There are many types of enemas. You choose which is most convenient for you and that gives the best results.
Saline or Sodium Phosphate Enema
Saline laxative is a popular type of enema available at most pharmacies. Saline is a solution of sodium phosphate in sterile water. It works to relieve constipation by drawing water from the body into the rectum and lower colon to cause a bowel movement and cleanse the bowel prior to a rectal examination. The enema usually comes in a small disposable squeeze bottle with a prelubricated syringe for rectal insertion. Although sodium phosphate enemas are generally safe, water and electrolyte disturbances can occur particularly among people younger than 18 or older than 65 years with gastrointestinal motility disorders, heart disease, and/or renal failure, according to research published in “Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics” in July 2007.
Mineral Oil Enema
People who need to avoid or minimize straining when having a bowel movement use mineral oil, liquid petroleum or castor oil enemas. Women recovering from childbirth or people recovering from surgery or injury can benefit from mineral oil enemas. The oil attaches to the fecal matter and retains the water content in the stool so it more easily passes through the rectum and out of the body.
Barium is a metal used as a contrast for X-ray imaging of the intestines. Gastroenterologists prescribe a barium enema to diagnose diseases and conditions associated with the large and small intestines. According to research published in “Clinical Radiology” in January 1993, small bowel barium enemas are routine for suspected small intestine disorders.
Coffee enemas are employed to detoxify the body. Many terminally unwell patients, embracing those with malignant illness, have employed coffee enemas as another pick medicinal treatment. Enemas are in addition employed as a configuration of other pick doctors and as an effectual household remedy
Mineral oil enemas
Mineral oil enemas cure fecal impaction. Follow substance oil straight away with sodium phosphate enemas or soapsuds enemas to alleviate fecal impaction and constipation, which is an implicit source of fecal impaction. Using Epsom brackish in your enema result substantially growth the measure of water imbibed with the intestine as well as plays as a laxative. This is amid the admired results for an enema, speedy, and simple
Yogurt enemas are proposed for curing irritable bowel syndrome, intestinal parasites and soft constipation. Plain yogurt encompasses inhabit single-celled organisms that regulate the digestive procedure and other elements of the body in instances of illness for instance malignant illness and circumstances embracing hemorrhoids.
Soapsuds enemas give support of constipation and cleanse the rectum before intimate interpersonal family including the anorectal region. Use three lets depart of soft hand clean in two quarts of water. Pour the result in an enema bag or disposable enema bottle. Administer the result into the rectum.
Enema varies according to the temperature of the water.
50ºf-65ºf (or 10ºC-18ºC). It is helpful in decreasing fever and it is also beneficial in inflammatory conditions of the colon especially in cases of dysentery, diarrhea, ulcerative colitis and hemorrhoids.
97oF-100oF(or 36oC-38oC) is recommended for general fitness and well being once a week. It helps to cleanse the rectum of the accumulated tassel matter. This is not only the safest system for cleaning the bowel but also improves the peristaltic movement of the bowels and thereby relieves constipation.
104oF-115oF (or 40oC-45oC) is beneficial on sudden occasions such as stoppage / obstruction of tassel matter and intestinal gas in which you may also feeling be mentally uncomfortable.
Hot Water Enema is beneficial in relieving irritation and pain due to inflammation or rectum, painful hemorrhoid. It also helps leucorrhoea in women.
It is also beneficial in general abdominal pain, abdominal pain due intestinal gas and pain of kidney, liver and spleen.