Best enemas Kit
What to know about enemas
What is an enema kit?
The enema kit is a product that is bought in pharmacies as an object of personal use and is filled with solutions of different types according to need.
It consists of a compressible and self-expanding rubber vial, a small container with a cannula at the end, nothing complex. The cannula is meant to enter the rectum.
The device is for multiple uses and therefore, after use, it must be cleaned and disinfected.
How does an enema work?
The enema consists of introducing water or other liquid through the anus into the rectum, then into the lower part of the colon.
An enema is irrigation of water that serves to free the last part of the intestine (colon or large intestine) from feces, undigested residues, gas, fermentation, putrefaction, and pathogenic bacterial flora.
The consequence of a clogged colon can be: fatigue, depression, concentration disorders, loss of vitality, weakened immune system, predisposition to infections, and pathologies such as rheumatic and skin diseases, migraines, arterial hypertension, allergies, liver problems, constipation, diarrhea, dysbiosis, irritable bowel, hemorrhoids, diverticulosis and others.
The treatment of evacuative enema consists of introducing a specific quantity of solution or specific preparation through a probe in the rectum to promote intestinal emptying.
Specifically, the purposes of an evacuative enema are:
- Prepare the intestine before surgery, a radiographic or endoscopic examination, or other diagnostic investigation.
- Relieve the symptoms caused by constipation favoring the transit of fecal material.
- Bring a feeling of wellbeing and relief
How Are Enemas Used?
When it is not possible to carry out a cycle of colon hydrotherapy treatments, one can have recourse to the classic homemade enema which still allows the elimination of part of the intestinal waste.
The best types of enema can be prepared with warm water and a teaspoon of baking soda to make water alkaline or with water and coffee infusion.
If during the enema you feel pain or appear abdominal cramps, use slightly warm water (37 ° to 38 ° is a suitable temperature) to relax the ‘gut, since it’s probably a bit irritated.
If, on the other hand, the intestine is weak, use colder water (25 ° to 27 °) to tone and strengthen it.
If abdominal pain is felt at the beginning of the enemas, it generally means that the intestinal wall is very inflamed, therefore painful. By insisting on regular practice, the pain disappears, and the intestine frees itself from the inflammatory waste and improves considerably.
An enema is recommended once a week for two months, then one a month or when you feel the need.
Liquids Used In Enemas
An enema consists of administering liquid solutions inside the rectum and colon, using a device (a small tube) that is inserted into the anal orifice. There are different types of enema, each of which has a specific function –
- Water evacuative enema (laxative) – t is made up of warm water (500-1000 ml) in which laxative substances are dissolved, such as glycerine, and is used in the presence of significant constipation with fecal bulk. Often glycerin can be added to other natural substances such as olive oil, when, in fact, the enema is performed at home and not in a hospital environment. Furthermore, the evacuative enema can be performed preoperatively or before an invasive diagnostic examination in which intestinal cleansing is required (for example, before a colonoscopy).
- Antibiotic therapeutic enema – This type of enema is characterized by the presence of medicinal solutions, i.e., pharmaceutical substances with local or systemic action, for example, anti-inflammatory or antibiotic drugs can be introduced in the case of infectious and/or inflammatory diseases affecting the last part of the intestine. The therapeutic enema is therefore used for the treatment of a pathological state and is indicated when other routes cannot be used for therapy; for example when we are in the presence of uncontrollable vomiting so the oral route cannot be used.
- Barium diagnostic enema – It is an enema that is administered in the case of a radiographic examination of the colon, in these cases enemas based on barium sulfate (barium enema) are performed with an X-ray color with an opaque color which allows the study of the walls of the large intestine.
Other enemas specific for bowel health
- Enema with clayey water: 1 tablespoon of clay left to soak from the previous evening. The clay is a great catalyst and a good cleaner of the intestinal gut wall.
- Enema with apple vinegar: 150 ml can be used simultaneously with the other ingredients. In the case of worms or if you want to disinfect the gut mucosa very well, use clay water, in which you leave 4 cloves of minced garlic for 1 night.
- Enema with linseed: In the case of chronic hemorrhagic colitis, add one cup of linseed tea, soaked overnight in warm, filtered water and chopped in the morning, then remove the seed slag which could clog the tube and add 2 tablespoons of liquid chlorophyll.
- Chamomile enema: Prepare an infusion of this herb and use it instead of plain water at a temperature between 28 and 35 degrees.
- Hang the bag at the top of a nail or the handle of the bathroom window
- Spread a towel on the floor and check that the length of the cannula is suitable
- Fill the enema bag with water, open the spout valve, let all the air out of the tube and then close the valve
- Lubricates the rectal spout with a natural product such as neutral soap, vegetable oil or, in case of sensitivity, a cream for hemorrhoids
- Lie on your left side
- Insert the spout into the rectum. Do not force, if the introduction is painful, stop the enema, there may be internal hemorrhoids
- Open the valve and let the water flow up to two liters or until you feel a strong stimulus
- Remove the nozzle, close the valve
- Turn over on the right side and massage the abdomen with circular movements until it resists, then evacuate
- If the entire two liters have not been inserted, resume the procedure after the evacuation until the end.
- After the enema as of the hydrotherapy of colon, take probiotics to re-colonize the bacterial flora.
Precautions when using enemas
- Wash your hands in warm water
- Disinfect the bulb and cannula
- The recommended and most effective position is on the left side, usually 5-10 minutes, in this way the liquid descends and is distributed in the colon.
- Do not push since the intestinal walls are very delicate and may start bleeding.