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What etiology is implied when bulimia nervosa (purging type) leads to weight gain?

What etiology is implied when bulimia nervosa (purging type) leads to weight gain?

Calories abs rapidly: Most people with bulemia are normal wt. Depending on what is eaten and time before purge, many calories are absorbed rapidly digestion begins in the mouth. ...Read more

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Body Mass Index (Definition)

Body mass index (BMI) is a measurement based on a person's height and weight, to decide if a person is too heavy or too light for his height. The index is a number that can be in the underweight range, normal range, overweight range, or obese range. Children use different number ranges than adults do, ...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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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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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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Anorexia nervosa, excessive exercise, high desire to achieve a goal?

Anorexia nervosa, excessive exercise, high desire to achieve a goal?

Common triad of: Symptoms. Get help now! anorexia nervosa kills! make an appointment with a psychiatrist with experience in treating this disorder. She will likely refer you to a therapist and a nutritionist as the team approach works best. ...Read more

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Are anorexia and bulimia considered fad diets?

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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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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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Bouts of overating then starvation - bulimia or anorexia? combination possible?

Bouts of overating then starvation - bulimia or anorexia? combination possible?

Eating disorder: This sounds very much like the routine of a bulimic. You have the inappropriate eating followed by inappropriate ways to deal with that. What really matters, though, than putting a label on it, is that the person has a serious eating disorder that needs urgent evaluation and treatment. Who cares what you call it - either can kill you. Person should discuss with doctor ASAP for immediate treatment. ...Read more

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Anorexia recovery rapid weight gain, what to do?

A team treatment: Approach is really important in recovery from anorexia nervosa. Recommend haivng input from a nutritionist, your physician and a behavioral health provider. Take care. ...Read more

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What is the criteria to be admitted into a pediatric psych ward at a children' hospital? Anorexia, Depression, Anxiety, Self-Harm, Suicidal Ideation.

What is the criteria to be admitted into a  pediatric psych ward at a children' hospital? Anorexia, Depression, Anxiety, Self-Harm, Suicidal Ideation.

Many: factors can lead to inpatient psychiatric hospitalization . The decision to admit is based on the danger posed by the condition and the determination that it cannot be managed on an outpatient basis. Preventing harm is one goal but hospitalization can be required to conduct a proper diagnostic evaluation and to initiate treatment that will allow the patient to be safely cared for outside the hosp. ...Read more

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Fear of gaining weight obsession with food weight loss calorie counting, depression, low self esteem, self harm, preoccupation with food what is this?

Fear of gaining weight obsession with food weight loss calorie counting, depression, low self esteem, self harm, preoccupation with food what is this?

Fear and Depression: This is something that you seek professional help for, to help you figure it out. Depression sounds like the main thing here, and is causing everything else to feel even worse. There is help available for this. Contact your family doctor first, and then you can have your doctor recommend a counselor. I would do this sooner than later. You really can get over this! ...Read more

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What is the death rate from bulimia nervosa?

What is the death rate from bulimia nervosa?

Surprisingly High: According to the national association of anorexia nervosa and associated eating disorders, eating disorders have the highest mortality rates of any mental disorder. The mortality rates vary considerably between studies and groups. A study published in the "american journal of psychiatry" (2009) gives the mortality rates: 4% for anorexia, 3.9% for bulimia and 5.2% for other eating disorders. ...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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Can anorexia nervosa or very low body weight cause diabetes insipidus that requires ddap?

Can anorexia nervosa or very low body weight cause diabetes insipidus that requires ddap?

They're unrelated: 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 . ...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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I am suffering from confusion, sleeplessness, taking right decision at right time, lack of self confidence, anxiety disorder, anorexia nervosa.

I am suffering from confusion, sleeplessness, taking right decision at right time, lack of self confidence, anxiety disorder, anorexia nervosa.

Get professional: help. Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, Chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read more

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Can one recovering from atypical anorexia nervosa with amenorrhea still experience pre-menstrual bloating/acne?

