3 Ways Colonic Irrigation Can Help With Constipation
Let’s face it, most people prefer keeping their bathroom routine (or lack of) to themselves rather than talk about it openly with a doctor. This is especially true when suffering from troublesome constipation that always seems to flare up at the worst of times (it’s never convenient, is it?)
Does that sound a lot like you? If so, don’t worry. You’re in the right place and your secret is safe with us. In fact, it may surprise you to learn that as many as one in five Australians, roughly 20% of the population, suffers from chronic constipation at some point.
So, if you’ve been dealing with stubborn bowel movements and can’t seem to find a cure that works, in this article, we’re going to explore the various ways colonic irrigation treatments can help with constipation.
What is Constipation?
Contrary to popular belief, constipation is a symptom - not a disease. Although everyone may have their own definition of what constipation is based on past experiences, it simply means you’re having a hard time emptying your bowels.
Because this can encompass such a large number of interpretations, many people think they’re constipated if they don’t go to the bathroom every day, or when they spend a little extra time on the toilet. However, this isn’t always the case. The truth of the matter is, normal bowel movements vary greatly from person to person, with some going as many as three times a day and some going only once or twice a week at most.
Constipation occurs when the bowel muscles are contracting too slowly or if the bowel reabsorbs too much water and hinders normal stool movement. In both cases, fecal matter can become hard and difficult to pass, resulting in many of the telltale symptoms you’re probably more than familiar with.
While some are more prone to constipation than others, almost everyone will experience it at some point in their lives.
Different Types of Constipation
Now that we’ve cleared up what constipation is and what it’s not, let’s take a look at the different types so you can better understand your specific case.
1. Simple Constipation
This is long and by far the most common type of constipation that our patients experience. Simple constipation is a temporary interruption of your normal bowel movements caused by dietary or lifestyle changes.
Common factors include things such as increased stress, traveling, sudden dietary changes, or even a new work schedule. Because there are no muscle related problems with this type of constipation, colonic irrigation is a highly effective treatment option.
2. Chronic or Long-Standing Constipation
Chronic constipation, as the name suggests, is a long-lasting form of constipation that can continue for several years if untreated. While this can be the result of a poor diet or unhealthy lifestyle choices, long-standing constipation can also be linked to bowel muscles that aren’t functioning properly.
With this type of constipation, patients typically complain about not being able to empty their bowels fully, resulting in constant abdominal discomfort. Again, colonic irrigation is one of the most effective treatment options for this type of constipation.
3. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Estimated to affect roughly 15% of the world’s population, in addition to chronic episodes of constipation, IBS brings a myriad of bothersome symptoms along with it. Causing the bowel to alternate between stages of constipation and diarrhea, patients that have IBS often complain about how difficult the symptoms are to manage.
Thankfully, through colonic hydrotherapy, many of our IBS patients have reported dramatic symptom improvement and management.
How Colonic Irrigation Can Help With Constipation
If you’ve been suffering from constipation of any kind and can’t seem to find a cure that will work, it’s time to look beyond the medications and special diets to one of the most effective natural treatments - colonic irrigation.
With roots tracing back thousands of years, colon hydrotherapy is a time tested natural treatment that can offer constipation relief on a number of different levels.
1. Improved Digestion.
Because the colon is responsible for processing and expelling all solid waste from the body, over time, it can become a little sluggish if things aren’t properly maintained. As the colon becomes layered with excess waste build-up, it loses the ability to function properly and increases the transit time of bowel movements.
Not only does this result in harder stools that are difficult to pass, but it also means your body isn’t absorbing all of the dietary nutrients. Colonic irrigation helps by loosening waste build-up and allowing the colon to function properly. With a clean colon, fecal matter can pass unhindered and your body will be getting all of the nutrients it needs.
2. Remove Toxins & Harmful Bacteria
Another common culprit of constipation is the presence of a toxic environment in the colon. Not only does waste build-up slow the passage of fecal matter, but it also creates the perfect home for bad bacteria to thrive. When left untreated, bacteria can greatly hinder the bowel’s ability to function and deal with toxins.
All of these factors result in an unhealthy, slow-moving digestive system. Colonic irrigation works by cleaning the bowels, ridding your system of harmful bacteria, and allowing for the proper elimination of toxins. By restoring the balance, your digestive system will be able to process waste much more efficiently.
3. Reset Your Gut’s Biome
In the colon, there are literally trillions of beneficial bacteria (known and flora) that all work together in helping the colon digest food and expel the waste. In some cases, even if your colon is relatively clean and free of waste build-up, an unbalanced biome can result in constipation. When bad bacteria begin to outnumber the beneficial bacteria, your colon can no longer digest food effectively.
Can you guess what happens next? That’s right, everything slows down and you may even start to feel bloated. Colonic irrigation can work like a reset by helping to flush out the bad bacteria and allowing the body’s natural flora to take control again.
There’s No Better Time Than The Present
Now that you know all about constipation, it’s time to talk about the next step - getting treatment so you can take control of your colon again.
Here at the Colon Care Clinic, we’ve successfully treated more than 10,000 patients, many of whom suffered from troublesome constipation. So, if you’re tired of dealing with the symptoms and trying remedy after remedy to no avail, let us help you find the relief you need.
There’s never been a better time to try colonic irrigation with our current special offering 30% off and a free consultation in which you’ll meet with one of our professional hydro-therapists to develop a personalized treatment plan.