By following a series of natural tips, it is possible to deflate the colon, treating the swelling or inflammation of the colon (colitis) in a completely natural way. We explain the most useful.
With the medical name of colitis is known the medical condition consisting of the swelling or inflammation of the colon, a part of the large intestine that, as you surely know, is between the ileum and the rectum, and consists of a total of four sections (ascending colon, transverse colon, descending colon, and sigmoid colon). The large intestine is an organ that tends to measure between 1 to 1.5 meters in length and can reach 6.5 centimeters in diameter.
The truth is that in reality the inflamed colon is characterized rather by being a common symptom in certain conditions or diseases, which tend to affect the large intestine directly or indirectly. Among its most common causes we can mention the following: the presence of polyps that are initially benign but can become cancerous, the presence of ulcers, the formation of small sacs -diverticula- that become inflamed or infected, colon syndrome or irritable bowel and the formation of tumors located mainly in the lining of the large intestine.
What symptoms does inflammation of the colon tend to produce? In most cases they are usually diverse and unclear signs, since in reality we are dealing with symptoms that may arise in other conditions or symptoms. However, the most common is abdominal pain, it is common to have the feeling of having a full or swollen abdomen (bloating), diarrhea or bloody stools may occur, and it is also common to have a constant urge to go to the bathroom.
In addition to finding the cause that has caused the swelling or inflammation of the colon, to prescribe and administer the most appropriate medical treatment that can help reduce inflammation, it is also possible from a natural point of view to reduce symptoms and reduce inflammation of the colon.
Diet tips to keep in mind
From a dietary point of view, it is possible to follow certain recommendations and tips that help in a very positive way when it comes to reducing or even eliminating the swelling or inflammation of the colon.
Why? Fundamentally because there are even certain habits or foods that can influence the appearance or worsening of colitis. Basically, the following advice is recommended:
- Eliminate irritants from your diet: there are certain foods that can irritate the colon. Especially caffeinated and alcoholic beverages stand out. Spicy and highly seasoned foods should also be eliminated.
- Reduce foods rich in fiber: fiber is essential when it comes to maintaining good health in our intestines, since it helps eliminate waste that accumulates in them and is also very useful for preventing or treating constipation. But too much is counterproductive, even more so when our colon is inflamed. One solution in this regard is to try to reduce high-fiber foods until symptoms improve, such as whole grains and raw vegetables.
- Reduce dairy: the lactose present in most dairy products (especially those from cows) can become a powerful enemy of our intestinal and digestive health, since it can become a sugar that is difficult to digest. It is recommended to reduce dairy products and replace them with vegetable drinks (such as rice, almond or oat milk).
- Consume probiotics: in addition to avoiding the habits indicated above, probiotics stand out for being ideal nutritional supplements in case of colon inflammation, since we manage to regenerate and enrich the beneficial bacteria present in our intestinal flora. Kefir or yogurt becomes two useful products in this regard, especially if they are made from goat (because their lactose content is much lower).
Turmeric is a spice commonly used in the preparation of the popular Indian curry, forming part of this delicious food product, standing out as the main ingredient. According to some scientific studies, turmeric helps to improve the symptoms of colon inflammation in a completely natural way, but as long as it is not consumed in excess.
Therefore, one solution is to make a turmeric tea. Its preparation is very simple: put the equivalent of a cup of water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. When it starts to boil, remove from heat, add a teaspoon of turmeric, cover and let stand for 10 minutes. Finally strain and drink.
Stress is considered a condition that can activate or worsen the symptoms related to colon inflammation, but as was thought until now, the truth is that it is not really a cause that causes the appearance of colitis.
Therefore, when we have already diagnosed colitis, the most appropriate thing is to try to reduce stress. How? The most important thing is to practice relaxation and meditation exercises, resting better at night and trying to lead a life as calm as possible, away from the tensions and problems that make us nervous.