Chronic constipation occurs when you have difficulty passing stool for weeks or possibly longer. While some people may not experience problems from it, others have uncomfortable symptoms that interfere with their normal activities.
Fortunately, the HygiRelief system can help you achieve relief from chronic constipation. Let’s talk about how HygiRelief works and where you can go to find out more.
How HygiRelief Treats Chronic Constipation
HygiRelief is completely natural and nonsurgical. It doesn’t involve having to take a medication.
Once you arrive at the office, you’ll be taken to a private room where the door will remain closed. This way, you will ensure the utmost level of privacy during the HygiRelief treatment process.
Your gastroenterologist will ask you to undress the bottom half of your body. You’ll be given a blanket to keep that area covered. You’ll then sit on a device that has a basin.
The doctor will then insert a lubricated nozzle of the HyGIeaCare System into your rectum. The nozzle is small and disposable, so you do not have to worry about any cross-contamination from previous patients since you’ll receive a new one.
Once your doctor turns on the device, a gentle stream of water will enter your rectum. The water temperature is controlled, so it will feel comfortable – not too hot or too cold. The water will loosen your stool and promote a bowel movement, and you’ll then excrete the stool discreetly and without any pain. The HygiRelief system is also odorless when you pass the stool.
Generally, the entire process takes less than an hour.
What Is the Expected Outcome?
After the procedure, you will no longer have the painful or uncomfortable sensation of having to go to the bathroom. You will not have a bloated feeling anymore, either.
This procedure may help with constipation on a long-term basis. The system works by cleansing your bowels, but for many people it also works to alter the microbials (intestinal bacteria) in your system by encouraging the growth of healthy flora after the bowel cleanse.
Who Qualifies for This Constipation Treatment?
Most people who have chronic constipation qualify for the HygiRelief procedure. Before your procedure, a gastroenterologist will thoroughly evaluate your health to ensure it’s safe, because certain conditions may interfere with the safety of this treatment.
For example, if you have congestive heart failure or intestinal perforation, you may not qualify. Other issues that could interfere with the treatment procedure include an abdominal hernia, cirrhosis of the liver, first- or third-trimester pregnancy, hemorrhoids, recent colon surgery, renal insufficiency, cancer of the rectum, or a fistula or fissures.
Skilled Gastroenterologist in Austin, TX
Here at Austin Gastroenterology, our medical team understands that over-the-counter medications for constipation can cause a several unpleasant side effects to relieve the problem. Plus, you may have to continue taking medication in order to achieve relief, and most people would rather not continue taking a medication that could be causing silent damage elsewhere – such as in the stomach.
That’s why we offer HygiRelief. Constipation can be a sensitive and embarrassing subject, so we take all the necessary steps to make you feel comfortable and to ensure your privacy.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation with one of our outstanding gastroenterologists, contact our friendly staff today by calling us at the location near you or by filling out our appointment request form online now. We look forward to helping you feel like yourself again!
Book an appointment with Austin Gastroenterology, serving Austin and the nearby Texas vicinity, for a natural way to relieve your constipation by calling us at one of our locations or using our online contact form.