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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?

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?

Birth control: Anorexia can cause a lack of periods by triggering a post menopausal state. Of course correcting the anorexia is key. Birth control pills can be used to normalize the hormone deficiency and regulate the cycles ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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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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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 some signs of anorexia?

What are some signs of anorexia?

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. ...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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Am i in danger of developing anorexia? What are the signs of anorexia?

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 you’re 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

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Can you tell me what are early signs of anorexia?

Can you tell me what are early signs of anorexia?

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

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What are the early signs of anorexia? If I feel at risk, what should I do?

What are the early signs of anorexia? If I feel at risk, what should I do?

Anorexia: 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 can’t 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

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Any advice? What steps should I take to battle my early signs of anorexia?

Any advice? What steps should I take to battle my early signs of anorexia?

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

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What are the signs of anorexia/bulimia on your teeth?

They differ: 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

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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?

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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What are warning signs of male anorexia?

What are warning signs of male anorexia?

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

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What are signs or symptoms of anorexia? I'm afraid my friend is.

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

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Need expert help here. What are some basic signs/symptoms of anorexia?

Anorexia: 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

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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?

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

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What are the signs of early stage anorexia?

What are the signs of early stage anorexia?

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

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