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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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Enema (Definition)

An enema is the introduction of liquid into the rectum to evacuate the bowels[ principly the colon/ large ...Read more


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How do I detox chemicals from my body? Enema? Herbs? Spa?

Detox: Only detox of illegal drugs work according to scientifically proven and accepted methods. There is no other need to detox substances that medicine do not consider necessity to "detox". Those you mention are not acknowledged by sciences and are a waste of money and also bring you health risk. Be careful when talked into treatment by non-physicians. ...Read more

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If i wash out bile in my system by using an enema is it a good thing? Is it cleansing/detoxing my system at all in a good way?

Enema won't rid bile: An enema has about a zero chance of reaching the duodenum where the bile duct enters the GI tract from your liver. Assuming you're healthy, your liver, kidneys, and GI tract do a fine job of "detoxing" your system all on their own! (how did our cave man ancestors ever manage to get by without cleansing or detoxing?) eat well and let your body work naturally. You do not need "detoxing.". ...Read more

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Does enema cleansing work really good to keep up good health?

Legend: Total kack of evidence ..They have great marketing however. ...Read more

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How long do fleet enemas work?

Fleet Enema: In most people, fleet enemas normally produce results within an hour. ...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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What is in a fleet enema that makes it work so well?

What is in a fleet enema that makes it work so well?

Buffered phosphate: Fleets contains a buffered phosphate solution. This causes a mild stimulation of the rectal reflex. The response is also to to stimulating the stretch fibers in the rectal which causes a relex contraction of the muscular wall. ...Read more

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How quickly does fleet enema take to work?

How quickly does fleet enema take to work?

Fairly quickly: Given its local stimulant effects, enemas tend to work faster than oral laxatives - usually within 15-20 minutes. ...Read more