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What is anorexia?

What is anorexia?

Lack of desire 2 eat: Simply, the lack of desire to eat.Some very sick patients lack the desire to eat food tastes bad, feel full, food smells bad.These ptsmay have a terminal illness like some cancersanorexia nervosa is amedical/psych condition that is characterized by a feeling of control-euphoric- about losing wt, often by not eating, laxatives, vomiting, and or overexercising.They have distorted body image.Could die. ...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 are signs of anorexia?

What are signs  of anorexia?

Orexin: We neuroscientist are understanding eating disorders which are making us humble new molecule orexin is being studied along with serotonin and histamine in the struggles pts with eating disorders has so we doctors still are learning but anorexia is the internal image of self pt has about them self which is created by various factors including enmeshed relationship disturbed neurotranmitters. ...Read more

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What are the signs of anorexia?

What are the signs of anorexia?

Several: One would have great concern with body size and weight, and would fear gaining weight. Would restrict food intake in order to lose or control weight. May purge via vomiting or use of laxatives, diuretics, or extreme exercise. Refuses to keep a normal body weight, and has a very distorted body image. Much painful emotion behind all this. ...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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What are first signs of anorexia?

What are first signs of anorexia?

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 more

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What are the effects of anorexia?

What are the effects of anorexia?

See fact sheet: Fact sheet: http://www.Womenshealth.Gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/anorexia-nervosa.Cfm.

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Could there be a healthier way of anorexia?

Could there be a healthier way of anorexia?

Anorexia Nervosa: Are you asking if there are other behaviors that can be used besides laxatives, diuretics, starvation, induction of emesis & over-exercising to cause anorexia nervosa? If i knew them, i wouldn't teach them to people who have serious eating disorders. The bottom line is that this is not healthy regardless of the approach one uses to get there. ...Read more

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What is " sexual anorexia"?

What is " sexual anorexia"?

Sexual anorexia: Is loss of appetite for romantic sexual interaction. It is the fear of intimacy to the point that one has severe anxiety surrounding sex with emotional content (in intimate relationship ). These people have sex addiction which is expressed in variety of ways such as compulsive use of strip clubs, prostitutes, cyber porn sites. They do not have aversion to sex but to intimacy. ...Read more