Does laxative pills help you loose weight?

January 22, 2007 6:48pm CST
What do you think?
1 response
• United States
23 Jan 07
Laxative pills are diurectic in nature, They draw water into your bowels. This dehydrates you, you lose potassium, you lose Iron. Most women that choose this weigght loss mode guranteedly will develop several health complications from this. 1) Potassium and Iron loss. This leads quickly to anemia and can also result in kidney failure. 2) Many of the women I know that made it through this baby boomer diet trend of taking laxitives, have to forever be dependant on them, because taking laxitives regularly ruins your natural ability to go to the bathroom on your own. Read the label, they easily create dependance. Unless you are ready to deal with the other health challenges that come or to but them for the rest of your life then that is not the best way to go. I didn't mean to scare you but, i honestly know of 5 women who suffer till this day from major health complications from this and they were not on laxatives for long. Laxatives are only used for occasional constipation. Medical Doctors deem their patients who use laxatives for dieting as bulemic.