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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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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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Do colon cleansings work?

Do colon cleansings work?

No: There is no need for and no benefit of doing colon cleansings. Your colon cleanses itself by having bowel movements. There is no buildup of toxins anywhere in the colon. Colon cleansings are unnecessary and can be unhealthy. Stick with a high-fiber diet for good colon health! Good luck. ...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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Colon cleansers and laxatives, do these work, what do they do?

Colon cleansers and laxatives, do these work, what do they do?

For what purpose?: If you're looking for powerful laxatives, i assume you feel very constipated or are looking to "cleanse." if the latter, please reconsider ; check out numerous Healthtap answers that point to problems with colon cleansers--don't use them! if constipation however is new or has significantly worsened, or is accompanied by distension, vomiting, fever, pain then don't self-medicate but get checked. ...Read more

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Can i take colon cleanse with food?

No: that defeats the purpose. The colon cleanse is supposed to cleanse the colon. If you eat while on the cleanse, you're undoing what the cleanse is doing. You stop eating before starting the cleanse. You resume eating and drinking after the colon test or whatever other reason for the cleanse. ...Read more

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I need advice for colon cleanse, how can I remove fecal matter built up? I have good bowel function, take fiber, water and exercise.

I need advice for colon cleanse, how can I remove fecal matter built up? I have good bowel function, take fiber, water and exercise.

Colon Cleanse: These are a waste of money. Feces does not get stored in the colon. It is a one way tube that handles waste. You state you have good bowel function. Then everything is already getting cleaned out. These can also be dangerous due to the risk of bowel perforation. ...Read more

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Will laxatives help remove intestinal parasites?

Will laxatives help remove intestinal parasites?

Not effective: Most parasites need specific medication. Laxatives could make things worse, as most parasites cause diarrhea to begin with. Parasites are diagnosed with blood and stool tests, so see your doctor. ...Read more

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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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What can u do to manage my colon polyps?

What can u do to manage my colon polyps?

Prevention is key: Once you have been identified as a person in whom adenomas (pre-cancerous polyps) develop: 1) first remove the polyps; 2) schedule surveillance to rule out new polyp development; 3) prevention by behavior & diet. Current recommendations for the latter include: use of daily low-dose aspirin, weight management, reduction of dietary animal fats, optimized fiber intake, calcium supplementation. ...Read more

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What does a colon cleanse do to my system?

What does a colon cleanse do to my system?

Nothing: It is not necessary nor recommended. It is just a money maker for those selling it and has no scientific evidence for benefit. Eat a high fiber diet, drink plenty of fluids and your colon will work exactly as it was intended. ...Read more

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How do you remove colon polyps?

How do you remove  colon polyps?

By scope vs. surgery: If your colon polyps are identified colonoscopically, they can be removed piecemeal by cold biopsy, or cauterized by wrapping a snare around the polyp & adding electricity. Even large polyps can be colonoscopically removed in their entirety by emr (endoscopic mucosal resection). Invasive adenomas, dysplastic polyps, & frank malignancies may require surgery (usually laparoscopic). ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods can I eat to cleanse my colon and get good bowel movement?

Please suggest what foods can I eat to cleanse my colon and get good bowel movement?

You can start with : Fruits- citrus, strawberries, bananas, green vegetables, cabbage, brussel sprouts, cauliflowers, rice , barley, oats, beans, seeds, nuts, whole grains, flax seeds, yogurts, plenty of water. Good bowel habit, three times per day .Make it top priority! ...Read more

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How will a colon cleanse help the body?

How will a colon cleanse help the body?

It doesn't. : The idea of colon cleansing is based on a misunderstanding of anatomy & physiology. Your colon is actually outside of you. You actually surround a space through which foods pass & excrement is produced. The body takes care of its own cleansing if you have a proper diet & fluid intake. Colonic treatment is outlawed in certain states because in the wrong hands has led to bowel perforation & death. ...Read more

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What to do if enemas and laxatives don't work for me?

What to do if enemas and laxatives don't work for me?

Evaluation needed...: Before you contemplate long term laxative dependency, seek medical evaluation--rule out metabolic causes of constipation (e.g. Low thyroid or adrenal conditions), distinguish slow versus normal transit constipation, consider a primary rectal dysfunction that may be treatable with biofeedback, check for structural pathology or extrinsic impingement, or intermittent ileus (e.g. Pseudo-obstruction). ...Read more

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How do you prevent colon cancer?

How do you prevent colon cancer?

Diet and endoscopy: A low fat diet is essential.Testing the stool for occult blood yearly starting at the age of 40 .Starting metamucil daily at age 50 and colonoscopy at age 50 will help. ...Read more

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How do salts help with digestion?

