Dr. Oz Talks About The Dangers of Laxative Abuse & Risk Factors
On March 1, 2015 Dr. Oz talks about an addiction that often flies under the radar. Laxative abuse amongst women is startling so Dr. Oz devoted today’s episode talking about the risks and dangers involved with laxative abuse. Women are using laxatives to lose weight, but at what cost? Dr. Oz invited several women on to the show to talk about their addiction to laxatives and what it has done to their health. One particular woman dropped her weight to dangerous levels. At just 78 pounds she realizes that her life is in jeopardy if she continues her addiction to laxatives.
Laxative Abuse Causes Damage To Your Organs – During this segment Dr. Oz talks about the damages that laxative abuse can do to your body. While many women are using laxatives to lose weight, they don’t realize the havoc that they are doing to their internal organs. Dr. Oz performs exhibits on stage to demonstrate the damages that laxatives can do to your heart, intestines, and colon. He also invited Tennie McCarty on to the show to talk about her experiences with this addiction as well as the hope for recovery at the “Shades of Hope Treatment Center”.
Types Of Laxatives For Weight Loss – Dr. Oz talks about the various forms of laxatives that are being abused for weight loss benefits. Some laxatives are more harmful for your body than others. Learn about fiber, osmotic, stool softeners, and stimulant laxatives and what each does to your body when they are taken other than prescribed.
Many people don’t view laxatives as being a serious health threat but the growing trend (especially amongst women) is disturbing. If you are wanting to lose weight you should choose a healthier approach to shedding those unwanted pounds. Dr. Oz exposes the darker side of an addiction that is very secretive and not often talked about. The links provided above will show you the segments that he featured on these topics.
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