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A 26-year-old female asked:

i have anorexia. plz advice?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Complex StartwithBasics: Anorexia simply means poor apatite, but may be quite healthy, without specifics cannot judge much. The normal, though not healthy, today is quite overweight/obese. Variants include anorexia nervosa, excess wt loss associated with unhealthy fixation on body shape & being thin & anorexia mirabilis, starvation to the point of death. Some people fast for any of a variety of mental/emotional reasons/beliefs.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
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Website problem. This answer was offered to a question about poor apatite, NOT Diabetes Mellitus.
Mar 10, 2013
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Complex disease: This is a complex difficult disease that requires multidisciplinary approach. I would start by talking to your doctor to do a physical assessment to see how urgent your situation is. Good luck and be well!
Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
If someone has anorexia it is critical to go to a doctor and check cardio, metabolytes, etc damage can be done - this can be life threatening, then follow up with multidisciplinary psychiatry and clinical psychology which have some expertise in eating disorders. There is help and hope.
Feb 28, 2013

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A 22-year-old member asked:

What is anorexia?

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Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Definition: Anorexia - diminished appetite. Anorexia nervosa is a complex psychiatric condition in which the affected person has a distorted body image and through various behaviors loses body weight. The weight loss can be severe enough to produce significant malnutrition and even death.
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What is called anorexia nervosa and how can it be treated?

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Dr. Maged Zaky
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Anorexia nervosa: Usually respond to psychotherapy and antidepressive medication, also assess organic cause or GI problem , has to be rulled out as well/ endocrinal/ hormonal.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

How can I recover my physical strength after suffering from anorexia?

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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Slowly...: The more you eat; the more your body will re-nourish; recovering your energy levels and overall strength.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

What should you do if you think someone you know has anorexia?

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Dr. Alfredo Soto
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Seek Help Soon: Anorexia nervosa can be a very deadly disease if left untreated. The person can develop heart problems suddenly if she is not getting the proper nutrients. If you suspect someone has anorexia, you should encourage that person to seek help as soon as possible. How you do that depends on your relationship to that person.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Which treatment is effective for anorexia nervosa?

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Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Depends: Most eating disorders if they are moderate to severe are very difficult to treat. I would recommend enrolling into a formal program and probably an inpatient treatment program so that you can get the multi disciplinary support that you need. But call you doctor first.

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