The enema is a liquid suspension that delivers anti-inflammatory mesalamine from the rectum to the sigmoid colon and beyond. Ideally, the mesalamine is evenly distributed throughout those regions. Depending on how we lay, a combination of gravity and our large intestine's anatomy affects the distribution of that mesalamine. If we lay on our stomach the mesalamine tends to pool in the sigmoid colon which is the forwardard-most point. If we lay on our back, mesalamine tends to pool in the rectum which isn't good for absorbing liquid. If we lay on our left side, a bit of the mesalamine stays in the rectum, more covers the sigmoid, and it gets the best access to our descending colon which is along our left side. It's a lumpy, bumpy, and twisty path up the large intestine but I believe we all move some in our sleep which helps advance the liquid some more. If you're like me, and toss and turn, and flop around like a fish within your sleep then who knows whatcha get haha.
Moderator Ulcerative Colitis
John, 38, UC in histological remission
Rx: Remicade @5mgs/kg/8wksInvisible illness: Wow you look great, did you loose weight? Me: I lost 20 pounds in a month through this great new program called IBD and I wasn't even hungry! All I had to do was be doubled-over in pain on my bathroom floor and have frequent diarrhea.
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