Many people suffer from intestinal diseases such as constipation and diarrhea. Many people ignore such conditions and hope that they will get better on their own, but sadly enough they may not. One may have to use agents that speed up the emptying of the colon or help detoxify the colon. Such agents are known as colon cleansers, and their benefits are varied.
Colon cleansing helps the colon get rid of all the waste material in the colon. Such toxins usually accumulate over time and may lead to conditions such as skin problems, and may even affect one’s mood. All this brings into sharp focus the importance of colon cleansing. This procedure helps us get rid of all the material within our bodies so that we feel much healthier overall.
One way of doing a colon cleanse is through colon hydrotherapy. This is basically the use of warm water to physically wash the inside of the intestines. This involves the use of pipes which are inserted into the rectum. Warm water is then gently pushed through the pipes to circulate within the intestines. The water is generally pushed by the help of a pump or just mere gravity. The process usually takes around one hour depending on how much waste there is in your colon, and how thorough you need it to be.
Dangers of colon hydrotherapy
Like any other medical procedure, there are risks associated with colon hydrotherapy. The most important one is the risk of introduction of microbes into the colon. This is usually the consequence of use of non-sterile equipment. It usually leads to all kinds of infections of the colon, which could also lead to problems such as diarrhea.
Apart from that, the colon could also be perforated. This is also a consequence of poor skill. If the person doing the insertion of the pipes is too aggressive, they might end up tearing a hole in the intestines, which normally leads to the need of surgery to repair the damage. Such a condition can be fatal very quickly. Perforation of the intestinal wall can also be the consequence of use of equipment that is of poor quality.
Protecting yourself from the dangers of hydrotherapy
If you decide to do hydrotherapy, there are several measures you can take to ensure that the above dangers don’t befall you. The most important of these is that you should always seek help from professionals. There’s no point in paying a quack a little money for them to do the hydrotherapy and then end up spending much more in treating other conditions that result from poor skill. It’s better to spend a little more on a competent professional, since you are assured that they will do a better job. Besides, there are many good specialists who offer the service at reasonable fees, so you have no excuse when it comes to the cost of the service.
Apart from that, always ensure that the equipment you use for the hydrotherapy is sterile and of high quality. This is tied to the first point; if you go to a quality professional, then you are likely to end up using good equipment.