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Fast-food breakfasts blamed for developing polyp

Fast-food breakfasts blamed for developing polyp

A young man who used to eat fast food for breakfast was diagnosed with a colorectal polyp after suffering days of severe abdominal pain and diarrhea. The young man has gone through the surgery to remove the polyp. Doctors advised him to keep a high-fiber diet and work out regularly.

Lo Ching- chu, doctor of the Gastroenterology & Hepatology Department of St. Martin De Porres Hospital, Chiayi City, said this 19-year-old young man had a diarrhea with strong abdominal pain for many days, and thought himself getting norovirus, but after checking by the colonoscopy, he had a polyp, which was tested negative and had been removed.

Doctor Lo pointed out that the patient usually had hamburgers and french fries for breakfast, and his job required him to drive for a long day. His polyp was a result of deficiency of water and vegetables. Early onset of a polyp had no symptom, and the sufferer would go to a hospital because of an abdominal pain and bloody stools, and even though this young man had been removed polyp, he must undertake colonoscopy scan annually, Lo added.

Lo also said that in addition to physical constitution and heredity, diet played an important role in keeping one healthy. He advised people to have high-fiber meals, exercise regularly, drink more water, and avoid excess sugar and salt in food, barbecue, and oily food. Healthy diet and regular exercise can reduce the chance to develop a polyp.

Updated : 2021-06-14 02:10 GMT+08:00