A contraindication is when a colonic irrigation/enema should NOT be considered.
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
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.
(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.