A homemade enema refers to liquid solution introduced into the colon via the rectum. The main objective of an enema is to flush out waste and impacted fecal matter from the colon. When compared to traditional constipation medication, an enema is considered a safer, all-natural option.
How does an enema for constipation work?
The combination of water and an osmotic agent that will draw water into the colon is the essential mechanism. An enema essentially increases the content in the gut. Once the volume increases to its peak, symptoms such as cramping, intestinal muscle movement or peristalsis, bloating, and a sudden urge to empty the bowels may occur.
What are the different types of enemas for constipation relief?
There are five different types of enema that can be used to resolve both chronic and acute constipation.
Cleansing enema is typically performed for patients before surgical procedures. It may also be done at home to fight bouts of constipation or removal of impacted fecal matter.
You can use a large or small volume of liquid solution to flush out wastes from the gut. ?A high cleansing enema is indicated for thorough cleansing of the entire length of the colon. A low cleansing enema on the other hand is used for shallow cleansing, in that it only flushes out toxins and wastes from the lower part of the large intestine.
A carminative enema is used to release distended gas in the large intestine. Only a small amount of water, between 60ml and 80 ml is required for this type of enema.
Retention enema makes use of prescription oils that are introduced into the colon via the rectum. The three types of retention type enemas for constipation are as follows:
Antibiotic enema is indicated for people who suffer from localized bacterial infection. For instance, neomycin antibiotic helps control the bacteria population in the colon prior to surgical procedures.
Return Flow Enema
This is the perfect enema to expel stool and gas as a result of abdominal distention. Almost 200 ml of fluids are flushed in and out of the colon to trigger peristalsis.
Non Retention Enema
The most common solution used for non-retention enema to treat constipation is the Fleet Enema. It draws out water from the colon and effectively flushes away impacted stool after 10 minutes.
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