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14 Possible Causes for Diarrhea due to Laxative Abuse

  • Anorexia Nervosa

    Neurocase. 2015;21(2):169-77. doi: 10.1080/13554794.2013.878728. Epub 2014 Jan 27. Abstract Structural brain changes associated with starvation and clinical measurements were explored in four females with anorexia nervosa with different clinical course, at baseline and 1-year follow-up, after receiving intensive[…][]

  • VIPoma

    Differential Diagnosis Causes of secretory diarrhea in adults of the developed countries include laxative abuse, carcinoid syndrome, microscopic colitis, and bile salt malabsorption[] due to ileal resection.[] Though more common in the developing countries, diarrhea due to infection from Vibrio cholera , enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli may also need to be ruled out after careful[]

  • Purging-Type Bulimia Nervosa

    Abstract Since the primary role of psychoeducation in eating disorders is to act as a foundation for other interventions, nutritional rehabilitation should use the same therapeutic principles as psychotherapy. This paper looks at the possibility that traditional psychoeducational results can be enhanced in patients[…][]

  • Laxative Abuse

    OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the current study was to examine the association between laxative abuse and other symptoms and features among adult patients presenting with anorexia nervosa. METHOD: One hundred and seventeen patients with anorexia nervosa were studied. Laxative abusers and nonabusers were[…][]

  • Hypokalemia

    Diarrhea due to laxative abuse is an occasional cause of hypokalemia in the adolescent or adult. Enema abuse is a related cause of hypokalemia.[] Gastrointestinal losses of potassium usually are due to prolonged diarrhea or vomiting, chronic laxative abuse, inadequate dietary intake of potassium, intestinal obstruction[] […] adenoma, laxative abuse surreptitious vomiting, occasional laxative abuse, previous diuretic use Calculation of the potassium/creatinine ratio on a random specimen may also[]

  • Laxative

    Abstract Psyllium, seed of Plantago ovata, is a major constituent of several bulk laxatives. There are several reports on its role as an occupational respiratory allergen. We describe a severe anaphylactic reaction caused by ingestion of psyllium laxative. The hypersensitivity to Plantago ovata was confirmed by skin[…][]

  • Hypocalcemia

    Causes of gastrointestinal loss of magnesium include diarrhea and vomiting and abuse of laxatives.[] Hypomagnesemia can also be due to lack of intake or absorption of dietary magnesium, due to malabsorption, bowel resection, fistula, malnutrition, alcoholism, or total parenteral[]

  • Bulimia

    The medical complications of laxative abuse can be divided into two main categories, those due to effects on the gastrointestinal system along with the systemic effects, of[] They act rapidly and directly to stimulate colonic motility, producing a large volume of watery diarrhea.[]

  • Bartter's Disease

    In western countries hypokalemia is most commonly caused by the use of diuretics, then by diarrhea (spontaneous or due to laxative abuse) or vomiting.[]

  • Normokalemic Periodic Paralysis

    -Gastric suctioning* -Chronic laxative abuse* Hypokalemia due to Renal K loss 1) Aldosterone 2) inc flow thru distal nephron Aldosterone and renal K loss -Aldosterone, which[] Hypokalemia due to extrarenal loss of K -Most common cause of hypokalemia is gastrointestinal loss due to infectious diarrhea![]

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