A 48-year-old female asked:
why when suffering from anorexia u can't see that from looking at a mirror how underweight u are and why body image is distorted. how can i see this ?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
An insightful ...: and, if you could answer it, a profoundly helpful question! Somehow, likely through specialized eating disorder therapy, you must relearn body image interpretation. There are specialized techniques in individual and group therapy that can help you change and modify the distortions you currently see. Ask your doctor for a referral to a treatment program specializing in Eating Disorders/Body Image.
1.9k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Distortion: Body image distortion is an unfortunately common part of having an eating disorder. It is important to remember that eating disorders are not about food, weight or body size but a manifestation of underlying issues. This is why it is important to work with a team consisting of a psychiatrist, dietician and therapist so that your distortions do not interfere with treatment.
1.6k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 44-year-old member asked:
If I have had anorexia in the past can I still get pregnant?
2 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Yes!: Anorexia in the past is not a barrier to pregnancy. It does mean that you need to be careful about your eating habits during pregnancy since we will want you to gain 30-35 pounds during your pregnancy. You may want to see a nutritionist early on to agree on an eating plan that works for you.
6.3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 33-year-old member asked:
What changes can I expect in my body in the second trimester?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Quite a few: In the second trimester, the baby continues to grow, making room for itself by pushing your organs out of the way. So your abdomen will enlarge, and towards the third trimester other problems like hemorrhoids, heartburn and back pain may result. "what to expect when expecting" is one of many good prenatal education books to consider reading for more information.
6.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 32-year-old member asked:
Will sleeping on one side of my body reduce nighttime heartburn?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Elevate your head: Because the valve that keeps acid in your stomach is more relaxed, and the enlarging uterus presses on the stomach, you are more prone to reflux. Reflux results from the acid spilling or leaking upward into the esophagus. Gravity can help if you elevate the head of the bed, or even just use an extra pillow to lift your head above your stomach.
6.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 21-year-old member asked:
How does body weight influence arthritis?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Wt. worsens symptoms: A person's back, hips, knees, and ankles take on a lot of stress when he carries a heavy backpack or gains 50-100 pounds in weight. Obesity can worsen joint problems such as pain, swelling, difficulty walking, or trouble climbing stairs. Even if the original cause of the joint problems were from other diseases or injuries, the heavier a person is, the more wear and tear the joints have to endure.
6.1k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 39-year-old member asked:
How long after stopping lupron (leuprolide) for endometriosis will it take for your body to go back to normal?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 56 years experience
Few days: Even though half life of Lupron (leuprolide) is only 3 to 4 hrs plasama levels will remain high for few more days ( missing one dose is not a big problem ).
5.7k viewsReviewed Jun 25, 2020
Last updated Feb 24, 2016
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.