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Is it ok to do a colon cleanse with epsom salt while on prozac (fluoxetine)?

Is it ok to do a colon cleanse with epsom salt while on prozac (fluoxetine)?

The road to health..: ...does NOT lead through your rectum, eh? Colon cleansing can cause vomiting, electrolyte imbalance, dehydration, jaundice & kidney failure. It was discredited a century ago. It may sound appealing but there is NO scientific evidence for it. Claims that toxins in your GI tract cause health problems eg arthritis, allergies, asthma are nonsense. Arm yourself with real knowledge, not pseudoscience. ...Read more

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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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When is it recommended to use a colon cleanse?

When is it recommended to use a colon cleanse?

Colonoscopy: Only in preparation for colonoscopy or prior to surgery on colon. There is no health benefit from "colon cleanse" procedures. ...Read more

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How do I stay motivated during a colon cleanse?

How do I stay motivated during a colon cleanse?

Not recommended: Why are you in need of colon cleansing at your age if you are constipated there are medications you can take or diet modification you can undergo. If its for weight loss a little hard work will help. ...Read more

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What can I expect starting a natural colon cleanse?

What can I expect starting a natural colon cleanse?

Depends: Depends on what you mean by "natural colon cleanse." technically, the colon is cleansing itself all the time, as long as we eat enough fiber to give our stool bulk and insure that toxins are bound and carried out. Some people take various products for colon cleanses. Many of these contain senna or other laxative. I discourage these products unless you are constipated. ...Read more

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I purchased tea for colon cleanse is that safe?

Likely just laxative: Most of these teas contain senna (cascara), which is a natural stimulant laxative. It is fine to use once in a while for occasional constipation, but chronic use can cause your colon to become dependent on the chemical to move at all. There really isn't anything in there "cleansing" your colon. Just making you have a bowel movement. ...Read more

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Are colonoscopy preps essentially the same thing as a colon cleanse?

No: Colon preps are carefully studied to get the colon clean enough that the endoscopist can carefully examine the lining of your colon and not miss a polyp or tumor. Colon cleanse does not get that kind of study and may or may not work. If your colon does not get clean enough for a thorough then you need to do it again...Neither you nor your endoscopist will be happy about that. ...Read more

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Colon cleanse as a good as a colon hydrotherapy?

Colon cleanse  as a good as a colon hydrotherapy?

Neither: There is no need for either. If constipated buy some MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) or mag citrate. ...Read more

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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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Is the stool reaction to a colon cleanse safe?

Is the stool reaction to a colon cleanse safe?

Depends: It depends upon the colon cleansing solution. If it is one of the cleansing solution given by your physician prior to colonoscopy, then it is mostly safe. ...Read more

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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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