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How might the risk of side effects from colon cleansing increase?

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Colon cleansing is riskier if you have:

  • Diverticulitis
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn's disease
  • Severe hemorrhoids
  • Tumors in your rectum or colon
  • Recent bowel surgery
  • Heart disease or kidney disease

SOURCES:

Horne, S. Journal of Herbal Pharmacotherapy, 2006; vol. 6(2): pp. 93-100.

American Cancer Society: Colon Therapy."

Baptist Health Systems: "Colon Cleansing: Don't Be Misled by the Claims."

Natural Standard.

International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy

U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Soluble vs. insoluble fiber.:

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on June 25, 2020

SOURCES:

Horne, S. Journal of Herbal Pharmacotherapy, 2006; vol. 6(2): pp. 93-100.

American Cancer Society: Colon Therapy."

Baptist Health Systems: "Colon Cleansing: Don't Be Misled by the Claims."

Natural Standard.

International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy

U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Soluble vs. insoluble fiber.:

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on June 25, 2020

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