What Causes a Swollen Colon?

The colon is an essential organ in the digestive tract. It takes water and nutrients from partly digestive food, leaving behind solid waste. That waste travels through the colon to the rectum, where it eventually leaves the body. 

Or does it?

In a perfect world, all of the waste produced from food would completely leave our bodies with each bowel movement. Unfortunately, for most of the adult population, this often isn’t the case. Some waste is left behind in the colon, where it hardens, accumulates, and causes swelling.

Read on to learn more about this common cause of a swollen colon – and what you can do to fix it naturally!

A Swollen Colon: More Common Than You Might Think

A study of autopsies revealed that 90% of cadavers’ colons carried 5 to 20 pounds (on average) of hardened, impacted feces. This accumulated waste can cause the colon to swell while exposing your body to harmful toxins.

Over time, fecal impaction can trigger inflammation, cause gastrointestinal discomfort, and diminish your overall health. Yet, most adults don’t realize that impacted waste could be the cause of their uncomfortable symptoms. 

Natural Solutions for a Swollen Colon

To get rid of impacted waste, you may be tempted to reach for a laxative. But, laxatives can have serious health ramifications (including dehydration, diarrhea, bloating, gas, and more) and aren’t a true, long-term solution for a swollen colon. 

Colon hydrotherapy is a natural, safe, and effective alternative. It uses a gentle flow of water to induce peristalsis, the process of compulsory, muscular constriction and release. This provides a complete evacuation of the colon within around 45 minutes, without the need for medications or invasive treatments. 

At Body Flow Wellness, we’re here to help you overcome a swollen colon with Angel of Water colon hydrotherapy. Contact us today to book your appointment!