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Dr. Scott Keith
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Spastic Colon (Definition)

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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Dear doctor, recently read in a magazine for the spastic colon and found that l have many of symptoms such as constipation, rumbling and swollen belly.

Dear doctor, recently read in a magazine for the spastic colon and found that l have many of symptoms such as constipation, rumbling and swollen belly.

Thank you: Thank you for letting us know. Usually patients come to health tap to ask questions. Perhaps if you think you have a serious medical condition it would be wise to bring this concern to the physician who cares for you. ...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?

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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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

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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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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

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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

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

Irritable bowel syndrome, also known as IBS, is a long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and constipation. Additionally, patients with IBS usually have problems with gut motility. Triggers for IBS include certain foods, and elevated stress levels. Lastly, symptoms of IBS ...Read more


Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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