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What is the best colon cleanser that i can use that is safe for me to use?

What is the best colon cleanser that i can use that is safe for me to use?

Best to get checked: 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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Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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Is it safe to take acai berry capsules or total cleanse colon cleanser while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take acai berry capsules or total cleanse colon cleanser while breastfeeding?

Avoid to be safe: There is no evidence as to safety here, so i would avoi it/both, until more inforamtion is available. ...Read more

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Are there any good colon cleansers available?

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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Please point me to where i can solve my colon cleansers problem?

Please point me to where i can solve my colon cleansers problem?

Colin cleansing : Colin cleansing in general is an unnecessary procedure and is occasionally harmful. The body rids itself of stool and toxins, with no need to intervene. The best thing to do is to increase fiber in the diet. Even taking a fiber supplement, such as Metamucil, can be helpful to have regular bowel movements. If you do, increase your fluid intake also. Good luck. ...Read more

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Any insights for why i colon cleansers don't work for me?

Any insights for why i colon cleansers don't work for me?

It depends.: In reality, colon cleansers do not work for anyone, since they are unnecessary. The colon does a fine job of cleaning itself out, just in the process of having bowel movements. There is not an accumulation of toxins in the colon, so colon cleansers or unnecessary. If you are actually referring to the need for laxatives, send us another note or use HealthTap Prime. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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How long do I use sanar colon cleanser?

How long do I use sanar colon cleanser?

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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How do you know if you need a colon cleanser?

You don't: You don't need a colon cleanser! if your colon is damaged or sick, this needs to be treated. Otherwise, there is nothing to cleanse your colon from. I've been present at colonoscopies and believe me there are no deposits in the colon that colon cleanse sales people claim to remove with their products! ...Read more

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Can a colon cleanser detoxify my body naturally?

Be careful: There is no evidence that a 'colon cleanse' improves digestive health. In fact, some colon cleanse techniques can cause dehydration and other problems requiring hospitalization. Companies that sell these products may use misleading advertising to suggest that the colon collects toxic residue or build-up. A balanced diet, fiber, and keeping hydrated are better ways to maintain digestive health. ...Read more

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Can you die from overdosing on colon cleanser pills?

Can you die from overdosing on colon cleanser pills?

Yes, 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 questioned. ...Read more

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Does garcina Cambodia work and I need a brand name for a good colon cleanser?

Does garcina Cambodia work and I need a brand name for a good colon cleanser?

Don't do it!: Healthtap physicians have repeatedly addressed this subject with a clear "no" to your question. There is virtually no value to colon flushes, cleansers, enemas, irrigation machines when the technique is accomplished to "detox" or eliminate "accumulated waste" or for weight loss. There are few real health benefits, but significant unjustified risk. Don't use cleansers please unless prescribed. ...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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What is the best over-the-counter colon cleanser?

What is the best over-the-counter colon cleanser?

Need poop clean out?: Each person with constipation needs to be sure there is no other disease causing it. If constipation is just due to slow movement of the food and poop through the gut, then the things to try are vegetables, water, prune juice, prunes, fiber+water, miralax, (polyethylene glycol) senokot or other senna, milk of magnesia, other laxatives... A doctor can evaluate and prescribe helpful meds too. Exercise also helps. ...Read more

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Colon cleansers and laxatives, do these work, what do they do?

Colon cleansers and laxatives, do these work, what do they do?

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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Can you tell me how I could do lose weight naturally with colon cleanser?

Can you tell me how I could do lose weight naturally with colon cleanser?

Stop! Don't cleanse: Healthtap physicians have repeatedly addressed this subject with a clear "no" answer to your question.There is virtually no value to colon flushes, cleansers, enemas, irrigation machines when the technique is accomplished to "detox" or eliminate "accumulated waste" or for weight loss. There are few real health benefits, but sigificant unjustified risk. Don't use cleansers please unless prescribed. ...Read more

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Why does colon cleanser work for constipation and then its comes back???

Why does colon cleanser work for constipation and then its comes back???

Underlying cause: This is because your are not treating the underlying cause of your constipation. Try increasing your fiber and water intake, you can try adding Miralax (polyethylene glycol) every morning as an alternative if you can't increase your fiber intake enough. If you are using any opiate medications this can contribute ro recurrent constipation. See your doc if fiber and trying over the counter stool softeners isn't working. ...Read more

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What happens physiologically when you take acai berry and colon cleanser pills?

Nothing significant: According to scientifically conducted trials, nothing significant. ...Read more

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I took a colon cleanser for 21 days not realizing the label said "do not take for more than seven consecutive days" what should I do?

I took a colon cleanser for 21 days not realizing the label said "do not take for more than seven consecutive days" what should I do?

Don't continue: Talk to your doctor about the pros and cons of colon cleansing. The literature debates both its usefulness and safety. You probably should work on recolonizing your colon with good bacteria found in yogurts and probiotics. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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