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What are the dangers of long term laxative use?

What are the dangers of long term laxative use?

"Lazy bowels": Or in other words, aggravating the original condition- the constipation, if that is what you are treating. If you are treating constipation i would suggest that you correct it from the root. Get a consult , get help. There may be one reason or multiple combined- dietary, hydration, exercise, hypothyroidism, lifestyle related, psychological, side effect of medications, .... ...Read more

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What are the effects of long term laxative use?

Laxative use: It can damage the muscular function of the bowel. * You may need more and more of the laxative to get results, until eventually the laxatives do not work. * Excessive laxative use can drain the body of water, vitamins, and minerals. * It can cause kidney stones or kidney failure. * The effects of other medicines can be changed.these are some of the long term effects ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of caffeine use?

What are the long term effects of caffeine use?

Caffeine: Long term usage could lead to addiction and depence. Hence people could face common withdrawl symptoms like hedache and fatigue. ...Read more

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What long term effects of heroin use are there?

What long term effects of heroin use are there?

Lots of them: Immediate and chronic problems occur with heroin. Physical dependence, tolerance, withdrawal, infectious diseases (hepatitis c, hiv, etc.), kidney problems, risk of overdose and death. See http://www.Drugabuse.Gov/publications/drugfacts/heroin for details. ...Read more

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What are the effects of using predisone long term.

What are the effects of using predisone long term.

Breakdown in body: Prednisone as much as it is a disease modifying and often life saving medication long term use causes: cataracts, hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis, peptic ulcer disease, thining of the skin with easy bruising, atherosclerosis or clogging of arteries, high cholesterol, redistribution of fat in the body to midline upper body , face looks round(cushingoid). Adrenal gland can fail. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of long term drinking?

What are the consequences of long term drinking?

Too many: 400 characters will not fit the possible consequences of chronic alcoholism. In brief, it may cause social problems, different accidents, suicide attempts, mva if driving under influence, fights, family and work related issues; financial problems, liver cirrhosis; gastric ulcers, heart failure and many many more. Plus, those who drink usually abuse other things such as IV drugs, benzodiazepines. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of long term use of pyridium (phenazopyridine)?

What are the consequences of long term use of pyridium (phenazopyridine)?

Pyridium (phenazopyridine): Pyridium (phenazopyridine) is a urinary tract analgesic (numbs the tract). The long term consequences (if you can call it that) is that you are not getting to the underlying diagnosis as to what is causing the problem. Go see your family doctor. ...Read more

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What are the long term affects of using ibuprofen?

What are the long term affects of using ibuprofen?

Several: Longterm and even medium termu use of antiinflammatory medications can have multiple side effects including: kidney, liver, cardiac, bone marrow and gastic side effects. I would not recommend use of this longer than 10 days. If you develop any gastritis type symptoms or swelling in the hands and feet then i would stop. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of bulimia?

What are the long term effects of bulimia?

Many health effects: Bulimia impacts health in many ways, including electrolyte imbalance which can lead to cardiac arrhythmias and death, esophageal inflammation ; tears, swollen salivary glands, tooth decay, hormonal disruption, and more. Depression often accompanies this condition. The good news: it can be treated. For a more inclusive run-down: http://tinyurl.Com/mm5s4m5 and http://tinyurl.Com/34sc4p. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of meconium?

What are the long term effects of meconium?

Confusing question: All newborns will pass meconium.It is the accumulated fecal debris of pregnancy consisting of bile, digested hair, shed cells and protein debris in a stacky mass.After its passage, it is gone and transitional or regular stools form. Kids who suck some meconium into their lungs before or during the birthing process can have variable outcome based of the amount and degree of damage the material cause. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of colitis?

What are the long term effects of colitis?

Colitis: Judging by your medication, I presume you mean ulcerative colitis. The long-term effects of UC are varied. Some have very little disease long term, and others have long-term diarrhea, bleeding, or pain. If the inflammation is not controlled over a long period, there can be an increased risk of colon cancer, in addition. Long-term follow-up with your doctor is important. Good luck. ...Read more

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Long term use of mineral oil, what are the health risks?

Long term use of mineral oil, what are the health risks?

For constipation?: may have little effect. If you are constipated for long time, may want to try other medications and eat more fruits and vegetables ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of methamphetamine abuse?

What are the long term effects of methamphetamine abuse?

Methamphetamine abus: Has many negative consequences, including addiction. Addiction is a chronic, relapsing disease, characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, accompanied by functional and molecular changes in the brain. In addition to being addicted to methamphetamine, chronic abusers exhibit symptoms that can include anxiety, confusion, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of long term use of andro gel?

What are the side effects of long term use of andro gel?

Androgen use: Irritation to application site,, enlargement of the prostate, acne, enlargement of the breasts, emotional changes, and worsening of headaches. If any changes you should discuss with your provider. ...Read more

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What are the short/long term effects of opiate use?

What are the short/long term effects of opiate use?

Pain relief: Short term use of opiates is effective for mild to severe pain, depending on the opiate. Long term use can cause you to have side effects such as nausea, vomiting, and constipation. You can also develop tolerance to the opioid and it will cease to provide you relief. ...Read more

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What are some of the long term effects of being born addicted to drugs?

What are some of the long term effects of being born addicted to drugs?

Developmental and : Cognitive problems. Children born addicted often have learning issues, and are at higher risk for add/adhd emotional issues. Many do just fine with good nutrition and therapies early on when any issues surface. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of smoking methanphetamine?

What are the long term effects of smoking methanphetamine?

Death and disability: The side effects are severe, and include physical, social and economic consequences. Short term, arrhythmias and risk of cardiac death, in the medium term, paranoia and psychosis, and in the longer term, loss of relationships, loss of job, income, friends, plus numerous physical afflictions that are the result of not eating enough (it suppresses appetite), and more. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of caffeine dependency?

What are the long term effects of caffeine dependency?

Tolerance: You can reach a point where the caffeine receptors r blocked and it won't affect you at all-- you can drink it and go to sleep--if you stop drinking as much you will experience withdrawal--headaches & sleepiness--caffeine is a stimulant & can cause jitteriness tachycardia & elevated bp. ...Read more