A polyp is usually non-malignant growth of tissue protruding from the mucous lining of an organ such as the nose, bladder, or intestine, often causing obstruction. They are outgrowths of which the diameter ranges from a few millimetres to a centimetre, depending on the type of polyp. To detect the presence of a polyp, it is necessary to perform a colonoscopy. There are three types of polyps depending on their location, and they may be found in the uterine wall, rectum, colon and nose. It is possible to treat polyps by resorting to homoeopathic treatment.
Whatever the type of polyp, there is no outward sign of its presence in the early stages. It is only after it has reached a certain level of development that some symptoms may visible outside. Regarding intestinal polyps, the affected person has abdominal pain, bowel disorders (diarrhoea, constipation), presence of blood in the stool and rectal bleeding. Nasal polyps that are located in the mucous membranes of the nose are manifested by headaches and snoring due to the nasal obstruction. The affected person may also have a runny nose, a resonant voice and be deprived of his or her sense of smell. The symptoms of uterine polyps are not very noticeable, except for abnormal menstruation that is too substantial, haemorrhages, genital bleeding and fever. Discharge is also abundant and colourful and is often accompanied by heavy fatigue.
To properly treat polyps with homoeopathy, one must consider the symptoms that occur in order to prescribe the most appropriate remedy. Homoeopathic treatment can be used in combination with other homoeopathic remedies. However, this combination may only be carried out by a homoeopath. When the polyp is accompanied by gurgling in the intestines, heavy fatigue and diarrhoea, the indicated homoeopathic remedy is Nuphar luteum. Patients should be aware that the homoeopathic treatment of polyps (nasal polyps, bladder polyps, intestinal polyps and cervical polyps) is effective as a preventive measure. For a disease-modifying treatment, the homoeopath combines the following remedies: Thuya occidentalis, Nitricum acidum, Medorrhinum andCalcarea carbonica ostrearum.
Some remedies are very effective for nasal polyps. Homoeopaths systematically prescribe Sanguinarina nitrica 5 CH to treat nasal polyps. Teucrium Marum 5 CH is indicated when the patient has tingling and itching sensations in the nose. It is also prescribed in case of atrophy inside the nose, or foul-smelling, thick and colourful discharge, sneezing, or nasal obstruction that tends to worsen when lying down. In case the patient has coughing fits and burning and abundant nasal discharge, the appropriate remedy is Sanguinaria canadensis 5 CH. Hyperosmia and Cadmium sulphuratum are also very effective for nasal polyps. Teucrum Marum is also indicated to treat vaginal polyps. When polyps are associated to uterine fibroids, metrorrhagia, menorrhagia, and if there is some itching in the vagina, the appropriate homoeopathic remedy is Morgan. Thuja is indicated for uterine polyps in case the lips are painful and swell up, in case of pain during sex, recto vaginal fistula, burning or itching sensations, outgrowths or warts in the vagina and vulva, and genital warts.
It is necessary to seek medical attention from the onset of the first symptoms. The same applies to subjects that are older than 50 or that have a family history of contracting polyps. If no polyp was found after this medical consultation, it is advisable for the above-cited categories of persons to regularly consult a doctor, the frequency of consultations being determined by the health professional. A person over the age of 50 that has no family history of polyps should perform routine checks every 10 years.
Good to know: The homoeopathic remedies Bufo and Belladonna are also prescribed in the treatment of uterine polyps. They help to relieve the symptoms and cure the disease.