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is it really unhealthy to use laxatives to lose weight?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: It isn't just unhealthy, it's dangerous and can be life threatening. Don't do it!
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
It is RIDICULOUSLY : UNHEALTHY to lose weight by use of laxatives.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Is it ever safe to lose weight via laxatives?

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Dr. QH TRAN
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Child Psychiatry 30 years experience
Not safe: Also dangerous as laxatives can disrupt body electrolytes.
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A 24-year-old female asked:

Can laxatives help you lose weight?

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Dr. Ted King
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I agree: I agree with dr. Wodi in the same way, the weight loss that is initially seen with water pills is also only an illusion.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Laxatives to lose weight, is this a good idea?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
TERRIBLE, : Really awful, unsafe, ineffective way to lose weight. This is very unhealthy as an approach to weight loss.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What type of laxatives help you lose weight fast?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
You don't want to go: There. This can be an ingredient that makes up part of the recipe for an eating disorder.
A 31-year-old member asked:

How risky is it to take laxative to lose weight?

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Dr. Andrew Lipton
Holistic Medicine 30 years experience
Very dangerous: Laxitives do not cause weight loss but they do make you move your bowels. Laxative overuse can cause many problems.

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