardiac is palpable, the mass is hard, is pain when pressed, and can be involved as the mass continues to grow. chest, back, and retrosternum, making the discomfort worse.
4. Rapid weight loss
Stomach As a digestive organ, once it becomes cancerous, it can affect the digestive ability, which will lead to the obstacle of nutrient absorption. Furthermore, cancer itself is also a wasting disease, which will consume a lot of nutrients in the body. Under the influence of these factors, patients will develop Symptoms such as malaise and rapid weight loss.
So, how to prevent stomach cancer in life?
1. Healthy diet
To prevent stomach cancer, eat less fried, smoked, pickled These foods contain more or less carcinogens. In addition, eat less high-salt, spicy and irritating foods, stay away from smoking and drinking, and eat as light as possible.
You can usually eat more fresh vegetables and fruits, and develop the habit of eating regularly, chewing slowly, and not overeating.
2. Keep an optimistic attitude
Long-term stress and bad mood can lead to endocrine disorders and decreased immune function. Always learn to regulate emotions, maintain optimistic and cheerful emotions, and keep immune function in the best state.
3. Regular work and rest, more exercise
If you don’t want to have stomach cancer, you must regular work and rest, go to bed early and get up early, pay attention to work and rest Combine without overworking. You should also adhere to moderate exercise to enhance physical fitness, improve immune function, and inhibit the occurrence of cancer.
4. Early detection and early treatment
People who are over 40 years old, have a family history of gastric cancer, and have precancerous lesions of gastric cancer should regularly go to the hospital for gastroscopy to achieve early detection and early treatment. In addition, if you often have symptoms such as stomach pain, loss of appetite, acid regurgitation, belching, etc., you should seek medical attention in time.
If gastric cancer occurs, the body will not sit idly by and will send us a distress signal through various methods Therefore, everyone should pay more attention to the abnormal symptoms in the body in life. Once something is wrong, go to the hospital for examination in time, so as to achieve early detection and early treatment.
In addition, it is necessary to do a good job in the maintenance of the stomach in life, adjust the diet, develop a healthy lifestyle, and reduce the risk of gastric cancer.