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My doctor gave me instructions on a colon cleanse, as i was directed to do so. I was wondering how i can stay motivated?
How about...: ...Not having to do it again because was incomplete prep? It is hard to tolerate, but if you pace yourself, you can get through it. ...Read more
I want to do a colon cleanse. My father had a colonoscopy, is it safe to follow his doctor's advice: 10mg of ducolax and 238g of Miralax w/ 64 oz. ?
While: It could be safe, only a doctor can prescribe such treatment with knowledge of your medical history ...Read more
No BM for a week then severe gas pains in my lower abdomen every evening for following week. Loss of appetite. Now BM only with colon cleanse.
Constipation: If you have seen your doctor and he has determined that your constipation is not due to a process of concern, than the most common cause, seen more in young women, is a sluggish colon. Recommendations to treat this are : increase fiber, hydrate well. If this does not work, or if you feel worse than stop fiber and replace with Miralax. Make sure your MD is following you ...Read more
Yes and No: It can help release toxins, but please realize that your body naturally wants to get toxins out. When you have enough fiber in your diet, the toxins will bind and be eliminated. Make sure your liver has what it needs to detox appropriately. I do not believe colon cleanses are necessary. You can get bloating, cramping.. Don't force a detox. Support the body and it will detox on its own! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Depends on what you mean by "natural colon cleanse." technically, the colon is cleansing itself all the time, as long as we eat enough fiber to give our stool bulk and insure that toxins are bound and carried out. Some people take various products for colon cleanses. Many of these contain senna or other laxative. I discourage these products unless you are constipated. ...Read more
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