Colon Hydrotherapy Risks When Used For Weight Loss [BEWARE]

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In this day and age, people are continuously seek solutions to their weight loss problems. The good old combination of diet and exercise as an effective weight loss strategy requires too much time and effort for many, especially independent women who are busy with their careers. Consequently, they are always on the lookout for quick and easy ways to lose weight. One of these approaches is colon hydrotherapy, which some claim helped them lose an average of 2.6 pounds immediately after undergoing the procedure. Others report losing 6 pounds per colonic irrigation session, while another woman lost 20 pounds within one month after having several sessions.

Having a colonic irrigation means going to a wellness clinic where professionals will help you with the procedure. A small tube will be inserted into your rectum, and a stream of water will be introduced into your colon or large intestine. This will supposedly clean your colon and remove all fecal matter that are impacted inside, as well as mucus, parasites, and toxic substances. After the procedure, many people claim to feel lighter and feel good about themselves.

The resulting weight loss occurs because fecal matter and other fluids are expelled from the body. Having colon hydrotherapy may just push you and encourage you to lose more weight and may give you a general sense of well-being. You may also make a colonic an integral part of your detoxification program. However, before you rush to make an appointment with an accredited wellness clinic, it’s important to know that there are risks and disadvantages involved with this kind of therapy. Here are some of them:

Perforation of the bowel

One of the risks of colon hydrotherapy is bowel perforation. This risk increases if you do it yourself at home. This may sound cliché, but you should never do colon hydrotherapy at home, without professional supervision. You may seriously injure yourself by perforating your large intestine, and this requires surgery to fix. Also, colonic irrigation isn’t recommended for people with bowel problems or intestinal disorders, such as hemorrhoids, intestinal tumors, or Crohn’s disease.

Electrolyte imbalance

Undergoing colonic irrigation may make your body absorb a large amount of water. As you may know, too much of anything is never good, even if it’s just water, because its excessive amount may lead to an electrolyte imbalance. This in turn may result in accumulation of fluid in the lungs, irregular heart rhythms, nausea, and vomiting.

The good bacteria is flushed out too

If there’s bad bacteria present in the colon, there’s also good bacteria that helps break down various wastes. Thus, when colon hydrotherapy is done, the good bacteria is also expelled from the body. The intestines then become susceptible to bacterial and viral infections. That’s why it’s important to eat some yogurt loaded with probiotics after your colonic.

Bacterial infection

Before undergoing colon hydrotherapy, make sure that the tools that will be used on you’re sterilized and hygienic, or better yet, disposable so that you can be sure that no one else has used them before you. The risk of bacterial infection significantly increases if the tools used are unsanitary or contaminated. Remember that colon hydrotherapy is an invasive procedure, so you better be cautious to avoid a serious case of infection.

Exacerbating medical conditions

Undergoing colon hydrotherapy may make you believe that it can treat your present illness or that it can prevent any future diseases. Consequently, you may just worsen any existing illness that you may have, making it more difficult for the disease to be treated.You should not depend on a colonic to heal you because there isn’t much scientific evidence yet to prove that it can cure anything from digestive disorders, to allergies, and skin problems.

Seek help from medical doctors whenever you’ve symptoms that are bothering you.Moreover, if you just depend on colonic irrigation to lose weight, you won’t be successful at all. This is because you need to lose body fat, not fecal matter and body fluids expelled through a colonic, to effectively shed off some pounds.

Trying out colonic hydrotherapy may be tempting as a quick-fix to losing weight. But if you’re considering it, you should also bear in mind and weigh the risks before plunging in.

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