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Stomach Symptoms You Should Not Ignore
As age progresses we may become accustomed to changes in our bodies. After all, irregularity and stomach discomfort are often signs of aging. While this is sometimes true, an excellent article by Michelle Crouch, AARP, titled 10 Stomach Symptoms You Should Never Ignore points out that stomach discomfort may also be a sign of something more serious. Following is a quick synopsis. Click the linked article for more details.
Stomach issues may be an early sign of COVID
A number of stomach problems are on the rise since the occurrence of COVID-19. Diarrhea and other gastrointestinal symptoms can be among the first signs of COVID-19 infection, appearing before more well-known symptoms such as cough or fever.
Pay attention to stomach issues
Frequent irregularity, unexplained weight loss, recurring heartburn or gas pains, and blood in bowel movements (among other stomach problems) may be signs of chronic conditions or something more serious, like colon cancer.
Don’t wait to see your doctor
Many temporary or chronic conditions indicated by stomach problems are easily managed with medication and diet changes, and more serious conditions like colon cancer are always more treatable when caught early.
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