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Parasympathetic Defecation Reflex...
is there anything i can do to ease the symptoms of Parasympathetic Defecation Reflex
Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 10 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 10 months ago

What situations and episodes set it off the most?

Is it severe with explosive diarrhea or is it just the urge to defecate normally?

Is it only one episode or does it last for several hours after the onset?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
It is severe and can be explosive. It is usually 1 episode but can be 2 to 4 times over several hours.
It happens most often after eating lunch and it can be anywhere from while still eating to 1 hour after eating.
Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 10 months ago

There are several things you can do to decrease this reflex response.

The number one thing is what you eat. Anytime you eat foods that bind you, they will sit in the rectum and not move. Then when you eat and your stomach expands you will send CCK and other hormones down to the rest of the intestines which will make your intestines start moving a lot and push everything out of the stagnated rectum (the last part of the colon).

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Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 10 months ago

Food that bind you would be breads/rice/pasta and meats.

If you decrease these, add more fiber to your diet, and increase your water consumption then these events will be much less frequent.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I have tried to change my diet with no success to this point. if anything it seems like fiber makes things worse.
Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 10 months ago

Fiber might make it worse at first but it will improve over the long run.

If you prefer medications then the 2 commonly prescribed medications for this are either reglan or over the counter imodium.

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Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 10 months ago

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