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What is laxative abuse vs necessary frequent laxative use?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: How freq, necessary?

Why the need for frequent, necessary laxatives? Check diet, meds, level of activity, gyn issues.
Metabolic/hormonal issues. Anything reversible here? Abuse of laxatives occurs when it is used as a means for weight control (doesn't really do that), a response to binge eating, or when one is unable or unwilling to make the necessary and appropriate lifestyle changes. See md to exclude pathology.

In brief: How freq, necessary?

Why the need for frequent, necessary laxatives? Check diet, meds, level of activity, gyn issues.
Metabolic/hormonal issues. Anything reversible here? Abuse of laxatives occurs when it is used as a means for weight control (doesn't really do that), a response to binge eating, or when one is unable or unwilling to make the necessary and appropriate lifestyle changes. See md to exclude pathology.
Dr. Arthur Heller
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