Your colon, otherwise known as the large intestine, is where waste from the food you eat ends up before it leaves your body via a bowel motion. This waste sits in your colon while water is absorbed. Bacteria that live in your intestines break down what is left.
You probably experience bowel movement problems and other stomach upsets now and then. You might also feel yourself too familiar with the feelings of discomfort, sluggishness, and poor appetite that often happen when your regular bowel movements become disrupted.