The Gut and Skin Clinic

Can I have Colonics whilst using Ozempic for Weight Loss?

Yes. If you are suffering from constipation and you have no underlying medical condition, you can undergo colonic hydrotherapy whilst on Ozempic for weight loss.
According to Novo Nordisk, the most common side effects of Ozempic besides weight loss is nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain and constipation. Keeping a note of bowel movements may help to determine if the colon is emptying regularly. The unmistakable feeling of heaviness that often accompanies Ozempic usage commonly associated with a backed up colon is not hard to miss. If in doubt, ask your doctor. They may recommend undergoing colonic hydrotherapy for you to compliment your Ozempic weight loss programme.

Colonic Hydrotherapy and Ozempic for Weight Loss

For those taking Ozempic who have no underlying medical conditions, colonic hydrotherapy can offer relief from the bloating and constipation that often accompany this drug, thereby helping you with your weight management goals.

What Can I do to help reduce constipation?

The following are general nutritional tips for those suffering with constipation and gut health imbalances. They may also be useful to those suffering to constipation and gut health issued caused by Ozempic.

Increase Fast Transit Time Foods

Along with colonic hydrotherapy, conszider eating foods with a faster transit time when on Ozempic. Your transit time is the time it takes for food to pass through your colon. Some foods have a slow transit time and are therefore more likely to lead to constipation. Other foods have a fast transit time. These are less likely to cause constipation and sluggishness of the bowel. Eating more of these whilst on Ozempic may help reduce constipation, as well as boost your overall gut health.
Foods that move quickly through the gut and bowel, and which have a fast transit time include:
  • Fruit
  • Vegetables
  • Soups
  • Salads
  • Smoothies
  • Herbal teas
  • Certain gut friendly cultured yogurts are rich in probiotics. These live bacteria help promote digestion and may help gut function when taking Ozempic.
Foods with a slow transit time should be eaten sparingly as they tend to cause sluggishness in the bowel and may exacerbate gut health issues during Ozempic use. These include low fibre foods.
Foods that move slowly through the gut and bowel, and which have a slow transit time include:
  • Meat
  • Bread
  • Pastries
  • Pasta
  • Cheese
  • Fatty food

Consider Food Intolerance Testing When on Ozempic

Although the above nutritional types are said to help with constipation. And yes, you may very well feel great after colonics, but it is always best to figure out the foods that are right for you. Each person is unique, and at times certain foods become imbalanced. Therefore, the very best way to find out which foods work for your body is to undergo a food intolerance test. Food intolerance testing is available at Dublin Vitality Centre as part of our personal gut health, and nutrition plans which are designed to make your weight management journey with Ozempic or without it as healthy and successful as possible.
Be sure to check with your GP before undergoing any diet, or gut health treatment like colonic hydrotherapy. This information is general, and not meant to replace the advice of a doctor.