How do salts help with digestion?

What salts please?: Digestion is predominantly dependent on the activity of pancreatic enzymes and bile salts (is this what you mean?), the mechanical action on food of the stomach, and the integrity of the mucosal surface of the intestine thru which nutrients are absorbed. ...Read more

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Can I use lecithin to cleanse my gallbladder?

Can I use lecithin to cleanse my gallbladder?

Waste of time: Gallbladders empty whenever you eat, at least partially. Nothing will "cleanse" your gallbladder--stones mostly stay put and there are no toxins building up. ...Read more

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Any insights for why i colon cleansers don't work for me?

Any insights for why i colon cleansers don't work for me?

It depends.: In reality, colon cleansers do not work for anyone, since they are unnecessary. The colon does a fine job of cleaning itself out, just in the process of having bowel movements. There is not an accumulation of toxins in the colon, so colon cleansers or unnecessary. If you are actually referring to the need for laxatives, send us another note or use HealthTap Prime. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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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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Why do you have to do colon clense before going in to remove kidney stone?

Why do you have to do colon clense before going in to remove kidney stone?

To see stone easier: It's a good practice to minimize bowel content and eliminate fecal material inside large bowel so the targeted stones could be easier to be seen under fluoroscopy, esp for a marginal sized small stone. More? Ask you treating doctor for individual specifics so to make your care more effective. ...Read more

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How common is loopy colons?

 How common  is loopy colons?

How loopy: most of people older than sixty and used to take a lot of laxatives, and used to strain, and suffered from constipation will have loopy colon, is more common than you think. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a question regarding collapsing colons?

You can ask it on: Healthap. Please submit a clear & specific question about colons. Clarify and re-ask. ...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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Signs of a colon problem?

Signs of a colon problem?

Many and varied: Depending on the problem, signs can include nausea and vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, bleeding from the rectum, abdominal cramping, weight loss or gain or no symptoms at all. If you suspect some sort of problem with your colon, see your doc right away for an examination and evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I clean my colon?

Not necessary: The desire to clean the colon relates to ancient medical theories about internal toxicity derived from the colon. The colon, thank you, is fully capable of taking care of itself and needs no cleansing. You can pay a great deal of money to alternate practitioners for colon cleansing but this is money badly spent. If you think you have medical problems, see your family doctor. ...Read more

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Do colon cleansings work?

No: There is no need for and no benefit of doing colon cleansings. Your colon cleanses itself by having bowel movements. There is no buildup of toxins anywhere in the colon. Colon cleansings are unnecessary and can be unhealthy. Stick with a high-fiber diet for good colon health! Good luck. ...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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How to clean colon naturally?

FIber and Water: The best way to do so is to increase your fiber and water intake. As a normal adult, a person needs between 25-35 gr of fiber a day with plenty water. THat should be enough to clean your colon naturally and have regular and soft bowel movements. I hope this help. Be well ...Read more

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What can I do to fix my colon?

What can I do to fix my colon?

Eval first.: You need to start with a medical assessment to explore what the problem is. After this is complete then individualize recommendations can be given to you. ...Read more

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What is a "fold" in the colon?

Inner lining: The inner lining of the colon is sometimes thicker in some places than others and seems to make a ' fold'. This is a normal part of colon anatomy. ...Read more

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I am scared of the colon prep ?

I am scared of the colon prep ?

Agree wDr. Himes: This shouldn't be a scary endeavor. The biggest thing to remember is that you mean to be near a bathroom once the medications take effect. ...Read more

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What does a thickened colon mean?

It means that ...: The walls of your colon (the last part of your bowel - usually goes around the outer part of the abdomen) has a thick wall. Remember this a tube... Thickening makes the inside smaller. Infection, inflammation and even cancer can cause it. It is usually seen on ct, MRI or even colonoscopy. You should have you doctor narrow the possibility list. ...Read more

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What occurs if your colon ripped?

By "ripped" if you : Mean perforation that is a life threatening condition requiring urgent attention. Colon will leak stool in the abdomen which can make you sick pretty quickly. Mortality is high and surgery is almost always required. ...Read more

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What is the function of the colon?

Large intestine: The colon (large intestine, large bowel) removes water, salt, and some nutrients forming stool. Muscles line the colon's walls, squeezing its contents along. Billions of bacteria coat the colon and its contents, living in a healthy balance with the body. Ref: http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/picture-of-the-colon#1 ...Read more

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What can I do to clean out my colon?

What can I do to clean out my colon?

Fiber and water: By far the best is fiber and water. There are other salt solutions that pull water through the bowels but that is temporary. High fiber and water can be a lifestyle. ...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