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spastic colon

[′spas·tik ′kō·lən]
(medicine)
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It has been called by many names--colitis, mucous colitis, spastic colon, spastic bowel and functional bowel disease.
Irritable bowel syndrome is also known as irritable colon and spastic colon. Irritable bowel syndrome causes lower abdominal pain and discomfort, urgency and irregular bowel habits, such as diarrhea or constipation.
Yoga helps loosen the intestinal muscles which become tight and sore with so-called 'spastic colon' or constipation.
Through the years, IBS has been called by many names-colitis, mucous colitis, spastic colon, spastic bowel, and functional bowel disease.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), also known as spastic colon, affects 35 million Americans.
Some people with IBS, also known as spastic colon, have spasms in the colon that affect bowel movements.