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Do Anorexics Or Bulimia Get More Sympathy From Others
Web sites: American medical or psychiatric sites, web md or even wikipedia. Also just type these in on searches and you will get all the info you want. Be careful only to read from what seems to be reputable sites. ...Read more
Therapy and meds: You could recommend they see a therapist for psychotherapy, particularly dialectical behavioral therapy (dbt), as well as possible an antidepressant for relief of depression and anxiety. If the depression and anxiety is relieved, sometimes that can help with comorbid eating disorders, but they are notoriously difficulty to treat. A support group may also be helpful. ...Read more
How can I get rid of food obsession? From pro anorexia to bulimia. I have try phsychotherapy but didn't help me
Overeaters Anonymous: Just as with other addictions, there is no "cure, " but there is recovery. Overeaters anonymous is based on the principles of alcoholics anonymous. Oa is not just for binge eaters, many with anorexia or bulimia find help there as well. Check www.Oa.Org for meetings in your area and more information. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the liklihood that i will be able to get pregnant and carry a baby to full term naturally? I am 24 and i struggled with anorexia and bulimia thruoghout high school. I also have internal bruising and scaring/bleeding from an abusive family that wil
Your : Your concerns are understandable. I am sorry that you have gone through all of this. Prior to becoming pregnant, please see a high-risk OB or perinatologist and be sure that you are at an optimum nutritional status to get pregnant. Also please tell them of the past concerns. They will be able to address this. They may want to do blood work prior to pregnancy. If you haven't had counseling, please address this as well. Good luck to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Often mixed up: People often mistakenly believe that if you purge (vomit) you have bulimia, but you could have the purging form of anorexia. In general, people with bulimia are of average or higher than average weight. For more details see my lengthy blog and answers on this exact subject at www.Kartiniclinic.Com and click on "kartini blog, " see "most popular blogs". The subject can be complex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Both can be fatal: Anorexia is harder to miss, because of the severe weight loss; the effective starvation impairs functions of a lot of body organs. Many with bulimia look fine weight-wise but are abusing their bodies with purging and vomiting, both of which can cause body chemistry problems, sometimes bad enough to be fatal; vomiting can destroy teeth and cause other stomach problems. ...Read more
5 signs to watch for: You may have an eating disorder if you answer yes to two or more of the following: 1) do you force yourself to vomit because you're uncomfortably full? 2) do you worry that you've lost control over how much you eat? 3) have you lost >14 lbs in a 3 month period? 4) do you believe you're fat when others think you are too thin? 5) does thinking about food dominate your life? (from aarp magazine). ...Read more
Destroys the body: Because bulimia/anorexia becomes a nutritional "nightmare" the body suffers from self destruction. The extra stomach acid eats away at the esophagus, teeth and mouth lining(buccal mucosa). The body starts to use vital muscles for energy after the fat and glucose have been dissipated. Emaciation occurs with electrolyte abnormalities which can result in cardiac arrest and death. ...Read more
Eating disorders: Anorexia nervosa and bulimia are both eating disorders. Anorexics severely restrict food, and bulimics may both binge on food and then vomit many times a day. This can cause many physical problems such as esophageal and stomach injury, tooth decay, dehydration, electrolyte depletion, cardiac arrhythmia, and even death. Sometimes laxatives are used also, which worsens things in both conditions. ...Read more
Yes it is: Anorexics severely restrict food, and bulimics may both binge on food and then vomit many times a day. It's possible to both food restrict and vomit. This leads to many physical problems including esophageal and stomach injury, tooth decay, dehydration, electrolyte depletion, cardiac arrhythmia, and even death. Sometimes laxatives are used also, which worsens things in both conditions. ...Read more
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