Tendency To Develop Polyps

Polyps can occur in various parts of the body and are typically associated with mucus membranes.

 


Conditions that suggest Tendency To Develop Polyps

Tumors, Benign  



Risk factors for Tendency To Develop Polyps

Inflammation  

Chronic Inflammation

Allergies and infalmmation are associated with polyp development. In a clinical trial that ended in the fall of 1998, it was found that nearly 80% of patients with sporadic colon polyps, the type that can develop into common colon cancer, had their polyps disappear or shrink after taking sulindac, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), for one year. “This was the first randomized, double-blind project to demonstrate that any drug inhibits premalignant sporadic polyps,” said DiSario, associate professor of gastroenterology at the School of Medicine.



Symptoms - Gas-Int - Conditions  

(History of) colon polyps




Tendency To Develop Polyps can lead to

Tumors, Benign  



Recommendations for Tendency To Develop Polyps

Lab Tests/Rule-Outs  

Test for Food Allergies

Hidden food allergies are an underlying cause of polyp formation.



Nutrient  


Vitamins  


Key

Weak or unproven link
Strong or generally accepted link
Proven definite or direct link
May do some good
Likely to help

Glossary

Polyp

A usually nonmalignant growth or tumor protruding from the mucous lining of an organ such as the nose, bladder or intestine, often causing obstruction.

Allergy

Hypersensitivity caused by exposure to a particular antigen (allergen), resulting in an increased reactivity to that antigen on subsequent exposure, sometimes with harmful immunologic consequences.

Colon

The part of the large intestine that extends to the rectum. The colon takes the contents of the small intestine, moving them to the rectum by contracting.

Cancer

Refers to the various types of malignant neoplasms that contain cells growing out of control and invading adjacent tissues, which may metastasize to distant tissues.

Anti-inflammatory

Reducing inflammation by acting on body mechanisms, without directly acting on the cause of inflammation, e.g., glucocorticoids, aspirin.

NSAID

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.

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