The trachea serve an important role in the digestive system of the body. The trachea is about 15cm long and 2 to 3 centimetres in diameter. It plays a vital role by aiding the passage for air, moistens and warms it while it passes into the lungs, and prevents the respiratory surface from building of foreign particles.
Tracheal cancer is not common and only makes up about 0,1 percent of all cancers. The most common kinds of cancer of the trachea are squamous cell carcinoma and adenoid cystic carcinoma.
Squamous cell cancers is a type of tracheal cancer that begins in the cells that line various parts of the body, like the airways, the mouth and the gullet.
Adenoid cystic cancers on the other hand are not common and can develop from glandular tissue. They can develop in different parts of the body but mostly in the head and neck region.
Some Symptoms Of Trachea Cancer Include;
• Frequent coughing up blood.
• Swallowing difficulty.
• Fevers and chills
• Chest infections that doesn't cure easily.
Stop Consuming Excess Of These 4 Things, They Harm Your Trachea.
1. Excessive salt
Apart from cardiovascular disease, salt when consumed in an abusive way or excessively it may lead to adverse health effects such as tracheal cancer.
2. Red meat consumption
Excessive red meat intake have a higher risk of developing some kinds of cancers such as tracheal cancer. Such red meat include; beef, veal, pork, lamb, mutton, horse and goat.
3. Drinking alcohol
The body is responsible for breaking down alcohol into acetaldehyde, a chemical that can cause harm to the deoxyribonucleic acid. Alcohol impacts the body's capacity to absorb vital nutrients and vitamins. Hormone levels may be changed by alcohol. Alcohol may lead to irritation in the lining of the trachea.
4. Smoking cigarette
When you smoke beyond the stipulated level it may trigger your risk for Tracheal cancer. This is because they are chemicals contained in cigarettes thst can harm the trachea. The more you continue to smoke, the higher your risk of developing tracheal cancer.
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