A Simple Plan: Wellness

September 6, 2017

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Preventive Ways in Not Getting Cancer

Cancer is a devastating disease that can affect one’s health for a long period of time and even if cancer treatments are progressing thanks to extensive research, many people are still sadly taken by this terrible disease, which comes in many forms, and can easily spread to the other organs of the body. To prevent your body from getting cancer and continue to be in good health, follow these preventive ways to have a cancer-free life, as much as possible, and if you have a history of cancer in your family, then you may be at a higher risk, so it’s even a need to take immediate action on these preventive measures.

Quit smoking

The number one cause of lung cancer is smoking cigarettes, since the disease attacks the lungs, such that there is difficulty of breathing and, not only that, cigarette smoke contains at least forty different carcinogens, so it’s not just lung cancer that may develop from smoking, but other forms of cancer, like oral and throat cancer and risk of developing other types of cancer. Stop smoking, if you’re a smoker, to prevent the further development of the disease and work on a new, healthy lifestyle; however, if there is an issue on dealing with withdrawal symptoms, there are options which may help you eventually quit smoking and these are through vaping alone or vaping with cannabinoid oil.

Stay hydrated

Staying hydrated, by drinking eight glasses of water daily, produces the following effects to the body: reduce the risk of developing cancer because water flushes out cancer-causing agents, such as toxins, from the body; helps in strengthening the immune system of the body, and since this is a simple, yet significant preventive measure, make sure that the quality of water that you’re drinking is not contaminated.

Be active by doing physical activity

Losing weight, improving muscle tone, reducing the risk of various life-threatening diseases – heart disease, stroke, cancer are significant health benefits of doing exercise; therefore, make it a habit to devote at least two hours per week of moderate exercise, such as walking, cycling, or swimming, which can make your body fit and healthy.

Make yourself available for medical check-ups

Due to the fact that cancer is a life-threatening disease, many health providers are making it possible for people to undergo routine medical check-ups each year, such as smear tests to check for signs of cervical cancer, breast mammograms to check for signs of breast cancer, and many more and by going through this tests, this is a good preventive approach which enables health professionals to detect any early signs of cancer or detect indicators that may develop to cancer in the future so that treatments may be acted upon quickly.

Don’t ignore pain

Do not ignore nor take the pain for granted when you are experiencing symptoms of pain and discomfort, as the pain can be a signal of a more serious sign of cancer, such as ovarian cancer since this disease is accompanied by frequent bloating, more urgent need to urinate, and mild to severe pelvic pain; therefore, seek medical help when you experience frequent pain in your body.