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Decrese ferritin leavel cause anorexia?

Decrese ferritin leavel cause anorexia?

Ferritin: Low ferritin level suggests iron deficiency which probably reflects poor diet associated with anorexia. ...Read more

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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Recently been diagnosed with Anorexia and depression from a pyschiatrist at a weight disorder unit, does this mean I have a mental illness?

Recently been diagnosed with Anorexia and depression from a pyschiatrist at a weight disorder unit, does this mean I have a mental illness?

Terms don't matter: The term "Mental Illness" is not necessary but it is standard. Most Emotional/Behavioral disorders differ from other medical conditions in many ways. But healthcare systems blur the distinctions and Rx's are used so much that it's easy to see why. How you feel and act impacts your body and visa versa. You've developed bad ways of dealing w/ food and also deep misery. Get help to live better, ok? ...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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What happens to your body when you have anorexia?

What happens to your body when you have anorexia?

Long List Bad Things: Include: malnutrition, heart damage, other organ damage, infertility, hair loss, tooth loss, body hair, bone loss, etc. See anad- natl assn of anorexia nervosa & related disorders: http://bit. Ly/14wd5ib. One stat: about 24 million people in us suffer from an ed. One ed, anorexia nervosa = the most fatal mental disorder: about 10% w/anorexia die from suicide/starvation/metabolic failure/other. ...Read more

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How do I know if I should be receiving treatment for anorexia?

How do I know if I should be receiving treatment for anorexia?

Not improving.: If it's not improving, if you continue to lose weight, or yourself or people around you are concerned of your weight or eating habits. ...Read more

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How can I cure myself of anorexia?

How can I cure myself of anorexia?

! st be evaluated.: First a person who is having anorexia needs to be evaluated by a physician to be certain that there are no medical reasons for the anorexia or that there are no medical effects of the anorexia that need to be treated. If the the underlying reason is a psychological or emotional one, usually therapy is very helpful. The person her or himself will play an important role in getting better. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of food obsession? From pro anorexia to bulimia. I have try phsychotherapy but didn't help me

How can I get rid of food obsession? From pro anorexia to bulimia. I have try phsychotherapy but didn't help me

Overeaters Anonymous: Just as with other addictions, there is no "cure, " but there is recovery. Overeaters anonymous is based on the principles of alcoholics anonymous. Oa is not just for binge eaters, many with anorexia or bulimia find help there as well. Check www. Oa.Org for meetings in your area and more information. ...Read more

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How come slim people have heart problems--drugs, tobacco, anorexia?

How come slim people have heart problems--drugs, tobacco, anorexia?

Slim people: Slim people does not mean always healthy. They can also be affected with atherosclerosis leading to heart problems. More so when they smoke and use drugs as well. ...Read more

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What can you do to prevent bloating in anorexia recovery?

What can you do to prevent bloating in anorexia recovery?

Drink less water: Bloating is made much worse by drinking large amounts of water with meals as it increases a hormone (cck), triggered by the stretch receptors of the stomach. If you are struggling with bloating with food, try to drink adequately between meals, but don't drink at at the table. ...Read more

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How to avoid extreme weight gain after anorexia cure?

How to avoid extreme weight gain after anorexia cure?

Anorexia: I do agree with dr. Kuhn, but I believe it is very important to know that anorexia is not
really "cured".I believe there is a genetic predisposition to eating disorders, just like alcohol and drug addiction but, with eating disorders, it can be even more difficult because one "could completely stop alcohol and drugs" but a patient must learn to live with "eating" and see expert drs. And therapists. ...Read more

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23yo vomits if she gets upset about anything? Not anorexia but worrying. If it continues?

23yo vomits if she gets upset about anything? Not anorexia but worrying. If it continues?

ANXIETY: May be anxiety as this can lead to a variety of physical symptoms. Speak with pcp and seek therapy perhaps medications. ...Read more

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Could someone with anorexia get better?

Yes: Like any other medical or psychiatric problem, help is available. Severity has an influence on outcome generally but isn't always a good predicter. The more severe the traumas suffered the more intense and varied the interventions necessary to make changes. The goal is to improve mood, functioning and protect against serious medical problems. Early diagnosis and treatment improve the outcome. ...Read more

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How do people get anorexia? Is it a genetic disease? If you want to be anorexic and act as one would, will you become anorexic?

How do people get anorexia? Is it a genetic disease? If you want to be anorexic and act as one would, will you become anorexic?

Anorexia nervosa: Excuse me -- why would you want a deadly illness? Anorexia nervosa does show genetic transmission; it is not complete, but studies with twins show that it's highly heritable. Others can develop it too, but people with this illness suffer and cause their families and significant others suffering too. Please consult a psychiatrist about your desire for self-harm. ...Read more

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If you have OCD as a child, are you at risk for developing anorexia as an adult?

If you have OCD as a child, are you at risk for developing anorexia as an adult?

