5 common colon problems

Mar 05 2021

Difficulty in bowel movement is a commonly witnessed health problem among many people across continents. The common causes are said to be an unhealthy diet and lack of physical activity. But that’s not all. Several other unknown conditions can result in the most common yet critical colon and digestive system problems.

In this article, we will take a look at the five most commonly encountered colon problems and a couple of ways to prevent them.

Irritable bowel syndrome

The colon muscles can sometimes have an abnormal contraction which then can lead to irritable bowel syndrome. The condition can result in various stomach distress starting from diarrhoea to constipation. It can also cause other health problems such as bloating, abdominal cramps, gas etc.  


Constipation is among the most common colon problems. It is a functional disorder caused by abnormal bowel movement that affects the colon and the rectum. Things like an inadequate amount of fibre in your diet, drinking less water, and uncoordinated bowel movement can give rise to this condition.

Diverticular disease

A diverticular disease is a group of condition that affects the digestive tract. Among several other ailments, diverticulitis is the most harmful and complicated disease. The symptoms can seem similar to irritable bowel syndrome. The disease can either appear out of the blue or can develop over a period. If the condition gets severe, quickly the patient may experience symptoms such as blood in the stool, rectum bleeding, nausea and vomiting, severe pain in the abdomen etc.

Colon cancer

Cases of colon cancer are on the rise, mostly in Western countries. As we all know, cancer takes place when the cells start to divide and grow uncontrollably. The cells in the lining of the large bowel, start growing strangely, in the case of colon cancer. The reason for colon cancer can be varied. Environmental issues and our diet are as much to blame, as much as our genetics.

Ulcerative colitis

This condition takes rise when the immune system misinterprets food to be inedible objects. Due to the misinterpretation ulcers and sores start developing in the colon lining. The symptoms of this condition are – abdominal cramps, diarrhoea, blood in stool etc. Medication may help if the situation is mild or still developing, but surgery may be inevitable for more severe cases.

Do you want to know how you can ensure you keep your body healthy and running like a well-oiled machine? By taking care of what you eat, how good you treat your gut biome and maintaining a strict cleansing regime among others. Do you want to know how cleansing can help you? Check out our articles on colon health or call us for an appointment today. Our healers would be glad to help you. Call +971 4 38 55677


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5 common colon problems