Does diarrhea act like a colon cleanser?

Yes. Diarrhea would clean out the colon and help eliminate the solid stool. You should be careful to keep up with fluid losses to make sure you dont dehydrate. You should be able to continue to urinate every 6-8 hours and still have a moist not dry mouth.
No. Diarrhea does not cleanse the colon. People with diarrhea often have solid stool in the colon, even when only liquid stools are produced. Cleansing the colon is unnecessary unless a person is having surgery or a colonoscopy. There is no evidence that uncleansed colons are related to any disease. Constipation can be treated with fiber supplements, stool softeners, and mild osmotic laxatives.

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How do you know if you need a colon cleanser?

You don't. You don't need a colon cleanser! if your colon is damaged or sick, this needs to be treated. Otherwise, there is nothing to cleanse your colon from. I've been present at colonoscopies and believe me there are no deposits in the colon that colon cleanse sales people claim to remove with their products! Read more...
Colon cleanse. The colon does not require "cleansing." The process of having a bowel movement takes care of that nicely. There is no buildup of toxins or other materials in the colon. Just eat a lot of fiber, drink plenty of liquids, and if constipated, consider an actual fiber supplement. See your gastroenterologist at age 50, or sooner if you're having problems. Those are the keys to good colon health. Read more...

What is the best colon cleanser on the market? I have a severe bLoating, & constipation. I need something targeting a total cleanse. Thank you!

Be careful. as products marketed as colon clenses have no proven benefit and are nothing other than laxatives. I don't know what products you are looking at but there is no way to "cleanse " the colon to rid you of your issues. If anything you will have only temporary relief. Consider discussion with your doctor or referral to a GI doctor. Read more...

Is there any way to cleanse your liver? Not sure if that is the right terminology, but similar to how you would do a colon cleanser.

Both wrong. Liver metabolizes, detoxifies chemicals (good,bad,natural, synthetic, whatever) generally into nontoxic substances. Large capacity. Common toxins:excess alcohol, excess sugars, fats, etc. Caffeine seems minerals,helpful in chr. liver disease. Silymarin, in milk thistle, not well absorbed by mouth, might work IV (not available). Colon cleanses don't detox-you poop,lose fluid, minerals, bacteria. Read more...

I had did a colon cleanser I bought from GNC store I been constipated I been losing weight yesterday I was 208 today I am 204 is that a good thing?

Not recommended. We don't recommend quickly losing large amounts of weight as that's usually water weight that's lost, leading to dehydration. "Colon cleansers" are often unmonitored laxatives which we don't recommend using regularly, or even occasionally. Check w/your doc to make sure you're otherwise healthy, including no hypothyroidism. Then increase fiber, fluids & exercise to more naturally get bowel going. Read more...

Recently I purchased a colon cleanser and is from aerobic life and its called mag07. What can you tell me about it?? Have any doctors heard about it??

Not safe. Unless you are using a doctor prescribed bowel prep for colonoscopy, I would not recommend any product for " colon cleansing" , which is potentially dangerous. Serious imbalances of fluids and electrolytes in your body can result form using these products. Read more...