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Dr. Alan Ali
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Anorexia Nervosa (Overview)

An emotional disorder characterized by an obsessive desire to lose weight by refusing to eat and over exercising.


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What's the best treatment for anorexia nervosa?

What's the best treatment for anorexia nervosa?

Multidisciplinary!: Regardless of the age or sex of the patient, a team of clinicians working together to address the various aspects of this disease is key. This may include a nurse, pediatrician/family physician, psychiatrist, therapist and nutritionist/dietician. The severity of the symptoms will determine if this occurs in hospital or as an outpatient. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
751 Doctors shared insights

Anorexia Nervosa (Overview)

An emotional disorder characterized by an obsessive desire to lose weight by refusing to eat and over exercising.


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What are the tests for anorexia nervosa?

What are the tests for anorexia nervosa?

Clinical Diagnosis: An is diagnosed on the basis of a person becoming preoccupied with her or his weight to the point that through food restriction, laxitive abuse, vomiting, extreme exercise or all of the above that leads the person to weight less than 85% expected. There is an intense fear of gaining weight and distorted body image (belief still "fat"). In women, also, lack of periods 3 consecutive cycles. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms, causes, and treatments of anorexia nervosa?

What are the symptoms, causes, and treatments of anorexia nervosa?

Anorexia: Is decrease sensation of appetite. Symptoms depend on cause of anorexia, for example anorexia nervosa which cause binging, purging, amenorrhea, fatigue, swollen joints, hair loss, etc. Etiology unknown in most cases of eating disorders, but genetics, environmental, psychological & medical factors can attribute. ...Read more

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What are some risk factors of anorexia nervosa?

What are some risk factors of anorexia nervosa?

Risks of or for?: Here are websites for both:
www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/anorexia/ds00606/dsection=risk...
Risk factors by mayo clinic staff. Certain risk factors increase the risk of anorexia, including: being female. Anorexia is more common in girls and women.
www. Choosehelp. Com/topics/.../anorexia-nervosa...risks. Html
anorexia nervosa, the deadliest mental-health disorder, is a fixation on weight control. ...Read more

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Help! Anorexia nervosa? No desire for regular foods anymore

Help! Anorexia nervosa? No desire for regular foods anymore

Get help: This can be a very serious problem with severe medical consequences. You should seek help from a psychiatrist and/or therapist with experience treating eating disorders. I would also suggest seeing a dietician. ...Read more

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What are the real symptoms of anorexia nervosa?

What are the real symptoms of anorexia nervosa?

Anorexia Nervosa: Not eating or drinking any liquids with calories. Memorizing tthe calorie count of every known food substance. A fast weight loss. Extreme exertion--fitness schedulepushing food around on a plate,
but not eating it. Denial of any problem. The patient feels great success at the weight loss. The patient has a distorted image of her'himself in the mirror-really doesn't see a problem with thinness. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, but I doubt this is correct?

What do you advise if I was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, but I doubt this is correct?

+ Signs below + AN: Restriction of energy intake relative to need, leads to low body weight in context of age, sex, development and physical health. Low weight means weight less than minimal normal or less than minimally expected. Intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat. Experiences ones body weight or shape on self evaluation failing to recognize the seriousness of the current low body weight. ...Read more

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What are the tests for anorexia nervosa?

Clinical Diagnosis: An is diagnosed on the basis of a person becoming preoccupied with her or his weight to the point that through food restriction, laxitive abuse, vomiting, extreme exercise or all of the above that leads the person to weight less than 85% expected. There is an intense fear of gaining weight and distorted body image (belief still "fat"). In women, also, lack of periods 3 consecutive cycles. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you have anorexia nervosa, and your hair falls out will it grow back again if you recover?

Malnutrition Problem: Once someone w/anorexia starts his/her recovery - starts reversing effects of malnutrition by eating a balanced diet 2 get the nutrients the body needs & 2 get hormones back in balance - her/his hair has a chance 2 grow back. Recovery can be very tough though & relapse common, so having good medical/mental health team is the ideal. If u have not had treatment, start with http://www. Anad. Org. ...Read more

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What causes anorexia nervosa?

