Any info on colon cleansing?
What's involved? Does it work? Can it be done at home? What's the cost? Any side effects?
Asked by Robert Sarwary 2 years ago.
It depends on what kind of "cleansing " you mean. Regularly cleaning out your colon at home might just mean you need to take mild stool softeners (like Colace), or a little stronger laxatives (like Milk of Magnesia, Dulcolax, Fiberall, Surfak, Ex Lax, or Cephulac,). Then there are the stronger oral laxatives, usually done for bowel preps like Miralax, Citro Mag, Fleets Phospho Soda and Mag Citrate. Also there are the suppositories, many with the same name like the common Dulcolax. And finally the ever popular Fleet Enemas which are simple to use for the public. It depends on the person as to what will work & what won't & most of these are available in your neighborhood pharmacy. (Sorry, I don't go about pricing them.) If you take too many, you'll get stomach cramps & diarrhea so stay near your bathroom at home. If you know someone in the medical field & these don't work, there is as last resort the ever popular regular enemas but you'll need an enema bag & experienced hands to show you about this just so you don't go spilling a bag full of water all over the floor when you forget to put the clamp on right when you fill it. These can be filled with regular tap water or, soap suds, ( I don't think you want to deal with an oil retention enema, do you?) There is always for very last resort the "triple H enema"....high, hot, and a heck of a lot. As they say in the Old West..."pick your poison, partner". Answered by Hazel Carhart 2 years ago.
Natures Sunshine sells excellent herbal complexes for all kinds of cleanses, including a colon cleanse. I like Pao De Arco, it seems to work well. You can order these over the internet and take them as it says on the bottle. I would do all of them one at a time if you can, starting with the colon, then liver, then lymph, then blood cleanse. Answered by Gaynell Nailor 2 years ago.
You need to go to a clinic to have this done Answered by Vernita Schlee 2 years ago.
How do i cure a severe constipation?
ive been suffering from it for a little over a month, im in constant pain and i don't know what to do. I have one blockage thats backing the rest of y system up and i cant get rid of it ive been eating healthy and taking doctor prescribed laxatives but they're not working. And neither did either of the...
Asked by Rebbecca Grando 2 years ago.
ive been suffering from it for a little over a month, im in constant pain and i don't know what to do. I have one blockage thats backing the rest of y system up and i cant get rid of it ive been eating healthy and taking doctor prescribed laxatives but they're not working. And neither did either of the enemas i took. Please there has to be a way to fix if anyone knows this i want my godamn life back. Answered by Ashlea Sutphin 2 years ago.
Dear Nate Ulmo, Well Constipation In most cases, simple changes in your diet and lifestyle can help relieve symptoms and manage constipation. Less often, you may need medical treatment. Above all, recognize that a successful treatment program can take time and effort. Diet and lifestyle changes, A high-fiber diet. A diet with at least 20 to 35 grams of fiber each day helps your body form soft, bulky stool. High-fiber foods include beans, whole grains, and fresh fruits and vegetables. Limit foods that have little to no fiber, such as cheese, meat and processed foods.Regular exercise. Physical activity can help stimulate intestinal activity.Adequate fluid intake. Drinking plenty of water and other fluids will help soften your stool.Take the time for bowel movements. Set aside sufficient time to allow undisturbed visits to the toilet. And don't ignore the urge to have a bowel movement. Laxatives, These over-the-counter medications should be considered only when diet and lifestyle changes aren't effective. Some can become habit-forming. There are several different types of laxatives: Fiber supplements, or bulk laxatives, are generally considered the safest of laxatives. Examples include Fibercon, Metamucil, Konsyl, Serutan and Citrucel. These agents must be taken with plenty of water. Stimulants cause rhythmic contractions in the intestines. Examples include Correctol, Dulcolax and Senokot.,Lubricants enable stool to move through your colon more easily. Examples include mineral oil and Fleet.,Stool softeners moisten the stool and help prevent dehydration. Examples include Colace and Surfak.Osmotic help fluids to move through the colon. Examples include Cephulac, Sorbitol and Miralax.Saline laxatives act like a sponge to draw water