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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severe control: Anorexics are extremely concerned about weight, and often feel they're fat despite trusted others saying otherwise. They severely restrict the amount they eat, not covering nutritional needs. Sometimes they feel hungry, but they may not have this sensation anymore. They may also exercise severely to burn off calories, or use laxatives and diuretics. Very dangerous illness -- please get help. ...Read more
Patience/Compassion: If you suspect some has anorexia, it is important to express your concerns to them. Approach them in a compassionate and nonjudgmental manner. They may become angry and defensive. Don't give up. It may take time before they are ready to open up. Tell them you are concerned about their health. Do not comment on how they look. Avoid placing blame, shame, or guilt and do not offer simple solutions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm 34 and had anorexia for 10 years. I've been told I have oesteopenia but don't fully understand it. Is it possible to make this better?
Osteopenia: Hi. Osteopenia is an intermediate between normal bone density and osteoporosis. Your risk factors were poor nutrition along with prolonged amenorrhea from the anorexia. Assuming your totally past the anorexia, cycling normally, and well nourished, all you can do for now is assure adequate calcium and vitamin D intake. After menopause, there are many drugs approved to prevent and treat osteoporosis ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Anorexia nervosa: Anorexia affects not only the person actively involved, but also the entire family as well as friends. Parents and siblings worry about the welfare of their anorexic member. There may be power struggles over eating or not eating, and other things. In adolescent anorexics, family therapy can be part of the overall treatment plan. Anorexia is a devastating, dangerous, and difficult illness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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