Proper Water Hydration Reduces Liver Cancer Risks
There are two main symptoms of liver cancer. They are discomfort and pain on the right side of the abdomen and discomfort and pain in the right shoulder blade area. All the other symptoms may or may not occur in combination or separately from the painful symptoms of liver cancer. They include fatigue, fever, weight loss, vomiting, nausea, loss of appetite and jaundice.
Until reaching the 4th stage or the advance stage, the symptoms of liver cancer are not noticeable. However, other liver diseases may cause additional complications and lead to liver cancer later. Cirrhosis is a common illness of alcoholics and alcohol abusers who drink in excessive amounts. These alcohol drinkers have dehydrated their livers over long periods of time which can lead to Cirrhosis of the liver. Even if an alcoholic cannot drink in moderation, a few drinks of water in addition to alcohol intake can maintain a hydrated liver with enough water retention to prevent dehydration. Alcoholics, unfortunately, do not drink a lot of water.
Alcohol is a diuretic which causes large quantities of water to be discharged through urination and perspiration. When the water is not replace or cannot be absorbed by the body fast enough then dehydration occurs. The dehydration can cause scar tissue to build up in the liver which prevents the flow of blood and results in the condition called Cirrhosis.
The scar tissue is also referred to as liver lesions. These liver lesions are likely to cause infections in the bile ducts of the liver, vitamin deficiencies and liver failure. All these complications lead to liver damage and liver cancer too.
Cancer has many forms and can spread throughout the body rapidly. Time is the cancer patient’s enemy as these patients wait for a cure. Cancers are also called malignancies or malignant tumors.
These tumors are growths in the body that develop from defective cells. The cause of cancer is unknown but it is clear that one way cancer develops is from defective cells produced by damaged organs from previous illnesses.
Alcoholism is a disease and can be genetically inherited too. However, alcoholism can be prevented too. Abstinence, of course, is the best way with support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Some alcoholics believe that their condition is not treatable. There are still preventive measures alcoholics can take to reduce the risks of getting cancer. They can drink water to counter the afflictions of dehydration and they can drink in moderation too. It may even be easier for teenagers who are prone to alcohol abuse and drinking excessively on occasion to drink more water too.