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is there a relationship between an abdominal aortic aneurysm and eating disorders

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
No: No. Risk factors for aaa's are age greater than 65, a smoking history, being male as well as a family history. The cause of aaa's is not exactly known ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
47 years experience Psychiatry
No: However, a person with an eating disorder who has lost a lot of weight will be able to feel the pulsation of their aorta.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
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Dr. TRUC DAO answered
36 years experience Psychiatry
Aneurysm + eating : Abd aneurysm occur by the late 40s while eating disorder happen mainly to young people, late teens to young adults. No relationship.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
No: Aaas are most commonly found in men >65yrs who have ever smoked. Smoking, age, gender and family history seem to be far more important. Eating disorde ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Most of these: Abdominal aortic aneurysms (aaa's) occur in older (over 65) patients with a history of smoking and/or hypertension. If a AAA occurs in someone younge ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
39 years experience Vascular Surgery
Vascular laboratory: Most AAA are hard to detect by physical exam unless the patient is fairly thin. Ultrasound is the most common imaging study to screen for aaa. You c ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
17 years experience Vascular Surgery
Not typically: Abdominal aortic aneurysms, when large enough, can sometimes be felt by pressing on the abdomen. This feels like a very prominent pulse in the abdomen ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Rare: By definition rare things seldom happen. If the kid has Marfan syndrome or other tissue disorder they have aneurysms at the base of their big blood ve ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Smith
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
Most activities OK: Typically patients can continue most activities with a aaa. One exception is severe heavy straining such as weight lifting. Aerobic exercise should ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Singer
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Low in most cases...: Unless you have a known history of peripheral vascular disease or one of the many other causes of aneurysms (polycystic kidney disease or other connec ... Read More
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