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What are the recommended amounts of daily intake of both soluble and insoluble fiber for patients with tortuous colon? I realize this has to be somewhat individual, but wonder what a good starting point would be for both types.
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Yes, I will do that. They recently started me on a low dose of the anti-anxiety medication amitriptyline to try to calm down the enteric nervous system. It has been helpful, although not the complete solution. I will see how well it works in combination with dietary restrictions. But I will also be investigating the surgical options. I want to get back to living my life and being able to travel and participate,
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As @hopeful33250 said, there is nothing on the Mayo site about this but there is on the NCBI site — https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22469806. It's pretty complex sounding for a layperson though.
NCBI is National Center for Biotechnology Information, and part of the National Institue of Health.
@thull Is tortuous colon related to IBS? I ask because I am trying to figure out now if I have IBS or a simple lactose intolerance. I seem to have days when I have scrupulously avoided dairy and still have a problem. It's not every day, but this sure is a nuisance.
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I don't think it is related, as I have had IBS for years, but no tortuous colon,just the diverticulitis.
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