Colon Cleansing

Swedish doctors live broadcast colonoscopy

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, meaning there's no better time to start thinking about colon health. An herbal colon cleansing supplement may play a useful role in improving colon health, along with proper diet and exercise. Additionally, the National Institutes of Health recommend that people over the age of 50 receive routine colonoscopies. These procedures improve the chances of detecting any problems while there is still sufficient time to treat them.

In order to increase awareness of the importance of routine colonoscopies, physicians affiliated with Swedish Health Services conducted two procedures while streaming live over the internet. Beyond assuaging viewers' fears over the process, the doctors also used the chance to directly answer questions. Viewers submitted emails and directed tweets to the physicians as they performed the colonoscopies.

"Education is our best, most cost-effective weapon against colorectal cancer," said Dr. Nicholas Procaccini, a gastroenterologist at Swedish Health Services and one of the doctors working on these operations.

By increasing awareness and understanding of the procedures, the doctors hoped to encourage others to receive their own colonoscopies.

In addition to colonoscopies, health experts also recommend that older individuals take steps to maintain good colon health. This may include taking an herbal colon cleansing supplement.

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