Colon Obstruction - How it can Impact your Health
It may not be a romantic subject to talk about but a colon obstruction, also called a bowl obstruction - can be very hazardous to your health. It is important to educate yourself on the effects of colon obstruction, so you can learn to better recognize the symptoms and know the treatment options ahead of time.
Firstly, what is a colon obstruction? Well, it occurs when there’s a blockage somewhere along the intestinal tract that interferes with liquids, fluids, or gases moving along their natural path like nature intended. This can be either a total or partial blockage. Depending on the size of the blockage, it may be a minor annoyance, or a major problem. If the obstruction is severely large, it is possible for the colon's blood flow to be cut off entirely. This basically strangles the colon and if left untreated, will lead to tissue death on the cellular level.
The causes of a colon obstruction can be somewhat difficult to pinpoint, simply because there are a ton of them. Tumours are a major contributor to obstruction. By growing in the colon, they can physically get in the way and cause a blockage once they reach a large size. Especially in the small intestine, these tumours can often be malignant. That doesn't mean all tumours are cancer but it is definitely something to keep in mind and is another reason why blockages must be treated quickly.
Scar tissue is another very common cause of blockages. These lumps of tissue, which are basically adhesions, are more common than you might think. When allowed to grow out of control, a blockage occurs.
Colon obstruction can also be trigged by non-mechanical causes, such as the swelling and inflammation caused by an infection. The tissue can swell to the point of literally choking itself to death.
It is important to recognize the signs of a colon obstruction. If you feel that you may be experiencing such a blockage, you need to pay close attention to how you feel and if needed, visit a hospital or medical clinic.
In the case of a large intestinal blockage you will probably experience extreme pain in the abdominal region. If the blood hasn't been cut off, it may be a dull pain but it will be terrible if you are experiencing strangulation, which is the number one indicator of a severe problem that requires immediate treatment. Remember, your pain response is the only true indicator to what's going on inside. Expensive scans still don't reveal as much as simply going by what hurts does.
A blockage of the small intestine will probably cause the same sort of pain but it may feel like more of a severe cramp than anything else, due to its location. You may also experience mild to severe nausea, vomiting, and swelling of the general area.
When seeking treatment in the hospital, you will be given food and water in the form of an IV, to avoid taxing your digestive tract more than it already has been.
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