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Yes: Yes, when the body dysmorphic concern is somehow related to weight or body shape and with time eating disorder takes on it's own life. ...Read more
Body dysmorphic: Disorder is excessive concern & preoccupation with a perceived body defect. Focus on your ability to do things & be active rather than your appearance. It can be difficult to change a rigid & fixed belief, so talk to a mental health professional to help change your inaccurate perceptions & thoughts. ...Read more
How long does it take your body to break down your body fat from anorexic behaviors? Ex. Eating 50% recommended calories, 15% body fat, male, 180 lb
Planning a diet?: You're actually describing a rigorous weight-loss diet such as athletes undertake to make weight or fitness guys to "get ripped"; it would be an anorexic behavior if it became an obsession or you were likely to hurt yourself. You're at your physical prime and if you can adopt a fitness-focused lifestyle instead of episodic diet, it's be great. Your physician can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Partially: I don't think we can place all the blame on the media. To the extent that unrealistic & sometimes unhealthy standards of beauty are promulgated, there is some effect. What's more, celebrating superficiality over substance is another dubious activity. Part of the problem may also derive from human beings wiring that treats visual data preferentially. ...Read more
It sure can: Recurrently binging and vomiting food can result in esophageal and stomach inflammation or injury -- which definitely harms your digestion. Also bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and intestinal cramping can result. Please get help with this condition -- you can start with your family physician and build a treatment team with others. http://tinyurl.com/34sc4p. ...Read more
Diabetes insipidus is independent of anorexia nervosa. But the prolonged aberrant changes to the metabolism in an can alter pituitary modulation of gonadatrophins; & cause inconsistent cortisol, adrenaline, & vasopressin production. When the latter occurs, clinical signs of diabetes insipidus may be seen. See
Do people with purging disorder lose weight and fat off their body? Because they don't binge, they just purge average portions of food
Counseling: Body dysmorphic disorder means that you have trouble accepting the way that your body truly appears. This can lead to dangerous eating and behavior patterns that can cause great harm to your body. You need to seek out an experienced psychotherapist who has had success with this disorder. Don't give up! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: An obsession with a perceived flaw does not discriminate. ...Read more
Kcal in > kcal out: To gain weight, you must consume more calories than you expend in activity. I'd talk with a nutritionist - they can help guide you to healthy sources of calories like lean meats, good fats, etc. There's no trick to gaining weight, no simple pill or guaranteed diet, and genetics can make it hard to move above a baseline weight. But it really comes down to eating more calories than you burn. ...Read more
To answer: Binge eating disorder patients purge less often than bulimic patients, however, both need professional help just as much. Also pateints can present with or without puprging at difeerent times. If you know someone with either condition please make sure they contact a specialist who works with a team of counselors, dieticians, primary care docotors and psychitrists for the best care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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