Gastric polyps also referred to as stomach polyps are mass of cells that are found in the internal lining of the stomach. In most cases, gastric polyps are not associated with any specific symptoms and the condition is relatively rare. However some gastric polyps may be lead to development of ulcers and hence may be required to be treated.
While there are different types of gastric polyps, the treatment regimen for stomach polyps remains the same. This article provides information about how to cure gastric polyps naturally.
Causes And Symptoms Of Gastric Polyps
There are certain factors that are associated with higher risk of development of gastric polyps which include the following,
- Advancing age is considered to be associated with higher risk of development of gastric polyps. Stomach polyps are more frequently observed in individuals over the age of fifty or more.
- H. pylori infection of the stomach is considered to be associated with higher risk of development of gastric polyps. H. pylori infection can lead to gastritis, which in turn can lead to hyper-plastic polyps or adenomas. It is believed that H. pylori infection is associated with drinking unhygienic water or consuming contaminated food.
- Individuals suffering from familial adenomatous polyposis, which is a syndrome associated with higher risk of colon cancer, are also prone to development of gastric polyps.
- Certain medications which are used for the treatment of gastro-esophagal reflux disease are associated with higher risk of gastric polyps.
Symptoms Of Gastric Polyps
In most cases, stomach polyps or gastric polyps are not associated with any specific symptoms. However, some of the symptoms that may be observed along with gastric polyps include,
- Abdominal pain and tenderness in the abdomen.
- Internal bleeding which may be apparent with occult blood in stools or in vomitus.
- Nausea and vomiting may also be experienced in some cases.
Types Of Gastric Polyps
There are different types of gastric polyps and their classification depends upon their position within the stomach or their histopathology,
- Hyperplastic polyps are associated with gastritis caused due to H. pylori infection. While these types of gastric polyps are not likely to become cancerous, they can be very large. Larger polyps have a higher risk of malignancy compared to smaller hyper-plastic polyps.
- Fundic gland polyps are polyps of the glandular cells and frequently observed in people with familial adenomatous polyposis, which is associated with higher risk of colon cancer. These form of polyps are more likely to become cancerous compared to hyper-plastic polyps.
- Adenomas are also polyps which are associated with glandular cells of the stomach and are most vulnerable to develop into stomach cancer. While adenomas are least common type of gastric polyps they are associated with higher risk of stomach cancer.
Home Remedies To Cure Gastric Polyps
Usually no treatment is required for gastric polyps, especially if they are not associated with any symptoms and are not malignant. However, there are some simple home remedies that are very effective in managing gastric polyps and its causative factors,
- Add a tablespoon of turmeric to a glass of warm milk and drink it thrice a day. Turmeric has strong anti-microbial properties which help fight H. Pylori infection and thereby reduce the frequency and size of the gastric polyps.
- Add a tablespoon of raw honey to a glass of water and consume twice a day. Honey has strong anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce inflammation and treat hyper-plastic gastric polyps.