Are you experiencing rectal bleeding? Are there any lower abdominal pain? You are probably having colonic polyps. Polyps produce signs and symptoms depending on the location in the large intestine. Clinical manifestations depend on the bulk of the polyp and the quantity of pressure it applies on intestinal tissue.
A polyp is a heap of tissue that projects into the lumen of the bowel. Polyps can take place anywhere in the intestinal tract and rectum. They can be categorized as neoplastic (ie, adenomas and carcinomas) or non-neoplastic (ie, mucosal and hyperplastic). Non-neoplastic polyps, which are benign epithelial growths, are common in the Western world. They occur more commonly in the large intestine than in the small intestine. Although most polyps do not develop into invasive neoplasms, they must be identified and followed closely.
Cancer of the colon and rectum is predominantly (95%) adenocarcinoma (ie, arising from the epithelial lining of the intestine). It may start as a benign polyp but may become malignant, invade and destroy normal tissues, and extend into surrounding structures. Cancer cells may break away from the primary tumor and extend to other parts of the body (most often to the liver).
From the above argument, we can conclude that although polyps come in non-malignant forms, it can’t be overlooked or treated as a non-threatening overgrowth because there is a propensity that it may lead to colon cancer.
The two major component of cancer eradication is avoidance and early treatment. We can take a dynamic part from it by having a healthy lifestyle and get rid of risk factors for metastasis.
What are the ways that we can prevent or eliminate polyps? Colon cleansing can aid in preventing the growth of polyps. Through the use of natural ingredients, we can help in cleansing our colon. Drops of pure essential oil and seed oil can successfully rinse the colon of impurities.
Yearly digital rectal examination should also be done if there are nay familial tendencies or the patient s above 35 years old. This is part of early detection.