A thorough exam of the colon is necessary to detect cancer, pre-cancerous growths, or other abnormalities. In Canada, colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death after lung cancer, and yet early detection of colorectal cancer can increase the odds of survival significantly. However, in 2008, only 40% of Canadians over 50 years old reported they had been tested for colorectal cancer.
Some people resist having a colonoscopy because they do not want to take over-the-counter laxatives required to prepare for the exam. Others find the side effects of these drugs, such as diarrhea, abdominal cramping, nausea, and vomiting to be so unpleasant that they won’t return for a follow-up.
A majority of these patients use oral medication (mannitol or magnesium sulphate)as a preparation for colonoscopy. A successful colonoscopy depends on having a clear colon to allow for an unobstructed view of the colon wall. Without proper cleansing, the results won’t be accurate.
Colon Hydrotherapy is a safe and healthy alternative to harsh chemical laxatives. Colon hydrotherapy, also known as colonics, is an effective, convenient, and gentle process that removes wastes from the entire length of the colon.
During the past years I have given several colonoscopy prep treatments at my clinic and also teach it internationally at several clinics specialized in Colonoscopy.
A thorough assessment of each client is done to ensure there are no contraindications, but clients who come to us for colonoscopy prep are also referred to us by several doctor or gastroenterologist.