Before we start with this article and show you the warning signs that you shouldn’t ignore, you should know that bloating is a common thing and most of the time isn’t a serious condition and you shouldn’t worry too much. Bloating usually happens due to lactose intolerance or when you eat too much. But, you should also be careful, because in some cases it can be related with some more serious health problems, including cancer.
And here comes the million-dollar question – what’s the real difference between the “usual” and the dangerous type of bloating? Just read the article bellow, because as we mentioned before, in this article we are going to show you the most common warning signs – you should never ignore:
Weight loss – you should be very careful and don’t ignore this warning sign. We all know that it’s good to lose weight, but not in this particular case. So, this means that if you lose 10 percent of your overall body weight without any additional physical activity or change in your daily diet routine, then you should be worried. You should know that this may be a warning sign of intestinal cancer and it makes you feel satiated because it presses the stomach. Note: this warning sign can also indicate that you have tumor that reduces your appetite.
Ascites – you should know that this is a health condition which makes you look like you’ve gained weight and your waist- line is expanding. You should also know that this health condition usually occurs because of the excessive amount of fluids in your abdominal area. Note: in some severe cases, you can be so bloated just like you are pregnant. So, if you experience these symptoms, you should see a doctor, because this is a common sign of liver disease. The most common symptoms that you have liver cancer are: jaundice, yellow eyes and skin, and of course – bloating. Note: you should also know that these symptoms can also be related with hepatitis.
Nausea, vomiting, bloating and if you experience severe and sudden stomach pain – you should see a doctor immediately, because these are the most common signs of bowel tumor and obstruction made from scar tissue. As we said, you should a doctor immediately, because these symptoms may be a sign of dangerous and lethal bowel perforation. You should also know that the pain will “disappear” from time to time, because the bowels contain food and fluids, so when they try to go out through the obstruction, the pain becomes more severe.
The most serious causes of bloating:
According to the latest statistics, the ovarian cancer is the 5th most common cancer in women. Well, this means that if you feel bloated and if you suffer from pelvic pain than you may have ovarian cancer. So, if you experience these symptoms, then you should see a doctor immediately. The medical experts claim that all women over 50 have higher risk of developing this type of cancer and it can be caused by long term hormone therapy, or by not having children or having them later in life, as well as obesity and family history.
Uterine cancer – you should know that the most common symptoms of uterine cancer are: pain during sex or urination, vaginal discharge with blood and abnormal vaginal bleeding. You should also know that this type of cancer is usually related with a family history of colon cancer, also known as the Lynch Syndrome or a family history of uterine cancer, estrogen supplements, radiation therapy or tamoxifen.
Colon cancer – you should know that this type of cancer can occur at the end or at the beginning of the colon. So, if it’s at the beginning of the colon, it can cause bleeding and bloating which gets worse by the minute. But, if it develops in the middle or at the end of the colon, then bloating is its first symptom. Make sure you start a plant based diet and change your lifestyle if you want to prevent this type of cancer.
Pancreatic cancer – did you know that pancreatic cancer is one of the most aggressive and the most lethal ones? The most common symptoms of pancreatic cancer are: weight loss, poor appetite, jaundice and upper abdominal pain. Other symptoms are back and abdominal pain.
Stomach cancer – you should know that this type of cancer doesn’t have any symptoms at the beginning. These are the most common symptoms of stomach cancer: bloating with feeling of fullness in the upper abdominal area and cause heartburn as well. As we said, this type of cancer doesn’t have any symptoms in the beginning, which means that it’s often diagnosed when is too late, when you experience sudden weight loss and nausea. Other risk factor is Helicobacter Pylori which is often a main reason for getting stomach cancer.
Liver disease – you should know that most of the time is benign and not dangerous but sometimes it can spread to the other organs. We all know that the blood is filtered through the liver, which means that the cancer cells in the bloodstream also pass through the liver. Ascites jaundice and bloating are the symptoms. Overuse of alcohol and hepatitis are most of the time the main cause of this type of cancer.
Diverticulitis – you should know that the most common symptoms of this type of health condition are: bloating, fever and abdominal pain together with constipation and diarrhea. The medical experts claim that this type of health problem can be cured with antibiotics and you should drink lots of fluids. With CAT scanning abscess can be prevented which require surgery. After the complications are gone the patient should consume food rich in fibers.
Pelvic inflammatory disease – you should know that this type of health problem usually occurs due to infection of ovarian and Fallopian tubes by Gonorrhea, Chlamydia and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). You should know that it can also appear during insertion of intrauterine device, miscarriage, childbirth and abortion. After a pelvic examination this disease is treated with antibiotics because it can cause ectopic (tubal) pregnancy or infertility.
Crohn’s disease – the medical experts say that this autoimmune disease usually affects the small colon, small intestine and the GI tract. The most common symptoms are: bloating together with vomiting after meals, nausea, blood in the stool and weight loss. There are other symptoms as well, such as: mouth ulcers, skin lesions, inflammatory in the eyes and joint pain.
Vaginal bleeding or blood in your stool – you should also know that bloating can also occur in women who are bleeding between their periods or after menopause. But, you shouldn’t be worried, because this condition is rarely a sign of some deadly disease but rather happens due to hemorrhoids, endometrial atrophy, fibroids or irregular menstrual cycle.
Fever – if you experience bloating and fever at the same time, you should know that it can be linked with infection or inflammation. This is why you should check your blood, so you could find out if the number of white blood cells is increased and to exclude urinary, pelvic and gastrointestinal infection.
As we said, you shouldn’t ignore these early warning signs and symptoms. So, if you notice any of these warning signs, you should see a doctor immediately. We really hope you find this article helpful and don’t forget to share it with your friends and family. Thank You.