Do you get gas, Feel bloated?
Gas in the digestive tract can be created from: swallowing air
or the breakdown of certain foods by the bacteria that are present in the colon Everyone
has gas. It may be uncomfortable and embarrassing, but it is not life-threatening. gas
elimination can be by burping or passing it through the rectum. Most people produce about
1 to 3 pints a day and pass gas about 10 times a day. Most gas is made up of odorless
vapors -- carbon dioxide, oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, and sometimes methane. things that
contain sulfur often produce the unpleasant odor of flatulence.
What causes this in the digestive tract? in the digestive tract comes from two sources:
aerophobia (air swallowing) - usually caused by eating or drinking rapidly, as well as by
chewing gum, smoking, or wearing loose dentures. breakdown of certain undigested foods by
harmless bacteria naturally present in the large intestine (colon) Some carbohydrates
(sugar, starches, and fiber) are not digested or absorbed in the small intestine because
of a shortage or absence of certain enzymes. The undigested or unabsorbed food then passes
into the large intestine, where harmless and normal bacteria break down the food.
This process produces hydrogen, carbon dioxide, and, in about one-third of all people,
methane gas, which is then released through the rectum.
80 milligrams simethicone
250 milligrams Activated Charcoal
2 qts. of warm filtered water (mix well)
Mostly these ingredients come in
tablets that you take orally
but you dissolve them in water to make an enema solution
Temperature 103° Fahrenheit
Add solution to enema bag, mixing with warm
filtered water to achieve the required amount of solution.
Hang enema bag about 18 in. to 3
ft. above rectum. A good tool for this is the IV
Stand for Enemas
If you need good flow control for the enema solution. A ramp clamp is a good option.
The Knee-chest position with chest
against floor and rectum higher than head this is a best position to receive an enema.
tube tip into anus, using a good lubricant
(Super Salve Surgilube Vaseline
Warming Liquid Lubricant) as needed. using a good lubricant will help prevent injury
to the delicate anal tissues.
Inject solution into rectum very slowly, approximately ½ cup per minute (4oz.) and
take as much as possible , you can refill bag if needed. Try to slightly distend the colon or until it becomes very uncomfortable to take
any more solution. You may experience some cramping because the solution is cool,
just stop the flow for a few seconds until the cramps subside. Then restart the
Massaging abdomen in counter-clockwise direction during the injection will
distribute the solution throughout the colon.
When the enema bag is empty or no more fluid can be taken remove nozzle/rectal
For those that have trouble retaining the nozzle and or the solution.
You might want to try a retention
nozzle during the administration of the enema.
Some people use a retention plug after they received their enema solution and
removed the nozzle to retain their enema for the desired amount of time. You can also fold
a washcloth and press it tightly against the anus.
Retain the solution for several minutes as, this will allow the enema to do its job.
Then you can move to the toilet and
release the enema.
When having a normal bowel movement or releasing an enema:
You can massage the abdomen in a clockwise direction this will help move the solution back
toward the rectum and anus.
Massaging the abdomen while expelling the enema helps move the enema solution , gas
and feces toward the rectum and out the anus.
The best position for expelling your enema is squatting over the toilet not sitting on
it. The squatting position puts pressure on your abdomen from your thighs.
In many countries, toilets are made so that people squat when they move their bowels. The
Welles Step positions your body so that you are squatting when you sit on the toilet.
Squatting, supports the abdominal wall and the bowel as we bear down, brings about
an easier bowel evacuation in this way.
People who use the Welles Step tend to have fewer hemorrhoids,
hernias, anal fissures, varicose veins and
almost never have to use laxatives.
It slides under the toilet when not in use.
It is best if you place a Welles Step and
then squat down over the toilet to release your enema.