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I suffer from anorexia and during past month have been having severe sweats my hair even gets wet, ?

I suffer from anorexia and during past month have been having severe sweats my hair even gets wet, ?

Get an evaluation: Hi chelly
severe sweats can be due to a variety of things such as infection and hormone imbalance. These can be aggravated by poor nutrition so if your anorexia is not controlled it may be related. It could also be age related. The only way to figure out the cause is to get a full evaluation. I suggest you see your doctor promptly. ...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


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Is coarse / dry hair a medical symptom of anorexia?

Is coarse / dry hair a medical symptom of anorexia?

It can be: Those with anorexia do not have an adequate nutritional intake on a regular basis, often including the correct ratio of needed proteins/amino acids, vitamins, and minerals in their diets. This can lead to changes in hair to including drying, becoming coarse, as well as falling out. There can be many other medical causes of hair changes other than anorexia alone but this can be a medical symptom. ...Read more

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How long into recovery before hair stops falling out with anorexia nervosa restrictive type?

How long into recovery before hair stops falling out with anorexia nervosa restrictive type?

Soon: Hydrate, eating protein and vitamins should slow down the hair loss. Read "eat to live" this could sped up things. Food is essential for life, good food improves health faster. ...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?

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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First doctors appointment soon I'm 8st2 recovering anorexia was 7st 7 losing my hair help how to stop it what food should I eat?

First doctors appointment soon I'm 8st2 recovering anorexia was 7st 7 losing my hair help how to stop it what food should I eat?

This isn't a simple: Issue that can be addressed in 400 characters or less. Encourage you to work closely with a nutritionist. Am not recommending one specific food for your hair loss. You need complete nutrition. ...Read more

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Are lots of thin hair everywhere a sign of anorexia?

Are lots of thin hair everywhere a sign of anorexia?

Not by itself: When a person takes in inadequate calories, and there is significant weight loss, the body protects itself by going into starvation mode.
The thyroid gland which controls the body's metabolic rate slows down. One of the results from this could be hair loss and on the body,
lanugo. ...Read more

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If there is more hair on her arms, back, etc, is this a sign of anorexia?

Per Mayo clinic: 'soft, downy hair covering the body' can sometimes be seen with anorexia nervosa. Check out this great article by mayo clinic:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/anorexia/basics/definition/con-20033002. ...Read more

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I finally started gaining weight after suffering from anorexia but my hair is falling out and I had go vegan. I am gaining but my hair is falling!!! ?

I finally started gaining weight after suffering from anorexia but my hair is falling out and I had go vegan. I am gaining but my hair is falling!!! ?

Need details: Menstrual periods???? When did you begin to eat again after what duration of anorexia? How much did you lose, how much have you regained? Vitamins or supplements? Hormones or birth control? Extent of hair loss? Hair loss from entire scalp? From other areas? A dermatologist will help you. ...Read more

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After going vegan I finally started gaining weight because I suffered from anorexia but my hair is falling out and I want a vegan proteins sources!

After going vegan I finally started gaining weight because I suffered from anorexia but my hair is falling out and I want a vegan proteins sources!

Eating a vegan diet: Can be very healthy for you, but it takes a lot of planning and thought. I'm really happy this way of eating has appealed to you and you are moving toward good nutrition and a healthy weight. Perhaps protein deficiency is a contributor to your hair falling out, but general malnutrition is also a cause as is hypothyroidism. Good vegan protein sources are lentils, tofu, black beans, quinoa, soy milk ...Read more

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I am suffering from anorexia and restricts my intake to 200 calories/day. I have night sweats every night, I am sweaty but still cold Why? How come?

I am suffering from anorexia and restricts my intake to 200 calories/day. I have night sweats every night, I am sweaty but still cold Why? How come?

You need a medical c: A medical check is necessary to help you sort this problem out. Have you seen any doctor or not yet? You can not survive on such little amount of food that you claim to me taking in! Anything less than 1, 000 calories perday is inadequate. So get to see a PCP immediately to find out the cause of your problem and its possible solutions. ...Read more

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Is it true that anorexia nervosa can lead to fine hair loss all over your body?

Is it true that anorexia nervosa can lead to fine hair loss all over your body?

No -- the opposite: In some people with anorexia nervosa, soft, fine hair called lanugo grows on the face and body. It could be related to thyroid dysfunction. ...Read more

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I am recovering from anorexia, besides increasing my food intake, what vitamins can I take to stop the hair loss and help it grow back?

Anorexia, Depression: I commend you for working to recover from Anorexia.
I understand your desire to have your hair grow back.
See the Physician for Thyroid problem, Anemia and Diet
Daily multivitamin containing zinc, vitamin B, Folate, (folic acid) iron, and calcium could be helpful.
Accept yourself, who you are, Respect yourself for achievements of your life.
See a psychiatrist for Therapy for stresses of relationships conflicts ...Read more

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I have night sweats and then get cold, my sheets, hair, everuthing is wet. What could this be?

I have night sweats and then get cold, my sheets, hair, everuthing is wet. What could this be?

Many causes: Depending on your age, sex and health, many things come to mind. Hot flashes of menopause can do this. If not the case, undiagnosed cancers, tb, thyroid disease and other infecitons can be the cause. You should get in for and exam and testing. This could be benign or very very serious. Best to you. ...Read more

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What does oversweating means? My hair sweat very fast and soak just as I came out from swimming pool or shower, dripping sweats to floor! Help

What does oversweating means? My hair sweat very fast and soak just as I came out from swimming pool or shower, dripping sweats to floor! Help

Hyperhidrosis: Excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, is a relatively common condition where one perspires excessively or even for no apparent reason. There are various treatments available, from over the counter anti-perspirants (not just deodorants), prescription anti-perspirants, to surgical intervention. Check with your doctor to confirm the diagnosis and to rule out other possible causes. ...Read more

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Hello, my baby girl is around 8.5 months and she has this condition where her head sweats so much that her hair is soaked. What could this be?

Hello, my baby girl is around 8.5 months and she has this condition where her head sweats so much that her hair is soaked. What could this be?

I do not know: Young infants generally generate a lot of body heat, and if you are keeping her bundled up as well, she simply may be sweating as she loses body heat through her scalp/hair, causing the wetness. Fevers can do the same thing, so just make sure she is not febrile. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am a 30 year old female & over the past 6 months have noticed my hair noticeably thinning & my head sweats excessively. Can this be a tyroid issue?

I am a 30 year old female & over the past 6 months have noticed my hair noticeably thinning & my head sweats excessively. Can this be a tyroid issue?

Hair: Yes, thyroid issues may cause hair loss and you should ask your doctor to measure thyroid hormones and thyroid antibodies. If they are all normal I would recommend an appointment with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Second day now I have terrible sweats during the day. My hair and shirt are wet as if I stepped into the shower! What could it be? I'm otherwise healthy

Second day now I have terrible sweats during the day. My hair and shirt are wet as if I stepped into the shower! What could it be? I'm otherwise healthy

Fever?: Check your temperature a couple of times a day, to see if you have fever. Have you started any new medication, supplements or vitamins? If you are having a fever, get seen to find out why. If you have started a new over the counter medicine, stop it. If this persists, get seen either way. Of course, stop any recreational drug use, and also stop alcohol for now. ...Read more

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Could sleeping with wet hair lead to night sweats?

No: I have not come across a link between wet hair and night sweats in the literature. The temperature in your bed room may be the cause of night sweats. Adjust the thermostat or layers of blankets to see. Otherwise, depending on other symptoms you experience, underlying medical conditions may be needed to be checked out by your physician. ...Read more