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physiological effects of eating disorders

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Eating do: Anorexia & bulimia lead to complications as noted in the diagram.

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
11 years experience Clinical Psychology
Effects: One of the most severe and life threatening effects of eating disorders is elecytrolyte imbalance. Additional severe symptoms include vitamin and mine ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Eating DO in vegans: I suspect eating disorders to be no different whether u r vegetarian or not. The patterns of binging, purging & restricting diets would have as negati ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
34 years experience Clinical Psychology
There are multiple: Negative side effects to eating disorders: weight loss and gain, dental problem, heart conditions, low self esteem, dystrophic body image, social isol ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
53 years experience Psychiatry
When eating disrupts: Any time something that is normal becomes disruptive in a person's life for any significant period of time it can qualify as a disorder and might need ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
53 years experience Psychiatry
Multiple stressors: Some likely causes are; sexual abuse, dysfunctional families full of ridicule regarding weight, size and eating habits, social pressures at school, ho ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Eating DO: The specific causes are unknown. It is however believed to be combination of biological (such as genetic predisposition) , psychological (such as self ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
53 years experience Psychiatry
Those at risk are: Those with what are called predisposing factors (female, genetic load, cultural). Those don't necessarily make it happen. Problems such as adolescent ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Although eating disorders are much more common in young women, they can occur in men as well. If you want to exclude plain old obesity as an eating di ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
27 years experience Family Medicine
Disability: The definition of a disorder is a condition that interferes with "normal function." a bit of fortune cookie wisdom that i like is "you are what you th ... Read More
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