Examples of high-fiber foods include:
The more processed a food is, the less fiber it likely has. The recommended daily amount of fiber is roughly 20 to 25 grams per day if you eat a 2,500-calorie diet. If you eat much less, slowly increase your intake.
Drinking plenty of water also helps to soften stools, making them easier to pass. If you continue having difficulty with constipation, talk to your doctor. He or she can recommend an additional fiber-containing supplement or determine the need for a laxative.
If these methods don’t work, I recommend seeing a colorectal surgeon. Maybe there is a way to reduce the size of the colon.
Per medical standards, most of the females move their bowels every other day and that is normal.
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A floppy colon is just another term for a redundant colon, which is common in many people. It appears that you may have slow colonic peristalsis, which can sometimes be a part of aging, or it may indicate other medical problems. You have not included your age or other medical issues in your question.
Usually a "floppy colon" means one that on colonoscopy appears long and capacious. It's usually a sign of a chronically slow bowel. There are a number of things that can be done. Initially I usually do a colonic transit study to quantify exactly how slow your bowels are. It sounds like you have tried all the dietary options to help your bowels. I would probably also try regular laxatives that promote gut motility. Next I would consider medications that speed up your bowels like Prucalopride. Surgery is usually a last resort. I hope this gives you some options.
Floppy Colon is also called "Redundant Colon."
The average colon is roughly 45 to 60 inches in length.
A Floppy Colon or a Redundant Colon (same) refers to an abnormally long colon. When this condition exists, the extra length is usually in the final section of the colon - referred to as our descending colon. The descending colon is typically less than 24 inches in length, but it can develop additional loops and even twists.The descending colon is where stool is "stored" awaiting final evacuation.
The descending colon is the section of our colon that is most prone to develop diverticulosis - which refers to small pouches in the wall of this part of the colon - and these small pouches can be a place where stool sits for a long time and hardens. The descending colon has the purpose and function to absorb water from our "stool" so that evacuation is a "formed"
stool. Stool moves through the colon as a gravy form in the beginning of the colon and then water is absorbed out of the stool slowly as the stool moves along. The stool stays gravy form until it enters the descending colon - normally - and then firms as it passes through and enters the sigmoid, just prior to evacuation.
Some persons never experience symptoms from a longer floppy descending colon - others do experience constipation, bloating, even crampy discomforts if the stool sits in this colon portion for too long - and then the stool becomes larger, bigger, longer, hard, and dry - and may not pass. Then the colon enlarges even further - and this is when diverticula form - as the colon squeezes to pass - the stool does not move much.
Actual cause of this condition includes poor diet habits, inactivity, low fiber in one's diet, low liquid intake, and the social habit of "holding".