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Does anorexia cause stunted growth if i'm a teenager?

Does anorexia cause stunted growth if i'm a teenager?

Yes: Anorexia can cause stunted growth for anyone who hasn't finished growing yet, which usually means all children under 16 years of age. Anorexics don't get enough calories, protein, essential lipids & amino acids, vitamins, minerals, calcium, etc... Therefore, they don't have the necessary building blocks to keep growing at a normal rate (the amount of stunting is less if only mildly anorexic). ...Read more

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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


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What causes excessive hair growth in anorexic people?

What causes excessive hair growth in anorexic people?

Anorexia: Excessive hair called lanugo hair is result of poor nutrition and hormonal changes. ...Read more

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Can anorexia slow growth and development?

Can anorexia slow growth and development?

Yes: It can essentially stop everything or severely restrict it, depending on the degree. ...Read more

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Could anorexia and insomnia stunt height growth?

Anorexia can: I do t think insomnia can unless there is an underlying condition. Since anorexia is often accompanied by insomnia, this could be the case. I wonder what is bringing this up at age 32? ...Read more

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Can anorexia stunt my breast growth forever?

Not if recovered: Breast growth occurs in response to your hormone levels (estrogen, Progesterone in pregnancy). If you have recovered to a degree that your caloric intake is adequate, your hormonal levels should return to normal, and nascent bresast tissue will develop (it can be like going through puberty 20 yeasr too late). If despite good diet, you arent seeing any growth, check hormone levels. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a short period of anorexia/bullimia have permanently stunt my growth?

Probably: Because that is a metabolic disease that severely affects cellular energy metabolism. ...Read more

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What are the causes of anorexia?

What are the causes of anorexia?

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 more

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What are the causes of anorexia?

What are the causes of anorexia?

Many: Anorexia denotes a decrease in, or lack of both appetite & hunger. This can be caused by to mention a few causes emotional disorder, drugs, nutritional & endocrine deficiencies, anemia, etc. In a person especially a female at your age it is a very serious condition and I would advise you not to delay and get to see your family physician ASAP if you are indeed concerned about anorexia. ...Read more

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When a med says it causes anorexia, what does that mean?

When a med says it causes anorexia, what does that mean?

Loss Of Appetite: Anorexia, as a side effect, refers to a diminished or loss of appetite. Many medications, including the antidepressant buproprion, can lead to anorexia. I have found that medications causing nausea can also cause anorexia. Taking such medications at bedtime can help reduce the anorexia. Do not change the timing of any medication without first discussing with the prescribing physician. ...Read more