Colon polyps: Symptoms and treatment!
Colon polyps are growths that form in the colon and most of them are harmless in nature, but some of them over time can take and malignant form – colon cancer.
Therefore, it is very important to detect them on time, monitor and treat. In this article find out what causes them, what are the symptoms of the disease, which is recommended diet and how to treat them with the help of medicinal plants.
Why polyps are formed on the colon?
Polyps in the intestines are very widespread in developed countries, it is considered that every third person older than 70 years, has it. There are many potential causes of this disorder, some of which are inherited, inflammatory bowel disease, such as: Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, obesity, chronic constipation, lack of physical activity, smoking, excessive use of alcohol and improper diet (lack of fiber, and too much fat and industrially processed food).
In addition, the risk of polyps increases substantially with age. Polyps on the colon can definitely be avoided, ie the chances of their occurrence can be very small, if you are healthy and regulate your diet, do a recreational sport, and from time to time you check your health.
Proper nutrition and intake of large amounts of fluids during the day are the key to all our difficulties, especially for bowel diseases, so pay attention to these two things. According to statistics, almost every second person during life has troubles with colon and we have already mentioned the main culprits.
The function of the colon
The colon is the final part of the digestive tract who continues it on a small intestine, from where it absorbs the water and salt. It is inhabited by countless bacteria, whose task is to synthesize vitamins which the body then absorbs. Since it is one of the main organs responsible for detoxification, proper functioning of the colon is crucial for our general health. However, due to excessive exposure to toxins that occur in the body through air, food and water, as well as the insufficient intake of adequate fiber foods and excessive consumption of alcohol and caffeine, there is a various disorders in the operation of the colon.
Also, culprits can be stress, lack of exercise and excessive use of antibiotics and drugs. When an internal detoxification process breaks, toxins circulate in the blood instead of being eliminated through the colon, causing a number of serious health problems such as chronic constipation, ulcerative colitis, polyps on the colon and cancer.
Polyps on the colon symptoms
Polyps of the intestine usually do not cause any symptoms, especially in their early stages, and if they are small (small in size). It is for this reason that routine examinations are advised after 45 years of age. However, in some cases, the symptoms of polyps on the colon may occur in the form of constipation, frequent diarrhea or difficulty in discharging the bowel, rectal bleeding, severe abdominal pain, vomiting, nausea and weight loss.
Therefore, if you notice some of these symptoms, pay attention, especially to the look of the chair and, if it is necessary, go to the doctor. Bleeding from the colon can not overlook, although it is often associated with hemorrhoids that are almost the most common problems of modern man because of seating and unhealthy life.
If he suspects hemorrhoids, the doctor, in addition to regular examination, suggests rectoscopy. However, it is not sufficient to diagnose polyps on the colon because it is analyzed only 20-25 cm from the final part of the colon, so that we need a colonoscopic examination because it provides an insight into the complete situation.
Colonoscopy of the colon
People are generally afraid of colonoscopies, they think it is extremely painful and will not withstand the examination itself. This is not exactly the case, and we would say that it is a little oversized. Colonoscopy of the colon is more uncomfortable and unpleasant, than a painful examination of the bowel, so you have this in mind.
If your doctor is advised, correct preparation for colonoscopy should be performed, in exact order and time schedule, when it is necessary to completely clean your colon. You accept it mandatory, master the fear, because you will do a lot for your health.
If a gastroenterologist detects polyps during colonoscopy, he simply catches it with a loop and pulls out along with the coloscope outside. In the case of polyps on the colon are larger dimensions, and they cannot be pulled out with a loop, surgery is necessary. In case the doctor does not notice them and you do not have them better for you, because the examination will be completely painless. Now let’s say the word or two on the prevention of almost all colon disease.
Food rich in fibers for colon cleansing
Regardless of the type of problem, be it polyps in the colon, hemorrhoids or cancer, the first medical advice from doctor is always related to proper nutrition. First of all, it is necessary to reduce the intake of fats, food of animal origin, products of white flour and sugar, alcohol and industrial foods. On the other hand, it is recommended to enter as much fiber and fruit rich of fiber, as well as integral cereals, legumes, seeds and nuts.
The use of olive oil is advised, and moderate consumption of non-fat meat and sea fish is allowed. Precious ingredients are cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale and cauliflower. For example cabbage consumption only once in two weeks reduces the risk of malignant tumors.
Fibers of apples, pears, bananas, dried plums, apricots, carrots, beans and white are known as pectin’s and their preventative action prevents the development of diseases such as polyps on the colon and cancer, these claims are also scientific proven. Regular consumption of flax seeds helps to empty the colon, and in the long run reduces the risk of polyps and cancer.
Colon polyps treatment with plants
When our colon polyps have already been diagnosed, consistency in proper nutrition and prevention is extremely important. We have already mentioned how the polyps can be removed during the colonoscopic examination. What follows is sending the sample to the analysis.
If it is established that the polyps on the colon were benign, no therapy with medicines is required, but it is desirable to repeat a colonoscopic examination from time to time – it is best once in two years, but you can also do it annually.
In case they are not benign tumors, but you also notice changes in the cells – pre-cancerous, treatment is required in agreement with the doctor and regular examinations. Phytotherapists also recommend a variety of tea mixtures for the treatment of polyps, here are some recipes:
Cantarion and yarrow grass
Mix two tablespoons of the leaves of cantarion, leaves of yarrow and one teaspoon of Melissa, a plantains, leaves of peppermint, a leaves of garden sage, a leaves of nettle and a nettle leaf. Everything overflow with boiling water and leave it covered to 90 minutes. Drain and drink cup of tea before and after all the main meal of the day.
Marsh-mallow and pine needles
Polyps on the colon can be treated with the help of this homemade tea mix. Mix two tablespoons of finely chopped marsh-mallow and pine needles. All overflow with 1.6 liters of boiling water and let it stand for an hour and a half. Drain and drink during the day.