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Information on Curcumin

Curcumin is a medication whose primary purpose is the prevention of certain medical conditions such as cancer and high levels of bad cholesterol in the blood. It may also come in very handy when it comes to the stimulation of the immune system and it also has very potent antioxidant properties. People who suffer from certain bleeding disorders and gallbladder diseases should consult a professional health care provider before using curcumin because it may trigger certain side effects such as diarrhea or nausea, even though it is still a natural substance.

Curcumin is actually one of the active components commonly found in the turmeric which is a substance used for the coloring and spicing of the curry powder. Curcumin can be used for the treatment of numerous different medical conditions and ailments, because it provides the human body with several different beneficial effects.

It is very efficient in relieving inflammatory conditions because it inhibits certain enzymes and other types of substances usually affiliated with inflammation. This is very helpful for numerous other conditions such as heart disease or arthritis. Curcumin also comes in very handy when it comes to the inhibition of new blood vessels which is a condition medically referred to as angiogenesis.

This property of curcumin is very beneficial for the prevention and the treatment of different types of cancer, but it may be harmful for those who suffer from heart disease. It is also very efficient in preventing platelet aggregations and the formation of blood clots.

Side Effects

Some believe that since curcumin is natural, it will not trigger any side effects, but unfortunately it is not true. In most cases, curcumin causes no trouble, but sometimes it still may trigger diarrhea or nausea. Rare cases may also include certain more severe side effects such as hemorrhagic stroke, bruising and gastrointestinal bleeding.

All numerous studies on curcumin have shown that potential side effects may occur only in rare cases since most people tolerate the substance rather well. Sometimes it may trigger irritation and certain allergic reactions when applied topically to the skin. Rare cases of curcumin have caused easy bruising and cuts that are very hard to stop from bleeding.

It may also trigger the symptoms of gastrointestinal bleeding which can be easily recognized by stool changes and blood vomiting. Hemorrhagic stroke can be recognized by severe headaches, vision changes, numbness of the limbs and speech impairment.

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