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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

Dr. Jan Rakinic
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Diverticulosis (Definition)

Diverticulosis is the presence of small outpouching's of the wall of the digestive tract, usually the colon. If one of them becomes infected it is known as diverticulitis. Diverticula also can ...Read more


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Is it safe to take internal cleansing formulas if I have diverticulitis/diverticulosis?

Is it safe to take internal cleansing formulas if I have diverticulitis/diverticulosis?

Diverticulitis....no: Diverticulitis occurs when a small pocket on your colon ruptures. I would advise against taking anything that might overstimulate the colon during an acute episode of diverticulitis, either from above or below. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use hemorrhoid medication even if you're unsure that it is a hemorrhoid?

Is it safe to use hemorrhoid medication even if you're unsure that it is a hemorrhoid?

Dangerous idea: By 'unsure' i assume you've got bleeding. Never attribute bleeding to hemorrhoids. You must be evaluated for the source of bleeding. Also even people with hemorrhoids can develop cancer... ...Read more

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Is it safe to become pregnant with ulcerative colitis?

Is it safe to become pregnant with ulcerative colitis?

Yes but..: You should discuss your desire to get pregnant with your GI doctor. It is best to wait till you're in remission to avoid a flare up with pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is safe to eat with diverticulitis?

What is safe to eat with diverticulitis?

Generally: For acute diverticulitis, i recommend low to no fiber for 4-6 weeks following diagnosis and treatment with antibiotics. Then if surgery not indicated, you may slowly add fiber back into your diet. If you buy the right groceries and order the right food in restaurants i generally do not find fiber supplements necessary. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to get a colonoscopy?

Is it dangerous to get a colonoscopy?

No: Risk of perforation and bleeding exist, but is quite low and rare. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take intraconizole?

Is it safe to take intraconizole?

Generally: drugs which are FDA approved are generally safe and effective. Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, and if you already know you didn't have a good experience with it before, then it probably won't be good for You this time. It goes out by the liver so liver disease or other drugs that go out by the liver are a big problem with it. ...Read more

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Is splenda safe to consume? Is it cancerous, or is that a myth?

Is splenda safe to consume? Is it cancerous, or is that a myth?

So far : Splenda ( sucralose ) artificial sweetener but for fda it is not natural product even though derived from carbohydrate.So far no proof as carcinogen big problem , i t does not cross blood brain barrier, once goes to brain can not rscape ( come out) , may cause neurological damage , biggest concern with splenda. ...Read more

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Neoraphaty is so very painful is it safe to take vicodine..If not what would you recomend?

Neoraphaty is so very painful is  it safe to take vicodine..If not what would you recomend?

Narcotics not good: For a painful neuropathy, it is important to evaluate what is causing it. Vicodin is a narcotic and narcotics are not good for the chronic pain of a neuropathy. In fact, taking narcotics can actually make the pain worse over time due to an up regulation of pain receptors. Meds good for neuropathy: cymbalta, lyrica, (pregabalin) gabapentin, various seizure meds, anti-depressants... ...Read more

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Is it as safe to be uncircumsized?

Circumsized: Medically speaking, it is safe as long as hygiene is adequate. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take accutane?

Is it safe to take accutane?

Medical Supervision: After a thorough consultation to determine that you are an appropriate candidate for accutane, laboratory studies are conducted to exclude any underlying contraindications. Then, the medication may be safely administered. Monthly monitoring with clinical and laboratory evaluations are required. ...Read more

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Is it safe to bowl while pregnant?

Is it safe to bowl while pregnant?

Yes: Use common sense and do not strain yourself. But in general, bowling is not that rigorous of a sport and is fine when pregnant. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take mag07?

Is it safe to take mag07?

Relatively : You are not going to die taking magnesium oxide (unless you take a lot) why do you want to take this stuff in the first place? Do not fall victim to the "colon cleansing" myth. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat balut?

Is it safe to eat balut?

Balut.: Balut is a developing duck embryo which I have only seen eaten raw from the egg. Eating any type of bird raw creates potential for infections. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to get colon hydrotherapy?

Is it healthy to get colon hydrotherapy?

Not really: In most cases, it is not dangerous, but there is no proof that it is beneficial, so why have an uncomforatable and costly procedure? Repeated use may lead to electrolyte imbalance and bacterial overgroth in the colon. Don't do it. ...Read more

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Is it safe to diet while sick?

Is it safe to diet while sick?

With precaution: Depending on your illness, monitoring what you eat should not be a problem. Of course, if you are eating too few calories you might consider increasing your caloric intake to help your body heal, specifically your protein intake. If you are suffering from a chronic condition, you should seek care from your physician before continuing on a restricted diet. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take aspirin in pregnancy?

Is it safe to take aspirin in pregnancy?

Depends: It is considered safe in the first and second trimesters with no toxic effects on the fetus. It is relatively safe in the early 3rd trimester but problems with the newborn can occur if it is used around the time of delivery. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Diverticular Diseases (Definition)

Diverticular disease is a condition where pouches protrude outward from weakened areas in the colon and result in abdominal ...Read more


Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Diverticulitis (Definition)

An inflammation or infection in one or more small pouches ...Read more