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Wed, Jan 22 8:35am · I feel like I'm dying in Digestive Health

Did ER doctors tell you to get in with a gastroenterologist Doctor? My father had this problem and we got him in with a gastroenterologist the next day, scheduled him for an endoscopy procedure. He had another procedure done and has been fine now for 4 years. I forget the name but I think they strectched an area in his esophagus as some of his muscles weren't working well in his esophagus possibly due to some acid damage , started on a low dose of reflux medication also. At the time my father was 88 years old and is now heading to 92.

Tue, Jan 21 9:48am · Redundant / Tortuous Colon in Digestive Health

Yes I have tried both, thank you. I was surprised that the hulless popcorn I purchased was not really hulless, just smaller pieces…. Im much happier healthy and just take pretzels to the movie. It's worth it. If you try the 2 teaspoons of metamucil (I forgot to mention the product in previous post) give it a week of doing before your system gets accustomed to it. Constipation is not a good condition. It ruins your colon in my opinion. Hope this helps.

Tue, Jan 21 8:59am · Redundant / Tortuous Colon in Digestive Health

I have diverticulosis and redunant toruous colon. I take 2 heaping teaspoons in 2 glasses of water before going to bed at night, have small bowl of raisin bran with skim milk in the morning and it keeps my digestive track good. I have not been back to the hospital in over 2 years now. I never eat popcorn. sob,sob. Ive learned 3 times it caused diverticulitis infection and sent me to hospital.

Thu, Jan 9 2:22pm · Redundant / Tortuous Colon in Digestive Health

Hope this works for you but you should see a gastro to keep on top of your condition.

Thu, Jan 9 2:21pm · Redundant / Tortuous Colon in Digestive Health

Drink lots of water daily and keep hydrated with fiber on normal diet and I stay quite well. I have a glass of wine or beer often with no problems. If symptoms start I am strict on cutting out foods and going to diet as mentioned and no alcohol.

Thu, Jan 9 2:19pm · Redundant / Tortuous Colon in Digestive Health

Pain usually starts in lower left abdomen. Now that I know the feeling, as soon as it begins discomfort in that area I start all liquid diet and water to the extreme. Sometimes I will eat soft foods and creamed type soups and if there is no pain I keep it up until the discomfort ends. They say not to eat fiber during an attack but I do take metamucil as I feel it gels with water softly and travels through my colon "picking" up problem seeds or kernels left in my pockets and pulls them through. I usually can get through without lots of pain and keep my diet clean for a day and then go back to normal as long as I am not constipated. If I do not heed the warning the pain gets worse and a temperature starts. Then I usually know it will get bad fast.

Thu, Jan 9 11:26am · Redundant / Tortuous Colon in Digestive Health

My pain usually starts in lower left abdomen. I have been told by many this is a common area for diverticulosis pockets to form.

Thu, Jan 9 11:24am · Redundant / Tortuous Colon in Digestive Health

Constipation for me often develops into a diverticulitis attack and sometimes hospital visit to get appropriate antibiotic meds to treat the infection. It comes on fast and strong so do not fool around with constipation. I was first diagnosed with diverticulosis (a condition that can turn into an infection diverticulitis), followed with tortuous/ redundant colon through a routine colonoscopy. Constipation is usually always the onset for me. After 3 hospital visits I now know that popcorn and constipation are the enemy for me. I take metamucil fiber before going to bed. If for some reason I start to get constipated I take an extra dose during the day. It keeps me perfect and have gone hospital free for almost 2 years now….