Colon Cleansing Dangers Exposed by Researchers

While some are touting colon cleansing -otherwise known as colonic irrigation or colon hydrotherapy- as a new way of clearing the body of toxins and other wastes, others are calling it a serious danger to one’s health.

Ranit Mishori, MD, MHS, has spent much of his career studying Colon Cleansing Dangers and two years ago, released a study showing there were no significant health benefits to the procedure. Furthermore, he explained that there were several significant health risks involved in the procedure.

The procedure involves a patient having up to 60 liters of liquid containing certain cleansing substances pumped into the colon through a tube that is inserted into the rectum. The sheer volume of liquid that is used has been known to cause some patients to experience injuries such as:

An article from Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News explained that due to these risks, many experts have called for the government to take action in order to prevent the procedure from being performed. For example, researchers have called for the FDA not to approve the devices that are used to perform colon cleansing procedures. Furthermore, they advise medical professionals against performing the procedure.

The Connecticut Personal Injury Lawyers with Carter Mario Law Firm recognize the risks involved with having this particular medical procedure performed. The firm may be able to help a person who has suffered serious injuries as a result of colon cleansing.