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Anorexia causes you to shrink in height

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
13 years experience Pediatrics
Anorexia: Anorexia results in improper/poor nutritional intake which is needed by body to grow. If you were anorexic during prime growth periods when younger, i ... Read More

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Diet: Please have your doctor refer you to a nurse practitioner who will help you with your diet. Once you are fully and carefully controlled you will be su ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Anorexia can: I do t think insomnia can unless there is an underlying condition. Since anorexia is often accompanied by insomnia, this could be the case. I wonder ... Read More
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: Anorexia leads to malnutrition which can stunt growth.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
Too thin vs too fat: The ideal bmi is somewhere between 18-25 and i would say that by current us "social standard", under 25 is probably considered thin. By definition, yo ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
54 years experience Psychiatry
"Causes" is correct: A major cause is sexual or emotional trauma. A second significant cause is how eating and weight gain are dealt with in the family. Significant is the ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
58 years experience Family Medicine
Many: Anorexia denotes a decrease in, or lack of both appetite & hunger. This can be caused by to mention a few causes emotional disorder, drugs, nutrit ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Woods
30 years experience Psychiatry
Loss Of Appetite: Anorexia, as a side effect, refers to a diminished or loss of appetite. Many medications, including the antidepressant buproprion, can lead to anorexi ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Occasionally: Usually not in your age group, but tumors, lymph tissue overgrowths, endocrine issues can , as can esophagitis (irritation or infection of lining of e ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Ferritin: Low ferritin level suggests iron deficiency which probably reflects poor diet associated with anorexia.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
Generally not but if: B12 deficiency is relatively common and if mild, often cause no symptoms. If deficiency is chronic and more severe, anemia may develop, fatigue, irrit ... Read More
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