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  • Nursing Observation

    Chronic constipation; preparation for childbirth, surgery, or rectal or bowel examination. Adults and children age 12 and older: 5-15 mg P.O. in evening or before breakfast. Or, 10 mg P.R. for evacuation before examination or surgery. Enema may be given as a single daily dose. Administration P.O. Don’t give tablets within 1 hour of taking antacid or milk. Don’t crush or split tablets. Rectal. Insert suppository as high as possible into the rectum and try to position suppository against rectal wall. Avoid embedding within fecal material because doing so may delay onset of action. Action. Unknown. Stimulant laxative that increases peristalsis, probably by direct effect on smooth muscle or the intestine by irritating the muscle or stimulating the colonic intramural plexus. Drug also increases fluid build up in intestine and colon. Adverse reactions. CNS: dizziness, muscle weakness. GI: abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea with high doses. Metabolic; fluid and electrolyte imbalances, alkalosis, hypokalemia. Musculoskeletal: tetany. Interactions. Drug-drug. Antacids: Premature dissolution of enteric coating may cause dyspepsia or gastric…

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  • Bulimia Nervosa And Eating Disorders: A Case Study

    (Hasmi, personal communication, October 17, 2014), Bulimics blame themselves for the problems associated with their eating disorder; they pinpoint the cause onto themselves as an inability to cope. Bulimia Nervosa affects females and males equally; although the rate at which males seek treatment is much lower than women, there is no reason to believe one gender group is more subjective to the disorder. Bulimia is commonly known as the purging of food, through literal purging; however, Bulimia is…

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  • Laxative Bowel Movements

    Laxatives are a type of medication that can be prescribed to increase bowel movements and ease the release of human faeces. They are most commonly used to treat and prevent constipation. They are generally administered through food, tablets or injections. Characteristics of laxatives may vary, depending on their required purpose. Some laxatives are very fast acting, to expel faeces quickly. Whereas, others may be slow acting and will only start to have an effect after a few hours. For example,…

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  • Nurse Constipation In The Elderly

    Effective communication skills are necessary when advising clients to improve their diet. By using eye contact, listening, and understanding patients’ emotions, nurses can effectively enact healthy dietary change. When a patient loses focus, this creates a barrier for the nurse. In this case, changing the topic to alert the patient and then returning back to the same topic may grasp the client’s attention. Furthermore, when the client’s regimen is not working, laxatives are a common…

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  • Body Change Perri Klass Analysis

    In the article, Perri Klass says the universal truth of the age at which a person in their teenage years is body change, and compared to other things fast body change. Teenagers have to successfully deal with all kinds of comparisons, with their peers, with the related to the time when a person is a child, and with the changed images used in advertising and in the self-advertising on social media. It may be that the fast way the body changes during these years can help teens believe in other…

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  • Constipation Research Paper

    Life style related constipation can be improved just by changing the wrong and by adopting the right methods. Such as taking adequate fiber in the diet, chewing properly, taking enough bodily exercises, taking enough water, stopping smoking, changing medications if found to cause constipation, stopping over use of laxatives, knowing that conditions like pregnancy may cause temporary constipation etc. on the other hand, diseases associated with constipation are of various intensity, varying from…

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  • Research Paper On Bulimia Nervosa

    Bulimia nervosa is known as an eating disorder that is characterized by binge eating which is followed by purging, which means they rid their bodies of the excess calories by vomiting, abusing laxative or diuretics. According to my citations, the exact cause of bulimia is unknown multiple factors contributes such as stressful transitions in life that you have had in the past or present, such as the history of abuse or trauma. Negative body images that you have for yourself most common is…

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  • The Cause And Effects Of Eating Patterns And Habits

    healed for the most part, but I may never physically recover due to the severity of my eating disorders. My metabolism has never been the same because of a lack of vital nutrients during that time period, and may never go back to the way it was. The same lack of nutrients also makes it very plausible that pregnancy in the future will be difficult. In addition to my metabolic and ovarian irregularities, I developed abnormal bowel movements (I apologize for the crassness) which are often painful,…

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  • Rectal Prolapse Research Paper

    Weakening can happen owing to aging, ailments, or in rare circumstances, surgical trauma. Prolapse is brought on by straining to have bowel movements, protracted laxative use or severe diarrhea. Symptoms of rectal prolapse take account of discharge of mucus or blood, pain during bowel movements and incapability to control bowel movements (fecal incontinence). Patients might also feel the mass of tissue bulging from the anus. With big prolapses, the patient may lose the normal impulse to have a…

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  • Bulimia Nervosa Research Papers

    Bulimia Nervosa is an eating disorder in which someone “binge eats” and then the person tries to avoid gaining weight by attempting to purge what they binge ate. Methods could include: self-induced vomiting, extreme periods of exercise for a long period of time, and/or excessive use of laxatives or diuretics. About 80% of patients are female, and it affects 1-2% of adolescent and young women according to: ("Bulimia Nervosa | National Eating Disorders Association"). Also, the person with the…

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