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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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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What is a colonic juice cleanse?

What is a colonic juice cleanse?

Juice cleanses: Colonic juice cleanses are an attempt to rid the body of "toxins" by drinking juices and other things. Juice cleanses have never been shown to provide any benefit and can cause harm. They are not recommended. For optimal colon health, eat a varied diet that has lots of fiber and fluids. Just don't do cleanses! Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Is colonoscopy prep the same thing as colon cleansing?

Is colonoscopy prep the same thing as colon cleansing?

Mostly yes: In preparing for colonoscopy ist is necessary that the bowel be relatively clean so that small lesions can be recognized and biopsied if necessary. As such bowel prep is employed. In essence colonoscopy not performed without a prep. Colon cleansing is also a term employed to cleanse the bowel which has impacted with feces and a high colonic enema is used for cleansing. ...Read more

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Is colon cleasing safe?

NO, don't do it!!!: This has been addressed many times on healthtap, and the repeated answer is: don't cleanse! it doesn't matter whether the snake oil (sorry "detox cleanse") you choose is "organic" or not--there is no enduring value to "cleansing" your gut without a doctor's advice. What toxins? Rather, there is considerable risk to your health. Pull the prior healthtap answers on this subject, and please don't! ...Read more

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What is a good colon cleanse weight loss supplement?

What is a good colon cleanse weight loss supplement?

Colon cleanse: If you are not experiencing constipation colon cleanse does not apply. If you have frequent constipation see your doctor. If you are looking for weight loss you should consider changing your eating habits (see "Nuval" on the internet), and get in some more exercise if you have time. ...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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Colon cleansing with the water is considered to be safe?

Yes: Colon hydrotherapy is safe and beneficial if done by someone qualified. But the hydro therapist needs to know what they are doing. ...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 hibba cleanse good for acne?

Is hibba cleanse good for acne?

Adjunct: This is a pricey antimicrobial soap that won't touch the bacteria that cause acne as they live deep in the pilosebaceous apparatus. Your best first-line by far is benzoyl peroxide; if you are not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician. All acne is manageable if you're willing to be a partner with an evidence-based health-care provider. ...Read more

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Are colon cleanses and colonics safe?

Are colon cleanses and colonics safe?

Not necessary: The colon is a place where water and some nutrients are absorbed by one's body. Diarrhea occurs if one does not absorb the normal amount of water and nutrients from his poop (stool). If one has bowel problems, he can see his primary care doctor or a gastroenterologist. Colonic cleaning or irrigation is not natural, and can be dangerous if the person's chemical balance is distorted. ...Read more

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Which is better laxative Metamucil or colon cleanse?

Which is better laxative Metamucil or colon cleanse?

Metamucil: Metamucil in my opinion.It is natural, contains fiber, can be taken daily, also help bring your cholesterol level down. ...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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A lot of health stores sell liver cleansing and colon cleaning regiments. Is there a cheaper way of detoxifying?

A lot of health stores sell liver cleansing and colon cleaning regiments. Is there a cheaper way of detoxifying?

No need: You don't need to detoxify your body. Your body is designed to get rid of toxins. Companies that sell you detoxifying products are only after your money. ...Read more

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What is a good over-the-counter cleanse that will clean the intestinal tract walls?

What is a good over-the-counter cleanse that will clean the intestinal tract walls?

Seriously...why?: Colon lavage solutions "clean" by washing through from esophagus to rectum. Bear in mind however that there are no bacteria (aside from helicobacter) that colonize the stomach, & in most individuals the small bowel is relatively free of bacteria (unless there is underlying bacterial overgrowth due to structural or motility pathology). U probably don't need to cleanse--read prior HealthTap answers! ...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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Is colonic irrigation following bowel resection normal?

Is colonic irrigation following bowel resection normal?

Not sure: Not sure what kind of surgery you had, but colonic irrigation is not usually done after bowel surgery. You should ask your surgeon specifically what type of surgery you had and why. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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