If you are preparing to perform an enema for the first time then there must be a lot of questions popping into your head regarding the whole procedure. Some of the common questions which occur in the head of almost everyone before performing an enema for the first time are as follows:
- How often you need to perform an enema?
This depends on the type of results you are trying to achieve. Some people dedicate their well-being to daily enemas. But for most people, a daily enema is a bit extreme. It is very important to use enemas in moderation and rely on daily enemas only in the case of severe illnesses.
Daily enemas may help with the treatment of many serious health conditions but do not rely on daily enemas for extended periods without the supervision of a healthcare practitioner. If taken every day, enemas may disturb the balance of your colon.
In order to maintain general health including colon health, an enema should be performed once a week to once a month depending on the requirement of your body. Enemas are best to be practiced in moderation and to start slowly.
- Can regular enemas weaken your colon?
It is often said that the repeated use of large volume enemas which can weaken the colon. But in reality, it is the frequent use of small volume enemas used to trigger a bowel movement. This may lead to dependency and may even lead to swelling in the rectum and sigmoid areas of the colon. High volume enemas, in fact, fill the entire colon and strengthen and tone the colonic muscles, and with repeated use, the peristalsis movement will increase and the transit time of feces in the colon reduces.
- Are enemas safe?
Enemas are safe to perform and offer excellent health benefits. It is very rare for a healthy adult to face any complications. When the enema kits are used properly within reasonable limits, there is no reason for you to face any problems.
Do not perform an enema if:
- If you are suffering from an undiagnosed abdominal pain.
- Your rectum or colon is perforated or if you have tumors in there.
- You have undergone a colon or rectum surgery.
- You suffer from Crohn’s disease, diverticulitis or colitis.
- You have a history of irregular heartbeat, heart attacks or renal failure.
- You are more than seven months pregnant.
- You suffer from a health condition which causes weakness.