While those who are most likely to suffer from colon cancer are usually over the age of 50, increasingly younger people are also falling ill from colon cancer. The most likely reasons why younger people are falling ill from colon cancer are because of poor lifestyle choices made by them.
City doctors cured a Mysuru woman of chronic constipation, for which she had been consulting doctors for 26 years.
Hema (name changed) got the disorder treated recently at Smiles International Institute of Colo-Proctology (SIICP) in Mathikere.
Doctors at the institute diagnosed her with obstructive defecation syndrome (ODS), also known as ‘iceberg syndrome’, and performed a Stapled Transanal Rectal Resection procedure on her.
Hema is doing well after the surgery.
ODS is common among women aged between 45 and 60. Between 2% to 30% of people in the Western world are afflicted with chronic constipation, and 30% to 50% of them have ODS.
Doctors describe ODS as a complex disease that is difficult to diagnose and needs to be treated in multiple ways.
Patients get a sensation of blocked defecation and will find it harder to empty the rectal contents. This will make them endure prolong and unnecessary strain.
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Only 10% of piles cases may require surgery, rest 90% are treatable by diet and medicine.
Risk Factors Piles
The actual cause of hemorrhoids remains unknown. The chances of suffering from piles increase with age. However, even children and the elderly have also been diagnosed with this condition. There are certain common factors that increase your risk of suffering from piles.These are:
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Inadequate fiber intake through diet
- Postponing bowel movements frequently
- Lifting heavy weights regularly
- Straining to expel stools most often
- Chronic diarrhea
- Smoking and alcohol
- Use of over the counter medication (NSAIDS)
- Familial history of hemorrhoids
- Have high BMI (body mass index) or obesity
- Being stressed
Symptoms of Piles
Usually, the signs and symptoms of piles are not serious and subside on its own after a few days. The patient might feel:
- Bowels are still full
- The area around the anus is itchy, red or sore
- Pain when he/she pass stool
- A hard and possibly painful lump that contains coagulated blood around the anus
- The appearance of blood in stools
Piles are usually self-diagnosable. Based on the symptoms, doctor will either do a physical examination or a rectal examination (which may include colonoscopy) to diagnose the condition.
Piles Treatment Options
Only 10% of piles cases may require surgery, rest 90% are treatable by diet and medicine.
Know the right diet and the foods to avoid to get rid of piles at home.
The symptoms of piles can also be managed using medications which include over the counter painkillers, ointments, creams, and pads all of which can help soothe redness and swelling around the anus. It’s important to remember that over the counter medications can help manage the symptoms of piles but do not treat it. Hence, consult piles doctor to get the right treatment to treat the condition. Also, some doctors may prescribe laxatives for piles caused by constipation. Laxatives help you to pass stool more easily and reduce pressure on their lower colon.
There are certain advanced treatment options for piles such as-
LASER surgery: It shrinks or removes the piles.
DG-RAR (Doppler-guided recto-anal repair) surgery: The procedure reduces the blood flow to the haemorrhoidal cushions which leads eventually to the fibrosis and shrinking of hemorrhoid.
Stapled haemorrhoidectomy: In this procedure, the doctor uses a stapler-like device to repose hemorrhoid and cut off their blood supply. In the absence of the blood supply, the hemorrhoids eventually shrivel and die.
Radio frequency ablation: It uses high-frequency radio wave energy to incise, excise, or coagulate tissues.
IRC or infrared coagulation therapy: In this, infrared energy is used to scar the hemorrhoid tissue resulting in the reduction of its mass.
Talk to our best piles treatment doctors to know the right treatment option based on your condition.
Eight months after Bharat Reddy, 39, had a surgery for piles, his symptoms that also included rectal bleeding did not improve. Our experts did a thorough evaluation of the patient and diagnosed that Reddy had rectal cancer. Physicians at SIICP performed a Low Anterior Resection on Reddy. It has been 15 days and he is recovering now. But our doctor say that his case is among the many rising incidents of colorectal cancer.
