What is your opinion on using cleansing enema for non-medical purposes?

I have heard of enema procedures recommended to eliminate waste and toxins from the body as part of a detox program. Can that improve my gut health? Would it be good to use before a Colonoscopy?

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There is a standard prep your GI doctor will give for the procedure. I would not suggest enema procedures. Discuss with your gastroenterologist.

There is no data to recommend it for gut health. We could sometimes recommend it in patients to augment the effect of the bowel prep on the colon, but it is not the standard of care.

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