Colon & Colon Diseases

Submitted by Thiruvelan on Sat, 11/26/2011

Large intestine is not performing any digestion, but it absorbs water and few nutrients from the digested food.

Colon (Large intestine)

Large intestine is the last part of the digestive tract, located immediately after small intestine and before the rectum. Large intestine also called as large bowel or colon. The colon is about 4.9 feet (1.5 meters) length.

The main function of the colon is to transport waste out of the body, absorb water from the waste and some vitamins (such as vitamin k, vitamin B12, thiamin, and riboflavin). It also compresses feces, makes it compact, and stores it in the rectum still discharged by the anus.

Colon Diseases

  • Ulcerative colitis (Colitis ulcerosa, UC)
  • Angiodysplasia
  • Appendicitis
  • Chronic functional abdominal pain
  • Colitis (inflammation of the colon)
  • Constipation (also known as costiveness, dyschezia, and dyssynergic defecation)
  • Crohn's disease (an inflammatory disease of the intestines that may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract from mouth to anus)
  • Diarrhea (also spelled diarrhoea)
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Hirschsprung's disease (congenital aganglionic megacolon)
  • Ileus (bowel obstruction)
  • Intussusception
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Colon bleeding (hemorrhage)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS or spastic colon)
  • Colon polyps
  • Pseudomembranous colitis
  • Colon cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Rectal prolapse

Please visit back after some day is for detail information and treatments (by both modern and alternative medicines) for the above-said colon diseases.

Colon & Colon Diseases