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How Do You Prevent Polyps From Forming
No: Polyps are caused by overgrowth of cells lining the colon wall. In most cases this is genetically determined. There is some research that indicates certain substances in foods may stimulate this increased growth rate but cuurently there is no strong compelling evidence of what to avoid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High fiber diet: And getting regular colonoscopies. Some data suggest nsaid's can reduce the incidence but that does not preclude getting regular colonoscopies. ...Read more
A ascending colon polyp worse then anywhere else in the colon.How can I prevent more. High grade removed in may, surgically. When do I need next scope?
Not sure of your : Question but a precancerous polyp regardless of the location in the colon is concern for futue polyp/cancer development especially if high grade dysplasia was present. Follow your surgeon's or GI doctors advice on follow up colonoscopy, but i usually recommend a colonoscopy 1 year after surgery. ...Read more
Is there a way to Prevent colon polyps ? Is there a way to lessen chances of them being cancerous ? I had 9 polups three agressive types im worried
Colonoscopies: You have to be vigilant in getting colonoscopies yearly or every 2-3 years to follow up and ensure complete removal of new colon polyps. Unfortunately, besides frequent colonoscopies, there is not much else you can do besides eating a high fiber, low fat diet. You must have colonic adenomas, so frequent colonoscopies will decrease your risk of progression to colon cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MyoSure (polyp/benign) 7/3/14. Is there another option to taking 100 mg Progesterone daily for prevention of Hyperplasia for the rest of my life?
Sure: There are other medications that could be appropriate and there are surgical interventions that are effective as well. ...Read more
I've had 3 nasal polypectomy surgeries. I'm hoping the nasal polyps don't return this time. Are there lifestyle or diet changes that can help prevent them from coming back?
Yes: If you suffer from recurrent nasal polyposis esp from allergic rhinitis then one thing you should definitely be doing is using a nasal steroid spray daily to prevent recurrence ie Flonase or its generic fluticasone for example. As far as diet and lifestyle you should avoid anything that triggers your allergies as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had colon polyps removed Almost a year ago and have been taking kombucha could it help prevent colon cancer if taken daily ?
One line answer NO: KOMBUCHA , a fermented fungus tea used as health supplement in varieties of diseses from cancer to HIV etc has no scientific proof . Only one that benefits are the one that sells ,risk outweighs the unproven benefits If you have colon polyp go for scheduled endoscopic removal , get them analyzed & follow your MD s advise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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