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Who can become anorexic?

Who can become anorexic?

Essentially Anyone: The mayo clinic has identified certain factors which increase the risk of anorexia:
being female.
A young age.
Genetics.
Family history - having a first degree relative with anorexia.
Weight changes.
Transitions such as a new school, home or job.
Sports, work and artistic activities such as ballet, or gymnastics.
Media and society - unrealistic social values displayed in fashion. ...Read more

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How do I become anorexic?

How do I become anorexic?

By not eating: It is a type of eating disorder where patients are obsessed by weight and have dysmoprhic body syndrome (think you look fat even though your body mass index is <20 and you look like a prison camp survivor). Many abuse diuretics and laxatives and exercise compulsively. This is a serious psychiatric problem that can lead to severe medical complications and death. ...Read more

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How can I stop being anorexic?

How can I stop being anorexic?

Anorexia: Help is available. Start with a therapist with experience in eating disorders. Wish u well. ...Read more

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How would I know if I'm anorexic?

How would I know if I'm anorexic?

Very Impt Question!: Learn about eds & seek expert help determining whether u have an ed. 4 expert, check the "get help" pg of website of the natl assn of anorexia nervosa & related disorders: http://bit. Ly/16crmyh. Call their helpline: (630) 577-1330. Email them: anadhelp@anad. Org. One ed, anorexia nervosa=the most fatal mental disorder: about 10% w/anorexia die from suicide/starvation/metabolic failure/other. ...Read more

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How can you stop anorexic behavior?

How can you stop anorexic behavior?

See a specialist: There are a lot of specialists in anorexia. They can work with you from a variety of perspectives like behavior therapy and/or cognitive therapy. Reading is also valuable. There are great books out there on anorexia and learning to manage the disorder and behavior, like decoding anorexia: how breakthroughs in science offer hope for eating disorders. ...Read more

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Which qualifies for being anorexic?

Which qualifies for being anorexic?

Low weight: A refusal to maintain a minimal body weight is key to the disorder (<85% of normal). Extreme fear of obesity and having a distorted and unrealistic view of the size and shape of their body is also noted in the diagnosis. Some anorexics restrict their food intake and exercise to excess to maintain or lose weight, while others binge and purge, or use other inappropriate compensatory measures. ...Read more

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How to help my anorexic girlfriend?

Encourage her to: Accept help. Working with an eating disorder specialist would be very important. Take care. ...Read more

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Do anorexics gain back weight fast?

Do anorexics gain back weight fast?

That is variable: Once metabolic rate has dropped it can allow more rapid weight gain when calories are increased. But many people with anorexia do not have rapid weight gain as they may resist other's attempts to take control over their weight. ...Read more

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Any tips for a recovering anorexic?

Any tips for a recovering anorexic?

Celebrate, Prepare: Relapse is very common. This is part of what makes anorexia nervosa so so tough to treat. So consider planning what you'll do if you relapse. Imagine the life you want to keep building while planning ahead- planning what you can do when faced w/ challenges that could set you back. Check the website of natl assn of anorexia nervosa & related disorders: http://bit. Ly/14wd5ib for help, resources. ...Read more

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What qualifies someone as anorexic?

Anorexic.: Anorexia is an eating disorder characterized by markedly reduced appetite or total aversion to food. They have body image or self esteem conflicts. ...Read more

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What to do if I want to be anorexic?

What to do if I want to be anorexic?

Sounds Dreamy! -NOT: Besides being  18 times more likely to die early compared with people of similar age in the general population, you get thinning bones, brittle hair and nails, dry and yellowish skin, fine hair all over your body,  anemia and muscle wasting, severe constipation, low blood pressure, slowed breathing and pulse, heart damage, brain damage, feel cold and tired all the time and become infertile. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you are anorexic?

How can you tell if you are anorexic?

Anorexic: Excess wt. Loss, secretive eating habits, perceives self as fat when actually underweight, binges/purges, boarded food, sickly a lot. ...Read more

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Who is more likely to become anorexic?

Who is more likely to become anorexic?

