Ever wonder how long food takes to leave the body? Well, under good conditions, within 8 to 10 hours, food has passed through the small intestine and is mostly digested when it then enters the final digestive process.
One of the best ways of carrying out a bowel cleanse is to do a colonic hydrotherapy session or do a
The colon contains 6 sections called: the cecum, ascending colon, transverse colon, descending colon, sigmoid and rectum. Situated at the extreme end of the cecum is the worm-like organ called the appendix. It’s about 3 inches long and is often the source of inflammation because of lodged food and bacteria causing painful appendicitis.
The colon, unlike the small bowel, has a mucous lining or membrane which is smooth and contains no villi. Surrounding thus mucous layer is a muscular coating consisting of circular internal muscles and longitudinal external muscles s found in the small bowel. The colon is shaped into bulbous pouches called haustras. Haustras are composed of muscles which contract to gather the colon up into a puckered appearance and which allow for a great deal of expansion.
The colon ends in the rectum and anus, the exterior opening where elimination takes place. The anus is held closed by the anal sphincter muscle.
The lining of the rectum contains mucus and is striated in length-wise segments giving a fluted appearance. Generally the nerve supply to the colon is not prolific and therefore sensory impulses are very weak. Colonic activity is unfelt for the most part, as a result. An exception is found in the rectum where nerve endowment is greater and thus there is the pain associated with hemorrhoids and other tears and fissures.
There are basically four types of hemroids that is internal, external, prolapsed and bleeding hemorrhoids
Internal hemroids occur inside the anus and rectum, from where they can cause a lot of uneasiness and inflammation.
External hemroids appear on the outside of the anus, especially around the anal opening. They too can cause a lot of discomfort because of constant friction with clothes, etc.
Prolapsed hemroids basically represent a later stage in the development cycle of internal hemroids. When the latter become too bulky due to clogging of the veins with blood they begin to sag and consequently protrude from the anus.
Bleeding hemroids are also a more severe form or stage of internal hemorrhoids characterized by profuse bleeding.
How can hemroids be treated?
There are several methods of treating hemorrhoids and they include temporary remedies as well as longer lasting ones. The common ones are:
This method of treating hemorrhoids involves blocking the flow of blood to the excessive growth or lump using a rubber band. Your medical practitioner will show you how.
This method involves injecting the affected area with hardening agents which stop circulation and reduce the size of the hemroids. It is good for treating multiple hemorrhoids.
This method is recommended for treating small hemorrhoids. It involves using electric current or infrared light to burn off the hemorrhoids. With continuous treatment hemorrhoids shrink and finally disappear.
A surgical operation is used to remove the hemorrhoids while the patient is under anesthesia.
Creams and other medical products
There are a number of creams and other medications available on the market for the treatment of hemorrhoids. Your medical practitioner will guide you accordingly regarding which ones are best for your type of hemroids.
irrigation. Colonic irrigation is nearly 40 times more effective in terms of clearing and cleaning the colon.
The procedure involves sending warm, sterile water into the lower bowel and colon to assist in removing years of excess mucus, acid, gas, pollutants, medication and toxic substances.
A colonic is very powerful at healing or beginning the healing process of your eczema. It’s very beneficial also for weight loss, constipation, hemorrhoids, yeast infections, diarrhea and a host of other conditions. It is also very powerful at curing cancer of the colon. One thing you will achieve as a result is an increase in energy, advanced mental clarity, clearer eczema skin, improved circulation and enhanced immunity.
The procedure often lasts between 30 and 45 minutes. You lie on a comfortable table for the treatment. A tube is inserted. This doesn’t hurt and it’s not painful at all. There is a little, mild pressure but nothing else. You should receive an abdominal massage from your therapist, and this is to aid the movement of any trapped gas and waste matter. You could usually see what’s being expelled from the body, but you might choose not to watch.
It’s actually not unusual to watch huge complete pieces of broccoli or corn or other food substances just sail through the colonic tube. These are foods that haven’t been chewed completely. Unfortunately, your colon doesn’t have teeth.
Constipation and gas have a definite connection. Constipation causes the person’s stool to be hard, making it a challenge to pass. This can cause hemorrhoids and anal fissures, which can bring pain. The person experiences cramps and bowel sounds and flatulence, or gas.
There are different signs of constipation, including bowel movements that are infrequent at three times or less in a week, difficulty during a bowel movement due to the hard stools and the inability to complete the defecation.
Flatulence comes hand-in-hand with constipation. This gas happens when there is pressure through the anus, and this pressure exceeds the sphincter’s ability to handle it. Flatulence can be present when feces are found in the rectum, so if a person is constipated, they are more likely to suffer from gas. The flatulence is more likely to have a foul odor when there is feces, or any bacteria present.
If the gas builds up, it can become painful for the individual and constipation is more likely to occur if flatulence is held inside.
A person can be constipated even if they experienced bowel movements on a daily basis. There are two types of stools on the Bristol Stool Chart that identify constipation. The first can be described as small lumps, similar to nuts, which are hard to pass. The second stool is sausage shaped but lumpy.
There is a type of constipation that is considered the most severe- obstipation. This is when the constipation becomes so bad that both feces and gas are prevented from passing.