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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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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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Does garcina Cambodia work and I need a brand name for a good colon cleanser?

Does garcina Cambodia work and I need a brand name for a good colon cleanser?

Don't do it!: Healthtap physicians have repeatedly addressed this subject with a clear "no" to your question. There is virtually no value to colon flushes, cleansers, enemas, irrigation machines when the technique is accomplished to "detox" or eliminate "accumulated waste" or for weight loss. There are few real health benefits, but significant unjustified risk. Don't use cleansers please unless prescribed. ...Read more

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What is the best colon cleanser that i can use that is safe for me to use?

What is the best colon cleanser that i can use that is safe for me to use?

Best to get checked: 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 you die from overdosing on colon cleanser pills?

Can you die from overdosing on colon cleanser pills?

Yes, don't!: Healthtap physicians have repeatedly addressed colon "cleansers" with a clear "no" answer. 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, as you've questioned. ...Read more

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Can a colon cleanser detoxify my body naturally?

Can a colon cleanser detoxify my body naturally?

Be careful: There is no evidence that a 'colon cleanse' improves digestive health. In fact, some colon cleanse techniques can cause dehydration and other problems requiring hospitalization. Companies that sell these products may use misleading advertising to suggest that the colon collects toxic residue or build-up. A balanced diet, fiber, and keeping hydrated are better ways to maintain digestive health. ...Read more

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How do you know if you need a colon cleanser?

You don't: You don't need a colon cleanser! if your colon is damaged or sick, this needs to be treated. Otherwise, there is nothing to cleanse your colon from. I've been present at colonoscopies and believe me there are no deposits in the colon that colon cleanse sales people claim to remove with their products! ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could do lose weight naturally with colon cleanser?

Can you tell me how I could do lose weight naturally with colon cleanser?

Stop! Don't cleanse: Healthtap physicians have repeatedly addressed this subject with a clear "no" answer to your question.There is virtually no value to colon flushes, cleansers, enemas, irrigation machines when the technique is accomplished to "detox" or eliminate "accumulated waste" or for weight loss. There are few real health benefits, but sigificant unjustified risk. Don't use cleansers please unless prescribed. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter colon cleanser?

What is the best over-the-counter colon cleanser?

Need poop clean out?: Each person with constipation needs to be sure there is no other disease causing it. If constipation is just due to slow movement of the food and poop through the gut, then the things to try are vegetables, water, prune juice, prunes, fiber+water, miralax, senokot or other senna, milk of magnesia, other laxatives... A doctor can evaluate and prescribe helpful meds too. Exercise also helps. ...Read more

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Can garcinia combogia and a colon cleanser pill be taken at the same time? also can these pills be taken twice a day and everyday?

Recommended dose: There is a lot of popular news on the internet on this combination for weight loss. I would not exceed any recommended doses for the Garcinia or colon cleanser. FYI...both of these are not FDA regulated and there are no trials published on their efficacy either. Good luck. ...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


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more