the colon express

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damo123
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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 1/19/2008 1:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a question and have been unable to find an answer after rummaging around the internet. I was wondering whether the esteemed members of this forum could shed some light on this:
 
Food passes throught the intestine due to contractions of the wall of the intestine
 
1) Are these spasms / contractions continuous. That is does the food move through by a gradual amount say ever 2 minutes or rather are these spasms separated out e.g. do you get about a few of them each day in which case the food would move in big "jumps"
 
2) Do the contractions take place when you are in deep sleep or does the colon also then take a few hours off and get some shut - eye.
 
Much obligied
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quincy
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   Posted 1/19/2008 1:59 PM (GMT -7)   
 
 
http://www.lionden.com/peristalsis.htm
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~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
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~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
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