No home treatment is done for
colon polyps. See the Treatment Overview section of
this topic for more information.
But you can take action that may
prevent colon polyps from developing:
- Maintain a healthy body weight.
- Use alcohol in moderation. Moderate alcohol use usually is
defined as 1
alcoholic beverage a day for women and 2 for
Experts are not yet certain that these approaches prevent
colon polyps or
methods should not be a substitute for regular colorectal screening, especially
if you are older than 50 or are at
increased risk for colon polyps or colon cancer. While
these approaches may decrease your risk for colon polyps, they will not prevent
you from ever having colon polyps.
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Jerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology
April 27, 2011
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