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Doctor insights on: How To Be Anorexic

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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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How does a anorexic keep warm outdoors all day?

How does a anorexic keep warm outdoors all day?

Get Help 2 Recover!: Someone w/ anorexia is starving her/ himself. S/he may have little/no body fat 2insulate her/him from cold. And it's likely her/his metabolism has slowed 2a crawl as her/his body tries 2conserve as much energy as possible. After a while, fine hair starts growing all over body 2 insulate it. The best anyone can do 2 stay warm when their internal heat circulation systems r not working well=bundle up. ...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 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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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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How can I become anorexic and stay that way?

How can I become anorexic and stay that way?

Anorexic: Don't eat. But this will kill you. I would discuss with your Dr. Anorexia is a very serious illness and difficult to treat. ...Read more

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How long can an anorexic person survive if untreated?

How long can an anorexic person survive if untreated?

It depends: A healthy person may survive up to one month without eating. Less time if a person has some medical problems. A person may survive up to five days or so without water. I guess I am concerned why you would ask this? If you are not eating and wonder how long you can live like that, you should really seek appropriate medical care immediately. ...Read more

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How is it that anorexics lose so much weight so fast?

How is it that anorexics lose so much weight so fast?

Anorexics don't eat: Folks who stop eating (or eat very little) yet continue to exercise at tremendous rates, will tend to lose weight rather dramatically. Unfortunately, their self-image prevents them from seeing themselves as you & I see them: horribly thin sack of bones. This is most common in young women and needs to be addressed medically before negatively impacting their physical health. ...Read more

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How do people become anorexic or are they just born that way?

Anorexics: Biopsychosocial factors (genetic predisposition, self-image & self-esteem issues, traumatic events). ...Read more

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How do anorexics hide it from the families? Wouldn't it be veery noticeable?

How do anorexics hide it from the families? Wouldn't it be veery noticeable?

Secrets: People with eating disorders are masters at keeping secrets. It is incredible what they can hide. ...Read more

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How can I become anorexic and hide it from my family so they don't think anything of it?

How can I become anorexic and hide it from my family so they don't think anything of it?

Seek help.: Why do you want to become anorexic? If you are thinking about this you should speak with someone you trust, your primary care or gyn physician, a psychiatrist or a therapist to learn more about why you have a desire to harm your body. ...Read more

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How is it that anorexics get so bony?

How is it that anorexics get so bony?

Low body weight: Anorexics have less body fat and muscle mass so their bones show more. ...Read more

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How are bulimic and anorexic different?

Variable: 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. ...Read more

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What is anorexia and how do people become anorexic?

What is anorexia and how do people become anorexic?

Anorexia: Is decrease sensation of appetite. Symptoms depend on cause of anorexia, for example anorexia nervosa which cause binging, purging, amenorrhea, fatigue, swollen joints, hair loss, etc. Etiology unknown in most cases of eating disorders, but genetics, environmental, psychological & medical factors can attribute. ...Read more

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What is anorexia and how does someone become anorexic?

What is anorexia and how does someone become anorexic?

An Eating Disorder: Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder where the individual refuses to maintain an appropriate body weight, restricts intake and has a distorted body image. It is a serious mental illness with the highest mortality rate of any other mental disorder. No one fully understands how a person becomes anorexic. The onset of the illness is insidious. Fortunately there is effective treatment. ...Read more

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How do anorexics lose weight without other people knowing?

Anorexia: Anorexics don't eat, and often become very skilled at concealing it. They often fly under the radar and go unnoticed. That makes it even more deadly because before you know it, a person may become quite ill from their anorexia nervosa. ...Read more

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How much time does anorexics stay in the hospital?

How much time does anorexics stay in the hospital?

1-4 weeks: Depending on the severity of the illness and how they respond to the treatment but they average between 1-4 weeks. ...Read more

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How is it that anorexics end up in hospital (re-feeding)?

How is it that anorexics end up in hospital (re-feeding)?

Simple answer: They have lost too much weight, too fast and have reached a dangerous health crisis where the body feeds on itself in starvation mode. Decoding anorexia: how breakthroughs in science offer hope for eating disorders. ...Read more

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How many times do anorexics usually binge in a week?

None: Anorexia and bulimia (binging and purging) are seperate disorders which are unlikely to occur together. Anorexia is specifically a fear of gaining weight in someone who is significantly below their ideal body weight often assoc with extreme exercise and/or abuse of laxatives, diuretics or other agents aimed at restricting weight. ...Read more