Emotional stress is a leading cause of disrupted gastrointestinal health in older adults. When faced with a stressful event in life, many older adults find they experience irregular bowel and bladder function, even more irregular than normal. If you are caring for an older parent who has experienced a stressful event recently, it may be prudent to investigate the need for colon cleansing therapy as a way to help improve bowel and gastrointestinal function.
Even in healthy, younger adults, when placed under a great deal of emotional stress, there is a marked risk for development of gastrointestinal complications that include bloating, diarrhea, nausea, constipation, and even complications with flatulence. In older adults, these complications can be just as similar and often even greater, leading to complications with malnutrition and dehydration.

If your loved one has experienced an emotional event that has caused a disruption in gastrointestinal health, a consultation with a healthcare provider is prudent and inquiry into the need for colon cleansing therapy may be necessary. With a therapy plan, that typically includes colon cleansing once every two weeks, many older adults find there overall health is improved and their bowel function is restored to normalcy. To be effective, however, the colon cleansing must be done by a specialist who is licensed in such practices and one who understands geriatric health.

For older adults who have a history of colon or rectal health complications, the use of colon cleansing therapy may not be permitted. This, however, should be discussed with a physician first to determine what options are available. With the right re-balance of the gastrointestinal tract, many older adults find that not only is their short term health improved but the long term complications with rectal and colon health also dissipate as the colon cleansing rids the body of many bacteria and toxins that cause such health complications.

Colon cleansing therapy is a common practice among many adults who are under stress and should be considered in geriatric medicine as well. When caring for an older adult who has suffered emotional stress that led to physiological complications, colon cleansing may be the cure that will ride the body and restore physical and mental health.