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.
The seven patients with surreptitious laxative abuse
were women, ranging in age from 25 to 58 years (Table 2).
The years of laxative abuse
resulted in a prolapsed bowel which required surgery.
Full workup revealed an elevated fecal magnesium level, and a concurrent diagnosis of laxative abuse
was confirmed after discussion with the family.
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.
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.
Afterward, the bulimic will feel guilty and purge to get rid of the food by vomiting, laxative abuse
, diuretic abuse or exercising obsessively.