Colonoscopy is a technique for endoscopic examination of the intestine to detect pathologies. For the results to be accurate, it is required to cleanse the colon before the procedure because the remnants of food and stool can significantly distort the picture of the study. Several techniques help to prepare for a colonoscopy properly. In some of them, an intestinal cleansing remedy is involved before the examination. But colonic hydrotherapy causes much less inconvenience and can be done at our clinic in Holborn London.
The doctor advises the patient about what needs to be done before the procedure. First, you need to control your diet. It is advisable to completely exclude products containing fibre such as nuts, dried fruits, vegetables and fruits, whole-grain bread. It is allowed to drink more fluids such as chicken broth, apple or grape juice, green tea.
Doctors advise not to eat or drink at all on the day of the colonoscopy.
Another necessary measure is cleansing the bowels, without what the doctor just can not see the intestinal wall to assess its condition.
A laxative drug for emptying the intestine before the examination will have the same effect as an ordinary enema.
It is known that not many people can use an enema. That’s why most patients tend to take laxative medications. According to many patients, laxative drugs cause significantly less inconvenience than the use of an enema. Taking medication is comfortable, convenient and safe. You can also empty the bowels with laxatives at home. They act profoundly and remove all waste from the colon.
The preparatory stage is quite long and brings a lot of inconveniences. To make it easier, pay attention to the following recommendations:
Check with the attending physician for all the nuances of the upcoming examination. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact a specialist again.
Get a laxative beforehand, again on the advice of a doctor. Buy everything you need: wet wipes, Vaseline, Desitin, to be completely ready.
Set aside all your business and be at home. Ask your relatives or friends to help if you are caring for children.
The procedure for cleansing the colon is not very pleasant, but without it, it’s impossible to study its condition thoroughly. The remedy for the colonic cleansing before the examination should be selected by a specialist.
And if you want to avoid inconvenience, then it’s better to turn to professionals for the procedure of monitored colonic irrigation.