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Are there any scientific studies evaluating the efficacy of colon hydrotherapy (colonics)?

Are there any scientific studies evaluating the efficacy of colon hydrotherapy (colonics)?

No: No scientific studies have ever shown a benefit to colonics. In fact, what many people do not realize is that the colon lining gets nourished from free fatty acids in the stool. Basically the poop in the colon nourishes the colon! any therapies geared towards removing waste are potentially damaging to the colon! ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


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Are colon cleanses and colonics safe?

Are colon cleanses and colonics safe?

Not necessary: The colon is a place where water and some nutrients are absorbed by one's body. Diarrhea occurs if one does not absorb the normal amount of water and nutrients from his poop (stool). If one has bowel problems, he can see his primary care doctor or a gastroenterologist. Colonic cleaning or irrigation is not natural, and can be dangerous if the person's chemical balance is distorted. ...Read more

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Are colonics of any benefit?

Are colonics of any benefit?

No to colonics: Colonics only benefit is to clear out a colon that is terribly constipated. As medical therapy, there is nothing beneficial. And depending on what is put in the fluid used, they can be dangerous. ...Read more

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Are there any good colon cleansers available?

Colon cleanse: The colon does not require "cleansing." The process of having a bowel movement takes care of that nicely. There is no buildup of toxins or other materials in the colon. Just eat a lot of fiber, drink plenty of liquids, and if constipated, consider an actual fiber supplement. See your gastroenterologist at age 50, or sooner if you're having problems. Those are the keys to good colon health. ...Read more

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Are there any stomach cancer and colon cancer molecular screening tests?

Yes : Colon cancer can be genetic and there a re criteria that can apply and genetic testing is available. There is also a blood level you can check called cea . For stomach cancer like adenocarcina there is no genetic testing. There are familial syndromes like men that can cause stomach tumors called gastronomas or ze syndrome. If concerned can talk to your doctor. But overall these things very rare. ...Read more

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Can colonic hydrotherapy cure your ibs?

Can colonic hydrotherapy cure your ibs?

No it can't: In fact is probably dangerous for subjects with ibs. Certainly dangerous for inflammatory bowel. Like mto furtherirritaqte irritable bowel syndrome. Single bowel cleanse is necessary before a colonoscopy, but can more easily be acheived by consuming GoLytely or %00 grams of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) the night before. There is no scientific evidence that colon hydrotherapy helps anyone other than $ 4 the therapist. ...Read more

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Is there any imaging test to detect colon cancer that doesn't require bowel prep? I'm symptomatic but can't do bowel prep due to heart & electrolytes

Is there any imaging test to detect colon cancer that doesn't require bowel prep? I'm symptomatic but can't do bowel prep due to heart & electrolytes

Colin ca test: You state that you are 20 years young! Whoever suggested to you that you get a colonoscopy at your age? Unless you have an inherited polyposis syndrome or some other rare disorder you would not have that done so early. If U have blood in stool it is most likely due to hemorrhoid, not to cancer. ...Read more

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How credible are the findings of a new published study linking omega 3 supplementation to prostate cancer risk?

How credible are the findings of a new published study linking omega 3 supplementation to prostate cancer risk?

Not at all: The study was an association between blood levels of omega 3's and prostate cancer. It was not a study showing that taking omega 3's causes or increases the risk of prostate cancer. There has been no study to show omega 3's cause prostate cancer. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Colon cancer any signs?

Colon cancer any signs?

Not always: Colon cancer tends to not have any signs or symptoms when it is early (when it is easiest to treat). That is why screening colonoscopies are so important, to remove any polyps that may become cancer, and to directly look for cancers. Colon cancer can cause bleeding from the rectum, tiredness from anemia, stool changes, or abdominal pain. Other things can cause this too. Best to be seen if ?S. ...Read more

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Are there any miracle meditations for irritable bowel syndrome?

Are there any miracle meditations for irritable bowel syndrome?

In the pipeline: It depends what variant of ibs you have. If due to sibo (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) then antibiotics like xifaxan (rifaximin) may help. If you're female with severe diarrhea-associated ibs, consider Lotronex under the prescriber's program. For constipation-variant disease, Amitiza is commercially available, and an investigational agent called linaclotide looks very promising (pending fda review). ...Read more

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Is there any evidence linking ovarian cancer to hrt?

