0 New Card
A reputed surgeon & proctologist from Apollo Spectra Hospital explains how your lifestyle could put you at high risk of colorectal cancer, colonic polyps, diverticulitis, irritable bowel syndrome, and many other colorectal disorders.
In recent times, changing lifestyles and the ‘eating out’ culture have significantly disrupted the healthy functioning of our digestive system, leading to colorectal disorders. Studies reveal that colorectal disorder is the second-most common disorder that human beings suffer from. However, early diagnosis and appropriate medical intervention can significantly help in the long run.
Our colon, or large bowel, otherwise known as the large intestine, is the organ of excretion of waste, as well as an important organ for maintining water balance in our body. During the final stage of digestion, the water and nutrients are absorbed by the colon, and the waste is temporarily stored in the rectum, until it is finally expelled by the body through the anus.
Some points to ponder:
It is in such cases that focus and super-specialisation plays a key role. The right person to visit is a proctologist – colorectal surgeon, one who not only treat piles, fissures, and fistula, but also has the expertise and experience to do a colonoscopy and a laparoscopy.
A colonoscopy is a screening procedure that enables the colorectal surgeon or gastroenterologist to look inside the large intestine (rectum and colon) for mushroom-like growth (polyps), abnormal areas, ulcers, depressions (diverticulae), lump (cancer), infection etc. If an abnormal growth is detected, a small piece of the area is taken and sent for microscopic diagnosis. This process is called biopsy, and it is not only for cancer, but also for other pathologies. So if your doctor says that he has taken a biopsy, please do not panic.
Depending on the diagnosis, the treatment can be as simple as diet management and lifestyle changes, along with a few medications. In more pronounced cases, surgery may be needed to solve the problem once and for all.
There is a misconception that rectal problems such as piles, fissures, and fistulas are incurable by modern day medicine and surgery. In fact, there are international protocols, set after extensive research and trials, of scientific treatments available across the world.
A casual attitude and overall negligence towards one’s health, especially while choosing one’s daily diet and indulging in active fitness habits, is the major reason behind the rise in colorectal disorders. Taking care of our wellness should be every individual’s personal priority. Balanced habits, regarding consuming fibrous and nutritious food, along with good fitness habits, is enough to bring the health of your intestine (and thereby, the whole body) back on track.
A Mumbai Woman Has 750 Grams Of Hair Surgically Removed From Stomach
Digestion In Distress: 5 Foods To Calm An Upset Stomach
Gut Feel: 7 Ways To Help You Restore And Maintain A Healthy Gut
Struggling With Constipation?: Try These Colon-Cleansing Foods
Do You Have A Healthy Gut?: The Vital Significance Of Healthy Gut Flora
Your display picture
Adjust the circle over your image to select thumbnail
We will send an email to your registered address.
New password has been sent to your registered email address.
Have a question related to the following? We’d love to help. Please submit your query, and feel free to leave your name or choose the option of staying anonymous. If our team of experts are able to respond, you will be notified via email, and an article might be published with the response.
Thank you! We look forward to answering your question.
All responses can be seen in the ‘My Hunts’ section.