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How do you live healthy if I am bulimic/anorexic?

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These are serious symptoms . People who have bulimia and anorexia should have both a medical and a psychiatric evaluation. The next step would be a treatment plan to help with this serous condition.
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Dr. Ashley Bone answered:

How are bulimic and anorexic different?

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Anorexia is refusal maintain weight at or above a minimally normal weight. Also intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat even though they are underweight. Women have absence of at least three consecutive menstrual cycles. In Bulimia, there are recurrent episodes of binge eating followed by inappropriate behavior to prevent weight gain -self induced vomiting, misuse of laxatives, etc.
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Dr. Austina Cho answered:

Anorexic/bulimic but I still have stretch marks, please help me?

See a dermatologist.

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If your stretch marks are pretty severe, you could see a dermatologist to discuss treatment options. There are a variety of over-the-counter creams and ointments that may help. Bio-Oil is one that is advertised as helping to decrease stretch marks.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered:

What can they look for in a blood test and ekg for bulimics or purging anorexics?

Many things

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Electrolyte abnormalities would be the most immediate concern that would show up in both blood tests and EKG. Blood tests may be used to evaluate the nutritional status as well and any other disorders that may show up after history, physical examination and results of initial tests.
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I have anorexic/bulimic tendencies. I do self harm (cutting). I am depressed as constantly think of suicide. I feel like I'm going insane.help?:(

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It sounds like things are getting out of control for you pretty quickly and I am concerned about your safety. I would encourage you to contact your physician's office or any mental health professional whom you might already be seeing. If your immediate safety is in question, then you need to go to your closest emergency room. In the long run you need to establish consistent mental health care.
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Is it possible for somebody to be both anorexic and bulimic?

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Yes -- some people with anorexia not only severely control the amount of food they eat, but also purge through vomiting, using laxatives & diuretics, etc. They may also exercise way out of proportion to the amount needed for enjoyment or physical health. They don't usually binge on large quantities of food before making themselves vomit, however.
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Dr. Alan H. Ali answered:

Relapsed anorexic and bulimic: i've fallen back into my disordered behaviors. Help??

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Back to Psychotherapy. Consult a specialist for Eating Disorder groups.
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Dr. Barbara Lavi answered:

What is the mechanism by which people who are anorexic or bulimic lose weight so fast?

You do not want to

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You do not want to know! They are simply killing themselves, starving their bodies of important nutrition. Anorexia and bulimia are suicidal acts although until the damage is close to irreversible they cannot be hospitalized against their will. They usually are in denial and do not even see how imatiated they look.
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I used to be anorexic and bulimic and I am afraid I am going to revert back if I don't lose these last 15-20 lbs.?

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If needed, there are much healthier ways to lose weight than reverting to anorexia or bulimia. Please see your physician and/or therapist before you relapse. You need to help yourself stay healthy. Good luck to you.
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Can you be both anorexic and bulimic at the same time? My daughter is a little underweight her daughter is not concern. He says she is in excellent health both mentally and physically. She eats alot and loves food, but does not gain weight. My mom and dad

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Before we go any further, being a skinny person does not mean that you have an eating disorder. Some skinny people have eating disorders and some skinny people don’t. Genetics can have an impact. Here is some information that comes from the DSM (Diagnostic and statistical Manual of Mental Disorders). Here are some of the symptoms of Anorexia Nervosa. Refusal to maintain body weight at or above a minimally normal weight for age and height (maintaining a body weight less than 85% of the expected weight). An intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat, even though the person is underweight. Self-perception that is grossly distorted, excessive emphasis on body weight in self-assessment, and weight loss that is either minimized or not acknowledged completely. Missing three consecutive periods or failing to have a period without being treated with hormones. (This applies to women. It is likely not to apply to her since you referred to her as a child). There is a binge eating/ purging type (the individual regularly engages in binge eating or purging behavior which involves self-induced vomiting or the misuse of laxatives, diuretics, or enemas during the current episode of anorexia.) There is also a restricting type (the individual severely restricts food intake but does not regularly engage in the behaviors seen in the binge-eating type.) Here are some criteria for Bulimia Nervosa. Recurrent episodes of binge eating. An episode of binge eating is characterized by both of the following: Eating, in a discrete period of time (e.g., within any two hour period), an amount of food that is definitely larger than most people would eat during a similar period of time and under similar circumstances. A sense of lack of control over eating during the episode (e.g., a feeling that one cannot stop eating or control what or how much one is eating). Recurrent inappropriate compensatory behavior in order to prevent weight gain, such as self-induced vomiting; misuse of laxatives, diuretics, enemas, or other medications; fasting; or excessive exercise. The binge eating and inappropriate compensatory behaviors both occur, on average, at least twice a week for 3 months. Self-evaluation is unduly influenced by body shape and weight. The disturbance does not occur exclusively during episodes of anorexia nervosa. There is a purging type: During the current episode of bulimia nervosa, the person has regularly engaged in self-induced vomiting or the misuse of laxatives, diuretics, or enemas. There is also a nonpurging type: During the current episode of bulimia nervosa, the person has used other inappropriate compensatory behaviors, such as fasting or excessive exercise, but has not regularly engaged in self-induced vomiting or the misuse of laxatives, diuretics, or enemas. In up to 60% of cases, patients with bulimia nervosa report prior histories of anorexia nervosa. Although criteria for these disorders are listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders; these diagnoses should be made by a trained professional.
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