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Stomach needs extra care in modern life

04-10-2012 08:31 BJT

April 9th marks the International Day of Stomach Protection

International Day of Stomach Protection takes place on April 9th every year to raise awareness of stomach-related diseases and encourage their prevention, detection and treatment.

Latest statistics from the International Health Management Alliance shows that the total number of stomach illness sufferers will amount to 700 million globally in 2025, making it one of the most common problems for people all over the world.

Poll: International Day of Stomach Protection      (Total Votes:Loading)
1.Do you have any stomach illness?
A. Yes
B. No
2.What do you think are the good ways to protect stomach in modern time?
A. Eat breakfast every day.
B. Have regular dining habit.
C. Have a diet which digestible.
D. Eat less spicy foods and drink less alcohol.
E. Others

Stomach can be targeted by chronic gastritis, gastric ulcers and cancer

Stomach conditions can be quite serious. Chronic gastritis, gastric ulcers and even cancer can all target the stomach. Living under high pressure and intense competition, many people in urban areas frequently suffer from various stomach ailments.

Younger population tends to be more affected

Doctors say that people 30 to 40 years old are the highest-risk group, and the younger population tends to be more affected than before.

Wu Jing, chief physician of internal medicine department, Beijing Shijitan Hospital, said, "Most people in this age group are in the sub-health condition. Their lives are filled with intense pressure and bad eating habits. Young people easily neglect normal eating practices and usually grab biscuits and fruit as their breakfast. "

Younger population tends to be more affected

There are about 500 million patients with stomach ailments across the world currents. According to the World Health Organization, the incidence of stomach diseases in recent years has increased to 80 percent. But those who suffered usually don’t pay enough attention to their own health.

Irregular pace of life held to account for stomach diseases

In modern times, the irregular pace of life and change of dietary practices are the main cause of stomach diseases. And simply taking a painkiller is not the way out. Expects are calling for healthy diet, early detection and treatment.

Irregular pace of life held to account for stomach diseases

Yuan Wei, gastrointestinal patient, said, "My stomach problem is probably due to constant period of overtime, business trips and irregular life. The doctor has told me to eat less spicy foods and drink less alcohol from now on."

Taking good care of stomach, living a healthy life

With 30 percent of the Chinese population suffering from various stomach problems, it seems obvious "protecting the stomach" has become a tough task for people in modern China. To prevent stomach diseases, living a healthy life is indispensable.

Taking good care of stomach, living a healthy life


Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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