Since rectal bleeding is a common symptom, associated with piles and other colo-rectal disorders, it is easy to miss it. Our founder and chief Dr Parameshwara CM says, “A patient who is bleeding from the rectum must be aware that they may not have piles alone and that they may also have rectal cancer or colon cancer. Such patients should seek the help of a healthcare professional or a super-specialist.
Explaining the symptoms of colorectal, Dr Parameshwara said, “Physical inactivity, increased alcohol consumption, smoking, and irregular and unhealthy diet are the major risk factors. Some recent studies have shown that a diet with low-fibre and high-fat can lead to colorectal cancer. Western fast food is an example of low-fibre, high-fat diet as is a diet rich in red meat and processed meat.”
What is concerning is that people may not experience any symptoms during the early stage of colorectal cancer. At most, they may experience some changes in their bowel habits. Dr Parameshwara C M added, “The symptoms of rectal cancer include diarrhoea or constipation occurring constantly for nearly four weeks or longer, rectal bleeding or blood in the stool, abdominal pain, stomach cramps, or gastritis. Colorectal cancer can also coexist with haemorrhoids or fissures.”
Painless, Bloodless & Minimally Invasive Surgeries
At SIICP, we are specialized in painless, bloodless and minimally invasive procedures. Minimal invasive procedures are preferred as they involve less post-operative pain, low secondary infection rate, fewer post-operative complications and fast recovery. Also, the wounds caused by the surgery are very small.
With hectic schedules, we don’t have the luxury of spending many days for recovery. At SIICP, all our treatments are quick and require care no more than 24 hours at our hospital. You can get back to your normal life within a day with our doctor advised post-operative care.
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Colo-rectal cancer is the third most common cancer after lung, breast and cervical cancers. In India, Colon cancer stands fourth among men and third among women.
With cancer becoming the second leading cause of death globally, 1 in 4 young Bangalurean is at risk of Colo-rectal cancer.
Smiles IICP Founder & Chief Colo-rectal surgeon Dr. Parameshwara C M – Best Colo-rectal cancer specialist in Bangalore suggest simple lifestyle changes to prevent colon cancer.
- Limit alcohol
- Quit smoking
- Eat healthy
- Maintain normal weight
- Be physically active
- Get screened on regular basis
With regular screening, more than 50% of colon cancer deaths can be prevented.
Consult experts at Smiles IICP for more information about Colorectal cancer.
SIICP is proud to be awarded as one of the “10 Most Promising Medical Tourism Companies – 2018” by Silicon India – Healthcare.
Dr. Parameshwara C M – Founder of SMILES International Institute of Colo-Proctology (SIICP) has changed tha face of colo-rectal disorders treatment that affects atleast 50 percent of the populationa once in their life time.
SIICP is proud to boast our equipment (India’s first 4th generation Laser machine) and facilities that meet global standards to treat colorectal disorders like Piles, Constipation, Fissure, Fistula, IBS, Rectal Prolapse, Pilonidal Sinus, Digestive diseases and other.
SIICP – Re-defining the shape of Colorectal treatments with Minimally Invasive, Painless, Bloodless & Cost effective procedures to everyone.
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SMILES IICP & SD Jayaram Group together organised “Swachatha Abhiyan & Health Workshop” in Mandya on the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on 2nd October 2018. Workshop aimed to create awareness and educate the public about the necessity of clean environment for a healthy society.
Among some of the elite dignitaries attended the event, Dr. Madesh stressed the need of taking responsibility for a clean environment inturn for a healthy life in rural areas.
Dr. Parameshwara C M – Founder of SMILES IICP & SDJ Hospital announced a FREE Health Camp on 12th & 13th October 2018 where free health checkups and surgeries will be performed for Fissure, Fistula, Piles and other colo-rectal disorders.
We urge everyone to utilise this opportunity and get screened.
Clean Environment for a Healthy Society.
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SIICP founder Dr. Parameshwara C M is very happy and excited about the new partnership and perspective from the eminent personalities in the industry.
SIICP – First integrated Colo-rectal Hospital in partnership with Medium consulting is excited to reach new heights in the colorectal practice in India and worldwide.