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Weight restored (bmi 18.7 for around 2 months already) after anorexia but no sign of menses. How can I make it return more quickly?
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
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
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
Anorexia nervosa: Do you feel fat even though others tell you're not? Are you terrified of weight gain? Do you hide your eating habits from others? Do you starve yourself, compulsively exercise, or purge when youre feeling bad about yourself -- and feel powerful when you accomplish these things? Are family and friends concerned about your weight loss, eating habits, or appearance? More yeses = more likely. ...Read more
Distorted body image: People with anorexia nervosa (a) think they're overweight when they're not, and restrict what they eat-often severely. A can affect your thyroid, body chemistry, heart rhythm, digestive tract, kidneys, muscles, nerves, brain, bones, teeth, and skin. Females with a can have irregular (or no) periods. Anyone who even might have a should see a doctor as soon as possible to prevent serious illness or death. ...Read more
Are you weak, dizzy, cold, constipated or just feel like crap? Do you rely on laxatives or diuretics to maintain your weight? Are you irritable, anxious, feel hopeless and cant stop focusing on your body/ weight? Do you starve yourself and eat less than the average sparrow? If this is you — it's time for professional help.
(your physician, eating disorder specialist, psychiatrist). ...Read more
If you are not: Already in therapy — would recommend that. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more
Bulimia is characterized by regurgitation of stomach contents. The acid in the stomach can cause disolving of the enamel and dentin of which teeth are composed. This can be seen visually as a smooth surface representing loss of tooth structure.
Anorexia usually doesn't have any physical effects on the teeth. ...Read more
Is constintaly feeling sick after anything you eat a sign of anorexia? I am sixteen and have been struggling with possible anorexia. I don't completly starve myself but when I do eat I feel sick. Is that a sign?
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
The same: The signs of anorexia are the same for men and women. Essentially, it is denying oneself of nutrition, losing weight so that you are well below a healthy weight for your height, both coupled with the belief that you are not thin enough. Anorexia can be a very serious condition. Other things can cause a poor appetite and weight loss, such as depression or a medical problem. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Fear of being fat.: A friend who thinks she's fat when her weight is normal. Obsessive thinking around food. Restricting food severely potentially with obsessive exercise. The key here is the distorted body image and thinking. A young active lifestyle with healthy foods and exercise is fine. It's the obsessive fear that shows the difference in normal and anxorexia. Help her find help! You might save her life. ...Read more
Check out this great article by mayo clinic: http://www.Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/anorexia/basics/definition/con-20033002
do you focus on 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. ...Read more
How can I help my friend with anorexia? I suspect my friend is anorexic. What are some tell-tale signs, and at what point would she need to hospitalized?
Anorexia : Anorexia is a very difficult disease to detect and manage. People with the disorder become very good at hiding their vomiting behavior, etc. Some telltale signs are significant tooth discoloration or damage to teeth (from repetitive vomiting), rapid weight loss, aversion to eating/avoidance of food, hair falling out/brittle, sunken eyes. However, all of these happen late in the disease process. As for when to hospitalize, it is usually for dehydration (from vomiting or laxative abuse). This leads to electrolyte imbalances which can been dangerous. Otherwise, hospitalizations are for when the patients become so malnourished and weak, that they can't function. ...Read more
Obsessions: Early symptoms of anorexia usually include increasing obsession with one's weight and compulsive exercise. This is followed by intentional weight loss and attempts to conceal the weight loss by wearing baggy or oversized clothing. The individual will begin to develop a distorted body image thinking they are fat. This is a serious illness with high mortality. Treatment should be started early. ...Read more
What are signs that you may be developing an eating disorder? Specifically anorexia and possibly bulimia?
Eating disorders: Anorexia nervosa, bulemia, & other eating disorders are potentially life-threatening diseases best treated by providers who have substantial clinical experience in dealing, on both an outpatient & inpatient basis, with the conditions. There are centers of excellence at many tertiary institutions that combine the expertise of many specialists--find one near you please if you think you are at risk. ...Read more
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
Anorexia: Anorexia is complex. I believe that anorexia becomes better, can be controlled, and not be the "center" of one's lfe. But, just as there are compulsions for many things in this world; I believe the tendency for anorexia will always be there; but no longer acted upon. So, I believe that anorexia can become inactive in a person---that would be a cure in my experience. ...Read more
Complex disease: This is a complex difficult disease that requires multidisciplinary approach. I would start by talking to your doctor to do a physical assessment to see how urgent your situation is. Good luck and be well! ...Read more
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 course 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
Stats: In a national comorbidity replication survey of over 9, 000 people in the U.S. Conducted from 2001-2003 the findings indicated that the lifetime prevalence rates for women were 0.9% for anorexia nervosa, 1.5% for bulimia nervosa, and 3.5% for binge eating disorder. For men, the lifetime prevalence was 0.3% for anorexia nervosa, 0.5% for bulimia nervosa, and 2% for binge eating disorder. ...Read more
See below: Anorexia is a serious disorder in which people have an intense fear of gaining weight and can become dangerously thin. Signs of anorexia include less than normal weight, negative body image, and obsession with food. Comprehensive patient advice on Anorexia go to: http://bit.ly/1AAnAGD ...Read more
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