Don't Ignore Colon Cancer Warning Signs

Colon cancer warning signs should not be taken lightly. It is a serious disease.

Some years ago I heard someone say "death begins in the colon." I agree with that statement, especially since colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in America.

Like many other cancers, colon cancer warning sighs are nonspecific. A person may have symptoms but not necessarily have the disease. Nevertheless, these symptoms should not be ignored.

Colon cancer warning sighs include blood in the stool, diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating or cramps, change in bowel habits,vomiting or an unexplained drop in weight.

If you came to this web page feeling that you may be experiencing colon cancer warning sighs, go see your doctor and get tested. Remember it's better to be safe than sorry.

What Causes Colon Cancer?

No one knows exactly what causes colon cancer. However, many researchers believe, colon cancer has a direct link to a low fiber diet. They also agree, that people who overly indulge in diets high in fat, red meat, and high calories are at increased risk for developing the disease.

Believe it or not, there are people who only have a bowel movement once a month. This is very serious and can lead to lethal consequences. Imagine the putrefaction (the decomposition of proteins and their conversion by micro-organisms to poisonous substances) that takes place because food is stuck in your intestines.

Blockage in the colon, can lead to diverticulitis a common disease of the large intestine. Even through there is a debate over the relationship between diverticulitis and colon cancer, the general consensus is both diseases are related to a low fiber diet.

Colon cancer warning signs can be identical to diverticulitis so do not assume, you have either one. Getting tested is the only sure way of finding out.

Best Way to Clean Colon

The best time to work on keeping your colon clean and healthy is now. Don't wait for colon cancer warning signs.

One of the keys to a healthy colon is fast elimination. Some years ago a well known celebrity died. After the post-mortem examination (autopsy) it was reported that twenty five pounds of fecal matter was found in their colon.

Another key to colon health is a healthy diet. Diets that are low in fiber can cause backup in your colon. On the other hand a diet rich in fiber including grains, fruits and vegetables will not only flush the colon, but help reduce toxin buildup.

I recommend consuming a lot of the green leaf vegetables like cabbage and Brussels sprouts. Remember it is best to eat vegetables raw because by cooking them, you kill the enzymes.

I juice most of my vegetables, so I primarily get my high fiber diet from consuming 100% whole grain shredded wheat.

The reason why fiber is good for your colon is because it cannot be digested by the human body. Hence it passes through your stomach, small intestine and then into your colon. You will notice your stool to be bulky and easier to pass. The whole process helps to keep your colon flushed.

There are herbal products on the market that are designed to clean and remove toxins and parasites from the colon. However, I do not recommend them for prolonged use. Your bowels can become dependent on them. They should be used periodically (once or twice per year).

Always read what the ingredients are on the package when choosing a cleanse. Make sure they do not have the herb senna, kava kava, or any synthetic ingredients in them. Some of these substances can create serious health consequences.

Other Suggestions on Colon Health

Ignoring colon cancer warning signs can cost you your life. Early detection is always best. If you are at age 50 you should get a colonoscopy . If you have a family history of colon cancer or any bowel disease you should begin screening earlier and more often. Talk to your doctor.

A lot people, associate smoking with lung cancer. However, did you know that smoking can also increase your risk of colon cancer?

One final suggestion... Exercise! It is a great way to stimulate movement through your colon. I know this from experience because I jog 18 miles per week. You don't have to jog like I do, but try to devote sometime to some kind of aerobic exercise. Be sure to talk to your doctor before starting any exercise regimen.

Finally, remember...Don't ignore colon cancer warning signs!

Useful Resource

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