History shows that colon cleanses date back thousands of years to ancient Greece. The theory of performing colon cleansing is to help remove toxins from the body which may be accumulating in the colon and can’t be expelled on their own.
Some of the conditions people believe are helped by doing a colon cleanse are fatigue, weight gain, low energy, and headaches.
Some of the potential risks of doing a colon cleanse include:
- Mineral imbalance
- Bowel perforation
- Kidney failure
- Bacterial imbalance
Some people should be extra cautious about having colon cleanses or might want to avoid them completely. These include people with the following conditions:
- Crohn’s disease
- Rectal tumors
- Heart disease
- Ulcerative colitis
- Tumors in the colon
Colon cleanses should only be done by a professional and only after consulting with a physician first. If you would like to make an appointment with a physician at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center please call 718-206-7001.
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