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How Hunger Can Be Overcome
Meds + therapy: Best approach is to engage in a specific type of therapy called cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) to learn coping skills and practice overcoming your fears with a professional by your side. Medications such as ssris (prozac, zoloft, (sertraline) celexa, etc..) can be very helpful as well. A. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eat less, & exercise: Obesity can be overcome by a permanent change in lifestyle and in personal outlook. If a person eats fewer calories than he needs to live on each day, his body will use the stored fuel (fat). If a person exercises more than he did before, but does not start eating more calories, then his body will use up the fat (stored fuel). Easier said than done, but definitely possible to do. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Get a check up: First of all make an appontment with your doctor and have a complete check up to find if there is a medical condition causing your extreme tiredness if one is found get it treated and you will be ok if no medical reason found then make sure you get 7to8 hours of good night sleep avoid too strenuous exercises for some time eat healthy cut down on carbs dont smoke and drink in moderation relax&laugh. ...Read more
Are you sure: There are no physical reasons for your emaciation? If other issues have been ruled put, start working with a psychologist and/or a psychiatrist. Work on reducing anxiety and depression. Some antidepressant medications reduce appetite so consult with them to be sure you take the right medication. Speak with a dietician to come up with a diet that will help you regain weight. ...Read more
It's a reaction : These are signs of anxiety. A few sessions with cognitive-behavioral therapist can make a world of difference. You may not be able to stop your body's reaction completely (it's an important signal for you) but you can shift how you think about the response and not make the reaction bigger and/or use techniques to calm quickly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Manage anxiety: By learning relaxation skills & learning to modify the thoughts, perceptions & beliefs that trigger your anxiety. Learning to calm your body & your mind is the key. You can learn these skills on your own, but having a mental health professional "coach" you is quicker & more effective. Biofeedback helps learn relaxation skills (www.Bcia.Org & www.Aapb.Org). Entrenched anxiety may require meds. ...Read more
Impact: It is usually not the "cause" of an eating disorder. But, many people use dysfunctional eating behaviors to cope. Increased stress & anxiety is likely to drive up use of those coping mechanisms. As one's life spirals out of control they may progressively default to their eating disorder. ...Read more
Seen 30lbs, No & Yes: Have seen up to 30 lbs; elderly lady (~150 lbs usually), who had developed intense constipation+small bowel obstruction+feculent vomiting but delayed wks before asking help. Bloating=intestinal enlargement with air, no ?wt. & water, ?wt. Constipation=retained material, water+greater-density-material (50% bacteria): left over food+material body is removing (& bacteria living off/in this material). ...Read more
Paranoia?: Paranoia is not part of asperger's, but there can be some social stresses. People with asperger's have a hard time picking up on others' emotional states or social cues, so many interactions can be confusing to them. Paranoia generally means a person feels others are against him in some way, and it is not a usual part of asperger's. Please see a psychiatrist for evaluation of your concerns. ...Read more
Sleep hygiene: Sleep hygiene includes creating a soothing bed time ritual. This should include eliminating electronics at least 1 hour prior to desired sleep time, removing clutter from the bedroom area and limiting bedroom to primarily sleep, exercise early in the day, make a ritual at night that relaxes you: try reading, drinking hot decaf tea such as linden leaf, warm showers, relaxing music, journaling. ...Read more
Chocolate hurts!: Chocolate contributes to stomach aches because: 1) theobromine in chocolate is a caffeine-derivative; 2) the calcium in the milk of mik chocolate stimulates gastrin to turn up acid production; & 3) the fat in chocolate delays stomach emptying. Moderation is key here, so enjoy chocolate but not to the point of promoting "stomach aches" & avoid eating chocolate with foods that upset your stomach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me how long it should take to overcome hypersomnia caused my depression and medication?
Try to reach beyond: Your comfort zone. Set some simple goals, i.e., to smile and say something at a social gathering to one new person. Practice before hand some possible things to say. Join a social group that does some activity you like, ie, hiking or volleyball. Meet with a therapist to develop some goals and practice. Good luck & let us know how it goes. ...Read more
Therapy: You can seek help from a team of professionals. Your primary care physician to closely follow you for overall health concerns; a psychotherapist for working with you on your health and other anxieties or depression; a psychiatrist to work with you on any medications that could help with specific symptoms. With this collaborative team and working in your therapy, you can get well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It would help: If you could be more specific as the reasons why you or someone else is undereating. Some of the nuances of how to address these issues very much depend on if it's related to a psychiatric issues or other medical issues like cancer, strokes, etc. Usually, at least the addition of supplementary meal drinks/shakes like Ensure or Boost can be a reasonable place to start. ...Read more
CBT: In contrast to other forms of psychotherapy, cognitive therapy is usually more focused on the present, more time-limited, and more problem-solving oriented. In addition, patients learn specific skills that they can use for the rest of their lives. These skills involve identifying distorted thinking, modifying beliefs, relating to others in different ways, and changing behaviors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Daily chore..: Sorry to say, but reactive hypoglycemia, which is typically what we experience, is not curable. Proper management includes smaller more frequent meals with lean protein and as much as 50 grams of fiber for a woman/70 grams of fiber for a man divided evenly amongst the meals, with the intent of smoothening out the release of insulin from the pancreas throughout the day and night. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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