Can one recovering from atypical anorexia nervosa with amenorrhea still experience pre-menstrual bloating/acne?

Absolutely : The recovery from anorexia means you have gained enough weight to begin menstruation again, and all the lovely things that come with it! Those symptoms would be two of them. ...Read more

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How is a binge-eating disorder differ from bulimia nervosa?

How is a binge-eating disorder differ from bulimia nervosa?

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 more

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What is considered involuntary committed to a mental institution ?

What is considered involuntary committed to a mental institution ?

Involuntary commit: Some mental illnesses disturb a person's insight -- and s/he may not recognize his or her own illness. If the person is mentally ill, dangerous to self or others, or not taking care of self, then involuntary hospitalization is needed for treatment. This involves legal commitment processes that differ between states; the person can be detained for certain periods for evaluation, etc. ...Read more

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I've suffered from anorexia for 22 years. I've yoyoed,too however, I've been at a low but stable bmi but my upper body is still skeletal. ?

I've suffered from anorexia for 22 years.  I've yoyoed,too however, I've been at a low but stable bmi but my upper body is still skeletal.  ?

Not enough info: We don't know what your current BMI is. Every time you start losing weight - you are likely losing a lot of muscle. Minimal muscle can give a skeletal appearance. ...Read more

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Would you consider anorexia that's 5'3" and 77.5 lbs severe? I know most severe ones are between BMI 9-12 I'm not I'm at 13

BMI of 13 dangerous: Whatever label one might put on it, a BMI of 13 is dangerous. Anorexia nervosa is very serious. Young women die from it all the time. Please get help with this life-threatening condition. There's nothing more tragic than an otherwise healthy young woman literally starving herself to death because of deranged body image. Please do not minimize or rationalize this. Get help. Your life is at stake. ...Read more

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Female 22years old Not physically active Eats 1500kJ per day BMI 18.1 Is this BMI too low ? What is considered anorexia BMI?

No: As long you are in good health, performing your daily activities, not obsessed with your weight, it is okay. You will gain weight, as you age, do not get too worked up if your BMI goes up to 20 or so. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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If eating at night makes you fat, can I recover more quickly from anorexia if I eat most of my calories at night? Current BMI at 18.5

If eating at night makes you fat, can I recover more quickly from anorexia if I eat most of my calories at night? Current BMI at 18.5

No: eating late at night does not make you fat- eating more calories than you need in a day, will help gain weight. When recovering from anorexia, you do not want to gain weight too fast either. Seek out the advice of a nutritional consultant with expertise in food eating conditions as yours. ...Read more

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I am gaining weight after anorexia for the past month (BMI reaching 17 after being at 15). Any chance I could build up muscle? If so, how can I do it?

I am gaining weight after anorexia for the past month (BMI reaching 17 after being at 15). Any chance I could build up muscle? If so, how can I do it?

Requires using them: Muscle cells respond to both intensity & frequency of use. Without use the atrophy away, as in polio victims. Polio virus damage nerves, not muscles. But if muscles get no nerve orders, they rarely contract & waste away. Thus focus on all opportunities to use muscles to do actions which require/challenge your strength, hopefully without overdoing & creating damage. Athletes say: No Pain, No Gain. ...Read more

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Relapsed w/ purging anorexia 6/21&22. See psychiatrist in 3 weeks & should tell him; but i don't want to stop. What will happen if i tell him? Bmi = 24.

Relapsed w/ purging anorexia 6/21&22. See psychiatrist in 3 weeks & should tell him; but i don't want to stop. What will happen if i tell him? Bmi = 24.

Anorexia: I think you would feel better if you saw a mental health professional weekly for psychoterapy in addition to psychiatrist. It is common to not want to stop but think of this compulsion as an addiction that will compromise your life drastically if you continue. A clinical psychologist experienced in treating eating disorders could help you greatly. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Please explain what are the symptoms for anorexia my BMI is 12.8?

