Laxatives Sentence Examples
Criteria All patients should have the reason for prescribing laxatives recorded.
Other stimulant laxatives include buckthorn, alder buckthorn (Rhamnus frangula ), and rhubarb (Rheum officinale, R. palmatum ).
Progress A diagnosis of partial large bowel obstruction was made and the patient treated with stimulant laxatives and phosphate enemas.
Some people also use laxatives to make them go to the toilet.
Osmotic laxatives keep fluid in the bowel for longer which soften feces.Advertisement
Most of the stimulant laxatives act on the colon.
Herbal laxatives such as aloes, cascara sagrada, rhubarb root, and senna are addictive and destructive to normal peristalsis.
The stimulant laxatives senna and cascara are also safe.
Osmotic laxatives The most commonly used osmotic laxatives include magnesium hydroxide, sodium potassium tartrate, lactulose and glycerol.
Practical experience teaches every clinician that, whatever the mode of action, iron is most valuable in anaemia, though in many cases, where there is well-marked toxaemia from absorption of the intestinal products, not only laxatives in combination with iron but intestinal antiseptics are necessary.Advertisement
Fecal softeners should not be used as the sole regimen but may be useful given in combination with stimulant laxatives.
I have tried taking laxatives but they make my stomach hurt more.
Sufferers will eat massive quantities of food and then purge their bodies of this food through induced vomiting or the use of laxatives and diuretics.
A person who suffers from bulimia will consume large amounts of food, but vomit or use laxatives to avoid gaining weight.
Although most bulimics vomit or use laxatives to purge food from the body, some people with this eating disorder will alternate binge eating with fasting or periods of excessive exercise.Advertisement
Starvation, more exercise and the use of laxatives caused her to collapse on an elevator in route to meet with a top photographer.
Laxatives are products that promote bowel movements.
Laxatives may be grouped by mechanism of action.
Magnesium sulfate is the most potent of the laxatives in this group.
Stimulant and irritant laxatives increase the peristaltic movement of the intestine.Advertisement
Bulk producing laxatives increase the volume of the stool, and will both soften the stool and stimulate intestinal motility.
The hyperosmotic laxatives are glycerin and lactulose (Chronulac, Duphalac), both of which act by holding water within the intestine.
Laxatives are used to treat constipation-the passage of small amounts of hard, dry stools, usually fewer than three times a week.
Short term use of laxatives is generally safe except in appendicitis, fecal impaction, or intestinal obstruction.
Chronic use of laxatives may result in fluid and electrolyte imbalances, steatorrhea, osteomalacia, diarrhea, cathartic colon, and liver disease.Advertisement
Excessive use of laxatives may result in dependency on these products.
Excessive use of laxatives that contain sodium or magnesium may result in dangerously high blood levels of these elements.
Laxatives should not be used too frequently.
Bulk laxatives such as psyllium should be the normal first choice.
Purging-The use of vomiting, diuretics, or laxatives to clear the stomach and intestines after a binge.
For example, in a lower GI series, the individual may have to fast and use special laxatives to cleanse the bowel before swallowing the contrast material.
Phosphate toxicity can result from the overuse of laxatives or enemas that contain phosphate.
Bulimia nervosa-An eating disorder characterized by binge eating and inappropriate compensatory behavior, such as vomiting, misusing laxatives, or excessive exercise.
Unlike CT, no fasting or laxatives are required prior to an MRI scan.
Diuretics and laxatives can result in severe dehydration and improper absorption of nutrients.
Laxatives should not be used for a long period, because the child can become dependent on them.
However, laxatives or enemas should not be given to children without instruction from a doctor.
Anti-gas medication, special milk formulas, stool softener medicines, laxatives, and suppositories are all possible treatments that the doctor may recommend to ease the discomfort of gas in the bowels or constipation.
People with bulimia, known as bulimics, consume large amounts of food (binge) and then try to rid themselves of the food and calories (purge) by fasting, excessive exercise, vomiting, or using laxatives.
Purge-To rid the body of food and calories, commonly by vomiting or using laxatives.
If the pediatrician makes a diagnosis of retentive encopresis, the physician may recommend laxatives, stool softeners, or an enema to free the impaction.
Laxatives, including herbal "diet teas" containing senna, are used to control weight by speeding elimination and emptying the intestines.
The primary danger with laxatives is dependence.
Laxatives have also been shown to cause dehydration, severe cramps, and damage to the digestive tract.
As mentioned previously, laxatives and diuretics can damage the body's digestive and excretory functions, and they can be addictive.
Other methods of purging include excessive fasting or stringent dieting as a form of self-punishment, excessive exercise, negative self-talk, or overuse of laxatives and enemas.
Some are laxatives, working directly on the digestive track to "move" things along.
Because you are taking significant amounts of laxatives during this diet, you may develop loose stools.
Some celebrities will employ laxatives or severe willpower leading to starvation in order to stave off pounds.
It may be diminished or its increase prevented by a diet from which red meat and meat extracts are excluded, by the use of the lactic acid bacillus, by the administration of laxatives and cholagogues to regulate the bowels, and by the use of iodides and nitrites.