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Relating to the colon.
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adjective Referring to the colon.

noun See Colon therapy.
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Relating to the colon.
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Patient discussion about colonic

Q. How is colon cancer diagnosed?

A. thank you lamsophie, great answer...

Q. how successful is the treatment of removing the colon? Are there any people who have had their colons removed successfullly? What other treatment options are there and how successful are they?

A. colon removal is a treatment for various situation, usually a last resort treatment...when anything else just wouldn't or couldn't work.
it's "success" as a treatment depends on the cause. i can tell you that this is the area that absorbs B12 and bile and most of the water, so expect a shortage of that three. in the water and bile case- expect watery stool...
sorry all that doesn't seem such a nice state but when Dr. come to the point they have to do it- there must be a good enough reason.

Q. Is colon cancer hereditary? My uncle died of colon cancer and as I've been having some unexplained problems these days- of vomiting etc I'm really afraid I may have it as well. Is it hereditary? What are the first symptoms?

A. Thank you Bianca for your answers! helped a lot...this is a great site!

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Heading along for my first appointment, I was greeted by nutrition therapist and colonic hydrotherapist Joyce Laurie at The Bothwell Clinic.
A colonic irrigation is the internal cleaning of the bowel with a stream of warm water - in this case using a gravity water tank - which is intended to remove waste from the colon and intestinal tract.
Women would have far fewer symptoms before, during, and after menopause and would protect themselves from cancer if they self-administered a colonic a few times per week or did one with a colon therapist once or twice a month.
Colonic irrigation and fasting not only eliminate excess iron in the way of bile but also acid wastes, old fecal and mucoid material, parasites, rancid lipids, unfriendly and (friendly as well, which can be reintroduced quite easily) fermented yeasts, fungus, and free radicals.
When it comes to deciding what to buy a loved one, a course of colonic irrigation is probably not the Drst thing that springs to mind.
The gift of colonic irrigation is something people pass on at the most unlikely of occasions, said Ms Shah.
"And doing this alongside the colonics is good because we believe a lot of emotions are held in the gut.
At the Lotus Clinic in Whitley Bay, colonic irrigation and body balance healing, along with the intriguing sounding aqua detox and ozone therapy, feature on a long list of alternative therapies.
Colonic hydrotherapy was made famous by blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe during her heyday and now all Hollywood's A-list stars are fans.
"And colonic hydrotherapy is very popular in America, France and the UK.
Predictably colonics is popular in the US, but it also goes down very well in Spain, where people are also happy to discuss it.
Case reports also have noted back and pelvic abscesses after colonic hydrotherapy, fatal aeroportia (gas accumulation in the mesenteric veins) with air emboli, rectal perforations, perineal gangrene, acute water intoxication, coffee enema-associated colitis and septicemia, and deaths due to amebiasis.