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Can Taking About 9 Laxatives A Day Make You Lose Weight
NO...Dangerous: Taking that many laxatives is very dangerous. They can make you dehydrated, mess up your electrolytes which can cause heart problems, & make you dependent on using them to get a bowel movement. Laxatives work on your colon, not your small intestine where your food (calories) are absorbed. The only weight you would lose is from water (you want to keep that!) & stool. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more
Is it okay if I eat every other day and take cla supplements along with laxatives will I lose weight?
To Lose Weight: I understand your desire to lose weight. Please do not take radical measures to lose weight. See Physician about your weight and its effects; harm to the body by eating every other day and taking laxatives; discuss Balanced Diet with Protein, Carbohydrates, Fat, Minerals, Vitamins and Anti-oxidants including Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, Low-fat dairy, beans lentils, nuts, seeds and fish. ...Read more
5'3" and 78lbs? Is this a serious anorexic weight? I feel fat, and eat 0-300 cal. a day, sometime binge and purge, still lose weight, and laxatives.
Yes: All of the information that you provided points to a serious eating disorder that is harmful to your physical and mental health as well as your normal development. You should seek treatment immediately to get help with you disorder. ...Read more
Laxatives: The answer is a clear and reliable no. Laxatives cannot in any way help you lose weight. Many people find that at first as their bowels clear out more rapidly that there seems to be a short term loss of weight and then they begin to obsess about this rapid transit of their stools thinking this leads to less absorption of calories. But, in reality this is myth and not true. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do people think that taking laxatives makes you lose weight? I can't convince my friend that she doesn't need laxatives. It's so stupid. Help
Laxatives are Danger: This, unfortunately, is a fairly common myth. And, those who become obsessed with this never lose weight, but in their obsession they cannot see the logic. They need help. Their physician should know about this. Gently given them reality checks and seeking out experts in your community. Experts are there and there are women especially who will be able to help. ...Read more
Using laxatives: for weight loss is not safe and is dangerous. Please see your doc for a reasonable food plan, perhaps a nutritionist also. Please see a mental health professional to be screened for an eating disorder. Doing the above will keep you safer and help you find out the root of what is happening. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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