The ovaries are a pair of small organs that are connected to the womb and store a woman's supply of eggs.
Ovarian cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in women. Ovarian cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the ovaries. Ovarian cancer mainly affects women who have been through the age of menopause (usually over the age of 50), but it can sometimes affect younger women.
When ovarian cancer develops and it reaches the final stage, certain symptoms begins to show up in your body. Some of these symptoms include:
• Frequent bloating.
• Feeling easily full when eating.
• Difficulty eating.
• Urinating frequently.
• Pain or discomfort in the abdomen.
• Pain during intercourse.
• A change in the menstrual cycle.
• Vaginal bleeding.
Once you begin to notice these symptoms in your body, endeavour to visit a health professional for proper treatment.
The things you consume can increase your risk for ovarian cancer. Some of them include;
1. Saturated fat
Studies have showed high consumption of saturated and trans-fats leads to a significant increase of ovarian cancer risk.
2. Dairy foods
Too much consumption of dairy foods such as milk, yogurt, ice cream can lead to an increased risk of ovarian cancer. Women who consume high amount of dairy foods in a day had twice the risk of developing severe ovarian cancer.
Research have shown that women who smoke had two times the risk of the mucinous type of ovarian cancer compared with women who do not smoke. The risk of mucinous ovarian cancer increases with an increased amount of cigarette intake, but can return to normal when you stop smoking.
Adhere strictly to these health tips for your health safety.
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