What causes anorexia nervosa?

Unknown: The exact cause of anorexia nervosa is unknown. As with many diseases, it's probably a combination of biological, psychological and environmental factors. There may be genetic changes that make some people more vulnerable to developing anorexia. Some emotional characteristics may contribute to anorexia. Peer pressure may help fuel the desire to be thin, particularly among young girls. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat anorexia nervosa?

What can I do to treat anorexia nervosa?

Support & Knowledge: Once someone w/anorexia starts his/her recovery -starts reversing effects of malnutrition by eating a balanced diet 2get the nutrients the body needs & 2get hormones back in balance- s/he can start 2heal. But recovery can be very tough though & relapse is very common. Really helps 2have good medical/mental health team, 2know a lot re: anorexia; & 2have strong support net. Http://www. Anad. Org. ...Read more

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What is called anorexia nervosa and how can it be treated?

What is called anorexia nervosa and how can it be treated?

An Eating Disorder: Anorexia means loss of appetite. Anorexia nervosa is a serious psychiatric disorder. It is a type of eating disorder. It is serious because a person can die from it. In fact, untreated, the mortality rate for eating disorders in general is about 25%. That means than one in four people with an eating disorder will die from complications from the condition. The treatment involves seeing a specialist. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for anorexia nervosa?

Multidisciplinary!: Regardless of the age or sex of the patient, a team of clinicians working together to address the various aspects of this disease is key. This may include a nurse, pediatrician/family physician, psychiatrist, therapist and nutritionist/dietician. The severity of the symptoms will determine if this occurs in hospital or as an outpatient. ...Read more

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Is it normal after being healthy for a year after suffering 4 years from anorexia nervosa to relapse? What should I do to prevent it getting worse?

Is it normal after being healthy for a year after suffering 4 years from anorexia nervosa to relapse? What should I do to prevent it getting worse?

See below: You're on the right track since you're addressing your relapse here. This is a great first step. Look at things that worked for you in the past. Address what triggered your current episode, work through it and take things from there. Sometimes, coping techniques used might not work, that's why you need to address that in psychotherapy with someone who is specializing in eating disorders. ...Read more

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It hurts severely when I breathe but its an on and off of the severity and when I breathe in deep it gets worse. I had kidney problems but that doesn't have anything to do with this and I have a small case of asthma. I have anorexia nervosa and I faint a

It hurts severely when I breathe but its an on and off of the severity and when I breathe in deep it gets worse. I had kidney problems but that doesn't have anything to do with this and I have a small case of asthma. I have anorexia nervosa and I faint a

There: There are mainly possible causes of this which could range from mild (panic attack, inflammation of the cartilage of the chest wall) to very serious (blood clot in the lungs, heart attack, asthma flare up, etc.). I would consider visiting your primary care physician or local emergency room for further evaluation as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What are some risk factors of anorexia nervosa?

Risks of or for?: Here are websites for both:
www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/anorexia/ds00606/dsection=risk...
Risk factors by mayo clinic staff. Certain risk factors increase the risk of anorexia, including: being female. Anorexia is more common in girls and women.
www. Choosehelp. Com/topics/.../anorexia-nervosa...risks. Html
anorexia nervosa, the deadliest mental-health disorder, is a fixation on weight control. ...Read more

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What causes anorexia nervosa?

Unknown: The exact cause of anorexia nervosa is unknown. As with many diseases, it's probably a combination of biological, psychological and environmental factors. There may be genetic changes that make some people more vulnerable to developing anorexia. Some emotional characteristics may contribute to anorexia. Peer pressure may help fuel the desire to be thin, particularly among young girls. ...Read more

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Help! Anorexia nervosa - what do I do?

Treatment: An eating disordet specialist is ideal. I recommend a combination of medication, dietician, primary care physician and psychologist for counseling. A team approach is what is called for, and in cases where one has a dangerously low weight, hospitization is needed to prevent death. ...Read more

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How to know if I have anorexia nervosa?

