Before a person will undergo the procedure of colonoscopy, he or she will be prepared first by removing all stools in his or her intestines so that the doctor will have a clear view of the intestines wall as colonoscopy will be conducted. In order to empty the large intestine and clean it, it is either the patient will be given harsh laxatives at home, or will undergo colon hydrotherapy in the clinic before the doctor can perform colonoscopy.
A prescription of drugs from the doctor will be needed to create the laxative, and this powder of drug will be mixed into the gallon of water, and the patient will take one glass of the mixture in every 10 minutes until he or she had consumed the laxative mixture. After drinking the first few glasses of the laxative, expect to have now a diarrhea.
Another preparation to examine the colon or undergo colonoscopy is the colon hydrotherapy which is said to be a smart way of cleansing and preparing the colon. Medical doctors have the preference of using colonic or referred to as colon hydrotherapy, to a patient under several health conditions. Colon hydrotherapy features machines with thermostat, manometer, and disposable equipment, and irrigation in the colon is conducted with the use of purified and clear water together with soft abdominal massage.
By using colon hydrotherapy or colonic, the patient will have the following advantages.
The first advantage is that the patient need not drink a gallon of water or take strong laxatives to cleanse his or her colon.
Next is that the patient is in a restful lying down position in a clinic as the procedure is done by a well-trained colon hydrotherapist. The flow of water will be stopped as the patient feels the need to defecate, with the discharge valve opened, there is a natural discharge of waste since the colon is allowed to clear itself of waste with it being carried out by the outflow of water.
With the repeat water flashing in colonic procedure, all fecal matter are released giving the gastroenterologist to have a clear view of the whole entire colon and thus get a productive view of the colon.
With colonic procedure, the experienced colon hydrotherapist gives a gentle massage that aids in driving the water deep in the cecum that would aid in the removal of the waste.
Usually, it is advised to get colonic session one or two days before the colonoscopy procedure. The completion of colonic procedure is between 30 to 40 minutes, and the only instruction before the procedure is done is for the patient not to take solid food two hours before the procedure.