Colonic constipation - symptoms and treatment

Stool disorder is one of the most common problems of our time. About 40 percent of the population of developed countries suffers from the fact that they have colonic constipation. At the same time, the intestinal contents slowly move along the large intestine. The most common disorder affects the elderly.

At the moment it is difficult to identify the causes of colonic constipation. It can arise because of the pathology that occurs in the large intestine or in connection with the appearance of gastrointestinal diseases.

Colonic constipation has the following symptoms:

  • No stool for more than 48 hours;
  • Difficulty occurs during emptying;
  • The volume of stool is not too large;
  • After defecation there is a feeling of incomplete emptying;
  • Spasms appear;
  • Possible bloating and flatulence.

Despite the fact that there are no obvious reasons for the appearance of defecation delay, it was noted that a patient suffering from colonic colostasis suffers from a defecation in 85% of cases.

Treatment of colonic constipation

In our time, there are several ways to treat colonic constipation. Most often, doctors prescribe to their patients laxatives. Such medicines as Mikrolaks can be bought at any pharmacy.

Due to the substances contained in them, laxative drugs soften the feces with colonic constipation and the treatment passes more quickly. In addition, all macrogols are able to increase the amount of bacterial mass located in the intestine. Most often, these laxatives are available in the form of a powder. It should be remembered that Mikrolaks has no effect on peristalsis.

Another method to combat bowel movements is hydrocolonoscopy. Normalization of motor activity occurs after slow filling and subsequent evacuation of the intestine. Thanks to this method, the muscle tone is restored.

Unfortunately, there are times when neither the medicine nor the traditional medicine can cope with the problem. The only way to fight the disease remains an operation.

Sometimes, a conservative way to combat cologne constipation is ineffective. In this case, the doctor appoints his patient surgery. Each operation can differ from each other, it all depends on the severity of the ailment and the level of pathological changes in the colon.

The most common surgical interventions are:

  • Subtotal resection of the colon;
  • Resection of sigmoid or rectum;
  • Right-sided( left-sided) hemicolectomy.

About 12% of cases are accompanied by colostomy. If the operation does not follow the diet, complications may develop and the colonic constipation return.

Diets with cholera constipation

Regardless of whether an operation was performed or the patient used medicines, it is necessary to adhere to proper nutrition. The patient should include in his diet:

  • Vegetable soups or light fish broth;
  • Fresh vegetables and fruits;
  • Butter, but it is better if it is added to the dish;
  • Low-fat cottage cheese or yogurt;
  • Porridges cooked on a water basis;
  • Products from not dough.

Strictly need to be excluded from the diet:

  • Smoked meat;
  • Spicy dishes;
  • Confectionery;
  • Alcoholic and carbonated drinks;
  • Fatty meats.

In addition to proper nutrition, one should not forget about the abundant drink. Due to sufficient fluid intake, it will be easier for a patient to get rid of colonic constipation. Nutrition should be done in conjunction with your doctor. Thus, it will be possible to exclude all factors affecting the normal functioning of the intestine.

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