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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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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How can I do a colon cleansing/ colon hydrotherapy at home?

How can I do a colon cleansing/ colon hydrotherapy at home?

Why do you want to?: The only medical reasons to empty your colon are preparation for colon surgery or colonoscopy or if you are constipated. ...Read more

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What is a good home remedy or OTC to use for colon cleansing?

What is a good home remedy or OTC to use for colon cleansing?

Ask your docotr!!!: If you are planning the 'cleanse' please check with your doctor before this so he/she can review whatever protocol you are about to embark upon and make sure it is right for you! ...Read more

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How can I cleanse my colon at home? I feel always uncomfortable and gasy and I might need a detox

How can I cleanse my colon at home? I feel always uncomfortable and gasy and I might need a detox

I suggest not.: No one needs a colon cleanse and no one needs detox (unless of course you are physiologically addicted to something). I you are uncomfortable and gassy as a long term trait you may want to discuss irritable bowel syndrome and other potential causes with your doc. ...Read more

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Can a not so cleansed colon cause your belly to stick out? And what would be home ways to cleanse your colon?

Not typically: The colon is about 3-5 foot long & not usual cause of distended abdomen except when markedly distended from air, fluid and feces if obstructed (bowel obstruction) or paralyzed (after surgery or from medications). The small bowel is longer at 18-24 feet & if obstructed can cause distention but quite painful with nausea & surgical emergency. Boating from small bowel is more modestoverweight likely. ...Read more

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Do colon clense help?

Do colon clense help?

Crazy: Dr nguyen and heller are quite correct. The state of texas prosecuted practitioners of colonic cleansing because the procedure was ineffective and dangerous. This is outlawed in texas now. Patients were killed by perforation of the colon by inexperienced practitioners. This is a practice without scientific basis, in a word - quackery. ...Read more

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Does colon clensing work?

Does colon clensing work?

Not a fan: I am not a fan of these techniques. Your colon is made to handle a high bacterial load and eliminate wastes. Proper nutrition and a high fiber diet with good hydration help it to work better in doing this. Aggressive cleanses can upset electrolyte balance and lead to colon irritation as well as upset normal bacterial flora (and lead to things like c-difficile colitis). ...Read more

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What are the uses of colonic cleanses?

Colonic enemas: Legitimate uses for colonic enemas or cleanses is for severe constipation, neurogenic bowel dysfuction or as part of a bowel prep. Prior to surgery involving bowel. Colonic cleanse can be performed by a cleanout from above prior to colonoscopy or bowel surgery. Colonic cleanses, for otherwise healthy individuals, is hocus pocus with no proof of efficacy. Thus best avoided if not indicated. ...Read more

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What medications can cleanse the colon?

What medications can cleanse the colon?

Why do you ask?: The colon cleanses itself. Folks who run enema parlors or sell bogus "purges" will show you "toxic bowel settlement" and so forth that supposedly only their stuff can remove. It is totally fake. Nothing will keep your colon health as much as drinking enough water, getting good physical exercise, and eating sensibly. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can you cleanse your colon naturally?

High-fiber low fat: The best and most nutritious way is to consume a high-fiber (i.e., at least 30 g/day) low fat diet, coupled with a good daily cardiovascular regimen. ...Read more

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Why are celebrities having colon cleanses?

Fashionable: There is no medical justification for this procedure. The colon itself actually needs stool to get nutrients and to have good health; a colon deprived of stool atrophies and becomes ill. So it's just an expensive fad with no documented evidence that it helps anything. ...Read more

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How can I most effectively cleanse my colon?

No need: There is no need for colon cleansing. One needs to have regular bowel movements. Generous fiber intake help. Some people may need stool softners. ...Read more

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How can I most effectively cleanse your colon?

No need : There is no need for colon cleansing. One needs to have regular bowel movements. Generous fiber intake help. Some people may need stool softners. ...Read more

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Can you please explain how i can cleanse my colon?

Can you please explain how i can cleanse my colon?

You do not need to: If one is having bowel movements regularly, nothing needs to be done. Generous fiber intake is helpful. Colon cleansing is of no help and have potential serious side effects. ...Read more

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Is there a safer way rather doing a colon cleansing?

Is there a safer way rather doing a colon cleansing?

You've seen the lite: Thanks for your follow-up question! many people who "cleanse" do so to lose weight, to eliminate supposed "toxins" in their body (let me assure you there are few accumulated toxins in the gut in most healthy people!), to feel "empty", or for other misguided reasons. Unless you have undiagnosed disease, laxation can be safely & gently accomplished with diet & over-the-counter agents like miralax (polyethylene glycol). ...Read more

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What to do if i need to cleanse my colon, what to buy?

What to do if i need to cleanse my colon, what to buy?

Don't need to: There is a whole market of products available to cleanse colons. I would focus on using fiber, and taking probiotics. I think too many colon cleanses are likely more harm than good, and there is no really good evidemnce to support this practice. I have had some patinets do this, and they state they feel better, but from a literature standpoint, can't really recommend it. ...Read more

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What are the some of the best colon cleansing products?

What are the some of the best colon cleansing products?

DON'T cleanse !: 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

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Are excessive colon cleanses bad for your health? If so, how?

Excess Colon Water: This question leads to a question. How do you define excess colonic cleanses. This common practice has no medical benefits. But, too frequent can cause both trauma to the colon and water poisoning, which can be deadly if used too frequently. As a physician i would advise you not to do this practice unless you are advised to do so by a real physician. ...Read more

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Is there is any procedure i can do at home to clean the colon?

Is there is any procedure i can do at home to clean the colon?

OTC laxatives: If needing to clear the poop out of the colon, the most popular way is just to use otc laxatives that are available in any store. One should talk to one's doctor about such needs, because in some people, there can be a serious disorder blocking the poop in the intestines. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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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