Enema is fast becoming a popular alternative treatment for those seeking relief from chronic constipation. Gastrointestinal issues such as constipation can cause severe discomfort and the ?wellness therapy revealed in this post will not only help to clear your bowels, but also enhance your overall health.
Does an enema hurt?
One misconception about enema is that it can cause pain. At most, first-time users may experience discomfort when introducing the tubing into the rectum. The discomfort is mainly caused due to the force exerted by the plastic tubing as it travels along the rectal canal and into the colon. You can minimise the discomfort by using a natural lubricant such as coconut oil or olive oil at the tip of the tubing and the anal sphincter.
How long does it take for an enema to work?
An enema for constipation relief lasts between 20 and 30 minutes. ?As enema for constipation is categorised as a retention-type enema, you need to hold the solution for at least 15 minutes before flushing it out. It is natural that, at first, you might be unable to hold the solution in for the prescribed time. Your ability to hold the solution for longer periods of time will improve with progressive enema sessions.
In the even of no bowel movement after an enema, what should I do?
You need to contact your physician if you don?t have a bowel movement after completing an enema session. We highly recommend that you drink water to help in stimulating regular bowel movement.
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