Anorexic: Teenage females with low self esteem and poor self image who thrive for perfection. ...Read more

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My sister is anorexic, how to help her?

My sister is anorexic, how to help her?

Talk with her: Anorexics control their eating because they feel the control little else. Find out about eating disorder clinics and/or doctors/psychologists who can treat the illness in your town. Call them, find out what insurance she has and ask about sliding scale to get a good therapist if insurance doesn't work. Its worth it and will save her life. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if anorexics stash food?

Can you tell me if anorexics stash food?

That might happen: More often in an over eater or a bulimic. ...Read more

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Can being anorexic lead to hospilzation?

Can being anorexic lead to hospilzation?

Yes: If a person with anorexia becomes severely malnourished, every organ in the body can be damaged, including the brain, heart and kidneys. This damage may not be fully reversible, even when the anorexia is under control. At its most severe, it can be fatal. Death may occur suddenly, even when someone is not severely underweight. This may result from abnormal heart rhythms or electrolyte disturbance. ...Read more

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How can you tell if someone is anorexic?

How can you tell if someone is anorexic?

Call NEDA, Ask Q's: Speak w/someone re ur specific concerns @nat'l assn of anorexia nervosa & related disorders (neda) helpline: (630) 577-1330. 4 educat'l info re eating disorders: neda website (http://bit. Ly/16crmyh) & website of eating disorders info network (http://myedin. Org). Signs include: poor body image; probs enjoying food; eating/exercise habits; trouble expressing emotions; moodiness; self-harm. ...Read more

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How can I support my anorexic friend (s)?

Go w them for help: Encourage them to seek help; go w them if necessary.
Encourage contact w dietician to establish healthy eating. ...Read more

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How can I help a friend who is anorexic?

How can I help a friend who is anorexic?

Encourage: Encourage your friend to work with a treatment team (ie. Behavioral health, physician & nutritionist). ...Read more

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How do you know when someone is anorexic?

<85% normal body wt: There are four necessary criteria for anorexia nervosa: refusing to maintain above 85% normal body weight, fear of gaining weight or becoming fat despite being underweight, distorted perception of body weight or denial of seriousness of weight status, and absence of menstruation (after establishing menstruation) for 3 consecutive cycles. ...Read more

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How can I help my friend who is anorexic?

Encourage treatment: This is a very serious disorder, and encouraging medical, psychological and psychaitric evaluation and treatment follow up is very important. Supporting treatment compliance and not enabling maladaptive behaviors is also important. ...Read more

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How and what do recovering anorexics eat?

How and what do recovering anorexics eat?

Food for thought: They eat food. That is an excellent question. With addictions like drugs or alcohol people are advised to stop use completely. Obviously that can not be done with food addictions. It is usually a struggle because the individual who has anorexia usually doesn't want someone to take control of them and they usually don't want to gain weight. Many need to gain weight to become healthier. ...Read more

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How to tell if I am becoming an anorexic?

How to tell if I am becoming an anorexic?

Anorexic.: Anorexia is an eating disorder characterized by markedly reduced appetite or total aversion to food. They have body image or self esteem conflicts. ...Read more

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How quickly do anorexics lose the weight?

How quickly do anorexics lose the weight?

That is quite: Variable. It depends on things like metabolic rate, exercise level, nutrition, muscle mass, etc. ...Read more

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My sister is anorexic how can I help her?

My sister is anorexic how can I help her?

Anorexic sister: Guide her to get professional help. Be supportive & available for her. Monitor her eating habits. ...Read more

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Is there a way to help my anorexic friend?

Is there a way to help my anorexic friend?

Learn About Anorexia: You might best help her/him by learning about eating disorders & seek expert help/support 4 you. Check "get help" page of website of the national assn of anorexia nervosa & related disorders (anad): http://bit. Ly/16crmyh. Call their helpline: (630) 577-1330. The eating disorders information network (edin) also has very helpful resources: http://myedin. Org. ...Read more

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Is it sick that I am jealous of anorexics?

Maybe Naive-: As you might not be taking into account the emotional & physical suffering that can occur or that fact that is may cause death. ...Read more

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