How do we prevent irritable bowel syndrome?
How does food make us sick? So fast and tasty, so unhealthy?
How does colorectal screening help prevent and treat the disease?
The number of patients with inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease has increased, especially among young people. They can be avoided by avoiding processed foods and smoking, says Prof. univ. and primary physician of Gastroenterology Andrada Seicean, from the Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, for mediafax.ro.
Who needs to be more careful
The category of patients with diabetes, with a family history of pancreatic cancer, those with genetic symptoms must necessarily do prevention. Then there are patients who have intestinal transit disorders, abdominal pain, swallowing problems (dysphagia), jaundice or unexplained weight loss. The doctor says that patients should focus on prevention: colorectal cancer screening and then a follow-up visit if there are symptoms. The most common interventions involve colonoscopy, and bilio-pancreatic pathology, a difficult field in digestive pathology, the doctor says.
Pancreatic cancer prevention: what we need to know
Prevention is vital especially in patients with genetic syndromes, those with a history of pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer in the family, but also those with diabetes (any diabetes that occurs after the age of 50 should be investigated by imaging, recommended by abdominal MRI with contrast agent).
People eat few fruits and vegetables, but they can reduce the risk of colon cancer. Consumption of sausages, red meat, fat are what contribute to this risk, explains the guest. Then, high alcohol consumption can lead to esophageal and ENT cancers.
Then smoking increases the risk of pancreatic and gastric cancer. The number of patients with inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease has increased, especially among young people. They can be avoided by avoiding processed foods and smoking, says the doctor.