- BODY ROCKS
- The Purpose of the BODY ROCKS Program is to promote positive body image and eating disorders awareness in our schools and communities. BODY ROCKS is a peer education group devoted to promoting positive body image and eating disorders awareness in our schools and community.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Ipecac Abuse- Ipecac BULIMIA
Ipecac is a syrup that is most commonly used to induce vomiting, usually after a toxic substance was accidentally ingested. Smaller doses of it are also found in many cough syrups as it is an expectorant. When Ipecac syrup is ingested, it begins to stimulate the central nervous system and stomach. The nausea results in vomiting approximately 20 to 30 minutes after ingestion.
Take a look at this article, Warning! “Ipecac Syrup” can cause death when it used for weight loss! by Mahesh Bhat http://www.bharatbhasha.com/weightloss.php/24651
Those who have an eating disorders may use Ipecac to help CONTROL their weight. It's termed "Ipecac abuse" because Ipecac is a single-use medication, meaning it should only be taken once, never on multiple occasions. Those who abuse Ipecac tend to use it daily or many times a day to avoid digesting any food as they are forced to vomit. If the syrup is used to assist in the induction of purging, this is also known as "Ipecac bulimia".
This can be deadly if not treated and no way a healthy way to live your life.If you know someone who abuses IPECAC SYRUP, contact the National Eating Disorders Association http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/get-help-today/
for treatment near you.