Yes, but...: Although there is an association with childhood OCD and anorexia nervosa, most people with OCD do not develop anorexia nervosa. Anorexia nervosa is, itself, a serious illness with inherent obsessive-compulsive features, so there is considerable symptom overlap between anorexia nervosa and ocd. Anorexia nervosa is a life-threatening illness and anyone who may have it needs immediate evaluation. ...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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What is anorexia?

Lack of desire 2 eat: Simply, the lack of desire to eat. Some very sick patients lack the desire to eat food tastes bad, feel full, food smells bad. These ptsmay have a terminal illness like some cancersanorexia nervosa is amedical/psych condition that is characterized by a feeling of control-euphoric- about losing wt, often by not eating, laxatives, vomiting, and or overexercising. They have distorted body image. Could die. ...Read more

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How do people beat anorexia?

How do people beat anorexia?

Anorexia: Anorexia is complex. I believe that anorexia becomes better, can be controlled, and not be the "center" of one's lfe. But, just as there are compulsions for many things in this world; I believe the tendency for anorexia will always be there; but no longer acted upon. So, I believe that anorexia can become inactive in a person---that would be a cure in my experience. ...Read more

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What are signs of anorexia?

What are signs of anorexia?

Orexin: We neuroscientist are understanding eating disorders which are making us humble new molecule orexin is being studied along with serotonin and histamine in the struggles pts with eating disorders has so we doctors still are learning but anorexia is the internal image of self pt has about them self which is created by various factors including enmeshed relationship disturbed neurotranmitters. ...Read more

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I have anorexia. Plz advice?

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! ...Read more

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What can be done for anorexia?

Anorexia: As an eating disorder, several things are involved in treatment, to include; medical treatment of associated conditions such as osteoporosis, heart problems, depression; nutritional counseling by a certified dietitian; individual psychotherapy & family therapy. ...Read more

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Anorexia recovery eating plan?

Anorexia recovery eating plan?

Here you go: Sample eating disorder recovery meal plans | healing for. ..
Healingforeatingdisorders. Com/sample-meal-plans-for...
Examples of eating disorder meal plans and how to design your daily food plan to overcome bulimia, anorexia, binge eating or eating disorder. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the signs of anorexia?

What are the signs of anorexia?

Several: One would have great concern with body size and weight, and would fear gaining weight. Would restrict food intake in order to lose or control weight. May purge via vomiting or use of laxatives, diuretics, or extreme exercise. Refuses to keep a normal body weight, and has a very distorted body image. Much painful emotion behind all this. ...Read more

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What are the causes of anorexia?

Multiple Factors: There is no one cause for the onset of anorexia nervosa eating disorder. Predisposing factors, including genetic susceptibility, have been shown in research to account for up 60% of cause of onset. Precipitating factors are often related to emotional factors and stressors including trauma. Social and media expectations also receive some blame. Short answer, a combination of biology/environment. ...Read more

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How common is anorexia nervousa?

How common is anorexia nervousa?

Stats: In a national comorbidity replication survey of over 9, 000 people in the U.S. Conducted from 2001-2003 the findings indicated that the lifetime prevalence rates for women were 0.9% for anorexia nervosa, 1.5% for bulimia nervosa, and 3.5% for binge eating disorder. For men, the lifetime prevalence was 0.3% for anorexia nervosa, 0.5% for bulimia nervosa, and 2% for binge eating disorder. ...Read more

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How can I tell if have anorexia?

See below: Anorexia is a serious disorder in which people have an intense fear of gaining weight and can become dangerously thin. Signs of anorexia include less than normal weight, negative body image, and obsession with food. Comprehensive patient advice on Anorexia go to: http://bit. Ly/1AAnAGD ...Read more

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What are some signs of anorexia?

What are some signs of anorexia?

Anorexia: Is decrease sensation of appetite. Symptoms depend on cause of anorexia, for example anorexia nervosa which cause binging, purging, amenorrhea, fatigue, swollen joints, hair loss, etc. ...Read more

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What are the causes of anorexia?

Many: Anorexia denotes a decrease in, or lack of both appetite & hunger. This can be caused by to mention a few causes emotional disorder, drugs, nutritional & endocrine deficiencies, anemia, etc. In a person especially a female at your age it is a very serious condition and I would advise you not to delay and get to see your family physician ASAP if you are indeed concerned about anorexia. ...Read more

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What are first signs of anorexia?

What are first signs of anorexia?

Odd Food Behaviors: Preoccupation with food or dieting are generally the earliest signs of anorexia nervosa. The following are also early warning signs: refusing to eat, denying hunger, poor concentration, skipping meals, limiting intake to only certain foods, excuses for not eating, obsession with body size and shape, excessive exercise, wearing baggy clothes, and repeated weighing of themselves. ...Read more

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How can you snap out of anorexia?

Got Change?: It might help 2 learn about the 5-stage "transtheoretical model of change" advanced by diclemente & prochaska. These stages include precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, action & maintenance. U might want 2 figure out where u are w/ respect 2 taking steps 2 recover from anorexia nervosa. For help: natl assn of anorexia nervosa & related disorders: http://bit. Ly/16crmyh. (630) 577-1330. ...Read more