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Doctor insights on: Colonic Cleansing At Home

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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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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Is colon cleasing safe?

NO, don't do it!!!: This has been addressed many times on healthtap, and the repeated answer is: don't cleanse! it doesn't matter whether the snake oil (sorry "detox cleanse") you choose is "organic" or not--there is no enduring value to "cleansing" your gut without a doctor's advice. What toxins? Rather, there is considerable risk to your health. Pull the prior healthtap answers on this subject, and please don't! ...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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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

Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more