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Please tell me how long it takes for to notice weight loss in anorexia?

Please tell me how long it takes for to notice weight loss in anorexia?

Depends: You have to burn off 3500 calories that you don't take in to lose one pound. Depends upon how severe the anorexia is. See a psychiatrist for treatment before severe problems arise. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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How long is it supposed to it take for weight loss to show using anorexia?

How long is it supposed to it take for weight loss to show using anorexia?

Anorexia: Takes a while, due to secretiveness of the eating patterns, until it gets severe & obvious enough that it cannot be concealed anymore, or when starts to affect physical health & appearance in obvious manner. ...Read more

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Can me as in (me/cfs) cause wight loss 2 pt of anorexia, not anorexia nervosa, just that much weight loss, no appetite?

Can me as in (me/cfs) cause wight loss 2 pt of anorexia, not anorexia nervosa, just that much weight loss, no appetite?

Yes: Any chronic illness that affects appetite or metabolic rate can cause weight loss. The word "anorexia" just means loss of appetite, in medical-speak, it is not necessarily referring to anorexia nervosa. ...Read more

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Can me/cfs actually cause unintentional weight loss to the pt of anorexia?

Can me/cfs actually cause unintentional weight loss to the pt of anorexia?

Yes: By cfs i guess you mean chronic fatigue syndrome.This is a difficult disease in that we do not know the cause and our treatment is symptomatic at best.I'd suggest depression is part of the problem, either as a consequence or an inciting factor.Weight change in depression is common. ...Read more

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When I was first diagnosed with Anorexia, my mam put the weight loss down to growing. Why do parents do this? It made me feel like I was making it up!

When I was first diagnosed with Anorexia, my mam put the weight loss down to growing. Why do parents do this? It made me feel like I was making it up!

Forgive them: The key is getting you well. Nobody grows up in a perfect environment. You are almost an adult, and you can decide in the future whether you will remain emotionally close with your parents. But your own experience has taught you something of humankind. All of us have episodes of DENIAL. I know I have. I'm sorry your illness was not diagnosed sooner. Understand the past, look to the future. ...Read more

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I am a 54 yr old female, with documented anorexia since teens. was prescribed Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for other problems. Was taken off because of weight loss. Is ?

I am a 54 yr old female, with documented anorexia since teens.  was prescribed Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for other problems.  Was taken off because of weight loss. Is ?

Makes sense: If you have a hx of an eating disorder and you were put on a stimulant for co-morbid ADD/ADHD and you are losing weight, which can be a side effect of the medication, and your underlying eating disorder worsening then it makes sense they take you off the stimulant. Can try Strattera (atomoxetine) which is second line for ADD/ADHD but resembles SSRI's in chemical make-up and may help with depression/anxiety. ...Read more

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How long does it take to notice a weight loss in an anorexic teenager?

How long does it take to notice a weight loss in an anorexic teenager?

Weight loss: Sometimes quite awhile. The ill teenager often tries to hide the weight loss, wearing bulky clothes, covering arms and legs so that weight loss is covered over. When parents observe this behavior they should insist on finding the truth and then take their child to their physician for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How will eating very little affect your body. Like being anorexic. Minus weight loss. .

How will eating very little affect your body. Like being anorexic. Minus weight loss. .

Yes it can: Eating very little besides weight loss, can cause vitamin and mineral deficiency and can be dangerous.Anything less than 900 calories is considered starving and i feel one should never go below 1200 calories even for few days.Your body needs certain number of calories, amount of proteins, fat, carb, vitamins&minerals.And you can cause damage to vital organs like heart, kidneys and liver over long period. ...Read more

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I was released from a hospital in july for anorexia and i'm trying to lose weight again. Is it possible to still lose weight by not eating?

I was released from a hospital in july for anorexia and i'm trying to lose weight again. Is it possible to still lose weight by not eating?

Psychiatrist: I'm concerned that you were hospitalized because of anorexia and you want to lose weight again. You must consult your therapist who will guide you along with a dietician. It is dangerous to stop eating in order to lose weight. ...Read more

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Want to lose weight after anorexia recovery?

Want to lose weight after anorexia recovery?

Complicated Question: You might want 2 chat w/ someone at the natl assn of anorexia nervosa & related disorders helpline about this, so you can discuss your rea http://bit.Ly/16crmyh. Call (630) 577-1330 to talk to someone who'll very likely understand your fears about weight/weight gain. Relapse is very common among those w/ anorexia. Preoccupation with weight/body size & shape can often slip back into your life. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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