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Stimulant laxatives are the class of laxatives most often abused by patients with eating disorders. The abrupt cessation of high-dose stimulant laxatives is known to cause edema. We present the case of a patient with anorexia nervosa with binge-purge subtype who was taking ∼100 stimulant laxatives
To look for intrinsic changes in renal tubular water and sodium metabolism in idiopathic edema (IE), independent of the underlying hormonal and vascular defects.
Prospective controlled study in patients with edema referred to a nephrology clinic.
Ten female patients with IE
In the case of 36 female patients who were anamnestically known to have taken laxatives, semiquantitative histological investigations with laparoscopically obtained liver needle biopsies were effected after the exposition with preparations containing phenolisatine. The time gap until exposition was
The cases of two women with morphologically proved hypokalemic nephropathy related to chronic use of diuretics and purgatives are reported. The disease has been detected because of reduced urine quantity, increase of body mass and edema. The serum protein level is low. Sodium and potassium
Though habitual, but not excessive use of laxatives can be observed frequently, no accompanying clinical symptoms have yet been described. The frequent observation of tetany and edema is striking, there is a marked decrease of potassium clearance and an incipient impairment of creatinine clearance.
Dropsy was a term used to describe generalized swelling and was synonymous with heart failure. Its treatment options were scanty and were aimed to cause "emptying of the system" or to relieve fluid retention. These remedies were rudimentary, erratic in action, and associated with
Idiopathic edema is an orthostatic edema accompanied by excessive weight gain from morning to evening. It occurs almost exclusively in post pubertal women and is independent of menstral cycle. Although the cause is not clear, a number of hormonal abnormalities are postulated to be involved. These
Idiopathic edema is a syndrome of real or perceived excessive weight gain. This article reviews what is known about the possible causes, evaluation, and treatment. Although the cause is unknown but often thought to be due to secondary hyperaldosteronism, primary abnormalities of the hypothalamus,
In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), there are three Cheng-Chi-Tang decoctions (CCTDs) including: Ta-Cheng-Chi-Tang (TCCT), Xiao-Chen-Chi-Tang (XCCT) and Tiao-Wei-Chen-Chi-Tang (TWCCT), which are the frequently used purgative remedies to treat "internal heat"-induced symptoms like a bloated and
In a 22 year old woman extensive edema developed during evaluation for amenorrhea. It was learned then that she was consuming escessive amounts of a laxative daily. Balance studies were performed which demonstrated that she excreted large amounts of sodium in her liquid stools while taking the dose
A relatively frequent diagnosis, made however with difficulty. It concerns young women presenting morning attacks of headaches, subcutaneous eyelids and hands edema preventing the easy removal of rings and feet edema causing a difficult fitting of shoes. The weight fluctuates quite rapidly: several
Aqueous and ethanol extracts of cassia didymobotraya were investigated for purgative and anit-inflammatory activities in albino mice and rats, respectively at a dose of 100 mg/kg body weight. Anti-inflammatory activity was screened by 1% carageenan induced paw edema method and purgative activity was