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Doctor insights on: How To Do A Bowel Cleanse

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What does a home bowel cleanse mean?

What does a home bowel cleanse mean?

As it sounds: You give youself an enema. No magic. Unless you're super-constipated, it's a dumb idea. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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Can I take also Linnezz to help cleanse my bowel before a colonoscopy?

Can I take also  Linnezz to help cleanse my bowel before a colonoscopy?

Follow MD advice: Preparation for a colonoscopy is a little different than treating chronic idiopathic constipation or other indications for certain constipation drugs. It is best to follow your MD's preparation instructions exactly.If you misplaced them you can call the office. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is colon cleanse necessary? I have good bowel function, i eliminate nearly once daily. Which colon cleanse regimen is suitable?

Is colon cleanse necessary? I have good bowel function, i eliminate nearly once daily. Which colon cleanse regimen is suitable?

Colon ; health: Absolutely not. I know of no physician that would recommend such a process. I would advise to to not do this. ...Read more

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Long story short, i need a colonoscopy and i heard that colon cleanses can cause your bowel to perforate. Is that true?

Long story short, i need a colonoscopy and i heard that colon cleanses can cause your bowel to perforate. Is that true?

Colon Cleanses: Can be dangerous but the preps used for colonoscopies are safe and very low risk when used as instructed by your endoscopist. Otc colon cleanses are a hype and taking advantage of gullible patients and pose potential of damage to the cells lining your colon. Best way to keep colon clear is to eat a healthy high fiber doet, drink 80-100 ounces of caffeine/alcohol free fluid daily and save your mone. ...Read more

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I started the isagenix cleansing program on monday, but have yet to have a bowel movement. Is this something to worry about?

Stop the nonsense...: There is no evidence that your colon or other organs need "cleansing". The liver and kidneys in the human body are uniquely designed to rid us of any and all toxins. The idea that intestinal waste can poison the body is an ancient myth proven false by modern science. Save your money and try more proven and safe practices like eating healthy organic foods, exercise, yoga or meditation. ...Read more

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If the loose bowel happens following a firm stool once a week, is this a condition that needs treatment? It feels like nature's way of cleansing.

If the loose bowel happens following a firm stool once a week, is this a condition that needs treatment? It feels like nature's way of cleansing.

Stool variation: It's not necessarily a bad thing. Stool consistency can be very dependent on what you eat (fiber, vegetables, etc) and what you drink. As long as there's not blood in the stool, there's no fevers, belly pain, and you're getting colon cancer screening tests at the appropriate intervals, i wouldn't worry about it too much. ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more