Gastrointestinal colic treatment
Many people suffer from gastrointestinal symptoms and irritable bowel syndrome that may last for long periods, so in this article we present to you the best ways to treat irritable bowel and colic.
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What are the symptoms of digestive colon?
The main symptom of the digestive colon is a feeling of severe cramping in the abdomen or urinary tract that lasts for a while and then disappears and then comes back again.
Colic occurs when there is a blockage within a hollow inner part of the body, such as the intestines, gallbladder, rectum, kidneys, or ureters.
This is in an attempt to rid the body of the blockage, so the muscles around it contract forcefully, and these spasms cause pain.
Gallstones and kidney stones are among the most common barriers to colic.
Most often an attack of colic lasts up to 5 hours, with severe pain gradually lessening.
Colic can continue for a whole day.
Methods of treating digestive colon at home
There are many home methods that help in the treatment of digestive colon, including:
- Drink plenty of water to keep the body hydrated.
- You can take pain relievers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen.
- Place a hot water bottle on the painful area to relieve colic pain.
- Gently massaging the area that hurts several times may reduce colic.
Once a doctor diagnoses colic, some treatments can be prescribed, including:
- Painkillers, anti-inflammatory medications, and nausea medications to help relieve symptoms.
- If colic is caused by a gallbladder or a kidney stone, surgery should be performed to remove kidney or gallbladder stones or to check for bowel obstruction.
- Shockwave therapy, which can break stones into small pieces
What are the causes of colic?
There are many reasons that lead to a feeling of colic, which are:
- anxiety and tension, and it is often associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
- An imbalance in gut bacteria.
- Allergy to some types of food.
There are many natural ways that can be tried in the treatment of digestive colon and colic, which are:
- to eat a lot of foods that contain a lot of water, including fruits and vegetables such as watermelon, tomatoes, lettuce and celery.
- Drinking salt water: This method is followed by those who suffer from constipation, as this method is considered one of the effective ways to cleanse the colon.
- To get the best results from salt water, follow these steps:
- Before eating in the morning, mix two tablespoons of salt with warm water, preferably sea salt or Himalayan salt.
- Drink water quickly on an empty stomach, and within minutes you may feel the need to go to the bathroom.
- Do this in the morning and evening, after drinking the salt water you may need to go to the bathroom a few times.
- Eat a high-fiber diet: Where fiber is an essential component of the diet, it is found in healthy, whole plant foods such as fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds and more.
- Plants also contain cellulose and fiber that help "block" excess material in the colon. They also regulate constipation and overactive bowel while promoting beneficial bacteria such as prebiotics.
- Make sure you eat plenty of foods rich in fiber that help colon health. They can also be beneficial for your gut bacteria.
- Drink enough juices, which are popular colon cleansers, and this includes fruit and vegetable juices. Juices also act as major cleansers.
- Additionally, a 2015 study found that vitamin C may help with colon cleansing. Vitamin C is found in many fruits and vegetables that are added to smoothies.
- Eating carbohydrates is similar to fiber, and they are found in plant foods such as potatoes, rice, legumes, green bananas and cereals. Starches cleanse the colon and thus help treat the digestive colon.
- You can take herbs that help treat the digestive colon, including mint and ginger, as they work to calm the colon.
These were some of the natural methods that are used in the treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and if the symptoms of colic persist for a long time, contact the specialists at Adam's Pharmacy to prescribe the appropriate medication for your condition.