Enema for Constipation
At one point of your life you will experience constipation which is a very common digestive disorder from which anyone can suffer. When you are having difficulty in your bowel movements, you will experience several effects in your body like feeling bloated, toxins and waste material build up in your large intestine, pain and discomfort due to abnormality in your intestines.
Some people suffering from constipation is recommended for an Enema procedure, they may find it scary or complicated but once you've tried the procedure you'll be surprised on how much comfort it will bring you. Enema for constipation is only used as a last resort when you've already tried other options such as diet change particularly on high-fiber foods and even laxatives.
Types of Enema Solutions
- Saline Solution. This is the most common homemade Enema solution which consists of two teaspoons of salt to 1 quart of lukewarm distilled water.
- Mineral oil Enema. This works like a lubricant because it is oil it makes easier to pass the impacted stools.
- Milk and molasses. A combination of equal parts of whole milk and molasses is another homemade Enema while the sugars in the milk and the molasses stays in the intestines, it softens and dispersed impacted stools.
- Coffee Enema. Although this is extremely popular these days compared to other types, it is not advised by most medical practitioners because it usually caused severe electrolyte imbalance if not done correctly.
The Benefits of Enema & More
An enema procedure will help you get rid of excess waste or toxic impacted fecal matters by introducing sodium phosphate solution into the rectum and colon via the anus. The fluid will soften the hard impacted stool while the nozzle of enema makes the rectum loose. This procedure could also cleanse your colon making you feel refreshed, lighter and cleaner.
During times of stress, enemas can be used to relax the mind and body. If you have a clean system and detoxifies regularly then stress won't hinder you from doing anything. It is also very effective when used at the time when you have a flu or cold, because this would help you move a stagnant lymphatic system. Since enema can smoothens the movement of your system it will help release the mucus in your lymph system and upon administering enema you will immediately feel much lighter and refreshed.
Furthermore, an enemais used as alternative wellness therapies also great for detoxifying your body. This can be used as a natural weight loss however it must not be overused because it can create serious health problems such as dehydration.
The reason why enema is done with a medical professional is that people might overuse an enema for constipation which might lead to an electrolyte imbalance in the body called Hyponatremia . The blood will become dilated and the salt content becomes lower from normal. Hyponatremia will cause the spasm in the muscles and brain swelling, which will lead to mental disorder. This particularly happens when the water used for an enema solution is plain tap water. So be sure to consult your doctor before performing an enema procedure.
This is also the case if you are pregnant; as most women became constipated during pregnancy. You need to consult your gynecologist to perform an enema procedure since there is less space inside you so the amount of liquid for enema has to be reduced. Plus the type of enema to be used has to be considered.