Please get help.: Symptoms of Anorexia may include low body weight, fear of gaining weight, over- exercising, use of laxatives, diuretics, diet pills or supplements to manage weight, feeling fat, marked weight loss, skipping meals, fatigue, low blood pressure, cold intolerance, preoccupation with one’s weight, body fat or food, lack of menstrual period. Etc. ...Read more

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Weight restored (bmi 18.7 for around 2 months already) after anorexia but no sign of menses. How can I make it return more quickly?

Weight restored (bmi 18.7 for around 2 months already) after anorexia but no sign of menses. How can I make it return more quickly?

Birth control: Anorexia can cause a lack of periods by triggering a post menopausal state. Of course correcting the anorexia is key. Birth control pills can be used to normalize the hormone deficiency and regulate the cycles ...Read more

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When I suffered from anorexia bmi of 12 I got a very dangerous arithmia that jumps your heart rate from low to high. What is it called?

When I suffered from anorexia bmi of 12 I got a very dangerous arithmia that jumps your heart rate from low to high. What is it called?

Tachycardia: Increased heart rate with regular heart beats is tachycardia , in some cases the beats are irregular and or abnormal and that is classified as an arrhythmia. Increased rate is called tachyarrthymia. Hope this helps what you are looking for. ...Read more

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Im recovering from anorexia for 2 years and i keep binge eating and feel so hungry even though I'm over bmi and ive become overweight how to loose Wei?

Im recovering from anorexia for 2 years and i keep binge eating and feel so hungry even though I'm over bmi and ive become overweight how to loose
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Don't know but...: Vyvanase (for ADD & ADHD) has a new indication --for binge eating--too new I have no experience but you might want to check it out ...Read more

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@ a normal weight (bmi 18.5) now after recovering from anorexia (bmi 15.9) but my period isn't cmg bck? Any suggestions on diet? Eg. soybeans?

@ a normal weight (bmi 18.5) now after recovering from anorexia (bmi 15.9) but my period isn't cmg bck? Any suggestions on diet? Eg. soybeans?

Best go LCHF, study:: http://goo.gl/9Zz6GD, http://goo.gl/ynq0BZ, http://goo.gl/RPGWXs, http://goo.gl/LG8tKl, http://goo.gl/cypKOp, http://goo.gl/DKvdSI, http://goo.gl/mpd4Y6, http://nusi.org, http://goo.gl/Z8g5US, http://goo.gl/JH8XBX, http://goo.gl/XIpLFY, http://goo.gl/XjgiP6 and my answers on HealthTap for better much understanding & ideas. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to eat the fish, chicken and pork fats and skin? Attempting LCHF to restore period after anorexia now...(bmi 18.5)

Is it healthy to eat the fish, chicken and pork fats and skin? Attempting LCHF to restore period after anorexia now...(bmi 18.5)

Not LCHF: Trusted experts would advise against this diet and recommend frequent (5-6) meals daily, nutrient rich foods: whole grains bread/cereal/pasta; dairy; lean protein; nuts, healthy smoothies/shakes; snacking on nuts, cheese, peanut butter; adding cheese or milk to soups/stews; occasional pie with ice cream! ...Read more

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What to do for fatty liver with no cause (bmi 20, exercising regularly, eating a low fat diet and no alcohol, history of anorexia/bulimia?)

What to do for fatty liver with no cause (bmi 20, exercising regularly, eating a low fat diet and no alcohol, history of anorexia/bulimia?)

Genetics.: Hi, Thank you for your question. This might just be due to genetics. You should still continuing living healthy. Very impressive. Hope that helps..contact me if you have any other questions. Dr. M ...Read more

Bmi (Definition)

Bmi or body mass index is how we define if a person is under or overweight. It is calculated my taking your height in meters and dividing it by your weight in kilograms squared. Or using a bmi calculator. A normal weight is a bmi between 18-25. Obese is a ...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