Mathews Journal of Nutrition & Dietetics


Previous Issues Volume 6, Issue 3 - 2023

Soluble Fiber Supplementation as Treatment of Chronic Constipation in a Patient with Dolichomegacolon

Echevarría Constanza*

NP-Nutrición Personalizada, Buenos Aires, Argentina

*Corresponding author: Echevarría Constanza, NP-Nutrición Personalizada, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Email: [email protected]

Received Date: June 15, 2023

Publication Date: August 28, 2023

Citation: Constanza E. (2023). Soluble Fiber Supplementation as Treatment of Chronic Constipation in a Patient with Dolichomegacolon. Mathews J Nutr Diet. 6(3):26.

Copyright: Constanza E. © (2023)


Constipation or chronic constipation (CC) should be considered as a complex and multifactorial disease. It is one of the most frequent gastrointestinal pathologies worldwide, and has a negative impact on patients' quality of life. Dolichomegacolon is a rare pathology characterized by a colon twice, or even three times, the normal size, both in diameter and length. It causes pain and chronic constipation in patients with this disease. Symptomatology that worsens over the years. We present the case of a 42-year-old woman diagnosed with dolichomegacolon and recurrence of her constipation after left hemicolectomy. The implementation of hygienic-dietary measures with the addition of soluble fiber supplementation resulted in favorable evolution.

Keywords: Constipation, Dolichocolon, Megacolon, Soluble Fiber

Abbreviations: CC: chronic constipation; NSAIDs: non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; BSS: Bristol Stool Scale; Rx: x-ray; VCC: Video colonoscopy; BMI: Body Mass Index; RR: relative risk

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