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What is anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa difference?

What is anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa difference?

Anoexia/Bulimia: Both are eating disorders and more common in females. Anorexia primarily involves restriction of food intake in order not to gain weight therefore are usually underweight even though they perceive they are fat and bulimia primarily involves frequent binge eating and they are usually normal weight. Anorexia is the more severe disorder and can be lethal. These are the main differences. ...Read more

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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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What is anorexia nervosa vs bulemia?

What is anorexia nervosa vs bulemia?

Similar, Different: Both of these terms have to do with unhealthy ways of dealing with food, body weight, and body composition. Bulimia refers to people who go through cycles of overeating and then using abnormal ways of getting rid of what they've eaten (vomiting, laxative abuse). Anorexia has to do with unhealthy ways of trying to stay underweight (starvation, vomiting, laxatives) without the overeating episodes. ...Read more

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Anorexia nervosa. Losing weight. Help me fast?

Anorexia nervosa. Losing weight. Help me fast?

Absolutely Get Help: Dr elliot is totally correct. Seek professional help quickly starting with your pcp. This a complex problem requiring a lot of effort and work to control. Good luck! ...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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Is anorexia nervosa curable?

Is anorexia nervosa curable?

Yes, with difficulty: Generally, treatment is best done by a psychiatrist/psychologist who is part of an eating disorders treatment program as treatment needs to be multi-modal and is difficult. ...Read more

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How do binge-eating disorder, anorexia and bulimia nervosa affect the lifespan?

How do binge-eating disorder, anorexia and bulimia nervosa affect the lifespan?

Greatly: Untreated or under treated, eating disorders as a whole have up to a 25% mortality rate. That means that eating disorders can be deadly. Studies show treatment helps, and the more treatment, the lower the risk of complications and death. ...Read more

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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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Are eating disorders (anorexia/bulimia) genetic?

Are eating disorders (anorexia/bulimia) genetic?

Anorexia: This is one theory as to predisposition but does not always apply. Psycho social factors are important in etiology. ...Read more

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What are differences between anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa?

The specific symptom: Anorexia and bulimia are both serious eating disorders which involve distorted body image and extreme weight loss,. Typically,, people with anorexia eat minimal amounts of food exercise excessively to lose,weight. People with bulimia may binge eat rather than restrict food intake and then purge through vomiting and/or laxative abuse. Both can lead to health problems and death. ...Read more

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Are anorexia and bulimia considered fad diets?

Are anorexia and bulimia considered fad diets?

Fad diet: No. They are serious illnesses with high mortality rates if untreated. ...Read more

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Are there eating disorders other than anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating?

Are there eating disorders other than anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating?

Yes there are.: Other eating disorders: cravings for specific foods or non-edible substances (clay or starch in pregnancy, dirt & ice in iron & zinc deficiencies, pica in children & adolescents eating any non-nutritive substance), psychiatric disorders looking like eating disorders (depression, somatization disorders, schizophrenia) with food aversions, body distortions, delusions, paranoia that affect eating. ...Read more

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Is bulimia or anorexia more dangerous?

Both can be fatal: Anorexia is harder to miss, because of the severe weight loss; the effective starvation impairs functions of a lot of body organs. Many with bulimia look fine weight-wise but are abusing their bodies with purging and vomiting, both of which can cause body chemistry problems, sometimes bad enough to be fatal; vomiting can destroy teeth and cause other stomach problems. ...Read more

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Anorexia nervosa + loss of bone possible?

Anorexia nervosa + loss of bone possible?

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 more

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What causes an eating disorder like anorexia or bulimia?

Psychology: I believe the reasons for these are psychological. Many disorders in medicine are ascribed to psychological causations, and are said to be "functional". When doctors cannot find a genetic or chemical cause (organic) they often substitute "psychological" as a cause. In the future there might be a causation identified which is an "organic" and not a "functional" cause. ...Read more

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Can udevolop an eating disorder or anorexia unintentionally?....W

Can udevolop an eating disorder or anorexia unintentionally?....W

Absolutely!: Even if there are conscious choices initially about purging, an eating disorder is definitely not an "intentional" condition. And, it has to do with more than just body image. Self-esteem, mood, relationships, personality, anxiety, are all factors -- and more! if you even suspect an eating disorder, get expert evaluation and assistance. Quick! ...Read more

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How does binge-eating disorder differ from bulimia nervosa?

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How does binge-eating disorder differ from bulimia nervosa?

BED: Those with binge eating do, unlike bulimia, do not purge, fast, or engage in strenuous exercises. ...Read more

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Is obesity an eating disorder?

Is obesity an eating disorder?

Yes, Maybe, and No: Its the consequance of decision to eat more than necessary. ...Read more

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