Early signs of bladder cancer are very common. If you want to avoid it, then it is very important to make these 3 changes in your lifestyle.
Both men and women are at an equal risk of bladder cancer. The bladder is located in the lower part of our body, where the liquid coming out of our body collects in the form of urine. When the cells of the inner membrane of this bladder start growing uncontrollably, this condition is called bladder cancer. Some of the early signs of bladder cancer are as follows- frequent urination, blood in urine, pain while urinating, lower abdominal pain while urinating, etc. These signs are so common that most people confuse it with a UTI or any other infection. Usually, signs of bladder cancer begin to appear in the affected person when cancer has spread to a large extent, making it difficult to treat.
Therefore, eliminating the possibility of this disease is the easiest way to prevent it. If you want to prevent bladder cancer (in the future), include these 3 habits in your life from today.
Who is at greater risk of bladder cancer?
The risk of bladder cancer is generally higher for those who smoke. These cancers can also be caused by unhealthy eating habits. Some people who consume junk foods and processed foods (or eat foods containing harmful chemicals and pesticides), they can also get bladder cancer. Do you know that bladder cancer can also occur due to not drinking enough water?
Drink plenty of water (liquid diet)
- Do you know that bladder cancer can also occur due to not drinking enough water? It not only quenches our thirst but also removes the toxins (dirt and poisonous substances) present in our body. Water is the only medicine for hundreds of diseases. This means that when you drink enough water, your body gets thoroughly cleaned.
- Actually, after filtering the blood, the kidneys separate the toxins, which all these dirty substances get collected in your bladder. When you drink less water, your bladder does not empty quickly. In this way, a lot of toxins accumulate and stick to the membrane of the bladder. Prolonged exposure to the membrane can cause many diseases, the most dangerous of which is bladder cancer.
- Usually, we are advised to drink 8-10 glasses of water per day (or about 3 litres). Apart from this, you should also include other liquids in your diet, such as coconut water, fruit juice, green tea, black tea, lemon water, herbal tea, etc. Apart from this, a piece of important advice is that you should not stop urinating for long.
According to the American Cancer Society, people who smoke have 3 times higher risk of bladder cancer. A 2011 study by the National Institutes of Health reported that more than half of patients with bladder cancer are those who are addicted to smoking (cigarettes, bidis, hookahs and e-cigarettes). Nowadays, most youths consider e-cigarettes safer than paper cigarettes. But many research suggests that both are very harmful to your health. Therefore, to prevent bladder cancer, it is important that you quit smoking.
Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables
Many research suggests that people who include more fruits and vegetables in their diet reduce the risk of cancer. Fruits and vegetables contain a lot of antioxidants, which prevent the body from harm, free radicals. Apart from this, fruits and vegetables contain lots of vitamins, minerals and proteins, which keep all the organs of the body healthy. This is the reason that the intake of them reduces the chances of causing cancer in the body. The 2016 report, published in the journal Investigative and Clinical Urology, states that eating fresh vegetables, fruits and low-processed meats can prevent bladder cancer.
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