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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

Dr. Andrew Berry
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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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What works better a colon cleanse or colon hydrotherapy?

What works better a colon cleanse or colon hydrotherapy?

Don't waste your $: 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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Does metamusal work the same as a colon cleanse?

Does metamusal work the same as a colon cleanse?

No: Colon cleanses are not medically indicated and just give you diarrhea from laxatives in them. Metamucil is a fiber suppliment and bulking agent ...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 diarrhea act like a colon cleanser?

Does diarrhea act like a colon cleanser?

Yes: Diarrhea would clean out the colon and help eliminate the solid stool. You should be careful to keep up with fluid losses to make sure you dont dehydrate. You should be able to continue to urinate every 6-8 hours and still have a moist not dry mouth. ...Read more

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Can colon cleanse do as a good job as a colon hydrotherapy?

Lifestyle: Nothing can prevent colon cancer, but high fiber diet, low fat, minimal alcohol, low red meat, can all be helpful. ...Read more

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Is colonic irrigation effective?

Is colonic irrigation effective?

Scam: This is a health fraud in which the operator shows normal peristalsis or some other normal but unattractive thing about the lower bowel and tells you it's at the root of your ill-health. Folks feel better because of the sweet talk from the operator. If someone mentions "toxic bowel settlement" or anything similar, phone your local district attorney. ...Read more

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Does nekter cleanse work?

Does nekter cleanse work?

Unnecessary : This is just-juices for a while, more benign than some of the other cleanses. You don't need it. Your body and your internal organs clean themselves naturally. Anyone telling you to drink something weird or do something goofy is at best deceived and at worst playing a cruel prank on you -- some of the "health cleanses" on the internet can land you in the intensive care unit. ...Read more

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Does magnesium citrate for a bowel prep cause water retention? Or just help clean the bowel out?

Does magnesium citrate for a bowel prep cause water retention? Or just help clean the bowel out?

Magnesium Citrate: Magnesium citrate retains water in the intestines by osmosis. Increasing water in the bowel aids motility, usually producing a bowel movement within one-half to six hours. Magnesium Citrate does not cause water retention. ...Read more

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Does the enema detox really work?

Does the enema detox really work?

rids some poop: Yeah, this was a popular idea in ancient egypt, but was disproved decades ago. You will get rid of some stool. No one ever measured "toxins" supposedly removed before and after the rx to see if it worked. Pt of mine insisted on high colonics as bowel prep for colonoscopy-failed; had redo the prep and the procedure. Empty bowel may look flatter, maybe you feel better, but not detoxed. ...Read more

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Will stool softeners and more water help with internal hemorhoids? Also hw long does prep h suppositories take to shrink them?

Will stool softeners and more water help with internal hemorhoids? Also hw long does prep h suppositories take to shrink them?

Yes it is good : Anything you take to regulate your bowels and prevent you from straining is a good thing hydration is the key and I mean water and juiced not soda and beer and coffee and energy drink those will make you more dehydrated eat more fibers and fruits and exercise avoid heavy lifting that will make your hemorrhoid worst not preparation H and similar medication will help the pain and some swelling only ...Read more

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Does non flush niacin work for clearing your system?

Does non flush niacin work for clearing your system?

Clearing what?: Niacin is only prescribed for high triglycerides and sometimes for cardiac patients with other lipid abnormalities. It's not a general body cleanser and why would you expect such a thing? ...Read more

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Scheduled for colonoscopy but afraid magnesium citrate won't clear my colon. Docqulace and bisacodyl failed to evacuate colon. Will the citrate work?

Scheduled for colonoscopy but afraid magnesium citrate won't clear my colon. Docqulace and bisacodyl failed to evacuate colon. Will the citrate work?

AlwaysAGuess; agent,: dose & response relationships with all the usual complex individual variables. A full bottle of citrate of magnesia will likely be far more effective than the other agents, especially if one stays physically active, fasts, take 2 days prior & chase with another bottle 1 day prior. Just keep up clear liquids. Awareness of heart beats both a focus & a self-distraction (from other greater) issues. ...Read more

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Does peppermint work for gut?

Does peppermint work for gut?

For certain problems: Peppermint has many benefits: it reduces gas, bloating & nausea & helps abdominal & menstrual cramps. Enteric-coated peppermint oil capsules are proven effective for relieving spasms in irritable bowel syndrome. However, peppermint can aggravate reflux/heartburn so may not be appropriate if you have that (though enteric coating may prevent that effect). See www.Herbwisdom.Com/herb-peppermint.Html. ...Read more

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Does manual therapy really work for abdominal adhesions?

Does manual therapy really work for abdominal adhesions?

No: Abdominal massage and the like is helpful for some patients with irritable bowel syndrome. This may provide temporary symptomatic relief for adhesions, but surgery remains the mainstay of treatment. ...Read more

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Can you use magnesium citrate for colonic cleansing?

Can you use magnesium citrate for colonic cleansing?

Yes: Oral magnesium is only partially absorbed, and the part that is not absorbed causes diarrhea depending on amount. The more you take, the looser your stool. Magnesium citrate is also sold as a laxative. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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