Friday, February 25, 2011

“Colon” Terms

I got acquainted recently with the terms that has “colon” prefixed on them: colonoscopy and colonoxy.  Latest topics among my Twitter friends involved digestive tract problems.  A friend’s brother was rushed to the hospital last week and was admitted a couple of times already because of severe tummy ache.  Then another friend complains of frequent bloating.  Both were advised to undergo colonoscopy.  This procedure involves endoscopic examination of the colon with a fiber optic camera on a flexible tube through the anus.  Sounds very painful but anesthesia is administered first before the tube is inserted. 

On the other hand, colonoxy is not a medical procedure nor an ailment but a colon cleanser that detoxifies and promote weight loss for healthier living. 

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