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Contraindications

CONTRAINDICATIONS

People with certain medical conditions should NOT undergo colon hydrotherapy unless given approval from and/or by prescription from their physician. These conditions include the following:

Anemia:

Severe Contraindicated if patient is already at risk of cardiac compromise due to Anaemia. They may experience worsening of their Anaemia due to secondary to fluid absorption through the large intestine.

Aneurysm:

Contraindicated when Aneurysm is located anywhere in the abdominal cavity. Contraindicated when the patient is taking blood thinners (Coumadin with therapeutic levels).

Carcinoma:

Contraindicated when Carcinoma is located in the rectum or large intestine.

Cardiac Disease:

Severe (e.g. Uncontrolled Hypertension)
The procedure of Colon Hydrotherapy and/or post therapy while someone is using the bathroom to eliminate may raise the patient’s blood pressure creating a contraindication.

Cirrhosis of the Liver:

Contraindicated (not eligible for Colonics).

Congestive Heart Failure:

(e.g. Organic Valve Disease)
These patients have poorly functioning hearts and cannot tolerate the additional stress on the heart/fluid intake that is absorbed through the large intestine thus creating a contraindication.

Crohn's Disease:

Contraindicated when advanced.

Diverticulitis:

Acute
Due to (current infection) the inflamed colonic mucosa of the intestinal wall has a heightened chance of perforation due to water pressure thus creating a contraindication.

Epilepsy/Seizures:

Contraindicated when uncontrolled.

Fissures/Fistulas:

Contraindicated if painful and bleeding.

Hemorrhoids:

Contraindicated when excessive bleeding is present.

Hernia:

Incarcerated Abdominal Contraindicated when if painful.

Kidney Dialysis:

Contraindicated (not eligible for Colonics).

Pregnancy:

Contraindicated (not eligible for Colonics).

Prostatitis:

Contraindicated when acute.

Renal failure or Renal Insufficiency:

(Kidney failure)
Contraindicated (not eligible for Colonics).

Abdominal Surgery:

Contraindicated within 6-months post-surgery: Colon, Rectum, or other abdominal surgery.

Tumors:

Contraindicated when it is located in the Rectum or the Colon.

Ulcerative Colitis:

Severe
Contraindicated only when active or bleeding.

These standards are meant as general guidelines. In such cases treatment cannot be carried out until such conditions are healed or in remission. Because each person has a unique medical history, you should consult your physician to determine if you are healthy enough to have Colon Hydrotherapy.

These Contraindications to Colon Hydrotherapy standards are set by The Global Professional Association for Colon Therapy (GPACT) and endorsed by the GI DOCTORS of NY.

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