The final step in digestion passes through the large intestine also called the colon. The colon is responsible for the production and passage of feces. There are a number of disorders related to the colon including constipation, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, colon polyps and colon cancer to name a few.
Irritable Bowel Symptoms and treatments vary depending on the disease and the intensity of the disease. If you have IBS, the first thing you need to do is ensure you are eating a special diet to alleviate IBS. Most disorders of the colon and digestive system are directly related to the frequency and quality of the food consumed.
Symptoms of Colon Diseases
Irritable Bowel Syndrome, inflamed colon, colitis, constipation and colon cancer have several symptoms and signs that are important to identify.
- Abdominal pain
- Mucus in the stool
- Upset Stomach
Other symptoms of colon cancer will need special attention if they should occur. Most serious signs of colon cancer:
- Weight loss
- Nighttime diarrhea
- Bleeding from the rectum
- Lack of iron
- Difficulty swallowing
- Persistent pain
Although the exact causes of colon symptoms are unknown, there are several reasons that can make these symptoms worse, including food allergies, carbonated beverages, gluten, dairy products, some high-fiber legumes, along with stress and hormonal changes that most commonly occur in women.
To prevent Irritable Bowel Syndrome from becoming colon cancer, it’s necessary to take action to improve your quality of life. Stress and emotional disorders could play an important role in IBS development and it’s important to pay close attention to, and reduce the stress you encounter.
Dr. Sergio del Hoyo recommends several stress management solutions as well as managing emotional disorders, if present. Feedback from bodily functions is also of vital importance, as some muscles responsible for the proper functioning of the colon should be studied in order to see colon improvement.
Basic Stress Reduction Recommendations:
- Relaxation exercises
- Nutritional assessment
- Balanced diet
- Stress reduction
- Care for environmental factors
If you don’t experience improvement after trying these recommendations and simple treatments, or if you experience bleeding from the rectum or colon polyps, it’s important to consult with Dr. Sergio del Hoyo immediately.
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