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Colonics San Diego
No: no need to do colonics at all. ...Read more
No reason to: If you truly have an episode of diverticulitis (acute infection) then a "colonic" would be very risky. If you simply have diverticulosis (the presence of diverticuli) you may still be at a somewhat increased risk for colonic perforation. The larger question is why would you do a colonic in the first place? They provide no medical benefits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessary: The colon is a place where water and some nutrients are absorbed by one's body. Diarrhea occurs if one does not absorb the normal amount of water and nutrients from his poop (stool). If one has bowel problems, he can see his primary care doctor or a gastroenterologist. Colonic cleaning or irrigation is not natural, and can be dangerous if the person's chemical balance is distorted. ...Read more
Are colonics of any medical benefit or is it based on new age myths there is conflicting info from doctors ?
No Health Benefit: I have never once heard of a physician recommending colonics. This fad has not been fueled by any medically valid medical need or condition. Your Body has a marvelous mechanism for eliminating waste through urine or through stool. No reason to mess around with an elimination system that is already working well. ...Read more
Tell me more about hydrotherapy/ colonics -are they safe to do even while you are not on a cleanse program?
Maybe: Need to be aware of overall hydration as can be dehydrated and have sodium potassium and other ions out of line, must be careful of sterility of facility doing such procedures and also no punctures or irritation at entry of catheter as infection complications could be dangerous but properly done probably no consequence. ...Read more
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