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What causes anorexia nervosa?

What causes anorexia nervosa?

Unknown: The exact cause of anorexia nervosa is unknown. As with many diseases, it's probably a combination of biological, psychological and environmental factors. There may be genetic changes that make some people more vulnerable to developing anorexia. Some emotional characteristics may contribute to anorexia. Peer pressure may help fuel the desire to be thin, particularly among young girls. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Anorexia Nervosa (Definition)

An emotional disorder characterized by an obsessive desire to lose weight by refusing to ...Read more


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Help! anorexia nervosa - what do I do?

Help! anorexia nervosa - what do I do?

Treatment: An eating disordet specialist is ideal. I recommend a combination of medication, dietician, primary care physician and psychologist for counseling. A team approach is what is called for, and in cases where one has a dangerously low weight, hospitization is needed to prevent death. ...Read more

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Anorexia (nervosa) (Tip)

1% of teenage girls in the U.S. Develop anorexia nervosa. Up to 10% of those may die as a result. ...See more

Dr. Amanda Stream Dr. Stream
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Overcoming Anorexia (Checklist)

Create a meal plan designed for weight gain
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Throw away your scale, and only weigh yourself with your doctor
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Avoid exercise, other than walking and yoga
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Take small steps, so that you feel in control
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How to know if I have anorexia nervosa?

How to know if I have anorexia nervosa?

Seek medical ;: Psychiatric eval to know. Do you focus on your weight ; your body? Do you have normal or low weight but think you are fat? Do you skip meals? Weigh yourself often? Keeping looking in the mirror ; are always discontent w your body? Do you starve yourself? Do you over-exercise? Do you use laxatives, diuretics or enemas to control your weight (or make yourself vomit)? ...Read more

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What can I do to treat anorexia nervosa?

What can I do to treat anorexia nervosa?

Support & Knowledge : Once someone w/anorexia starts his/her recovery -starts reversing effects of malnutrition by eating a balanced diet 2get the nutrients the body needs & 2get hormones back in balance- s/he can start 2heal. But recovery can be very tough though & relapse is very common. Really helps 2have good medical/mental health team, 2know a lot re: anorexia; & 2have strong support net. http://www.anad.org. ...Read more

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Dr. John Moranville Dr. Moranville
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Anorexia (nervosa) (Tip)

Anorexia is loss of appetite. Anorexia nervosa is a distortion of body image. Counseling helps. ...See more

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What are the tests for anorexia nervosa?

What are the tests for anorexia nervosa?

Clinical Diagnosis: An is diagnosed on the basis of a person becoming preoccupied with her or his weight to the point that through food restriction, laxitive abuse, vomiting, extreme exercise or all of the above that leads the person to weight less than 85% expected. There is an intense fear of gaining weight and distorted body image (belief still "fat"). In women, also, lack of periods 3 consecutive cycles. ...Read more

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Help? I believe I have anorexia nervosa?

Help? I believe I have anorexia nervosa?

See medical attentio: If you think you have and eating disorder, see your physician promptly. Persons with anorexia nervosa are below the average weight of that age group, have a distorted body image and feel that they still too fat in the midst of obvious low weight. It is a serious disorder that needs intervention as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Anorexia (nervosa) (Tip)

No known way to prevent anorexia nervosa. Early treatment may be the best way to prevent progression. ...See more

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What sort of problem is anorexia nervosa?

What sort of problem is anorexia nervosa?

Emotional/physical: Usually females; usually after puberty. Morbid fear of weight gain, abn body image ("i'm fat", even if severely underweight); restrictive intake (semi-starvation); often lose menses; can have a variety of symptoms including feeling cold (no fat stores), apathy/anger, hair thinning, fine hair growth (lanugo); risk for bone loss, relationship problems. Can be w/purging (bulimia), related but diff. ...Read more

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Dr. Alexander Barkan Dr. Barkan
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Anorexia (nervosa) (Tip)

Anorexia if not controlled will lead to death . So seek help as soon as you suspect it. ...See more

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Is it possible that I have anorexia nervosa?

May be ? What are: Your symptoms? Do you focus on your weight ; your body? Do you have normal or low weight but think you are fat? Do you skip meals? Weigh yourself often? Keeping looking in the mirror ; are always discontent w your body? Do you starve yourself? Do you over-exercise? Do you use laxatives, diuretics or enemas to control your weight (or make yourself vomit)? ...Read more

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Anorexia (nervosa) (Tip)

Most people with anorexia suffer from anxiety. Medications and psychotherapy can really help! ...See more

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What are the real symptoms of anorexia nervosa?

What are the real symptoms of anorexia nervosa?

Anorexia Nervosa: Not eating or drinking any liquids with calories. Memorizing tthe calorie count of every known food substance. A fast weight loss. Extreme exertion--fitness schedulepushing food around on a plate, but not eating it. Denial of any problem. The patient feels great success at the weight loss.The patient has a distorted image of her'himself in the mirror-really doesn't see a problem with thinness. ...Read more

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What are some risk factors of anorexia nervosa?

What are some risk factors of anorexia nervosa?

Risks of or for?: Here are websites for both: www.mayoclinic.com/health/anorexia/ds00606/dsection=risk... Risk factors by mayo clinic staff. Certain risk factors increase the risk of anorexia, including: being female. Anorexia is more common in girls and women. www.choosehelp.com/topics/.../anorexia-nervosa...risks.html anorexia nervosa, the deadliest mental-health disorder, is a fixation on weight control. ...Read more

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Anorexia (nervosa) (Tip)

Both men and women with anorexia have been found to have a family history of anorexia. ...See more