Laxative abuse

The abuse of laxatives is likely to cause dehydration, metabolic acidosis, hyponatraemia, and hypokalaemia. The use of diuretics

The use of diuretics such as the thiazide group gives rise to low serum sodium levels which in turn cause fatigue and general weakness. A level below 120 mmol/l may lead to coma. The patient often justifies the use of a diuretic as a treatment for swollen ankles or even 'bloating' of the stomach, which she misinterprets as being due to fluid retention.

Constipation Prescription

Constipation Prescription

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