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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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Is it just as effective to do a home enema as a professional colonic hydrotherapy?

Is it just as effective to do a home enema as a professional colonic hydrotherapy?

Yes: Colonic hydrotherapy has no medical indications. An occasional enema or ostipation is generally well tolerated. The cause of the ostipation needs to be evaluated. High fiber and high fluid diet can be helpful. 30 grams of fiber a day and 120 ounces of water. ...Read more

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What is a colonic?

What is a colonic?

Pertaining to colon: However, many people use it as a noun and mean a colonic enema. There are a number of so called "health treatments" that in involve high colonic enemas, or so called "clean outs". Efficacy of these "high colonics" is scientifically unproven & suspect. Colonic enemas may be required for some subjects with severe constipation, neurogenic bowel dysfunction or as part of pre-operative bowel prep. ...Read more

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Are colonics of any benefit?

No to colonics: Colonics only benefit is to clear out a colon that is terribly constipated. As medical therapy, there is nothing beneficial. And depending on what is put in the fluid used, they can be dangerous. ...Read more

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How effective are colonic cleansings?

How effective are colonic cleansings?

Don't do it!: 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 colonics please unless prescribed. ...Read more

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Are there any cons to getting colonics?

Are there any cons to getting colonics?

Beware colonics: Colonics can cause fluid and electrolyte imbalances and can injure the lining of the bowel - good reasons to avois them. ...Read more

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Woud I have a colonic for slow transit?

Woud I have a colonic for slow transit?

Maybe....: There are several types of constipation. Some times it is the colon not moving things along well (ie: slow colonic transit, colonic inertia, etc) but sometimes is your pelvis not allowing things to be expelled the right way. The treatment for both of them are completely different. If you want to know if you have "slow transit", the best way to do it is by having a "colon transit study" done. ...Read more

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What is colonic ischemia and what are its causes?

Decreased blood flow: Ischemia is decreased blood flow in this case to the colon could be from many causes. ...Read more

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Is colonic irrigation effective?

Is colonic irrigation effective?

If medic. indicated: Only to relieve severe constipation or as part of a preoperative bowel preparation. Colonic irrigation as part of a general health regime does nothing for you other than give the knowledge that your large bowel is empty. Some rare individuals have wierd satisfaction from having their colon and rectum filled with fluid which then can then expell. No scientific evidence of beneficial effect. ...Read more

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What is the use of colonic irrigation?

What is the use of colonic irrigation?

Nothing!: 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." the "no" response also applies to liver detoxes! there are few real health benefits, but sigificant unjustified risk. Don't "cleanse". ...Read more

Enema (Definition)

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