One of the most common disorders is bloating which is found most of the times to be transient and not a cause of concern for people. Usually it occurs as a result of certain intolerances of food or overeating, but you should have in mind that it might be an indication for serious health problems such as cancer. Here is how to make a difference between safe and dangerous bloating:
Bloating is type of digestive disorder which is harmless and occurs as a result of unbalanced diet which is rich in fat or processed foods that are hard for digestion. Also it might be caused as a result of intolerance of gluten or lactose.
The problem arises when this disorder is accompanied by other symptoms which require professional treatment in order to find the cause and the correct and successful treatment.
Here is a list of signs that you should not ignore:
This disorder signs are followed by gaining weight and increase of your waistline as a result of excess of fluid in the area of the abdomen. Some of the extreme cases will make you feel like you are being in the last month of pregnancy. These symptoms are really serious and if you notice them you should definitely visit your doctor. Also, bloating can be a sign of liver disease such as hepatitis. On the other hand, liver cancer has symptoms of jaundice and bloating.
- Nausea, abdominal pain or vomiting
In case you have these symptoms you should immediately consult with your doctor because they are signs of tumor or obstruction of your intestinal. If you don’t take immediate action it might lead to perforation of your intestines, so take these symptoms seriously. Also you should know that the pain that accompanies these signs is intensifying over time when food or fluids are consumed.
- Stool blood or vaginal bleeding
Women that have bleeding outside their menstrual period or during menopause can be due to bloating. You shouldn’t be worried too much because these signs are not that dangerous because they might be due to hemorrhoids, fibroids, irregular menstrual cycle or atrophy of the endometrium.
In case you have fever and bloating you should know that this might be due to infection or inflammation. You will need to do a blood test in order to check your white blood cells whether they suffer from gastrointestinal, pelvic infection or urinary infection.
Here is a list of most severe causes for bloating:
- Bowel cancer
Everyone want to be fit and have slim body, but if you lose more than 10% of your weight without any physical activity or change of diet, you should start become worried about your health. A combination of bloating and excessive loss of weight is a sign of intestinal cancer. The feeling you have is persistent satiety. Also bear in mind that this might be a sign for tumor which makes you feel satiety all the time.
- Ovarian cancer
Latest official statistics show that the fifth most common type of cancer in women is ovarian cancer. One of the signs is pain and bloating in the pelvis. Ovarian cancer can developed in women as a result of genetic predisposition, but also as a result of obesity for women over 50 years, or prolonged hormone treatment.
- Uterine cancer
One of the most common symptoms is pain during urinating or intercourse, discharge of the vagina mixed with blood, and/or abnormal vaginal bleeding. This type of cancer is also related to genetic predispositions from family members that had colon or uterine cancer which has been caused by estrogen supplementation.
- Colon cancer
After you have been able to reach in the middle or close towards the end of your colon and it is accompanied by bloating or bleeding, shows you serious signs of colon cancer. In order to avoid this disease you should consider consuming vegetables and improve your lifestyle.
- Pancreatic cancer
This type of cancer is considered as one of the most aggressive and lethal cancer. It is extremely important to detect it in early stages. In case you are suffering from bloating which is followed by weight loss, jaundice or satiety, you should consider consulting your doctor.
- Stomach cancer
One of the most common signs are bloating and feeling of being full in the abdominal area. The problem is that these signs do not appear at early stages, but rather at later stages which makes it harder to be treated.
Some of the symptoms are bloating, fever, abdominal pain, diarrhea or constipation. It is caused as a result of inflammation of the diverticula which is found in the intestine or the colon. You can treat it with prescribed antibiotics from your doctor followed by large amounts of water or liquids.
- Pelvic disease
This disease is a result of infection of the ovaries or fallopian tubes, such as gonorrhea or chlamydia. Also it might be caused by infection of other sexually transmitted infections, miscarriage, childbirth or abortion. You can treat this disease with antibiotics prescribed by your doctor. You should act fast once you find these symptoms in order to prevent infertility.
- Crohn’s disease
This is a chronic inflammation of your digestive system. Some of the main symptoms are bloating, vomiting after each meal, nausea, diarrhea, bloody stool and loss of weight. There might be other symptoms such as oral ulcers, skin irritation or joint inflammation.