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How to know if I have bulimia or anorexia?

How to know if I have bulimia or anorexia?

5 signs to watch for: You may have an eating disorder if you answer yes to two or more of the following: 1) do you force yourself to vomit because you're uncomfortably full? 2) do you worry that you've lost control over how much you eat? 3) have you lost >14 lbs in a 3 month period? 4) do you believe you're fat when others think you are too thin? 5) does thinking about food dominate your life? (from aarp magazine). ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more


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I need to know what is anorexia and bulimia?

I need to know what is anorexia and bulimia?

Eating disorders: Anorexia nervosa and bulimia are both eating disorders. Anorexics severely restrict food, and bulimics may both binge on food and then vomit many times a day. This can cause many physical problems such as esophageal and stomach injury, tooth decay, dehydration, electrolyte depletion, cardiac arrhythmia, and even death. Sometimes laxatives are used also, which worsens things in both conditions. ...Read more

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What is the difference betweem bulimia and anorexia?

What is the difference betweem bulimia and anorexia?

Eating DO: Anorexia is mostly restricting food intake. Bulimia is binging/purging. They can coexist (bulimarexia). ...Read more

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What are the differences between anorexia and bulimia?

What are the differences between anorexia and bulimia?

There are few diff: Bulimia nervosa •recurrent episodes of binge eating a feeling of lack of control over eating •regular use of one or more of the following to prevent weight gain: self-induced vomiting, use of laxatives or diuretics, strict dieting or fasting, or vigorous exercise. •persistent over-concern with body shape and weight. Anorexia nervosa •refusal to maintain weight that?s over the lowest weight consi. ...Read more

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What physical effects of anorexia and bulimia are there?

What physical effects of anorexia and bulimia are there?

Serious/ complicated: Anorexia: loss of menstruation, hair loss, osteoporosis, slowing of the thyroid gland, slow heart rate , are all symtoms of the body trying to protect itself from starvation. Bulemia: if it involves binging and purging; can erode the teeth, can cause loss of electrolytes tha are essential for the heart. Purging can cause a tear in the esophagus which could be life threatenning. Get help! ...Read more

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Would it be strange that i want anorexia and/or bulimia?

Would it be strange that i want anorexia and/or bulimia?

Motivation: The motivation for desiring these illnesses can be rooted in self-esteem and/or other mental health conditions. It is important to seek evaluation by a mental health professional to discuss this concern as well as the significant medical risks these disorders have including cardiac, GI tract and neurological effects. ...Read more

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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 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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What causes an eating disorder like anorexia or bulimia?

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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What eating disorder is more common - anorexia or bulimia?

Eating DO: 0.5-3.7% women have Anorexia, and 1.1-4.2% have Bulimia lifetime. About 50% Anorexics develop Bulimia. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Anorexia Nervosa (Definition)

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder in which a person refuses to maintain a normal body weight, has a fear of being fat, and significantly misperceives their body weight or shape. People with anorexia tend to be female (about 90%). Patients are unaware that their preoccupation with weight is abnormal. They tend to see their low weight as an achievement, which limits ...Read more


Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

Autism spectrum disorder, also called pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), is a type of condition that includes life-long impairment in the ability to communicate and to have normal social interactions. These include ...Read more