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The colon is the huge intestine and is about 1.8 m long. The major function of the colon is to reabsorb water and electrolytes into the body and also eliminate waste by defecation. Nevertheless, often you can experience practical concerns with your gut, such as irregular bowel movements, diarrhea or abdominal pain. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: WHAT IS COLONIC IRRIGATION?


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WHAT IS COLONIC IRRIGATION?
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  • The colon is the huge intestine and is about 1.8
    m long. The
  • major function of the colon is to reabsorb water
    and electrolytes
  • into the body and also eliminate waste by
    defecation. Nevertheless,
  • often you can experience practical concerns with
    your gut, such as
  • irregular bowel movements, diarrhea or abdominal
    pain. Colonic
  • irrigation is a popular corresponding therapy
    (that go back to the
  • 19th Century) utilized to 'rinse' the gut as well
    as proposed to deal
  • with some of these complaints.
  • The procedure of colonic irrigation involves cozy
    water (40-- 60L),
  • usually with added natural herbs or probiotics
    being purged right
  • into your colon, via a tube in your rectum. The
    water fills your huge
  • bowel and also 'purges' out the components of
    your colon.

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Does Colonic Irrigationwork?
  • In 2009, an organized evaluation published in
    American Journal of
  • Gastroenterology took a look at the medical
    effects of colonic cleaning
  • for basic health and wellness promotion. The
    review wrapped up that the
  • current literature did not sustain the notion
    that colonic watering
  • enhances or promotes general wellness .
    Unfortunately, we do not know
  • the results of this treatment in people with IBS.
    Just 1 small pilot study
  • from Taiwan assessed the impacts of colonic
    watering in people with IBS-C
  • and IBS-D. While this study showed that
    individuals felt much more
  • satisfied with their digestive tract movements
    after completing colonic
  • irrigation two times per day for six successive
    days, the lasting results of
  • the therapy were not evaluated, as participants
    were only followed up for 7
  • days after completing the therapy.

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How is it different to an enema?
  • Injections entail particular medically formulated
    fluids being
  • placed right into the rectum to assist a person
    pass a bowel
  • motion when constipated. Colonic irrigation is
    not too
  • dissimilar to an injection, nevertheless,
    injections often tend to
  • only utilize small amounts of fluid 5mL,
    whereas colonic
  • watering can pump between 40-60 liters right into
    the colon
  • over the course of the session. Passing this
    volume of fluid into
  • the colon presents risks, including bowel
    perforations.

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Are there risks involved in Colonic irrigation?
  • There are numerous dangers involved in colonic
    irrigation that
  • can vary from moderate to serious, consisting of
  • Inequality of minerals and electrolytes--
    disturbances could lead dehydration as well as
    more seriously to cardiac arrest and kidney
    damages.
  • Interference/removal of bacteria that line the
    colon
  • Infections such as Hepatitis B and also C.
  • Perforation of intestinal tract.

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The bottom line
  • There essentially no evidence to suggest that
    colonic watering
  • is effective in people with IBS, and it may pose
    several threats.
  • If you are thinking about undergoing colonic
    watering, talk
  • with your General Practitioner or
    Gastroenterologist first so
  • you are really clear on the feasible threats and
    also advantages.
  • Despite the advertising insurance claims, it may
    be that your
  • initiative, time and money would be much better
    invested in
  • various other, more proof based therapies.
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