Indications and Contraindications for Colon Hydrotherapy
An indication is when colon hydrotherapy may be useful.
Bowel Training for Paraplegics
Fever Therapy (Hyper or Hypothermia)
Preparations for Diagnostic Studies (Barium Enema, Sigmoidoscopy, Colonoscopy, possibly surgery)
A contra-indication is when colon hydrotherapy/ colonic irrigation/ enema device should NOT be used.
Abdominal Hernia- When a client/user user has been diagnosed with abdominal hernia or has had surgery for abdominal hernia.
Abdominal Surgery- After recent abdominal surgery since the administering of this procedure initiates peristalsis and the use of the abdominal muscles may aggravate sutures and the healing of the incision. A minimum of 6 months should pass after surgery.
Abdominal Distention/ Masses- If a client/user has been diagnosed with an abnormal colon.
Acute Liver Failure- When a client/user has been diagnosed with acute liver failure.
Anemia- When Client/ user has been diagnosed with severe anemia.
Aneurysm- All Types- Colonic/ irrigation/ enemas are contraindicated when a doctor has diagnosed a person to have aneurysms.
Hemorrhaging- When a client/user has a flow of bright red discharge.
Colitis- If a client/user has been diagnosed with colitis, ulcerative colitis, etc.
Chrohn's Disease- If a client/user has been diagnosed with Chrohn's (Crohn's) Disease.
Diverticulitis/ Diverticulosis- When a client/user has been diagnosed with Diverticulitis or Diverticulosis.
Cancer- When a client/user has been diagnosed with cancer especially carcinoma of the colon.
Cardiac Condition- If a client/user has had cardiac surgery or has been diagnosed with a heart condition such as uncontrolled hypertension or congestive heart failure.
Hemorrhoidectomy- After removal of hemorrhoids a Doctor's Release should be obtained.
Intestinal Perforations- When a client/user has been previously diagnosed to have perforations.
Lupus- If the client/user has been diagnosed with Lupus, the client/user should have a prescription.
Pregnant- If the client/user is currently pregnant.
History of Colon Problems – When a client/user has had a history of colon problems or has and pain in the colon. The person should obtain a doctor’s release
Renal Insufficiencies- When a Client/user has been diagnosed to be renal insufficient.
Fissures/ Fistulas- When a client/user has been diagnosed with fissures/fistulas.
Dialysis Patient- When a client/user is restricted on fluid intake, a doctor's release should be obtained and colonic/enemas done according to doctor's order.
Infectious Disease- When client/user has been diagnosed with an infectious disease including HIV, AIDS, Polio or Hepatitis C.
Recent Colonoscopy- If the client/user has had a colonoscopy in the last 6 months.
Medication Concerns- If a Physician has ever diagnosed the client/user with any intestinal conditions, or if the client/user has been on any medication, which may weaken their intestinal walls a doctor's release needs to be obtained. If client/user is currently taking medication for ANY condition diagnosed by a Physician, client/user must check with their Physician to ensure the medication will not be interfered with by the additional water intake and absorption this includes Blood Thinning Medications like aspirin or other NSAIDs or medications that thin blood.
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