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The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
Is colon cleanse necessary? I have good bowel function, i eliminate nearly once daily. Which colon cleanse regimen is suitable?
Colon ; health: Absolutely not. I know of no physician that would recommend such a process. I would advise to to not do this. ...Read more
Had a ctscan withcontrast showed nodiverticulis but showed colon collapse why did it not show bowel obstruction what else could cause colon collapse?
I need advice for colon cleansing. I don't have digestive issues, I have good bowel function (Ι Ηave 5-6 bm's weekly, very easily and effortlessly). I?
May not need: If you have regular of bm without constipaction. ...Read more
Long story short, i need a colonoscopy and i heard that colon cleanses can cause your bowel to perforate. Is that true?
Colon Cleanses: Can be dangerous but the preps used for colonoscopies are safe and very low risk when used as instructed by your endoscopist. Otc colon cleanses are a hype and taking advantage of gullible patients and pose potential of damage to the cells lining your colon. Best way to keep colon clear is to eat a healthy high fiber doet, drink 80-100 ounces of caffeine/alcohol free fluid daily and save your mone. ...Read more
Ever since supplementing extra glutamine in my diet my bowel problems have stopped. How does extra or optimal levels of glutamine benefit the colon?
Feed cells lining it: Glutamine is a crucial nutrient for the cells that line our GI tract. It is proven to be very beneficial for many GI problems. While safe & affordable, unfortunately most doctors know nothing at all about this wonderful treatment. This is because it is natural & affordable, rather than being a drug that can be patented. See http://www.naturalnews.com/033532_l-glutamine_gut_health.html ...Read more
I read on internet ads about colon cleansing products which I am scared to try. Does our body really needs colon cleanse? I have good bowel function.
Probably not: I personally believe it is not woth the money and doubt it's long-term usefulness. ...Read more
Pillcam found 2 AVMs w/possible 3rd in distal small bowel. The definite AVMs were in proximal small bowel and proximal colon. Should I be worried about having three of these things already? I'm 26.
Be aware ..: Though very uncommon there are genetic syndromes - like hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasias - that may predispose you to AVMs. You should consider reviewing this possibility with your doctors, but I suspect the already are. It can have other manifestations to watch out for. Best of luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer