What is a warm water enema

An enema is a procedure in which fluids are introduced into the rectum through the anal opening. In a detoxifying enema, fluids may be introduced in the colon through the same procedure. For people, who are new to getting enemas, a warm water enema is usually ideal. Since this is a private and invasive procedure, it may take people time to get used to the procedure. Only after you have become comfortable with the process, should you move on to other kinds of enema. A warm water enema may be given when a person has persistent constipation. There are, however, some tips you should keep in mind when using a warm water enema. For instance, since the water is going to go straight into your internal organs, it is best if you use as clean water as possible.

If there are chemicals and other harmful substances in the water, it may cause damage to the intestinal lining. The harmful microorganisms may be absorbed into the blood stream. There may be side effects of an enema if it is not given properly. Injuries to the anus are common in people who are inexperienced and give themselves enemas, or those who get enemas from other inexperienced people.How to give an enema completely depends on what kind of enema you are receiving. For the person receiving the enema, there is nothing much to do except for completely relaxing the body. The enema is given through an enema bag with a rectal tube and a shut off valve. For making the insertion of the rectal tube easier, you may need to use lubricants on the anus. Fill the bag with warm, clean water, making sure that the tubing is clamped shut. Now remove the air from the tubing over a toilet. If you do not eliminate the air from the nozzle, it can cause cramping in the stomach and the intestines once it is inside. Lubricate the tube and the anus before inserting it. You can choose an enema position that is most comfortable for you. Place the bag around 18 to 24 inches from your body. Now start the water flow, ensuring that you insert only one cup or about 8 ounces a minute.

A warm water enema can be given for a variety of health conditions. Some of these health conditions include backaches, bloating, Constipation, bad breath, low immunity, indigestion, skin problems, mouth ulcers, yeast infections, flatulence, fatigue, loss of concentration, and sinus congestion. The benefits of an enema can be seen in the treatment of low resistant infections such as common cold. An enema can help you detoxify your colon, therefore improving overall health and the functioning of the body. If you are suffering from sciatic pain or other such conditions, a warm water enema can be especially beneficial. A lot of medical practitioners recommend taking warm water enemas regularly to keep your colon healthy. Some of the diseases that are related to the colon directly or indirectly may include high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, varicose veins, pulmonary embolism, and varicose veins. Other conditions such as gout, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, and rheumatoid arthritis may also be prevented by keeping a clean and healthy colon. In the first few warm water enemas that you take, you may need the help of someone who has done this before. Apart from the insertion of warm water, the expulsion of it is also important. Only an experienced person can help you through the entire process. There are do-it-yourself enema kits available commercially, but it is recommended that you get your first one done by a doctor or a professional. Once you are experienced enough, you can use homemade enema solutions and can perform the enema on your own.

answered by G M

An enema involves inserting fluid into the rectum under slight pressure. You can buy pre-made solutions over the counter. A warm water enema means the solution is heated slightly. Warm water tends to be more comfortable than cold water. Enemas are typically used to relieve symptoms of constipation and can be used as part of a detox or cleansing program.

answered by Dr K B N

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