into the colon for easier passage of stool. Examples include milk of magnesia and Haley's M-O.Chloride channel activators. The agent lubiprostone (Amitiza) is available by prescription and increases fluid content of stool.5-HT-4 agonists. These agents stimulate release of compounds in your body that increase fluid secretion in the intestines and decrease colonic transit time. Prucalopride is one such 5-HT-4 agonist. These drugs are not available in the U.S., and there have been some concerns about the safety of their use.If your constipation doesn't respond to changes in lifestyle or medical treatment, your doctor may recommend in-office or, rarely, surgical procedures. Manual procedures. To help clear your colon of retained, impacted stool if laxatives are not effective, your doctor may first gently insert a gloved finger and manually break up the impacted stool (disimpaction). Next, you'll be given a laxative enema to soften the stool and provide lubrication for a bowel movement. If an underlying disorder is causing your constipation, treatment will be aimed at the specific cause. If pelvic floor dysfunction is the cause of your constipation, your doctor may suggest biofeedback as a treatment. This retraining technique may help you learn to better coordinate the muscles you use to have a bowel movement. try eating lots of high-fiber foods, such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Drink plenty of fluids and get as much exercise as you can. Discuss with your doctor any plan, including exercise, to treat your constipation. Swimming and walking may be good choices. simple changes to your lifestyle and diet can help relieve the symptoms of constipation. Several alternative approaches may also provide relief,Massage. Massage works by manipulating, compressing and stretching the skin, muscles and joints. Techniques include acupressure and shiatsu. When applied to the abdominal area, massage may help relax the muscles that support the bladder and intestines and help promote bowel activity.Eat a high-fiber diet. Choose lots of high-fiber foods, including fruits, vegetables, beans, and whole-grain cereals and breads. Aim to consume 20 to 35 grams of fiber daily. Experiment to see if particular fruits or vegetables have a laxative effect for you. Remember to add fiber to your diet gradually to help reduce related gas and bloating.Drink plenty of liquids. Limit caffeine intake, which can worsen symptoms of constipation by causing dehydration.walking, biking or swimming, to help stimulate intestinal function. Getting at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise each week .Don't ignore the urge to have a bowel movement. The longer you delay, the more water is absorbed from your stool and the harder it becomes.Metamucil and Citrucel, can help keep stools soft and regular. Be sure to drink plenty of water or other fluids every day, Answered by Andrew Kazmorck 2 years ago.
Best Constipation Cures Answered by Bernie Witty 2 years ago.
I have the same thing and it sucks my dr told me to take miralax I've been taking it since Tuesday and I skipped last night but nothing happened then I've been drinking prune juice and got diarrhea but still feel as if hard stool is inside me I took a suppository and that helped Tuesday but not all of it came out I know this is gross but I stuck my finger into the rectum to see if poop was in there but no luck so I don't think it's impacted stool I hope you get better soon Answered by Cristina Watwood 2 years ago.
I had this same problem in 07. Ahh lotta memories then, my **** free days were some of the best.. Anyway... Here's what I did to cure it, told two friends this method too and they said worked like a charm. All you need to do is arrange for friends to be around for when you're in bed, drift off, then they'll carry you outside and take you to the local aviation centre. Then, all you need to do is ascend around 20,000 feet. Now, this is the tricky part... You need to be thrown out without a parachute, but, you need to be awoken within a hundredth of a second as soon as you are thrown out of the plane, so you are scarcely aware of the situation, then you'll have a professional coming down to get you, with an extra chute. By the time he gets to you, your bowels will definitely have evacuated, so I guess you can die peacefully then, so it's up to you whether you actually take the parachute and deploy it, I recommend you do though, cause the same day I did this and my bowels were empty, I felt fantastic, so I went out to a few bars... Only lost my virginity the same night! Good luck with this. Answered by Hollie Frieman 2 years ago.
