What causes very long, tortious colon with slow colonic transit, per sitzmarks (over half left in 5 days)? Does psyllium fiber cause redundant colon?
Yes. Fiber is healthy for general health and is helpful with colon function (i.e. Constipation). However, as with all good things there is another aspect. One side effect of a high fiber diet is enlargement and elongation of the colon. This can result in side effects like colon malrotation or torsion. Please know a low fiber diet leads to diverticula formation and the increased risk of diverticulitis.