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What happens to you if peristalsis is too fast or too slow?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
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In brief: Peristalsis

Peristalsis refers to the natural movement of contents of the bowel due to contraction of the muscles of the intestines.
If peristalsis is too fast, you have either diarrhea or very frequent bowel movements. If it is too slow, you have constipation.

In brief: Peristalsis

Peristalsis refers to the natural movement of contents of the bowel due to contraction of the muscles of the intestines.
If peristalsis is too fast, you have either diarrhea or very frequent bowel movements. If it is too slow, you have constipation.
Dr. Colin Kerr
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: VARIABLE

You may get diarrhea or constipation, if too fast may have malabsorption leading to weight loss in spite of eating well and a good appetite, may also get dehysration and electrolyte abnormalities and thjese can lead to all sorts of cardio pulmonary problems.

In brief: VARIABLE

You may get diarrhea or constipation, if too fast may have malabsorption leading to weight loss in spite of eating well and a good appetite, may also get dehysration and electrolyte abnormalities and thjese can lead to all sorts of cardio pulmonary problems.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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