Enema at home

is the introduction of specific solutions into the intestine to relieve constipation. Liquids are introduced into the rectum using a special tube. This procedure is used to treat constipation, and prepare the bowel for certain medical examinations, such as colonoscopy, and surgical interventions.

There are two types of enema at home: low and high.

  1. Low enema: It is recommended for mild cases and involves introducing the clysis solution into the rectum through a tube. It increases bowel peristalsis and makes it easier to empty the contents. It is often performed before examinations such as sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy.
  2. High enema: High enema at home is performed in more severe cases and always under medical guidance. In this case, the enema solution is introduced into the intestine through the rectum using a catheter.

Indications for enema include constipation, preparation of the bowel before surgery, endoscopy of the intestine, abdominal pain, and under a doctor’s guidance.

The procedure for enema at home involves filling a special bag with warm water and the solution, releasing any air in the tube, positioning the patient on their left side with knees bent, lubricating the tube’s tip, inserting it up to 10 cm into the rectum, waiting for the contents to empty, removing the tube gently, and experiencing the effects of enema, which may include a feeling of fullness and relief.

The duration of enema action at home can vary depending on the patient’s condition, whether they are bedridden or ambulatory, and how long they have been inactive. It can range from immediate relief to several minutes to a few hours, or even up to 24 hours.

Specialized professionals are available to perform painless and quick clysis at home throughout Attica. Their goal is to provide high-quality medical and nursing services to all patients, with a focus on professionalism and patient care.

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