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Anorexia And Osteoporosis
It is likely: Osteoporosis and osteopenia (weak bones) are common side effects of weight loss and lack of periods. Birth control pills do not help. If you are underweight and have no natural periods you are at high risk for bone loss. This goes for underweight males as well, as they lose testosterone. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
They aren't: I am impressed by how infrequently patients show signs of anemia and hypo-proteinemia (low protein) even when at a very low weight. It underscores the fact that lab values are not of much help when evaluating the medical status of a patient with anorexia nervosa, since the doctor may be falsely reassured. More important are vital signs, such as heart rate and blood pressure changes with standing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can me as in (me/cfs) cause wight loss 2 pt of anorexia, not anorexia nervosa, just that much weight loss, no appetite?
What are some of the health problems associated with anorexia nervosa, and binge-eating disorders?
Starving & other: The symptoms of anorexia are mostly related to starvation or malnutrition. They can be quite severe including heart failure, loss of bone strength, dehydration, loss of menstruation. Binge eating (eating too much at one sitting) is not really associated with symptoms other than weight gain. Binge eating and vomiting (bulimia) is associated with health problems that are due to the vomiting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Binge Eating: The two you mentioned are the primary eating disorders. Binge eating is currently under research and is characterized by a minimum of 2 binges per week for at least 6 months. A binge is defined as a discrete period of time where an unusually large amount of food is consumed, and the individual feels unable to stop. No inappropriate compensatory methods are use to prevent a weight gain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eating disorder is: the overall term for the conditions you mention. Rather than fine-tuning that here, please see your doctor and ultimately a mental health professional who specializes in eating disorders. Eating disorders can damage your health and even kill you. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: It depends when it started. If it began when the person had not yet stopped growing, growth can be stunted. Osteoporosis is common for those with anorexia nervosa. Almost any chronic disease will be exacerbated due to impairment in the bodies ability to heal itself. It is hard to think of a single organ system which would not be affected by anorexia nervosa. Eating disorders are deadly..! ...Read more
Dietician: Ask your doctor for a referral to a dietician so you can have a properdiet. ...Read more
Can anorexia, low body weight cause diabetes insipidus or is it possible the diabetes insipidus caused the anorexia w/ great weight loss?
See below: There are a few reports that diabetes insipidus or problems concentrating urine occur in anorexia nervosa. In these case, the longer and worse the anorexia, the more likely the diabetes insipidus. Most likely prolonged anorexia (low weight and its consequences) led to damage to the kidneys and other orgrans. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diagnosed w/osteoporosis and spinal fractures high risk for more fractures is there anything i can do to gain bone mass w/out scary meds like fosamax (alendronate)?
Yes.: First of all you need a medical evaluation including blood tests to find out why you have osteoporosis. You may have abnormal hormone levels, severely lacking vitamin D, or other problem which can be corrected. Medication named Forteo is the only medication currently available which builds new bone, improves bone quality, and helps with bone healing after a fracture. Fosamax does not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Common symptoms: Abnormal eating habits involving either insufficient (anorexia) or excessive(bulimia) food intake to the detriment of the individual's physical or emotional health. These include restricted food intake in anorexia, episodes of binge eating (bulimia), abnormal diet, and/or purging__evacuation of food by vomiting, taking laxatives, diuretics, enemas or engaging in intense exercise. ...Read more
What problems have to do with vitamin d deficiency other than rickets, osteoporosis and osteomalacia?
Why are individuals who have severe physical disabilities (non weight bearing) more prone to osteoporosis or osteopenia?
If don't use it ....: Lack of force applied to bone over time causes loss of mass and strength: simular to muscle. ...Read more