Take laxatives like milk of magnesia or prune juice lots of water when it comes out it will probably be like diarrhea but at least your not full of sh.. Lol sorry I had to but most of the items can be found pretty much anywhere good luck Answered by Numbers Nanke 2 years ago.
A bottle of magnesium citrate will likely get things moving. It's non prescription and harmless. When you get it solved quit eating meat and get plenty of fiber in your diet. Good Luck. Answered by Clementine Agrios 2 years ago.
What is the generic name and brandname norten, imidapsil, inosiplex immunosin,lactulose,cloxacilli... & aspirin?
Asked by Berenice Fisser 2 years ago.
im not sure you are spelling the first 4 right. but brand names for lactulose are-Acilac,Cephulac,Cholac,Chronulac,Con... Cloxacilli is also known as dicloxacillin, and the brand name for that is dynapen.Asprin has a lot of brand names, some of the most popular are;Asprin,Bayer Answered by Shayne Darnley 2 years ago.
I have a gross bowel problem, is there anyone who knows a lot about constipation that can help answer this?
I take a med. that causes constipation and I can't just stop the medication. I have to put a glove on every day and help remove stool in small pieces. I know that's really gross but it's the only way I can go. I've tried enemas and they only work once in a while. How serious can this problem be?...
Asked by Irina Boehm 2 years ago.
I take a med. that causes constipation and I can't just stop the medication. I have to put a glove on every day and help remove stool in small pieces. I know that's really gross but it's the only way I can go. I've tried enemas and they only work once in a while. How serious can this problem be? It's been going on for a year now. I also have a lot of mucus in my stool as well. Sorry, if I grossed you out but it's part of life! I've just heard of people dying from bowel obstruction and I worry. I'm otherwise fairly healthy and young. Answered by Jacquelyne Krupinski 2 years ago.
Yes, you do have severe constipation and since you are unable to stop your medication you need a little help. When my son got really constipated his doctor told me to get some flax seed oil and give it to him daily. This solved his problem wonderfully without causing diarrhea or stomach cramps that laxatives can cause. You should take this 2 to 3 times a day, at least 1 tablespoon, until you are regular. You might also want to start taking some fiber supplements and drink tons of water. Another thing to take is acidiphilus supplements, very cheap and you can get them at Wal-mart or any drug store. Take 2 - 3 caps a day for intestinal health. Oh, the flax seed oil can also be purchased at Wal-mart, Target, or any drug store. Best of luck to you and hope you get better soon! Answered by Kathi Studler 2 years ago.
Mention it to your doc. For natural, somewhat quick rememdy, make eating prunes and dried apricots part of your daily ritual until things start, flowing better. It takes a long time and it's very painful for someone to die from bowel obstruction. You'd know if it was too serious because you'd feel like you couldn't walk. Answered by Domonique Mercier 2 years ago.
my mom had the same problem, except she was bed ridden at the time, and i was her care giver. this can be a dangerous situation, you can perforate your rectal wall, and suffer sepsis from the bowel obstruction if this is left untreated. you must talk to your doctor and he will likely prescribe you some laxatives, and suggest eating "loosening" foods. if that does not work you will have to find another med that does not give you this side effect. take this seriously, and seek your doctors advice! Answered by Nelson Salemo 2 years ago.
I think you definitely need to inform your dr. aside from the obvious...obstructions, you also aren't able to rid your body of toxins that build up, which will cause fatigue and all other kinds of symptoms. Are you not telling your dr. cause your afraid he might take you off of the med thats causing the constipation? Answered by Fermin Madre 2 years ago.
