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What is the definition or description of: spastic colon?

What is the definition or description of: spastic colon?

= 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

Dr. Austina Cho
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Spastic Colon (Definition)

Spastic colon is also known as Irritable bowel syndrome. 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 ...Read more


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What is a spastic colon, and how do you tell if you have one?

What is a spastic colon, and how do you tell if you have one?

IBS: Another name for irritable bowel. Diagnosed by symptoms and excluding inflammatory, mechanical, or neoplastic conditions. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get spastic colon to relax?

What is the best way to get spastic colon to relax?

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

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What are best foods to eat if you have a spastic colon?

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

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Is there any good diet plan I could have for my spastic colon I suffer with this alot again in 21 years of age?

Is there any good diet plan I could have for my spastic colon I suffer with this alot again in 21 years of age?

Keep a food log: The best diet for you will be based on your specific sensitivity to different types of food. Best will be to initiate a log and look for symptoms. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Can you give me advice? I have been diagnosed with lactose intolerence and spastic colon.What can I eat?

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

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Would X-ray show a spastic colon?

Would X-ray show a spastic colon?

Usually not: Spastic colon (ibs i assume you are talking about) is difficult to diagnose and many times is a diagnosis of exclusion. ...Read more

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Is there any good diet plan for my spastic colon?

Is there any good diet plan for my spastic colon?

Well : Every spastic colon acts differently . What are hour triggers? Avoid those for sure. Try a bland Oft diet. Try Cannes fruits and veggies and see if that is easier to digest without total sacrifice of nutrition ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

Ibs is diagnosed after all organic causes are ruled out (eg, infection, inflammation). Gi docs use a clinical criteria called rome iii. Pts must have abdominal pain/discomfort associated with 2 or more of the following at least 25% of the time: 1. Symptoms improve w defecation, 2. Stool frequency changes, 3. Stool appearance changes. Constipation-type vs diarrhea-type are ...Read more


Dr. Sewa Legha
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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more