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Natural cures for colon polyps

  1. 1. Natural Remedies for Colon Polyps
  2. 2. polyps are fleshy growths that occur on the inside (the lining) of the largeintestine, also known as the colon. An estimated 50% of people over the age of 60 willharbor at least one polyp. When certain types of polyps grow large enough, they canbecome cancerous, leading to a type of cancer called colon cancer. Once a polyp reachestwo centimeters or approximately one inch in size, the cancer risk is in excess of 20%.Out of the number of cancer deaths in the US alone, colon cancer comes in second place.The type of polyps that become cancerous are called adenomatous polyps or adenomaswhich accounts for approximately 75% of all colon polyps. Therefore, it’s important thatduring a cancer screening, when presence of colon polyps are found, it be removedbefore they actually become a full bloom colon cancer disease. The American CancerSociety has set cancer screening guidelines to minimize the risk of colon cancer bydetecting and removing polyps.
  3. 3. at the age of 40, everyone should have a stool specimen tested foroccult blood (blood that cannot be seen with the naked eye) every year. This isrecommended because it is known that when polyps become large they canbleed into the intestine where the blood mixes with the stool. Thus, an earlywarning sign for colon polyps could be the presence of occult blood in thestool.Starting at the age of 50, everyone should have a flexible sigmoidoscopy every3-5 years. A flexible sigmoidoscope is a two and one-half foot tube half an inchin diameter with a light on the end that can be inserted through the anus forinspecting the inside of approximately one-third of the colon’s total length.
  4. 4. adenomatous polyps are detected with sigmoidoscopy, then a full colonoscopy with a longertube (four to five feet) would be used to inspect the entire length of the colon. During acolonoscopy, any polyp can be removed and sent for an evaluation under the microscope todetermine if it too is an adenomatous polyp, a cancerous type of polyp.Many doctors in the US are recommending screening colonoscopies rather than flexiblesigmoidoscopies for healthy subjects with an average risk for developing colon cancer.Colonoscopies are recommended beginning at the age of 50 and thereafter every 7-10 years ifno colon polyps or cancers are found. The rationale for this recommendation is: 1)Colonoscopy examines the entire colon while flexible sigmoidoscopy only examines therectum and the colon adjacent to the rectum, 2) approximately 50% of colon polyps (andcolon cancers) are found in the upper colon and, therefore, are beyond the reach ofsigmoidoscopes and would be missed by flexible sigmoidoscopy, and 3) the National PolypStudy, a large, scientific study, has shown that colonoscopy with removal of all colon polypsreduces cancer deaths from colon cancer.
  5. 5. Prevention and Natural Cures for Colon PolypsFor cancer prevention and natural cure of colon polyps, there aredietary recommendations that can be made. Certain cruciferoushealth foods i.e. vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower protectagainst colon cancer. Also there are certain health vitamins thatprotects against colon cancer, namely health vitamins C and E. Dhealth vitamins is also a natural remedy for continued colon healthwhich can be found in many natural foods. The sun is the most naturalform of D health vitamins though this can also be taken in the form ofdaily capsule health supplements.
  6. 6. can also be taken in as a health supplement form in an effort toimprove colon health in general. Many people find it difficult to drink milkproducts because of lactose intolerance. In addition to being a natural remedyfor colon problems, calcium is also essential for strong bones, which helps toprevent osteoporosis later in life.Another way to prevent colon polyps is by doing colon cleansing once a year.This natural remedy can be done with an easy three day liquid fast. Usenatural foods and turn them into fresh juice drinks to instigate thedecomposition of damaged tissue and deposits in the colon.There are also some effective herbal remedies for the natural treatment ofpolyps and basically the overall colon health including:
  7. 7. as a health food has become something of a wonder herbal remedy in recent yearsas more and more people are recognizing the positive benefits of adding this naturalfood to their diet. Garlic as a health food helps reduce the chances of developing pre-cancerous polyps in the colon. It is also believed that people who eat garlic on a regularbasis or those who take garlic health supplements are less likely to develop colon cancer.Another herbal remedy that has become a focal point for those looking for an alternativemedicine is green tea. In terms of colon health, green tea drink health supplement isbelieved to help reduce a person’s cancer risk for developing colon cancer.Recent studies have shown that consuming grape seed extract can actually slow theprogression of colon cancer cells. Adding this natural food to the daily diet can beworthwhile especially for someone with a family history of colon cancer.
  8. 8. herbal remedy providing to be an ally in the fight againstcolon cancer is turmeric herb. Taking health supplements thatcontains turmeric can help reduce the risk of polyps adhering to thewall of the colon.Ginger as a health food is another spice proven to be effective incontinued health in the colon. Adding this health food to the diet as aspice can help in the colon cancer prevention. Although it can betaken as capsule health supplements, this health food is much bettertasting and easier to absorb when added as an ingredient duringcooking.