Colitis Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Written by: Dr. Gerardo Morales Fuentes
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Colitis refers to problems of bowel mobility. There are different types, depending on the main symptom: diarrhea, constipation, pain, and distension.

Dr. Gerardo Alfonso Morales Fuentes

When we talk about diarrhea we refer to the presence of liquid or semi-liquid bowel movements. Constipation is when we have uncommon bowel movements. The pain can be colic type, generalized or without any acute or identifiable cause. The subtype distension is the most common, this refers to the vast majority of people with "inflammation of the abdomen". Although this must be corrected, there is no inflammation, but an accumulation of gas inside the bowel that distends it, like a balloon and usually appears in the evening (flat abdomen and planted abdomen in the afternoon).

Colitis is associated with certain personality types or emotional states. The origin has not been determined at 100%, there are theories that claim that the intestinal flora is unbalanced, that there is chronic microscopic inflammation secondary to infections or food.

Medical treatment for colitis

The treatment is in relation to improve the mobility of the intestine and treat the symptoms as such, therefore, antidiarrheals, laxatives and antispasmodics are recommended to facilitate the expulsion of gas and balance intestinal flora. The main treatment is to coordinate bowel movement. There is no magic cure for this, despite the promotion of remedies such as colonic washes, diets, detox, anything naturist, juices, repetitive colonoscopies and massages; None of this works and, on the contrary, can further damage the bowel.

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By Dr. Gerardo Morales Fuentes

With an experience of over 10 years, Dr. Gerardo Morales Fuentes is an expert in Endoscopy and two counseling centers: the Hospital Angeles Acoxpa Polanco and a private consultation center. Endoscopes studies are performed in Acoxpa Angeles Hospital, Hospital or Clinic Spanish Eugenio Sue in Polanco.

He graduated as a Medical Doctor from the University La Salle and has the specialty in Gastroenterology held at the Spanish Hospital of Mexico, supported by the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and Subspecialty in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy who performed in the General Hospital of Zone No . 1 Mexican Social Security Institute (IMMS).

It is important Staff Physician Clinics and hospitals Grupo Angeles, Spanish and Starmedica Hospital in the areas of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy.

Is certified by the Mexican Council of Gastroenterology Gastroenterology and Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and is a member of important associations among which, the Medical Staff of the St. Regis Hotel in Mexico City, Spanish Hospital of Mexico and Associations of Gastroenterology in Mexico and the United States.

Dr. Morales Fuentes also has published for the National Institutes of Health and Journals in Gastroenterology


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