COLONOSCOPY PREP

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Typical colon prep takes 2-3 sessions. 

Many people report that the chemical laxative pre-cleanse is very unpleasant and sometimes painful. Some people experience: cramping, burning at the rectum area, and it can be highly inconvenient as it often requires keeping very close to a bathroom for as long as a full day. It even takes time away from work. 

 

Colon Hydrotherapy provides a chemical-free alternative that helps you go about your regular routine!

"And by all means, I prefer [that] my patients undergo colon hydrotherapy the morning of a colonoscopy. It’s a safe way to cleanse the gut.” Robert Charm, M.D., Walnut Creek, CA, board-certified as a gastroenterologist since 1972

COLONOSCOPY PREPARATION TIPS

Practical Tips from Johns Hopkins Medicine To help You Get Through the Colonoscopy Experience More Comfortably. Please note that parts of tips 2-6 are avoidable by choosing our colon hydrotherapy bowel preparation method over the laxative option. It makes a BIG difference!



1. Get a head start. Consider lightening up on your food intake two days before the test, avoiding hard-to-digest items such  as meat, eggs, nuts, and leafy greens. Instead, eat lots of fiber in the  form of vegetables and fruits, or start the liquid diet early, so there will be less to purge.

2. Stock up. Get what you will need ahead of time, including clear liquids such as chicken or vegetable broth, apple juice, and bottled water with electrolytes. Buy extra-soft toilet paper, paper towels, or disposable baby wipes (be careful not to buy cleansing wipes containing scent or alcohol).

3. Be gentle to yourself. Plan to take two days off work: the day before the test and the day of the test itself.

4. Stay hydrated. A recent study shows that some laxative products made with sodium phosphate may contribute to dehydration and thus cause kidney damage. All laxatives cause some water loss, so drink plenty of fluids throughout the prep and after the test. Avoid both alcoholic and carbonated drinks before the procedure, as they increase dehydration, and consider getting some electrolyte rehydrating drinks available over the counter.

5. Reduce the opportunity for accidents. Stay home near a bathroom during the process.



6. Prepare the bathroom. Line the wastebasket with a plastic bag. Instead of toilet paper, use wet washcloths or disposable wipes, such as unscented baby wipes (check that the product is flushable). Applied generously, petroleum jelly and hemorrhoid products can ease analsoreness that might develop. Soaking in a warm tub may help as well.

7. Most people dread the actual scoping procedure, and feelings of anxiety or concern are normal. The mild sedative given for a colonoscopy relieves those problems, and you may not even remember the process. If you are feeling especially anxious, talk to your doctor beforehand about providing a mild tranquilizer or muscle relaxant for the procedure. And keep in mind that, compared with the preparation, the colonoscopy is usually over very quickly.

8. Aftercare. You may feel some mild cramping orbloating and, rarely, nausea, up to a day afterward, caused by some air left in the colon. Eat lightly for a few days. If your discomfort is extreme or persists, call your doctor.

9. Be relieved. When it’s over, it’s over. If the scoping shows no polyps or cancer, you are in the clear for a decade. If there are polyps, or even cancer, you will know, and you can be treated quickly.

How can Colon Hydrotherapy help you to prepare for a Colonoscopy?

It is well-documented that colonoscopies can help save lives. Therefore, it is important to get your colonoscopies when recommended by your doctor. Prior to the procedure the colon needs to be cleansed of waste in order for the doctor to get a clear view of your colon. There are typically two ways of performing this cleanse: a) Chemical laxatives b) Colon Hydrotherapy.

Unfortunately, many people report that the chemical laxative pre-cleanse is very unpleasant and sometimes painful. Some people experience: cramping, burning at the rectum area, and it can be highly inconvenient as it often requires keeping very close to a bathroom for as long as a full day. It even takes time away from work.

Fortunately, Colon Hydrotherapy may offer a drug-free alternative to the cleanse by using warm filtered water to flush the colon of waste. This allows for little to no cramping, no burning at the rectum, and allows you to go about your normal activities afterwards.

COLORECTAL CANCER STATISTICS

Colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women combined in the US. The American Cancer Society estimates that 142,820 people will be diagnosed in 2013 and that 50,830 will die from colon cancer in the United States.

On average, the lifetime risk of developing colon cancer is about one in 20 (5%), however, this varies widely according to individual risk factors.

 

About 72% of cases arise in the colon and about 28% in the rectum.

 

Colonoscopy lets the physician look inside your entire large intestine, from the lowest part, the rectum, all the way up through the colon to the lower end of the small intestine. The procedure is used to look for early signs of cancer in the colon and rectum. It is also used to diagnose the causes of unexplained changes in bowel habits. Colonoscopy enables the physician to see inflamed tissue, abnormal growths, ulcers, and bleeding.

"And by all means, I prefer [that] my patients undergo colon hydrotherapy the morning of a colonoscopy. It’s a safe way to cleanse the gut.” Robert Charm, M.D., Walnut Creek, CA, board-certified as a gastroenterologist since 1972

Pre-Session Preparation for Patients before Colon Hydrotherapy Session Prior to Colonoscopy

Patient must first be assessed to make sure there are no contraindications to colon hydrotherapy as a preparatory procedure for colonoscopy.

1.)  Two days Before the procedure:

patient begins clear liquid diet and follows it from the time they get up until the time they go to bed..  The more liquids consumed, the better the preparation works.

Clear liquid dietary choices are:

*NOTE: NO alcoholic beverages, NO red or purple colored drinks, NO milk or orange juice.

Drink water 24 hours before session (half your body weight in ounces)

Honey flavored water

Herbal teas

Sports drinks, such as Recharge or Gatorade

Vitamin Water

Clear fruit juices, such as apple or white grape juice

Fruit-flavored drinks, such as lemonade powder mix, Crystal LIght...etc

Fat free broth, bouillon, or consumme

Sorbet or fruit ices, Italian Ices, without milk or fruit pieces

Plain coffee

Carbonated beverages

Jell-O (no red or purple)

Additional option two days before:

Drink one 10 oz. bottle of magnesium citrate at 3:00 PM (as directed by healthcare practitioner)

Day Before Procedure:

Continue clear liquid diet

Client should drink half body weight in ounces of water over the course of the day.

If client must do colon hydrotherapy session the day BEFORE the colonoscopy, do the session as late as possible in the evening before an early morning next- day colonoscopy (while on the clear liquid diet).

Patient should NOT EAT OR DRINK ANYTHING AFTER MIDNIGHT THE NIGHT BEFORE THE COLONOSCOPY.

3.)  Day OF the colonoscopy procedure:

Ideally, patient should do a colon hydrotherapy session 3 hours or less prior to the colonoscopy.  Healthcare practitioner must make sure that water is nagivagated all the way to the patients cecum.  In this way, the patient has the most thorough cleansing prior to the colonoscopy.  If the patient cannot do a colon hydrotherapy session within 3 hours of the colonosocopy, then they may do a single session the evening before, as late as possible, for best results.

DO NOT EAT OR DRINK ANYTHING PRIOR TO THE PROCEDURE.

Patient may take essential morning medications with a few small sips of water unless otherwise directed by physician.

We use the best device on the market, the Angel of Water System, which offers the most privacy and ease of comfort for the client.

Please watch video below to see how it works.  A doctors Prescription is required in the state of Texas to receive these services.  If you need a doctors Rx, our consulting physician can provide you with one.  Please fill out your intake form prior to arrival.

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832 745 3320

329 Sawdust Rd 

The Woodlands/ Spring, TX 77380