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what are signs of anorexia?

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Dr. Shamshad Haroon
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Orexin: We neuroscientist are understanding eating disorders which are making us humble new molecule orexin is being studied along with serotonin and histamine in the struggles pts with eating disorders has so we doctors still are learning but anorexia is the internal image of self pt has about them self which is created by various factors including enmeshed relationship disturbed neurotranmitters.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
5 signs to watch for: You may have an eating disorder if you answer yes to two or more of the following: 1) do you force yourself to vomit because you're uncomfortably full? 2) do you worry that you've lost control over how much you eat? 3) have you lost >14 lbs in a 3 month period? 4) do you believe you're fat when others think you are too thin? 5) does thinking about food dominate your life? (from aarp magazine).
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Several: One would have great concern with body size and weight, and would fear gaining weight. Would restrict food intake in order to lose or control weight. May purge via vomiting or use of laxatives, diuretics, or extreme exercise. Refuses to keep a normal body weight, and has a very distorted body image. Much painful emotion behind all this.
Dr. Julie O'Toole
Pediatrics 36 years experience
I clicked "agree" because I agree, as far as it goes, but the real answer is: depends on the age of the patient. Children, for example, may not display the typical "fear of fat", yet they relentlessly lose weight and cannot eat or "unknown reasons"
Dec 8, 2012
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Anorexia: Is decrease sensation of appetite. Symptoms depend on cause of anorexia, for example anorexia nervosa which cause binging, purging, amenorrhea, fatigue, swollen joints, hair loss, etc.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

What are first signs of anorexia?

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Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Odd Food Behaviors: Preoccupation with food or dieting are generally the earliest signs of anorexia nervosa. The following are also early warning signs: refusing to eat, denying hunger, poor concentration, skipping meals, limiting intake to only certain foods, excuses for not eating, obsession with body size and shape, excessive exercise, wearing baggy clothes, and repeated weighing of themselves.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Am i in danger of developing anorexia? What are the signs of anorexia?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Anorexia nervosa: Do you feel fat even though others tell you you're not? Are you terrified of weight gain? Do you hide your eating habits from others? Do you starve yourself, compulsively exercise, or purge when you’re feeling bad about yourself -- and feel powerful when you accomplish these things? Are family and friends concerned about your weight loss, eating habits, or appearance? More yeses = more likely.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What are the signs of anorexia(not nervosa)?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
May have loss: of appetite, decreased food intake and weight loss.
A 16-year-old female asked about a 16-year-old female:

What are signs or symptoms of anorexia? Im afraid my friend is.

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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Fear of being fat.: A friend who thinks she's fat when her weight is normal. Obsessive thinking around food. Restricting food severely potentially with obsessive exercise. The key here is the distorted body image and thinking. A young active lifestyle with healthy foods and exercise is fine. It's the obsessive fear that shows the difference in normal and anxorexia. Help her find help! You might save her life.
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What are the physical signs of anorexia?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Anorexia: weight loss is main one to start.

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