The field in medicine dealing with disorders of the rectum, anus, and colon, is called proctology. However, it is widely known as colorectal surgery in Singapore and as well as all over the world.
How severe is colorectal disease?
The severity of colon and rectal diseases varies from mildly problematic to life-threatening and causes a wide range of illnesses. If the colon and rectal diseases are not treated in time, these can severely impact and leads to more death.
Who should treat colon and rectal diseases?
Colon and rectal diseases have similarities to several other medical conditions; hence, it is ideal to consult expert colon and rectal doctors for comprehensive and safe treatment of colorectal diseases. Many a time it happens that colon and rectal diseases if treated in time by specialized doctors can help improve the survival rate and lead patients to get rid of colorectal cancer effectively.
What are the significant colon and rectal diseases?
If not more, almost about 150,000 people have colorectal cancer per year in the South Asian countries, especially in Singapore. If detected and treated early, then also colorectal cancer leads to the death of 55,000 severely colorectal cancer affected patients.
More than four to five lakhs of people have ulcerative colitis, which is an inflammatory disease of the large intestine. Most of the people under 30 in Singapore suffer from ne of these colorectal diseases that can severely increase the possibility of developing large bower cancer.
Chron’s is one of the severe chronic inflammatory symptoms that involve the intestinal tract. Chron’s disease significantly affects individuals between 20-40 years old.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Being one of the common intestinal muscle functioning diseases, Irritable Bowel Syndrome involves constipation, diarrhea, or an amalgamation of both. The condition causes severe pains, cramps, and bloating in adults primarily.
The presence of pockets in the colon wall causes terrible trouble to aged people. The inflammation of these pockets causes diverticulosis. The disease also happens due to infection in diverticula or the pockets.
A considerable number of people suffer from hemorrhoids, which is one of the most common colorectal disorders. People over the age of 30-35 years across America and Asia suffer mostly from symptomatic Hemorrhoids. Also, many people in Singapore suffer from external hemorrhoids that form near the anus and unpleasantly swell due to the development of blood clots.
Due to hard, dry movement of bowel, inflammation of the anorectal part, or severe diarrhea, anal fissure occurs, which is a small tear in the interlining of the anus. The majority of the people in their life suffer from this type of colorectal disease, which leads to excessive pain, bleeding, and itching of the outer part of the anus.
The impaired ability to control gas and release stool is called bowel incontinence. The incontinence in bowel movement happens primarily due to weakened muscle of the anal, which may cause by childbirth or old age. Due to severe nerve injury or muscle issues, bowel incontinence disorder can trouble people immensely as they grow old.