The colon is the portion of the large intestine in mammals that begins where the cecum ends and ends where the rectum begins. The cecum, colon, rectum, and anal canal form the crass intestine, which is the penultimate portion of the digestive system.
The crass intestine can be defined as a muscular tube one and a half meters long, which absorbs water and mineral nutrients from food and stores waste.
The colon can be divided into four sections. The first is known as the ascending colon, it begins at the junction with the small intestine and runs down the right side of the abdomen. The second section is the transverse colon, which crosses the abdomen from the right side to the left. At its ends, flexures are formed called the right colic flexure (joins the ascending colon with the transverse colon) and left colic flexure (joins the transverse colon with the descending colon).
The third section is the descending colon, which continues down the left side of the abdomen. Finally, the fourth section is the sigmoid colon that joins the rectum and empties into the anal canal.
The IBS is a disease functional (without organic correlative) affecting 15% of the population. Its symptoms include severe abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, fatigue, and general malaise.
The diet and emotional components are the main causes of irritable bowel syndrome. The stress, the anxiety, the anxiety and depression are psychological factors that may be somatised by the patient through the appearance of this disorder.
Emotions and the digestive system
People who lead messy and stressful lives often suffer gastrointestinal complications from accumulated tension, the most common of which are constipation and gastritis. In addition, there are also other types of conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome that is due to emotional conflicts that occupy an excessive space in our mind and from which we cannot detach or resolve.
When a person suffers the illness or death of a loved one, they usually express their anguish and discomfort through ailments in the digestive system and the aforementioned is the most common.
This condition tends to be present more in women than in men and is fundamentally characterized by causing an accelerated decrease in the quality of life of those who suffer from it.
This pathology occurs through an inflammation of the stomach that causes the patient to not digest food well. It can also be accompanied by constipation, diarrhea and constant discomfort, causes that, in turn, will affect the individual in his social life since, feeling weak, he will stop frequenting their circles and will spend more time alone and can even lead to illness psychic as depression, if it is not treated in time.
According to Dr. Carolina Dulcey, who has exhaustively studied the causes of this ailment, it occurs because people allow themselves to be overwhelmed by their responsibilities and activities and then they start to eat badly (after hours and without taking into account what kind of food they eat). Over time, by not paying attention to the needs of your body and not going to a specialist, this problem can become a chronic pathology that needs specialized treatment to be resolved.
It is important to note that with a balanced diet, indicated if possible by a specialist, it is plausible to collaborate with a speedy recovery. The fundamental thing is to work on the psychological origin of the problem because our body is a whole and if something does not work because of another unresolved issue, until that issue is dealt with, the only thing we will do is patch it up but sooner or later we will return to fall into the same situation.