Rectal Polyps and Ayurveda Treatment

Abstract

Rectal polyps can occur in any part of the colon and there are very rare chances that this will turn into cancer. Though these are considered silent tumors which grow slowly and may not produce any symptoms until polyps increase in size. This condition can be easily managed and controlled naturally with holistic and conventional methods of healing.Rectal polyps

What are Polyps?

The term “polyp” has been derived from the Greek word polypous which refers to morbid lump. Polyp can transform to the lumen of a hollow vessel which can be located anywhere in the gastrointestinal, respiratory tract and genitourinary tract. Polyps can be tubular (80%) and about 5-15% tubulovillous, serrated, juvenile or hyperplastic; which have very low malignant potential. These have resulted from lipomas, carcinoids, mucous or lymphoid. (1) (2)

What are Rectal polyps?

Rectal polyps refer to the condition in which polyps occur in the rectum, a part of the large intestine. This can be histologically divided into various forms i.e. neoplastic, inflammatory, hamartomatous or hyperplastic.

  • Neoplastic or Adenomatous polyps are benign tumors that usually originate from colonic epithelial cells which are responsible for secreting mucus. These can be serrated and adenomas.
  • Non-neoplastic polyps include inflammatory and hyperplastic polyps. These are non-cancerous and asymptomatic.

Prevalence of Rectal Polyps

The prevalence of rectal polyps depends on age and gender like in people above 50 years of age there is 12% of women and 24% of men get affected by this. While in people above 80 years of age there are increased 27 % chances of getting this condition triggered.

What are the Possible Causes of Rectal Polyps?

Although the exact cause of rectal polyps is not known yet, but their appearance may be linked to certain factors. There are certain factors which triggers this condition which may include:

  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Gender and body size
  • Metabolic changes
  • Chronic inflammation conditions
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Hereditary (Gardner syndrome, Peutz- Jeghers syndrome)
  • Bad dietary habits

Some diseases like Crohn’s disease, diabetes, and ulcerative colitis can be one of the reasons for the onset of this ailment.

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Rectal Polyps?

Rectal polyps are usually asymptomatic but some people with rectal polyps can experience following symptoms-

  • Rectal bleeding
  • Irregular bowel movement
  • Abdominal pain
  • Anemia due to bleeding from polyps
  • Variation in stool color may be due to some medication or dietary habits.
  • Mucous discharge
  • Constipation and diarrhea

Diagnosis of Rectal Polyps

Rectal polyps can be diagnosed with some physical examinations and clinical manifestations like-

  1. Colonoscopy
  2. Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  3. Stool examination
  4. CT scans, MRI scans, and X-rays

Ayurvedic Aspect

According to the Ayurvedic principle, rectal polyps can be associated with Granthi (Benign) or Arbuda (Malignant) which can be either inflammatory or non-inflammatory. This condition can be triggered by aggravated Tridosha i.e. Pitta, Vata, and Kapha but Pitta and Kapha dosha can be considered as dominant in this case.

Natural Treatment by Planet Ayurveda for Rectal polyps

Planet Ayurveda is offering various herbal medicines for the natural and effective management of rectal polyps i.e. Triphala guggul, Vara churna, Manjistha capsules, Gandhak Rasayan and Jatyadi tailam with Nirgundi oil. These products are 100% pure, vegetarian and natural which are formulated under the strict supervision of MD Ayurveda doctors.Herbal supplementsBuy now

1. Triphala Guggul

Triphala guggul is a classical Ayurvedic formulation from the desk of Planet Ayurveda comprised of Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) and Shuddh guggulu (Commiphora mukul). Triphala is the best herbal remedy for healthy digestion by managing indigestion and constipation. This also helps in the discharge of waste and toxins from the body. These herbs in combination act synergistically in balancing Tridosha and balance metabolic disorders.

Dosage- 1-2 tablets two or three times a day with lukewarm water.

2. Vara Churna

Vara churna is a herbal supplement from Planet Ayurveda which is made of Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica) and Indian gooseberry or Amalaki (Emblica officinalis). Bibhitaki or harad helps remove the accumulation of toxins in the liver which ultimately improves liver metabolism. Haritaki effectively clears the blockage of channels in the digestive system and improves the digestive system. Amalaki is the richest source of Vitamin C and dietary fibres. It is a rejuvenating agent.

Dosage- It should be taken 2-3 grams of this powder mixed in warm water and should be consumed in the evening time.

3. Manjistha Capsules

Planet Ayurveda’s Manjistha capsules is a single herb formulation of high quality and pure extracts of Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), also known as Indian madder. This herb is a potent anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial agent which helps in detoxification of the blood and flushing out toxins from the lymphatic system. Manjistha capsules effectively reduce and destroy benign and malignant tumors. These capsules maintain equilibrium between Tridosha i.e. Vata, Pitta and Kapha and eliminate Ama (toxins).

Dosage- 1-2 capsules two times daily with plain water after the meals.

4. Gandhak Rasayan

Gandhak Rasayan is a classical Ayurvedic formulation containing Shuddh gandhak (purified Sulphur). Sulfur is a great anti-bacterial, antiviral and antimicrobial agent. Other herbs in this combination are Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), Ela (Elettaria cardomomum), Patra (Cinnamomum tamala), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Vibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Shunti (Zingiber officinalis) and Bhringraja (Eclipta alba). This herbal combination boosts immunity and improves digestion effectively. Gandhak Rasayan efficiently balances Tridosha i.e. Pitta, Vata, and Kapha.

Dosage- 2 tablets two or three times a day with Lukewarm water after meals.

5. Jatyadi Tailam Mixed with Nirgundi Oil

Jatyadi tailam possess disinfecting and healing properties as it comprises of many useful herbs like Chameli (Jasminum officinale), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Patola patra (Trichosanthes dioica) , Mulethi (Glycrrhiza glabra), Turmeric (Curcuma longa), Lodhra (Symplocos racemosus), Harad (Terminalia chebula), Karanj beej (Pongamia pinnata), Shweta sariva (Hemidesmus indicus), Til tail (Sesamum indicum), Koot (Saussurea lappa), etc. This gives the best results when used with Nirgundi oil. The main ingredient of this oil is Nirgundi(Vitex negundo). Nirgundi acts as an analgesic.

Dosage– This can be used as a local application only and apply with the help of cotton swabs gently. It can be used one or two times a day.

Conclusion

Hence, to conclude this discussion it is clear that rectal polyps can transform into cancerous form but can be managed naturally with Ayurvedic formulations without any side effects and facing any surgery.

References

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK430761/
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3920990/
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2780253/

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurveda) is an expert ayurvedic doctor based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda - Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company. Read More

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