Colonic Irrigation Contraindications
- The part of an internal organ that pushes through an opening in the organ's wall.
- 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 12 weeks should pass after surgery, and must be prescribed by physician.
- Distension - Bloating or swelling of the abdomen
ACUTE LIVER FAILURE
- A disorder that is sudden and severe but lasts only a short time
- Not enough red blood, red blood cells, or haemoglobin in the body
- A bulging out of part of the wall of a blood vessel
- Cancer of any type
- If a client/user has had cardiac surgery or has been diagnosed with a heart condition such as uncontrolled hypertension of congestive heart failure, or other heart conditions.
- Causes inflammation in the small intestine) (The inflammation can cause pain and can make the intestines empty frequently, resulting in diarrhoea
- Irritation of the colon
- Filtering of the blood to assist the kidneys
- (A condition that occurs when small pouches in the colon (diverticula) become infected or irritated)
- Diverticulosis - A condition that occurs when small pouches(diverticula) push outward through weak spots in the colon)(Medication can usually control condition)
- (Diverticulum - A small pouch in the colon. These pouches are not painful or harmful unless they become infected or irritated.)
- (An abnormal passage between two organs or between an organ and the outside of the body)
- (Caused when damaged tissues come into contact with each other and join together while healing)
- When a client/user has a flow of bright red from the rectum/anus
- (A surgical procedure to remove haemorrhoids) A Doctor's Release should be obtained a minimum of 12 weeks after removal of haemorrhoids.
- A hole/rupture
- (An autoimmune disease in which a person's immune system attacks various organs or cells of the body) Lupus Patients have been noted to have colon perforations occur from the disease and the use of colonic irrigation/enemas can irritate the colon/bowel further.
- Colonic irrigation/enemas are contraindicated during the first and the last trimester of pregnancy. May be prescribed by OB/GYN Physician as an enema just prior to childbirth.
- After recent rectal surgery. Must be prescribed after a minimum of 12 weeks.
- Insufficient excretion of wastes by the kidneys
- If a Physician has ever diagnosed your client/user with any intestinal conditions, or if your client's/user's have been on any medications, which may weaken their intestinal walls, your client/user should obtain a doctor's release. If your client's/user's are currently taking medication for Any condition diagnosed by a Physician, your client/user should check with their Physician to ensure the medication will not be interfered with the additional water intake and absorption.