Enemas for constipation treatment has been used since ancient time, this medical technique allow to introducing certain liquid solutions into the colon through the rectum. The main goal of enema is to soften the stool, expand the lower intestinal tract, trigger the peristalsis contraction, and alleviate a chronic constipation.
As an alternative therapy, it commonly recommended by health practitioner when oral laxatives and dietary changes have already been tried and gives no result. When it’s done correctly, it can be an effective and quickest relief from severe constipation and kill parasite inside the colon. Base on its solutions, enemas for constipation can be categorized into several types:
1. Saline solution enemas. In this treatment, a saline solution made from lukewarm distilled water and certain amount of table salt, introduced into colon using certain equipment such as enema bag and enema tube. All those equipment and other components can easily be purchased at a pharmacy.
2. Mineral oil enema. By inserting medical grade mineral oil into the lower digestive tract through rectum, this treatment will lubricates the colon wall so the impacted stool can easily be passed. To perform this procedure often the mineral oil is mixed with certain amount of lukewarm filtered water.
3. Fleet’s phosphosoda enema. This pre-made enema kit contains sodium phosphate. Since it categorized as medical procedure, performing Fleet enema for constipation must be done in the precise procedure and dosage. As a kit, it also comes in its own disposable enema nozzle and squeeze bag.
4. Homemade enemas. There are some of alternative medicine therapists that recommend certain homemade enemas recipes such as coffee, lemon juice, glycerin, vinegar, salt and soda, milk, and yoghurt enemas. Please note that all those homemade enemas may not have scientific foundation, so it would be better to check with a certified health practitioner before inserting certain solution into your colon.
Enemas for constipation side effects
As stated above, these enemas for constipation should be performed carefully. All procedure and dosage should strictly follow expert or packaging instruction. When you perform this enema, apply a medical grade lubricant into the nozzle. Experts warn to not use this enema on a regular basis, as it can disrupt water and electrolyte balance inside your body.
Those people with certain health conditions such as Chron’s disease, severe haemorrhoids, diverculitis, certain allergies, and cancer should avoid the procedure. Meet a doctor or certified health practitioner before perform this procedure.