The symptoms of colitis


symptoms of colitisColitis, or irritable bowel syndrome, is an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the final section of the intestine, called the colon, which can be characterized by different symptoms.
Typically this type of disorder is exacerbated by a strong psychosomatic component. Factors such as stress, repressed anger, anxiety and worries, in fact, may have adverse effects on the functioning of the digestive system. However, the origin of ulcerative colitis there may also be causes of organic type, such as food intolerance neglected, for example, lactose or gluten, or other factors, such as poor nutrition, abuse of alcohol and drugs, obesity and a sedentary lifestyle. Also have suffered from eating disorders such as bulimia, may predispose to the onset of colitis.



List of symptoms of ulcerative

The typical symptoms of colitis are abdominal pain with cramps and spasms especially concentrated in the upper left toward the spleen; alternate constipation and diarrhea, abdominal bloating and flatulence, caused by the production of fermentation gas, halitosis, taste disturbance, nausea, headache, the presence of mucus in the stool, a sign of inflammation in the acute phase, and tenesmus anal, that is sometimes painful spasm of the anal sphincter. However, the most classic symptoms are those related to fecal waste, which tend to change color, texture and appearance depending on whether it occurs colitis with constipation or diarrhea.


colitis symptomsTo relieve the symptoms you can act on the food front, increasing the consumption of cereals, preferably wholegrain, yogurt, lactic ferments, fruits and vegetables. It is advisable to divide the meals into five small portions a day rather than three large meals, eat a light, chewy and good each bite and drink at least two liters of water a day. Avoid, however, the pre-cooked meals, sausages, fried foods, red meat, saturated fats and refined sugars, as well as artificial sweeteners. Also banned sodas and sweetened, alcohol and stimulants such as coffee.
Usually when we talk about colitis or irritable bowel syndrome refers to a disorder that should be treated with the help of a medical specialist and, if necessary, also a psychotherapist.