The colon and rectum together form the large intestine which is a part of the gastrointestinal system. On this Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Vaseem Choudhary and his team spreading awareness and prevention on it. Let’s get a look through it.
The colon is divided into 4 parts according to the way food is traveling into them:
- Ascending colon
- Transverse colon
- Descending colon
- Sigmoid colon
The work of the Colon is to absorb water and salt from the remaining food matter after it has passed through the small intestine, the waste matter which is left passed from the colon into the rectum and’s stored there until it passes into the anus, sphincter around the anus keeps stored from coming out until they relax during the bowel movement.
Colon rectal cancer is nowadays most commonly seen in old age people which may hamper the normal physiology of colon rectum function which may further progress to dysfunction, there are a variety of causes that may lead to colon-rectal cancer some of these are mentioned below such as:
- Polyps such as an adenomatous polyp, hyperplastic polyp, sessile polyp, traditional serrated polyp
- Dysplasia in polyp
- Inflammatory bowel syndrome-like chrome disease
It is noted that any segment of the colon and rectum may get affected depending upon the type of cancer like
Usually, mucus is affected in these types of cancers.
Squamous cell carcinoma:
Usually, the upper part of the GI tract is affected.
GI carcinoid tumors:
Neuroendocrine cells are affected.
GI stromal tumors:
Connective tissue, fat, cartilage is affected.
Primary colorectal lymphoma:
Lymphoma develops in the lymphatic system such as lymphocytes.
Usually, smooth muscle is the target for this type of cancer.
This can occur anywhere in the skin of the colon and rectum.
Overall general symptoms noted in all type of cancers are as follows
- Diarrhea or Constipation
- Rectal bleed
- Discomfort in abdomen
- Gaseous disturbances
- Weight loss
- Abdominal cramps
- Weakness or fatigue
- Bowel abscess
- Intestinal obstruction
- Pale and anemic skin
- A fecal occult blood test
- CT scan
- Gene and protein tests
1. Arsenic album:
This remedy is often indicated when there is blood vomiting with bile mucus painful spasmodic protrusion of rectum, dysentery dark offensive, gnawing burning pains like a coal of fire present in the stomach, mentally restlessness is well-marked patient keeps changing places, hallucinations of smell and sight, suicidal tendency to due illness, hypersensitivity indifferent is well marked
Usually, this remedy is prescribed to those people who are mentally oversensitive to external impressions, physically there is the weak empty sensation felt in the whole abdomen, very fetid stools with flatus present painless copious debilitated diarrhea present sometimes patient also experiences discharge of blood from stools
Lycopodium acts well often to those who complain that even light meal causes bloating of the abdomen, inactive intestinal canal, the stool is hard difficult small incomplete, burning eructation which rises up in pharynx mentally patient is melancholic apprehensive and afraid to be left alone especially when unwell
Tympanitic abdomen with painless frothy undigested stool worse more in night time very weak feeling with flatulence with darting type of pain all over the abdomen especially in rectum patient gets relieved by motion mentally patient is indifferent apathetic and keeps crying continuously for everything
Bilious diarrhea with light-colored stools are well marked for this remedy, diarrhoea and Constipation alternates with each other, stools are brown white watery thin with green mucus, vomiting of bile is also present, spasmodic pain is present in the abdomen.
Dr.Vaseem Choudhary at Homeo Care Clinic, Pune along with his team has treated many patients successfully with symptoms pertaining to different types of cancers so if any of your family members are facing such type of problems please visit our center for further assistance. Call on 9595 211 594.