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how can i build muscle after anorexia

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirt Kimball
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Good nutrition!: Seems obvious but you can't effectively build muscle without two primary components: nutritional building blocks (good diet) and stress on specific mu ... Read More
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Dr. Julie O'Toole
35 years experience Pediatrics
Weight restoration: No matter how "healthy" your diet or how much protein you ingest, you need to restore your weight and then worry about weight bearing exercise to rest ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Muscle building: First & foremost, restore your weight to normal range for your age & built.

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
? muscle strain: which can happen to non conditioned individuals, you didn't mention whether your muscles become sore as well? you need to be coached well, high protei ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Muscle loss? - yes: Severe anorexia can indeed lead to your body using its own muscle as nutrition. This can be very, very dangerous. Please see your doctor and try to ge ... Read More
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Requires using them: Muscle cells respond to both intensity & frequency of use. Without use they atrophy away as in polio victims (Polio virus damages nerves, not musc ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
31 years experience Psychiatry
Not sure: Although "anorexia nervosa" is a well-known cause of weight loss, other medical conditions can cause anorexia. If you have been medically treated for ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
One form of anorexia: can be excessive working out. Please see your doc or the professionals helping you so that you have a balanced work out program which is not excessiv ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonya Fordham
21 years experience Family Medicine
15 and no: Consult a doctor with a better history to be healthy and safe.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Anorexia ?'s: Repeated "purging" may cause more violent muscle contractions which can create the pain described. You may require psychological help to combat the n ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Weyeneth
26 years experience Psychiatry
Maybe it is: Some may consider extreme body building as a type of body dysmorphic disorder where an individual sees his or her body other than it is and continuall ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on ... Read More

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