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Probably diet.: A change in diet often helps any digestive condition. More fiber helps keep a person "regular" and would likely alleviate symptoms of gas in the gut. Stool softeners and laxatives also make a difference. Serotonin agonists, like tegaserod (zelnorm) help constipation, but it has side effects like heart problems. Things like stress relief and peppermint oil can also help as well as exercise. ...Read more
Frequency: It's not so much that there is a particular type of food that causes problems with spastic colon. Any food or stretching of the colon will cause the sensation of pain and cramping and bloating. More frequent meals and smaller sized meals are usually a better way to go.Fiber and probiotics have also been shown to be helpful in reducing symptoms. ...Read more
= Irritable Bowel: Spastic colon is an archaic term that is descriptive of the GI spasms that accompany irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). Ibs is a symptom complex that includes altered stool pattern (ranging from diarrhea, constipation, or alternating stool), altered GI motility and sensation (that typically includes abdominal pain). Diagnosis of ibs is made by exclusion and is predicated on the rome 3 criteria. ...Read more
Can you give me advice? I have been diagnosed with lactose intolerence and spastic colon.What can I eat?
Avoid all dairy: Lactose is a sugar contained in milk from cows, goats, and sheep. Many people don't digest/tolerate it well. To eliminate lactose, you must avoid any product made from milk from these animals, including milk, cheese, butter, yogurt, ice cream, etc. Some beers are also fermented with lactose (milk stout). You can easily find "lactose-free" versions of many products including milk and yogurt. ...Read more