This is clearly a bad side effect of your medication and not healthy. Mention it to your doctor when you next go, and the doc will probably suggest you use a natural laxative like prunes or figs. Answered by Leif Ginard 2 years ago.
seriously people say to eat healthy...but i eat overly healthy everyday and i eat like zero fat...for the most part..and im always constipated then once in a while i will pig out and eat a huge amount of overly greasy food and i will go **** instantly...LOL..i think sometimes some people just get constipated when they eat to healthy...LOL its weird but it seems to be the reason for me. Answered by Lore Ehrle 2 years ago.
I'm more constipated than I have ever been in my life?
Thanks guys but its over thank jebus!
Asked by Rebecca Tecchio 2 years ago.
Is it possible that my body produced a boul movement that is impassable? Should I call for an ambulace omg...? I've been running to the bathroom all morning, I can't leave my house. Every time I sit down I try to relax and ignore the pain but it gets so intense that my bodies instinct is to clench up and force it back up inside. What should I do? Answered by Bennie Viessman 2 years ago.
How has your diet been over the past 48hrs? Have you had enough fiber? Insoluble fiber? You should have 25g fiber daily. Have you had enough water? Those are the 2 biggest contributions to constipation. First thing to do - start drinking extra water now Next thing you eat should have 5-10g fiber in it. Preferably something like Spinach, asparagus, green beans or broccoli. If you have any psyllium husk on hand, that'll help nicely. You might want to consider picking up a laxative from the pharmacy, it'll help get things moving, a little hard at first, but once it gets moving, it'll be good. There are different types of laxitives: -Fiber supplements, or bulk laxatives, are generally considered the safest of laxatives. Examples include FiberCon, Metamucil, Konsyl, Serutan and Citrucel. These agents must be taken with plenty of water. -Stimulants cause rhythmic contractions in the intestines. Examples include Correctol, Dulcolax and Senokot. -Lubricants enable stool to move through your colon more easily. Examples include mineral oil and Fleet. -Stool softeners moisten the stool and help prevent dehydration. Examples include Colace and Surfak. -Osmotics help fluids to move through the colon. Examples include Cephulac, Sorbitol and Miralax. Saline laxatives act like a sponge to draw water into the colon for easier passage of stool. Examples include milk of magnesia and Haley's M-O. Remember, lots of water! Nothing will work without water, and really consider a lifestyle change in the future to include your fiber! An I'm not a doctor, so if it's really bad, you should go to a hospital where they can help. Answered by Debrah Arbolida 2 years ago.
- I AM NOT A DOCTOR ---- if I were you I would go to emergency - the first reaction or first knee jerk reaction or instinctive thought would be to try every thing to START or STIMULATE a bowel movement HOWEVER - - that could be the WRONG thing to do - -- - - like if the constipation is NOT the symptom of the cause BUT is rather the SECONDARY symptom of some other PRIMARY medication problem ( one you don't know about at this time ) - well then starting a bowel movement could cause something to RUPTURE INSIDE YOUR ABDOMEN - - - - So - I would go to a doctor - - - - only a good doctor could investigate and find out what is causing that - in other words - - I am trying to say that the Constipation might not be the worse thing wrong with you - - -- you might have something inside you getting ready to burst or rupture and that the " Constipation " is a SECONDARY symptom of that problem - - - and you might not be aware of anything " sore " in there because the pain of the Constipation overwhelms and disguises and hides THE REAL PROBLEM CAUSING THE CONSTIPATION - - - any way only a doctor with some tests would be able to find out and know - so go to emergency - IF N I WAS YOU THAT IS WHAT I WOULD DO Answered by Freeda Jiggetts 2 years ago.
Fiber, brew. Eat it daily. Every day. Try Psyllium husks, cascara sagrada and ground flax Find at GNC, Whole Foods....vitamin shops (and most grocery stores carry at least one or two of the items I named.) Answered by Irwin Vanderveer 2 years ago.
Call an ambulance and get to an Emergency Room immediately. Answered by Raul Concepcion 2 years ago.