Can Adia Help Pancreatic Cancer Patients?
Posted by adianutrition on August 27, 2012
While it might sound like a ludicrous exaggeration to sell a product, scientific research has shown that the use of probiotic supplements can help pancreatic cancer patients cope with the effects of pancreaticoduodenectomy (Whipple procedure) surgery. In this surgery, the head of the pancreas, part of the bile duct, the gall bladder, and the duodenum are surgically removed. More than 50% of pancreatic cancer patients undergo partial removal of the pancreas to stop the spread of cancer in their bodies.
The rewards of this procedure are great, in that it can help prevent the spread of cancer or rid patients of the disease altogether if it is caught early. However, it does not come without side effects. Patients who undergo this procedure have a high likelihood of bacterial infection, and this is where probiotic supplements come into play.
When probiotics are ingested after surgery, they improve the bacterial composition of the intestines, lowering the chances of bacterial infection. When taken before surgery, they can decrease inflammation of the pancreas. While these do not reveal an Earth-shattering cure to cancer, they were never meant to. Adia Nutrition is truly proud to be able to help these brave heroes fight one of the deadliest diseases in existence in any capacity. In the fight against cancer, every tool helps, and Adia is proud to stand by cancer patients and offer a helping hand. You can learn more about pancreatic cancer, the Whipple Procedure, and the helpful effects of probiotics in the links below.