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Please advice about colon cleansing.

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Dr. Preethi

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Dr. Nithila. A

Published At September 29, 2019
Reviewed AtMarch 28, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

What is colon cleansing? Colon hydrotherapy has been advised, and how effective is the procedure? I have chronic constipation.

Answered by Dr. Preethi


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Colon hydrotherapy is used to wash out the content of large bowel by using water or other medication. As colon can normally expel waste colon cleansing is not needed. It can disrupt normal bowel flora. However, in the fecal impact, it can be used but only under medical supervision.

Causes for constipation is inadequate water intake, the insufficient fiber in the diet, resisting urge to have bowel movements. So drink at least three liters of water per day, eat fruits and vegetables, try warm water in the morning. Keep in mind that if you have severe pain, weight loss, blood in the stool, if constipation lasts for more than two weeks, then you immediately consult a gastroenterologist and get his opinion.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

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