A prolapse is when an organ falls downward instead of remaining in place where it was meant to be. The common organs that prolapse are the uterus and bladder and in both cases incontinence in the common symptom. The main reasons this occurs is because part of the large intestine sags down onto the other organs. The transverse colon which reaches from the right side of the body to the left, is suspended just under the ribs. Due to poor elimination of the colon, it remains full all of the time. Between gravity and pressure from “bearing down” during bowel movements and child delivery, the tissue that should hold the intestine in place gets stretched. Here are a few things you can do to prevent this from happening or reverse the problem.
Keep your intestines moving; fiber is the key. Eating a salad at least once a day and eating fruits and/or vegetables at each meal are the best forms of consuming insoluble fiber. Whole grains can be helpful, but may also cause irritation and inflammation. Processed foods and refined products such as breads, cereals, pastas and desserts often contain no fiber and are what cause the problem in the first place. If you don’t eliminate 2-3 times a day, you need more fiber and are on the road to developing a prolapse. Psyllium seed husk is an excellent supplement to increase bulk, also aloe vera powder and probiotics will help keep food moving.
There are several practices you can implement to prevent or take pressure away from an already sagging intestine. A series of colonics or colon cleansing, dislodges and removes built-up debris that has resided in the colon for years. Coffee enemas can be done regularly at home, which also remove old garbage and increase normal intestinal movement called peristalsis. Laying on an incline board with your head down or using equipment that lets you hang upside down reverses the gravitational pull against the intestine. Lastly, raise your arms during elimination. While your arms are raised, the tissue holding the intestine is pulled up instead of pushed down while “bearing down”. This is a little longer tip than usual, but but I thought sharing the information was worth it.