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A 45-year-old female asked:

What is the best colon cleanser on the market? i have a severe bloating, & constipation. i need something targeting a total cleanse. thank you!

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Dr. Daniel Motola
Gastroenterology 15 years experience
Be careful: as products marketed as colon clenses have no proven benefit and are nothing other than laxatives. I don't know what products you are looking at but there is no way to "cleanse " the colon to rid you of your issues. If anything you will have only temporary relief. Consider discussion with your doctor or referral to a GI doctor
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Colon cleanses are another health care hoax promoted by the naturopathic zealots. No scientific basis
Jun 26, 2015
Last updated Jun 26, 2015


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