News tagged with laxatives
Laxatives (purgatives, aperients) are foods, compounds, or drugs taken to induce bowel movements or to loosen the stool, most often taken to treat constipation. Certain stimulant, lubricant, and saline laxatives are used to evacuate the colon for rectal and/or bowel examinations, and may be supplemented by enemas under certain circumstances. Sufficiently high doses of laxatives cause diarrhea. Laxatives work to increase the movement of fecal matter along the colon.
Some laxatives combine more than one active ingredient to produce a combination of the effects. Laxatives may be oral or in suppository form.
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Men who experience high levels of sexual harassment are much more likely than women to induce vomiting and take laxatives and diuretics in an attempt to control their weight, according to a surprising finding ...
Psychology & Psychiatry May 09, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
Nearly one third of the 40 million Americans with constipation unknowingly work against themselves, squeezing when they should be pushing, and living painfully uncomfortable lives, researchers say.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
As children become teenagers, it may be more challenging to regularly include them in family meals, but doing so is key to heading off such problems as eating disorders, obesity, and inadequate nutrition in adolescence, said ...
Health Jul 12, 2011 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Bulimia nervosa is a severe eating disorder associated with episodic binge eating followed by extreme behaviors to avoid weight gain such as self-induced vomiting, use of laxatives or excessive exercise. It is poorly understood ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 11, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Colon cleansing - it's been described as a natural way to enhance well-being, but Georgetown University doctors say there's no evidence to back that claim. In fact, their review of scientific literature, published today ...
Cancer Aug 01, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |