2) Laxative abuse
has since been recognized as an unusual cause of chronic diarrhea, abdominal pain, and electrolyte and fluid imbalances.
Concealed diuretic abuse associated or not with surreptitious vomiting and laxative abuse
should be suspected in young women concerned with their body image.
Stimulant laxative abuse
should also be stopped abruptly, but the consequences of long-term abuse are challenging.
Prevalence of surreptitious laxative abuse
in patients with diarrhoea of uncertain origin: a cost benefit analysis of a screening procedure.
This case highlights the importance of screening for potential laxative abuse
in any patient with refractory diarrhea, even those with documented underlying conditions-Clues to the diagnosis in this case included serum magnesium level, elevated stool osmotic gap and persistent symptoms despite histologic resolution.
Potassium is used to treat or prevent potassium deficiency caused by diuretic drugs (water pills), prolonged vomiting, diarrhea or laxative abuse
Indeed, she and her associates have found that laxative abuse
, most common among patients with purging anorexia (72%) and combined anorexia and bulimia nervosa (59%), is associated with a significantly higher prevalence of borderline personality disorder--characterized particularly by feelings of suicidality, self-harm, emptiness, and anger, she reported.
Then to prevent the otherwise inevitable consequence of weight gain there are periods of food restriction and often vomiting, laxative abuse
or excessive exercising.
The purging is most often performed in the form of self-induced vomiting, but may also take the form of laxative abuse
, diuretics (water pills), excessive exercise, fasting or any combination of these methods.
I could not maintain my toothpick figure forever, so I took to laxative abuse
like a nun to religion, swallowing up to 20 a day and spending my life on the toilet floor doubled over with cramps.
Preoccupation with food, whether through overeating, starving, purging, laxative abuse
, or compulsive exercise, interferes with an attorney's professional functions.
Constant vomiting can destroy the teeth, laxative abuse
will damage the bowels and the major diet changes can affect fertility.