GI Complications Starvation

Gastric emptying of solids, and possibly of liquids, is delayed in patients with AN (Dubois et al, 1979; Ricci and McCallum, 1988). This phenomenon presumably contributes to complaints of early satiety and fullness and may normalize more slowly than other markers of starvation, such as bradycardia and hypotension. Transaminase elevations are not uncommon in starved anorectic patients and often worsen transiently with refeeding. Compared with controls, patients are more likely to suffer from constipation and to demonstrate delayed whole gut and colonic transit times (Chun et al, 1997; Kamal et al, 1991).As with other eating disorder-related GI problems, slowed transit times resolve with weight restoration.

Constipation Prescription

Constipation Prescription

Did you ever think feeling angry and irritable could be a symptom of constipation? A horrible fullness and pressing sharp pains against the bladders can’t help but affect your mood. Sometimes you just want everyone to leave you alone and sleep to escape the pain. It is virtually impossible to be constipated and keep a sunny disposition. Follow the steps in this guide to alleviate constipation and lead a happier healthy life.

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