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Colon Conditions Endemic in Older Adults

Jul 30th, 2010 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Another of those wicked conditions has reared its ugly head and created discomfort and challenges for managing. It is called lymphocytic colitis. This and collagenous colitis are “inflammatory conditions of the colon that cause chronic, non-bloody, watery diarrhea.” Incidentally, it is likely to come with a very urgent need to find a toilet very quickly and to be ready for explosive attacks which leave you and the toilet in a mess. Not pretty. Not always conveniently predictable. And certainly difficult to deal with if/when there is no way to clean yourself or surroundings.

This condition is therefore one that requires remaining in circumstances where you have ready access to a toilet and being able to control your situation accordingly. It is a condition more prevalent in older adults, and collagenous colitis is more common in women than in men.