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A 32-year-old member asked:

i feel like im developing an eating disorder.help.?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
SEEK HELP: Any eating disorder like bulemia, anorexia nervosa, or over eating (binge eating) disorder needs to be evaluated by your doctor and may need psychological consult and therapy before it is too late especially bulemia, anorexia nervosa;anorexia athletica.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

What do I do now that my eating disorder is gone?

2 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Live your life: At least part of your eating disorder was related to anxiety. That can return under very stressful conditions. For that reason, and for your general health it is a good idea to focus on a healthy overall lifestyle. Focus on friends, family, healthy living including a broad, varied diet and regular exercise. Some basic supplements like fish oil and vitamin d may be worthwhile, .
A 21-year-old member asked:

How to reveal to someone regarding my eating disorder abnormality?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Be honest with doc: Eating disorders are an area of discomfort for many physicians. We often do not think to ask about this kind of disorder. It will help to be as honest as possible. Expressing your concerns in an open and honest manor will help you get the assistance that you need. Often primary care docs are not trained in treating eating disorders so you may need a referral.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How could I tell if I or someone I know has an eating disorder?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Body image: Focusing on body image, following weired eating behaviours, avoiding eating in public, spending long time in the bathroom after a meal, using laxatives or diuretics, dieting very strictly and other...
CA
A 35-year-old member asked:

How do doctors diagnose an eating disorder?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Exam: Through taking a good history of eating habita and body image issue and also through doing a good details physical exam, sometimes may need the help of some blood testing.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali commented
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Also, Family Hx & Psychiatric eval.
Aug 2, 2012
CA
A 36-year-old member asked:

I've overcome my eating disorder. What should I do avoid getting it again?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Don't stop treatment: Unless you have the clearance of you treatment team or source. That could be a long way away or even never. Stay with what has been successful unless side effects or unforseen complications occur from treatment or continuing is almost impossible. Overcoming a significant eating disorder is like overcoming heart trouble or diabetes, it varies but some treatment always is necessary.

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