How to know if I have anorexia nervosa?

Seek medical ;: Psychiatric eval to know. Do you focus on your weight ; your body? Do you have normal or low weight but think you are fat? Do you skip meals? Weigh yourself often? Keeping looking in the mirror ; are always discontent w your body? Do you starve yourself? Do you over-exercise? Do you use laxatives, diuretics or enemas to control your weight (or make yourself vomit)? ...Read more

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What can I do to treat anorexia nervosa?

Support & Knowledge: Once someone w/anorexia starts his/her recovery -starts reversing effects of malnutrition by eating a balanced diet 2get the nutrients the body needs & 2get hormones back in balance- s/he can start 2heal. But recovery can be very tough though & relapse is very common. Really helps 2have good medical/mental health team, 2know a lot re: anorexia; & 2have strong support net. Http://www. Anad. Org. ...Read more

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What are the tests for anorexia nervosa?

Clinical Diagnosis: An is diagnosed on the basis of a person becoming preoccupied with her or his weight to the point that through food restriction, laxitive abuse, vomiting, extreme exercise or all of the above that leads the person to weight less than 85% expected. There is an intense fear of gaining weight and distorted body image (belief still "fat"). In women, also, lack of periods 3 consecutive cycles. ...Read more

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Help? I believe I have anorexia nervosa?

Help? I believe I have anorexia nervosa?

See medical attentio: If you think you have and eating disorder, see your physician promptly. Persons with anorexia nervosa are below the average weight of that age group, have a distorted body image and feel that they still too fat in the midst of obvious low weight. It is a serious disorder that needs intervention as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is anorexia nervosa?

What sort of problem is anorexia nervosa?

Emotional/physical: Usually females; usually after puberty. Morbid fear of weight gain, abn body image ("i'm fat", even if severely underweight); restrictive intake (semi-starvation); often lose menses; can have a variety of symptoms including feeling cold (no fat stores), apathy/anger, hair thinning, fine hair growth (lanugo); risk for bone loss, relationship problems. Can be w/purging (bulimia), related but diff. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Anorexia nervosa?

The symptoms of Anorexia nervosa include:: Abnormal heart rhythms, Fatigue, Alopecia, Constipation, Dehydration, Fear of gaining weight, Fracture, Low blood pressure on standing, Low body temperature, Poor concentration, Slow heart rate, Short stature, Tooth decay, Unintentional weight loss, Absent periods. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have anorexia nervosa?

May be? What are: Your symptoms? Do you focus on your weight ; your body? Do you have normal or low weight but think you are fat? Do you skip meals? Weigh yourself often? Keeping looking in the mirror ; are always discontent w your body? Do you starve yourself? Do you over-exercise? Do you use laxatives, diuretics or enemas to control your weight (or make yourself vomit)? ...Read more

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What are the real symptoms of anorexia nervosa?

Anorexia Nervosa: Not eating or drinking any liquids with calories. Memorizing tthe calorie count of every known food substance. A fast weight loss. Extreme exertion--fitness schedulepushing food around on a plate,
but not eating it. Denial of any problem. The patient feels great success at the weight loss. The patient has a distorted image of her'himself in the mirror-really doesn't see a problem with thinness. ...Read more

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What are some risk factors of anorexia nervosa?

Risks of or for?: Here are websites for both:
www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/anorexia/ds00606/dsection=risk...
Risk factors by mayo clinic staff. Certain risk factors increase the risk of anorexia, including: being female. Anorexia is more common in girls and women.
www. Choosehelp. Com/topics/.../anorexia-nervosa...risks. Html
anorexia nervosa, the deadliest mental-health disorder, is a fixation on weight control. ...Read more

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What are some of the tests for Anorexia nervosa?

What are some of the tests for Anorexia nervosa?

The tests for Anorexia nervosa include:: Basic metabolic panel, Complete blood count, Electrocardiogram, Estradiol level, Liver function test, Pregnancy test, Free and total testosterone, Thyroid blood tests, Urinalysis, Bone density scan. ...Read more