Stomach Polyps: Causes, Symptoms and Diet for Intestinal Polyps

Stomach Polyps Diet

The stomach has a mucus membrane lining. A stomach polyp occurs, when cells build up or aggregate in the mucus membrane lining. The commonest types of gastric polyps are: Hyperplastic polyps, Adenomas polyps, Fundic gland polyps and inflammatory polyps.

Intestinal Polyps Causes

  • Chronic gastritis is an important cause. Long standing inflammation of the stomach damages the mucus lining. By and large, chronic gastritis develops due H. pylori infection.
  • Deficiency of vitamin B12 also results in intestinal polyp formation.
    Deficiency of Vitamin B12 causes a reduction in the number of RBCs synthesized by the body. Consequently, anemia develops. Over a period of time polyps develop.
  • Use of certain medications for a long period of time, like, proton pump inhibitors, for the treatment of acidity, gastric reflux and gastric ulcers, results in the development of abdominal polyps.
  • A genetic predisposition is another cause.
  • Obesity is a common causative factor.
  • With advancing age, the risk of developing stomach polyps increases.

Abdominal Polyps Symptoms

Most polyps are asymptomatic, i.e. they do not produce any symptoms. Occasionally, polyps are discovered accidentally, when the patient is evaluated for another disease / ailment. Nonetheless, sometimes, people complain of mild burning in the stomach, frequent gastric upsets and nausea.

Stomach Polyps Treatment

  • Steer clear of foods that are loaded with nitrites and nitrates, since, they encourage H. pylori growth.
  • Optimal weight management is recommended by all experts and nutritionists for intestinal polyps treatment.
  • Ensure that you consume 3 servings of fresh fruits and vegetable daily. These are packed with anti-oxidants that prevent damage to the mucus lining.
  • Consume foods that are rich in vitamins A and C
  • Doctors may also prescribe antibiotics to get the infection in control and suggest dietary measures to manage conditions that necessitate the administration of proton pump inhibitors, to cut down their usage.


  1. Anne Haynes said:

    My doctors thought I had appendicitis and I still have the pain on the right side, but now it comes and goes. It is still very sore and not sure what it might be. I have had polyps in my bladder previously and also Von Brons nest between urethra and the bladder. It was like a curtain hanging down. I am worried now and not sure what it might be. We have strong cancer genes in our family. My mother has had several cancerous melanomas removed, and my father died of cancer and recently lost my brother to brain cancer. I have thyroid so I am on thyroid tablets. Eltroxin. Please tell me how I will know what it might be. Should I go back and see the doctor. I also have a lot of reflux from a hernia in the beginning of the stomach. And get a lot of bladder infections.

    December 23, 2013
    • PUP said:

      There may be many reasons for pain in lower right abdomen, which is also called right iliac fossa. Though appendicitis cannot be ruled out, there can be causes like colitis (simple inflammation in intestine caused due to amoeba etc). It can also be due to recurrent urinary tract infection, kidney stone etc. It is necessary to rule out each suspected cause. You have to consult your doctor. He may recommend certain tests such as stool test, urine test, sonography of abdomen, X-ray of abdomen to diagnose the cause. Meanwhile eat light food, avoid too much of fried and fast food. Drink enough water.
      For your acid reflux due to hernia (hiatus hernia), you should eat at least 2 hours before sleeping. Avoid alcohol and cigarette. Avoid spicy food. Drink one glass of buttermilk daily after meals. Drink 8 to 9 glasses of water in a day. This will help to flush out toxins and bacteria present in the urinary tract which are responsible for UTI. Drink coconut water, cranberry juice, barley water as they are beneficial in curing symptoms of urinary tract infection.

      December 25, 2013
  2. John sanders said:

    My name is John.
    I have gained weight. When I eat a normal meal; my stomach is tight and uncomfortable. I am eating less but, I have not lost any weight. I want to find a natural way of health.

    April 8, 2017
  3. Marilyn said:

    I have polyps in my stomach, which was discovered just now by my doctor when I had undergone endoscopy. It is only 5 cm. Is that dangerous? Now I am waiting for the biopsy result. I feel pain in my stomach. I also feel hungry every two hours. Can you please suggest me the best home remedy for this? I have also a fatty liver. What is the best food and diet for this?

    February 15, 2018

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