What Causes Polyps?
In order to hopefully treat and prevent recurrence of polyps we need to understand and — if possible — remove the underlying causes and risk factors.
We need to ask: "What else is going on inside the body that might allow polyps to develop?"
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Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind polyps consists of three steps:
Step 1: List the Possible Causative Factors
Identify all disease conditions, lifestyle choices and environmental risk factors that can lead to polyps. For example, zinc need.
Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist
Identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
abnormal taste in mouth
much reduced sense of smell
frequent soy consumption
loss of appetite
H2-blocker antacid use
discontinued calcium supplementation
darker/redder skin color
major inflamed cuticles
... and more than 20 others
Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause
A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of polyps.
Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis
is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.
In the Existing Skin Conditions
section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™
will ask the following question about polyps:
Have you had any polyps? These are small growths on a mucous membrane, usually inside the nose, colon, or uterus.
→ Never had one / don't know
→ Probably had one/minor episode(s) now resolved
→ Major episode(s) now resolved
→ Current minor problem
→ Current major problem
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either history of polyps or having polyps, The Analyst™
will consider possibilities such as Zinc Requirement
. Nasal polyps are considered one of the deficiency symptoms of zinc.
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