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Colon Cleansers To Lose Weight
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more
Lose=yes healthy=no: Your colon may hold a few pounds of waste (stool) normally, although severely constipated people may hold more. Evacuating the colon will thus drop some pounds, but they come back as soon as you eat and make more waste, so very temporary. "colon cleansing" is frowned upon, unnecessary and likely often harmful to your body so don't do it! ...Read more
Not Really: No it will not make you loose real weight. ...Read more
Caveat emptor: There is no reason to take that stuff unless you want to pay a lot. No one knows the side effects of herbal therapy and repeated enemas by they can cause side effects. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you give me suggestions if i eat less yet i can't lose weight and i feel so heavy down in my colon?
Not Losing Weight: I understand your concern. Due to "feeling so heavy in Colon", let wise woman within you ask : Diet primarily meat? Constipation? Diet with enough vegetables and fruits with many servings? Exercising every day? Stresses affecting your functioning? Is it possible- “It is not what you eat; it is What is eating you" Discuss with your Physician about medical condition, Diet, Exercise and Stress. ...Read more
I have fatty liver, had 9 colon pulps removed .i need to loose weight. What is the healthiest way to lose weight with my health conditions ?
I had did a colon cleanser I bought from GNC store I been constipated I been losing weight yesterday I was 208 today I am 204 is that a good thing
Not recommended: We don't recommend quickly losing large amounts of weight as that's usually water weight that's lost, leading to dehydration. "Colon cleansers" are often unmonitored laxatives which we don't recommend using regularly, or even occasionally. Check w/your doc to make sure you're otherwise healthy, including no hypothyroidism. Then increase fiber, fluids & exercise to more naturally get bowel going. ...Read more
What is a Colonic? Would you recommend it for someone needing to lose weight, or just clean out toxins from body?
Not recommended: Colonics have become popular as a form of cleanse or detox. They are not a way to lose weight except in the very short term by losing water. Since they are not usually administered in a doctor's office, but rather at a spa, they can also be dangerous and invasive. Talk with your doctor about healthier ways to lose weight and clean your system out. Drinking more water is a start. ...Read more
Can i take a colon cleanser with CHF meds i know i would feel better and drop some stomach weight, if i could take colon cleaner, i'm on coreg, emdur, lisinipril, zocor, (simvastatin) warfarin, sotalol, and Lasix
Born with 1 kidney the size of 2. No health issues. I wanna loose weight, im wondering if ''pure coffee bean extract and colon cleanse'' is good for me?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer