Decreased thyroid system function and resulting low body temperature patterns can cause decreased bowel motility which can manifest itself in several ways. It can lead to constipation, which constipation is frequently treated with various types of laxatives, including bulk-forming laxatives and suppositories. Patients can frequently go three to five days without a bowel movement and sometimes as long as three weeks. This constipation is often treated with high fiber diets, bulk-forming laxatives, and stool softeners. The constipation can also lead to straining-at-the-stool and consequent hemorrhoid formation which is often treated with creams and other preparations. The abnormal bowel motility and constipation sometimes leads to reflexive spasms, abdominal pain, cramping, gas, and even diarrhea. This situation is commonly referred to as Irritable Bowel Syndrome or Spastic Colon. Patients with Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome often have constipation and/or diarrhea with gas, bloating, and cramping. I remember one patient who was suffering from acid indigestion, constipation, and hemorrhoids because of his decreased bowel motility. He was taking histamine blockers (ulcer medicine) for his acid indigestion. He was on a bulk-forming laxative to prevent constipation, and he was requiring a steroid hemorrhoid cream for his hemorrhoids. With proper thyroid hormone treatment, his bowel motility returned to normal. His tendencies for constipation and acid indigestion also resolved. And he was no longer bothered with hemorrhoids. He was able to wean off his ulcer medicine, laxative, and hemorrhoid medicine as well as the thyroid hormone treatment.
Antispasmodic medicines are frequently given for the spastic colon symptoms to help patients with gas, bloating, and sudden episodes of diarrhea. One such unfortunate patient can remember, to the day, when his case of severe spastic colon began (a day of severe job stress). From that day, he had symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome so severe that he had been unable to enjoy some of his favorite pursuits (piloting an airplane and scuba diving). Doctors were unable to find the cause of his Irritable Bowel Syndrome and were treating him with antispasmodic/anti anxiety medications, which improved his situation but did not correct it. With the WT3 protocol, the patient’s symptoms of spastic colon resolved quickly (several weeks), and dramatically, with normalization of his bowl motility. His situation was far better treated with proper thyroid therapy than with the less successful antispasmodic therapy.