Our expert says:
I presume that Exlax is a harsh laxative? If so, you really should not take such a product because if it causes constant diarrhoea, you will cause the following damage: a) Your digestive tract will lose its normal function, so that you will be 'hooked' laxatives for the rest of your life and you are only 19!b) You will develop deficiencies in many nutrients like calcium for example which can lead to brittle bones even in young people c) You may induce dehydration esp if your diet pills already cause water loss and excessive dehydration can be fatal. So please stick to using an energy reduced, low-fat diet and start doing some exercise for at least 30 min a day (like brisk walking) to help you lose weight. Your present BMI is very high at 38,2 and it would be good to start your weightloss regimen by trying to lose the first 25 kg to get you down to a BMI of 29. If you are totally lacking in motivation then do a Search on the Internet for Innertalk or other organisations (www.innertalk.com or www.motivators.co.za) that sell motivational tapes and CDs which may help you to stick to your resolve.
Please don't ruin your health at this young age.
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