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What are some potential side effects of colon cleansing?

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There are some potential side effects, including:

Be aware, if the therapist adds a substance to the water during colon irrigation, you run the risk of an allergic reaction.

  • Vomiting, nausea, cramps
  • Dizziness, a sign of dehydration
  • Mineral imbalance
  • Potential interference with medication absorption on day of procedure
  • Bowel perforation
  • Infection
  • Depletion of helpful normal bowel flora unless replaced (i.e. probiotics)
  • Kidney failure

SOURCES:

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

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 Melinda Ratini on October 25, 2017

SOURCES:

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

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 Melinda Ratini on October 25, 2017

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