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Can you please tell me, should a colon cleanse cure constipation?

Can you please tell me, should a colon cleanse cure constipation?

It may clear : The current episode but if you don't diagnose or treat the reason for the constipation, you may be missing the diagnosis of a potentially serious problem. See a GI doctor or a colon and rectal surgeon for proper management and eat healthy and drink plenty of fluids without caffeine or alcohol. ...Read more

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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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Please answer me. Is a colon cleanse safe for someone with chronic constipation?

Please answer me. Is a colon cleanse safe for someone with chronic constipation?

It may clear: The current episode but if you don't diagnose or treat the reason for the constipation, you may be missing the diagnosis of a potentially serious problem. See a GI doctor or a colon and rectal surgeon for proper management and eat healthy and drink plenty of fluids without caffeine or alcohol. ...Read more

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When I take colon cleanse to use the bathroom I'm good but when I stop I'm constipation?

When I take colon cleanse to use the bathroom I'm good but when I stop I'm constipation?

Use sparingly: The problem with many cleanses is that they can work in the same way as laxatives. Unfortunately, your body begins to depend on their use,for bowel movements. As a result, constipation is common,when you stop. A good approach might be to cut down on the cleanses while you increase your intake of fruits,and vegetables and fiber. Drink lots of,water. Adding so,e movement would also,help. ...Read more

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Past 4 months I have constant constipation with brown/yellowish spots on stool that last to 3-4 wks without aid of colon cleanse. Anemic.What is this?

Past 4 months I have constant constipation with brown/yellowish spots on stool that last to 3-4 wks without aid of colon cleanse. Anemic.What is this?

Not anemia: Constipation is almost always secondary to your dietary intake. Look at all the foods that you have been eating. Eliminate those foods known to cause it-I.e. The grains: rice, barley, oats; also milk and bananas. It should clear in just a few days time. ...Read more

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When is it recommended to use a colon cleanse?

When is it recommended to use a colon cleanse?

Colonoscopy: Only in preparation for colonoscopy or prior to surgery on colon. There is no health benefit from "colon cleanse" procedures. ...Read more

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How do I stay motivated during a colon cleanse?

How do I stay motivated during a colon cleanse?

Not recommended: Why are you in need of colon cleansing at your age if you are constipated there are medications you can take or diet modification you can undergo. If its for weight loss a little hard work will help. ...Read more

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What can I expect starting a natural colon cleanse?

What can I expect starting a natural colon cleanse?

Depends: Depends on what you mean by "natural colon cleanse." technically, the colon is cleansing itself all the time, as long as we eat enough fiber to give our stool bulk and insure that toxins are bound and carried out. Some people take various products for colon cleanses. Many of these contain senna or other laxative. I discourage these products unless you are constipated. ...Read more

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I purchased tea for colon cleanse is that safe?

Likely just laxative: Most of these teas contain senna (cascara), which is a natural stimulant laxative. It is fine to use once in a while for occasional constipation, but chronic use can cause your colon to become dependent on the chemical to move at all. There really isn't anything in there "cleansing" your colon. Just making you have a bowel movement. ...Read more

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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


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Constipation (Definition)

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