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How useful is colon hydrotherapy?

How useful is 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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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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Is colon hydrotherapy safe to have?

Is colon hydrotherapy safe to have?

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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Help please! is colon hydrotherapy safe?

Help please! is colon hydrotherapy safe?

It has risks: There is a risk of perforating the colon and the procedure is unnecessary. ...Read more

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How benefitcial is a colon hydrotherapy treatment?

How benefitcial is a  colon hydrotherapy treatment?

Not: To the patient: no benefit - potential harm - discomfort and inconvience. See http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/colon-cleansing/an00065 to the therapist: big benefit! your hard-earned money. ...Read more

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Is colon hydrotherapy safe or is it better to get fleet?

Is colon hydrotherapy safe or is it better to get fleet?

Neither: You are 38 and female. You are curious as to the benefit of colonic hydrotherapy or fleets enema. Ideally in your age group neither unless your doctor diagnosis you with a colonic problem. If you are constipated chronically then see a doctor. The bacteria in your colon are important so washing them out is not advised. Watch your diet, drink plenty of water. ...Read more

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When is colon hydrotherapy helpful?

When is  colon hydrotherapy helpful?

Prior to colonoscopy: Only helpful prior to a colonoscopy. Otherwise, in my opinion, it is not helpful , and sometimes can be harmful. It can cause cramping, bloating, nausea and vomiting, as well as risk for dehydration, perforation, infection etc. Discuss in detail with your conventional health care provider prior to the procedure if you choose to do so. ...Read more

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Is colon hydrotherapy while also breastfeeding safe?

Is colon hydrotherapy while also breastfeeding safe?

Wouldn't do it: Arguably there is no indication at all for colon hydrotherapy. Risks can include fluid and electrolyte problems, infection, adversely affecting the colonic bacterial flora. Any of these migh be more of an issue during breast feeding. ...Read more

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Is colonic hydrotherapy really dangerous?

Is colonic hydrotherapy really dangerous?

Hydrotherapy: Potential hazards are perforation (puncture) of the colon , infection, electrolyte imbalance. Pregnant women, patients with ulcerative or crohn's colitis , significant diverticulosis should not have hydrotherapy due to increased risk of complications. Whether or not colonic hydrotherapy is beneficial is a separate issue. ...Read more

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Colonic hydrotherapy vs colon liquid cleanse, which one is better to take?

Neither: Colonic therapy is not proven to treat anything and can cause colon perforation and infection. See your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Is hydrotherapy safe?

Is hydrotherapy safe?

YES: Hydrotherapy is physical therapy conducted in water, which is gravity eliminating and helps a person to move their limbs and body more easily, while supplying gentle resistence to encourage gradual strengthening. It can be unsafe if you have multiple sclerosis where warm water can lead to further weakness, but only temporary. Another form of hydrotherapy is a water jet to debride ulcers. Also safe. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get colonic hydrotherapy after undergoing an appendectomy?

Eventually.: I would probably recommend waiting at least a few days after surgery before any kind of colonic therapy. However, at that point, it should be safe enough to do without much risk. ...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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How common is hydrotherapy?

How common is hydrotherapy?

Which type of: hydrotherapy? There are many types of hydrotherapy practiced in Europe and some forms practiced in the US. ...Read more

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Colonic hydrotherapy, is this effective?

Colonic hydrotherapy, is this effective?

It's a scam: If you go to an enema parlor, you will be seen by a kindly, unhurried practitioner who will make you feel very comfortable, tell you things that aren't true ("toxic bowel settlement" and so forth), and reassure you that the treatment will greatly improve your health and that you had better keep coming back. Don't get involved with these people ...Read more

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How effective is a proctocolectomy for treating colon cancer?

How effective is a proctocolectomy for treating colon cancer?

Very effective: In order to potentially cure a colorectal carcinoma by surgery, one must resect the bowel, the mesocolon/mesorectum and get proximal and distal margins around the tumor. If the lesion is very low in the rectum or rectosigmoid and getting below the lesion virtually compromises the levator ani sphinctor muscles then procto colectomy is employed. ...Read more

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Is hydrotherapy/colonic safe for someone with Crohn's of the ileum?

Is hydrotherapy/colonic safe for someone with Crohn's of the ileum?

NOT SAFE: Colonics are not recommended, especially if the colon is inflamed or compromised. See Mayo Clinic link for general info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/consumer-health/expert-answers/colon-cleansing/faq-20058435 ...Read more

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Is it safe for someone who has had colon resection to participate in colonic hydrotherapy?

Is it safe for someone who has had colon resection to participate in colonic hydrotherapy?

Unsafe at any cost: Trained medical professionals will not recommend hydrotherapy , good bacteria that protect will be washed away, could get new infections bedsides danger of perforating colon, especially after colon surgery., nevertheless people believe in washing away the non existent 'toxins' from he body, and spend thousands of dollars over the period of time. ...Read more

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IS Miralax a good laxative to take for dilated colon? How much is typocally required?

Not recommended: It would not be a good idea to use MiraLAX in the setting of a dilated colon unless you knew for sure why the colon was dilated. If there was an obstruction causing the dilatation, it could be dangerous to use the MiraLAX. I would not recommend this unless your doctor prescribes it. You should get the cause of the dilatation diagnosed. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. David Hardin
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Hydrotherapy (Definition)

Hydrotherapy programs use water treatments, often at health spas, to revitalize, maintain, and restore health. Such treatments help manipulate the movement of blood within the body. They can be offered via saunas, steam baths, foot baths, and cold ...Read more


Dr. Scott Keith
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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