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Pathophysiology of Greedy Colon and Diabetes: Role of Atropine in worsening of Diabetes

Rohit Gundamaraju, Ravichandra Vemuri

Citation Information : Gundamaraju R, Vemuri R. Pathophysiology of Greedy Colon and Diabetes: Role of Atropine in worsening of Diabetes. Euroasian J Hepatogastroenterol 2014; 4 (1):51-54.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10018-1096

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-01-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).


Greedy colon which is a synonym of constipation is a serious condition in the human body which may lead to complications, like damage of the rectal tissue, cellular dehydration and colorectal cancer. Diabetes mellitus, although a systemic disease with diverse clinical symptoms, is also related with cellular dehydration. Understanding the pathophysiological aspects of diabetes mellitus and greedy colon may shed light in the management of either of these conditions. The main purpose of this article is to demonstrate an association of tissue dehydration during diabetes mellitus and constipation. The adverse side effects of atropine will be discussed due to its M3 blockage effect and reduction in peristalsis keeping in mind the importance of these facts in the context of public health importance, especially in geriatric health.

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