Antioxidant-rich dandelion root extract (DRE) holds promise as a gentler alternative to cancer treatments like surgery or chemotherapy. It could cut your cancer risk by fighting free radical damage and causing programmed cell death of tumor cells (apoptosis) while leaving healthy cells unscathed. DRE offers hope in the face of hard-to-beat pancreatic cancer and chemoresistant melanomas. It could even benefit those with colon or colorectal cancer, pancreatic cancer, and leukemia – but with some caveats.
Fish oil supplements are popular as a source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. However, they may have some unpleasant side effects that you don't know about. Mild side effects include digestive problems, flu-like symptoms, and rashes. More severe symptoms are anxiety, insomnia, arrhythmia, allergic reactions and blood thinning. They may also cause inflammation, oxidative stress, cancer, and decreased immunity.
Mesothelioma is a cancer that develops in tissue that lines internal organs like your lungs and stomach. In your lungs, it can cause, shortness of breath, chest pain, cough, high temperature, excessive sweating, fatigue, loss of appetite, weight loss, clubbed fingers, hoarseness, and trouble swallowing. In the stomach, it can cause abdominal pain and swelling, nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea as well as weight loss, sweating, and fatigue.
Glucosamine, a chemical that’s naturally present in your body, plays an important part in building ligaments, tendons, cartilage, and the fluid that surrounds and cushions your joints. Glucosamine supplementation may improve conditions like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, both of which are characterized by stiff and painful joints. It may also ease symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease, minimize relapse in multiple sclerosis, help wounds heal, and reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.
While bladder cancer may not have very obvious, visible, or unique symptoms, there are still signs you can learn to spot. Blood in your urine and increased urgency or frequency of urination can be red flags. Pain in the back or stomach should also be investigated further. Tiredness, pain in the lower back or bones, swollen feet, appetite and weight loss are indications of later stage or metastatic cancer. If you experience these, get checked right away.
Knowing how to spot early signs as well as regular check-ups is your best bet in the fight against breast cancer. Lump in the breast is a symptom that has alerted many women to their condition. Also watch for changes to overall appearance of the breast – especially orange peel skin, nipple discharge, rash or redness of skin, and swelling in the area including armpits. Even men need to be alert to these signs of breast cancer on the off chance of developing it.
Bladder cancer affects largely men. There are many factors that predispose you to this cancer, age being one. If you are 55 or older and a white male, your chance of getting bladder cancer is higher than everyone else. Smoking is the number one cause of bladder cancer, followed by exposure to various chemicals. Personal or family history of cancer is another cause and so are other bladder diseases.
Lymphedema is the swelling that occurs due to an abnormal collection of protein-rich lymph fluid just below the skin. Primary lymphedema is a congenital condition that could appear in infancy, puberty, or adulthood. Secondary lymphedema occurs because of damage to the lymphatic system. Risk factors include surgery that removes lymph nodes, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, obesity, inflammation, infections (parasitic or otherwise), venous diseases, and immobility.
Flaxseed lignans are plant estrogens that work like antioxidants. They help reduce cholesterol and prevent heart disease. Being similar to estrogen, they modulate estrogen production in the body and can fight against estrogen-dependent cancers like breast and endometrial cancers. They can also slow down osteoporosis which is linked to estrogen deficiency. Add flaxseed to your smoothies, oatmeal, or salads.
A day spent slouching at the desk or an evening spent dancing on high heels affects the spine curve and leads to back pain at night. A very soft or a hard and uneven mattress won't support your back and will worsen the pain. If change in sleeping and sitting posture doesn't lower the pain, and you aren't pregnant, see a doc and test for spinal arthritis or tumors, kidney stones, or a cancer of the abdominal organs.
Garlic makes almost any recipe instantly more delicious and is an important ingredient in most cuisines. However, garlic is more than just a flavoring, it’s also packed with nutritional benefits. These nutritional compounds are at their most intact when not subjected to heat. Because of this, it might be more[.....]
People with dry mouth have insufficient saliva in their mouths. Dehydration, mouth breathing, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, certain medications, nerve damage, and obstructions in your salivary ducts can all cause this condition. So can hormonal changes experienced during menopause and pregnancy and medical conditions like diabetes, Sjögren's syndrome, HIV, and infections that affect your salivary glands. Drinking alcohol, smoking, and having caffeine can also be contributing factors.
Freshly grilled food straight from the barbecue looks very delicious. These food are loved by many across the globe, but they may cause cancer. However, you can prevent cancer by using spices such as black pepper, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, oregano, and fennel
Moles on the body are often overlooked as birthmarks or remnants from your childhood. But when new ones crop up in adulthood or your existing ones seem to change shape, color, and sensation – there’s reason to look again. Symptoms like irregular asymmetric moles, soreness, swelling, redness, or the appearance of new bumps or lumps on your moles are all considered possible signs of skin cancer. Learning the simple ABCDE of melanomas could help you catch the problem early and get the treatment you need.
Mesothelioma, a cancer of the outer lining (mesothelium) of the lungs, heart, and abdominal organs, is caused mainly by asbestos exposure. Asbestos corrodes this lining, leading to tissue damage, inflammation, and eventually cancer. It also alters the gene BAP1, leading to cancer growth. Talc, which is found close to asbestos in the ground, radiation, and possibly infection by the simian virus 40 are other causes of mesothelioma.
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