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.

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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...

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...

Is it possible that all my pain be from my scoliosis and spastic colon?

Idiopathic scoliosis. Idiopathic (spontaneous without a cause) scoliosis is not a painful condition. Back pain in scoliosis is similar to that of people with a straight spine unless lumbar curves exceed 30-50 degrees and thoracic curves exceed 50-70 degrees. Curve progression occurs with aging by about .5 degree per year. It is not likely to "compress organs" or cause breathing, heart or neurologic probs unless severe. Read more...

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...

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...

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...