Gastrocolic Reflux

Gastrocolic Reflux

I’m waiting out a F1 rain delay so I decided to write. Rain always makes a race so much more interesting. My favorite driver, Fernando Alonso, a veteran and oldest F1 racer loves the rain. He knows how to drive a F1 car in those weather conditions. He isn’t scared taking the corners at a high speed as some of the newer drivers still are tentative. Plus this is a night race in a street circuit. That means close walls. Very easy to hit if you don’t control the car. Exciting stuff!!! This is definitely the highlight of my weekend.

My gastric issues have not disappeared. Last week was a shitty week, pun intended. I have a million blogs discussing my issues with constipation. I have too many discussing my accidents based on trying different remedies to alleviate that problem. Now I’m the complete opposite. I wouldn’t complain but it is excessive. It has been difficult dealing with the situation. Difficult and exhausting. I have an in person visit coming up in three weeks. Still a long way off but I’ve been dealing with this for months.

I’ve done my own research on things. You know I’ve become google doctor Jamie MD. I did find some interesting information.

Pooping after every meal

The gastrocolic reflex is a normal reaction the body has to eating food in varying intensities.

When food hits your stomach, your body releases certain hormones. These hormones tell your colon to contract to move food through your colon and out of your body. This makes room for more food.

The effects of this reflex can be mild, moderate, or severe. They can also vary from person to person.

I took my search further. I was wondering if multiple sclerosis could have any effect on this. This paragraph was the simplest explanation I found to post. Otherwise it was a lot of medical/biology terminology.

The spinal cord conducts signals from gut to brain and vice versa within the dorsal column and spinothalamic tracts. The act of defecation is the result of a coordinated reflex activity at spinal cord level, which is modulated and influenced by the cortex.

Even though when I did a search of gastrocolic reflux and multiple sclerosis the two words didn’t come up directly together, they are neurologically linked. Considering my gastric issues came about soon after my hospital visit, my MS could have certainly played a big part. I was bed bound, a neurological mess. It is possible that there was more damage through my spinal cord disrupting my digestive tract. My gastrocolic reflex might not be reacting as it was prior to my hospital. The rest of me certainly wasn’t. However, I’ve been told by more than one doctor to stay off google.

Basically, I have no clue what is wrong but it sounds like a really good explanation I finally had a few days that I felt better. I relish those until the cycle repeats again. It has been a tough year. I’m just so tired.

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