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what is the frequency of binge eating during anorexia recovery?

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Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
Child Psychiatry 44 years experience
Not so rare: Anything can happen with eating disorders - both when the anorexia is active and when improving. To achieve & maintain recovery however, establishment of healthy, moderate eating habits is of course, key. This must be the patient's uncompromised goal, and a fully supportive team of professionals and friends/family need be similarly motivated.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

How can one recover from anorexia and bulimia?

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Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Tell someone.: The first step is to recognize that you have a problem and tell someone. Then tell your physician. Get help. This is a difficult problem to fix on your own. Counseling and sometimes medication can help.
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A 16-year-old member asked:

Is amenorrhea a critical criterion for anorexia nervosa?

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Dr. Violina Frenkel
Psychiatry 13 years experience
Yes: If you had regular period in the past but stopped having them due to severe weight loss. Amenorrhea (the absence of at least three consecutive menstrual cycles) is one of the dsm criteria worth taking into account when making a DX of anorexia.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Is amenorrhea a result of anorexia?

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Dr. Giuseppe Barbesino
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: Women losing weight significantly and rapidly can loose their periods and develop amenorrhea. Amenorrhea is a well recognized consequence of anorexia.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me what are early signs of anorexia?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Distorted body image: People with anorexia nervosa (an) think they're overweight when they're not, and restrict what they eat-often severely. An can affect your thyroid, body chemistry, heart rhythm, digestive tract, kidneys, muscles, nerves, brain, bones, teeth, and skin. Females with an can have irregular (or no) periods. Anyone who even might have an should see a doctor as soon as possible to prevent serious illness or death.
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A 53-year-old member asked:

What happens to your body when you have anorexia?

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Dr. Raj Syal
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Starvation: Anorexia causes a severe deficiency in nutrition and protein. This results in muscle loss and multiple problems associated with poor nutrition.

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