Is there any evidence linking ovarian cancer to hrt?

Yes, ERT does: Unopposed estrogen therapy (ert) does increase the risk of ovarian cancer. The jury is still out on HRT although the women health institute study did find that continuous combined HRT may increase the risk of ovarian cancer slightly. Keep in mind that ovarian cancer is rare, much rarer than breast cancer. See your doc for a frank talk on this. ...Read more

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Is there any diet that can help prevent colon cancer?

Is there any diet that can help prevent colon cancer?

No: No diet can prevent it but a low meat and high fiber diet is believed to help reduce your risk of developing colon cancer. ...Read more

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Is there solid science behind low fat/high fiber diet to lower risk of colon cancer for ulcerative colitis patients? Anything else preventative?

Is there solid science behind low fat/high fiber diet to lower risk of colon cancer for ulcerative colitis patients? Anything else preventative?

I am not aware: of such data. It is generally accepted that risk of malignancy is proportional to duration of active colitis, so it follows that it is most important to keep the disease under control as much as possible. Confer with your gi specialist for specific advice in your case. ...Read more

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Has physical exercise ever been medically or scientifically proven in large studies to prevent any form of cancer?

Has physical exercise ever been medically or scientifically  proven in large studies to prevent any form of cancer?

Several studies: Have led to the observed link between physical activity and a reduced risk of cancers of the prostate, lung, and uterus. But realize this effect is difficult to study as so many factors contribute to the incidence of cancer in a person. If anything it's likely a small effect but any help is good and exercise benefits you in some many other ways. ...Read more

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Can there be any scientific proof fasting can reverse cancer tumours?

Can there be any scientific proof fasting can reverse cancer tumours?

There is some scienc: Nutrition, Weight and metabolism are interrelated in Causation of Cancer. There is sufficient scientific evidence that excessive body weight increase the risk of several different Cancers. Fasting is one way to reduce your body weight although it is the hardest way to achieve that goal. I would advise you to eat healthy(Low fat, Plant based foods) and maintain your weight in healthy normal range. ...Read more

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Are colon cleansers and laxatives effective?

Are colon cleansers and laxatives effective?

For what purpose?: If you're looking for powerful laxatives, i assume you feel very constipated or are looking to "cleanse." if the latter, please reconsider ; check out numerous healthtap answers that point to problems with colon cleansers--don't use them! if constipation however is new or has significantly worsened, or is accompanied by distension, vomiting, fever, pain then don't self-medicate but get checked. ...Read more

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Constipation. Laxatives, fiber, water, diet changes, even castor oil haven't worked. Colonoscopy 3 years ago showed no bowel obstruction. Help?

Constipation. Laxatives, fiber, water, diet changes, even castor oil haven't worked. Colonoscopy 3 years ago showed no bowel obstruction. Help?

Schedule changes: May try getting up 15 minutes earlier, exercising, and then having a warm breakfast and then time to go to the bathroom for bowel function. This is retraining your bowel and may help. This may take a few days to help, but please be patient. Cut back on dairy products, as this can cause constipation. Sorry you have had so much trouble, but this can be treated. ...Read more

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Has anyone used acai berry and cleansing colon diet and bled?

Please don't: Healthtap physicians have repeatedly addressed colon "cleansers" with a clear "no" answer. There is virtually no value to colon flushes, cleansers, enemas, irrigation machines when the technique is accomplished to "detox" or eliminate "accumulated waste." the "no" response also applies to liver detoxes! there are few real health benefits, but sigificant unjustified risk, as you've experienced. ...Read more

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Can a colon cleanse using super colon cleanse cause diverticulitis. Ive been doing a cleanse and dr confirmed diverticulitis

Can a colon cleanse using super colon cleanse cause diverticulitis.  Ive been doing a cleanse and dr confirmed diverticulitis

I am not aware: of any medical evidence that relates colon cleanse to acute diverticulitis. There is evidence that chronic laxative use can lead to colon motility problems, however. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more