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Indicators of Colon Problems

November 7, 2013

Digestive problems are particularly bad because we cannot actually see the digestive system and cannot therefore judge at a glance whether there is a problem. For colon problems, we must look for certain signs. Those who exhibit these symptoms should head to a doctor for a diagnosis with a possible later visit to a firm that specializes in colon cleansing.

The first and probably most shocking problem is blood in the stool. Strangely, this is not necessarily a sign that something dramatic is occurring. There is a condition called diverticulosis that can occur in the colon. It is basically a hernia within the digestive tract where a weak spot in the digestive tract bulges and creates a pocket. As with any situation where a person is bleeding internally, it could be very bad or it could be an unpleasant annoyance.

The next and likely most inconveniencing problem that can occur is pain. Again, depending on the cause, this can be anything from a minor and temporary condition to something life threatening. Pain is one of the most difficult things to assess medically. The reason for this difficulty is that pain is so very subjective. People have different levels of pain tolerance. One person may describe a given feeling as discomfort, while another person would call the same experience excruciating. The only real rule of thumb is that if the sensation crosses the threshold between discomfort and actual pain, it should be addressed.

Another symptom to look out for is diarrhea. Diarrhea is generally the body's attempt to flush something bad out of the system. This could be as harmless a something as a bit of food that has gone bad to something as terrible as a parasitic infestation. The first thing to look at is lifestyle changes. This sort of problem can crop up from completely changing the diet, which sometimes shocks the system. People who move to foreign countries often encounter this relatively harmless but very inconveniencing problem.

On the other end of the spectrum from diarrhea is constipation. Again, this problem can be caused by lifestyle changes. For example, people who stop smoking often encounter constipation problems while the body adjusts to the lack of nicotine. With both diarrhea and constipation, if symptoms persist for longer than a couple of days, a trip to the doctor is in order.

When encountering colon problems, the safest option for anything that surpasses frequently encountered discomforts that are a normal part of life is to head to a doctor. If given a clean bill of health there, you can then feel confident that a colon cleansing is a good option for you.

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