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Dr. Donald Alves Dr. Alves
Emergency Medicine
20 years in practice
Eastern Virginia Medical School
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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?

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

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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


Dr. Jovita Anyanwu Dr. Anyanwu
Internal Medicine
26 years in practice
Lyceum Northwestern, Dr. Francisco Q. Duque Medical Foundation
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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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What is a colon cleanse?

What is a colon cleanse?

You don't need it: Your colon keeps itself clean naturally. If someone tells you that you may feel sick because of "toxic bowel settlement" or something similar and that you need a fancy laxative or bizarre enema, ignore that person. Please be careful. If you buy into the idea of needing to do weird things to "cleanse" yourself, you'll never feel well again. Find an evidence-based holist instead. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan Dr. Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
38 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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What are the best colon cleanse products?

What are the best colon cleanse products?

Good hi fiber: diet, 80-100 oz caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily; more if you do strenuous activity. Do NOT waste your money on colon cleansers as they are not needed and potentially harmful in the short and long term. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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Drink while I am on colon cleanse?

Drink while I am on colon cleanse?

Bad Medicine: Amazing. Here is your question as a physician see's it. I want to live healthy and I am undergoing a colon cleanse to get rid of toxins and such. But, I have to drink. I think that drinking alcohol is going to counter balance any thing you are attempting to do with a cleanse. If you cannot go for even one day without drinking perhaps we should start there and not with a colon cleanse. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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Orginal colon cleanse works for to lose weight..

Orginal colon cleanse works for to lose weight..

Not recommended, but: I'M ALL FOR IT IF by "cleanse" you mean adopting a healthy lifestyle with routine exercise, cutting out tobacco, reducing alcohol & sugary drinks, minimizing highly processed foods & fats, & adding in lean proteins, whole fruits, vegetables, & nuts. DON'T DO IT IF instead you mean taking some fad diet, enema, colonic, or purgative to lose weight or supposedly rid your body of unspecified "toxins." ...Read more

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Dr. Jason Hemming Dr. Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
13 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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Colon cleanse as a good as a colon hydrotherapy?

Colon cleanse  as a good as a colon hydrotherapy?

Neither: There is no need for either. If constipated buy some MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) or mag citrate. ...Read more

Dr. Neel Karne Dr. Karne
Surgery
14 years in practice
West Virginia University School of Medicine
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Can any doc tell me what's the best colon cleanse?

Can any doc tell me what's the best colon cleanse?

Depends: if you were looking just to clean out your colon a cheap treatment would be magnesium citrate which is available over-the-counter at any Wal-Mart or drug store. Usually 2 bottles of magnesium citrate will clean you out. If you were looking for a complete cleanse you can try GoLYTELY (polyethylene glycol) which is a prescription. The better question is why are you doing the colon cleanse? ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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What works better a colon cleanse or colon hydrotherapy?

What works better a colon cleanse or colon hydrotherapy?

Don't waste your $: Healthtap physicians have repeatedly addressed this subject with a clear "no" answer to colonics. 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. Don't "cleanse". ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan Dr. Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
38 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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Can you please tell me, should a colon cleanse cure constipation?

Can you please tell me, should a colon cleanse cure constipation?

It may clear : The current episode but if you don't diagnose or treat the reason for the constipation, you may be missing the diagnosis of a potentially serious problem. See a GI doctor or a colon and rectal surgeon for proper management and eat healthy and drink plenty of fluids without caffeine or alcohol. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Uyeda Dr. Uyeda
Surgery
41 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Is it safe to take a colon cleanse (via oral route) if I have Crohn's?

Is it safe to take a colon cleanse (via oral route) if I have Crohn's?

It is not safe: to do anything to your gi tract without your gi specialist's approval, if you have significant Crohn's disease. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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Could you need to use a colon cleanse for the green coffee bean to work?

Could you need to use a colon cleanse for the green coffee bean to work?

What? 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 colonics please unless prescribed. ...Read more

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Dr. Ajay Acharya Dr. Acharya
Internal Medicine
33 years in practice
A P Singh University, S. S. Medical College
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Is it safe to do a colon cleanse even though I'm not having a colonoscopy?

Is it safe to do a colon cleanse even though I'm not having a colonoscopy?

If free, enjoy it..: If it is free and you enjoy it.........go ahead. It has no medical benefit. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr Dr. Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
37 years in practice
The Dental School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
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Is a product call purer Colon cleanse is it safe to us if you want to diet?

Is a product call purer Colon cleanse is it safe to us if you want to diet?

Probably & No Value: The vehicle we drive for a lifetime constantly performs very selective absorption & cleaning, body wide 24/7 via a huge number of mechanisms. Many laxative agents are on the market, some of which can be helpful for constipation or colon examinations, but colon cleanse products are zero value for dieting, just laxative concoctions sold to those looking for easy/magic. Rec: my answers for wt loss. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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What do you suggest if i would like to try the green coffee bean extract, but do I need a colon cleanse for it to work?

Myths and Fraud: First. Green Coffee Bean is not in any way a product that will lead you to real or lasting weight loss. In fact it may be proven to be a completely fraudulent product soon. Save your money. Second you do not need, ever, a colon cleanse. In fact I do not know of any physician that would recommend such. Your colon is already designed to be a waste eliminator or 'cleanser' for your body. ...Read more

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Dr. Orlando Puente Dr. Puente
Surgery - Vascular
37 years in practice
Bombay University, Dr D. Y. Patil Medical College
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How can I most effectively colon cleanse?

See below: Bottle of mag citrate one time followed by a fleets enema 4/5 hrs later. ...Read more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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When is it recommended to use a colon cleanse?

Colonoscopy: Only in preparation for colonoscopy or prior to surgery on colon. There is no health benefit from "colon cleanse" procedures. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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How do I stay motivated during a colon cleanse?

Not recommended: Why are you in need of colon cleansing at your age if you are constipated there are medications you can take or diet modification you can undergo. If its for weight loss a little hard work will help. ...Read more

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Dr. Pejman Katiraei Dr. Katiraei
Holistic Medicine
14 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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What can I expect starting a natural colon cleanse?

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

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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