Prolapsed Colon or Belly Bulge
Our colons have three sections called the ascending, transverse, and descending colon. The ascending and descending sections of the colon are attached to the body while the transverse section that runs across the top is not. It is held up by its tone and muscularity. As food enters our colon from the small intestine it is in a liquid form that is called chyme. It enters the ascending colon and from there travels across the transverse section eventually ending up in the descending section waiting to be eliminated. As the food enters the transverse section it begins to dry out as the colon draws the water out of the now digested food and then begins to mix the remaining waste with mucus giving it form and solidity. THis now solid waste is stored in the descending section until it is eliminated. Normally this all takes 12 to 18 hours if everything is working properly. In most people this is not the way it works at all. Ultimately what happens, due to poor dietary choices, stress, lack of exercise, and nutrient deficiencies we find that food stays in the colon much longer than it was intended. Foods that are low in fiber, like meats, starches, and processed foods actually take up to 3 times as long to pass through the colon and becomes much more toxic as it putrefies. This causes the colon to secrete extra mucus in order to protect itself from the acidic nature of these slow moving foods. This extra food and mucus is just more weight in the colon helping the prolapsed condition to become even worse as it continues to loose its tone.
The colon's tone is dependant upon the calcium and L-Glutamine as well as other nutrients. When we are deficient in these nutrients one of the things that happens is our colon gets weaker. As it loses its tone it begins to droop. This drooping is referred to as a prolapsed colon. Another problem with the lack of tone is the peristaltic action is decreased which means waste moves more slowly and we have fewer and smaller bowel movements as well. This added weight increases the drooping of the colon and before you know it your transverse colon is completely in your pelvic bowl sitting on top of the bladder, the uterus or prostate, as well as the veins bringing blood back from our lower extremities. The pressure of the prolapsed colon on these veins keep the blood from flowing as it should and instead it begins to pool up in the veins causing what is known as varicose veins. Not only does the blood not flow out of the legs as it should, neither does the lymphatic fluid or other waste from the lower body. To make matters even worse, when the colon is prolapsed we end up with a protruding lower abdomen, or gut, that gives us an unhealthy appearance. If you work out and still have a protruding lower abdomen, it is very possible that you have a prolapsed colon.
Most, if not all, of the things mentioned so far can be prevented by a simple colon cleansing program administered by a knowledgeable therapist. For the most part, any colon therapist can clean your colon, but only a few know the techniques needed to repair a prolapsed colon and the disorder associated with it. Colon hydrotherapy by itself is not enough to lift the colon back into place nor will it just go there by itself. So when choosing a therapist, make sure they are aware of the dangers of a prolapsed colon, how to identify it, and how to repair it if it is prolapsed.
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