An enema is a medical procedure that involves the introduction of water or other fluids as well as water solutions of medications in the rectum. Depending on the purpose of treatment, enemas may be cleansing, medicinal/therapeutic or nutritious, which are not used in modern medicine. Colon hydrotherapy in Truro can be called an administered large enema. In its process, the intestine is cleared of harmful substances accumulated in it.
As for medicinal enemas, then for this procedure, a pear-shaped rubber balloon or a Janet syringe with a long rubber tip/catheter, which is inserted into the rectum to a depth of about 10 centimetres, is most often used.
Medicinal enemas are mainly microclysters with a volume of 50-100 ml. The temperature of therapeutic solutions should not be less than 40 degrees Celsius; otherwise, the patient may have an urge to defecate, and the medicine will not have time to be absorbed well.
Medicinal enemas are usually prescribed for various diseases of the large intestine such as inflammatory processes, erosions, ulcers, as well as for the treatment of inflammation of parenteral tissue and pelvic cavity. In this case, we are talking about the so-called local medicinal enemas. There are also commonly used therapeutic enemas, which are used to administer medications and/or nutrients that affect the body as a whole. Remedies are absorbed into the hemorrhoidal veins and enter the bloodstream, bypassing the liver. This is a very convenient way of administering medications if it is impossible to inject the medicine in another way.
It is necessary to empty the intestines before using medicinal enemas; therefore, a cleansing enema is given to the patient 3040 minutes before the procedure begins.
Indications for the use of medicinal enemas are:
The impossibility of administering medications by the parenteral or intravenous route.
Colon hydrotherapy in Truro is also used for cleansing, which removes impurities from more distant parts of the bowels.
Usually, solutions with a small concentration of the active substance are injected into the rectum. This is necessary to avoid mechanical, thermal or chemical irritation that may occur with medications of high concentrations. Most often, medicines are introduced in a warm isotonic solution of sodium chloride or in the composition of coating solutions, for example, in a solution of starch. Colon hydrotherapy in Truro also involves the use of beneficial solutions based on herbs or medicines.