The month of March is a month in which year after year we emphasize the importance of women at all levels, however, in March, being able to prevent colon cancer and colorectal cancer or colorectal cancer, one of the most common types of cancer among . a population that affects adults over 50 years of age, although in recent years it has been possible to verify an increase in its incidence among younger people.
“From the Salutte Clinic, we have successfully created a COLON HEALTH campaign that can educate the community about the moment of prevention, this disease, like many others, can be cured in time, effectively, quickly and cheaply, just by finding it before its development; and this is the only prevention, consulting a doctor from time to time and depressing closed “explains Dr. Carli López, gastroenterologist and endoscopist at the Salutte Clínic adips and personal matters in the Santiago clinic.
The doctor teaches us to contribute to a healthy lifestyle to avoid complications with our health, where they recommend eating low, not smoking, reducing alcohol consumption, doing a certain amount of exercise per week, and especially in the routine of visiting. health professionals
In the world, there are current figures which show that there are 1,849,518 new cases of CRC diagnosed, which generally represents the third type of cancer and the second cause of death from cancer in the world, with 880,792 deaths per year.
“90% of CRC cases are sporadic and are associated with different risk factors that include age, intake of processed foods, a diet high in fat and low in fiber, tobacco, alcohol, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, diabetes and metabolic syndrome. It produces a chronic inflammatory process in the body and increases the risk CRC, of which the importance of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is the most widespread risk factor» points out Dr. López.
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And according to this, the doctor says that the patient must be very concerned, because the symptoms can be uncertain and non-specific. Among the main changes in bowel habits (constipation, flow or alternating rhythm), elimination of mucus and/or blood in the stool and pain in the abdomen or pelvis.
Symptoms related to intestinal obstruction may also occur, such as the absence of a bowel movement or rather non-evacuation, nausea and vomiting, and abdominal pain, among other less frequent symptoms, such as anemia, chronic hemorrhage, and/or constitutional syndrome; is, the appetite decreases, fatigue and weight loss.
At the same time, a marked and rapid increase in both incidence and mortality was also observed in countries with an index of middle development, such as the populations of Eastern Europe, Asia and Latin America.
However, in countries with a high rate of growth, such as some in Western Europe, the US, Australia and New Zealand, the incidence and mortality rates have stabilized or even decreased, partly due to early detection and prevention programs, as well as developments. in the treatment of chemotherapy (CT) and radiotherapy (RT) and advances in drug treatment.
“The key is prevention, no one can love you and take care of you more than yourself, we must try to lead a healthy lifestyle, cultivate the habits that allow us to have better health and above all visit the doctor every time, carry out tests and studies that are all fine for us they confirm to be, to lead a happy and healthy life’ concluded Dr. López
Salute Clinic is a center for obesity and properties located in Santiago de los Caballeros, in Calle Virgilio Almanzar #27. It offers health services in gastroenterology, family medicine, orthopedics, cardiology, mental health, advanced weight loss techniques, bariatric endoscopy, among others.
You can visit the clinic page on Instagram as @salutteclinicrd for preventive tips for a healthy and happy Colony during the month of March.