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How Unhealthy Is It To Make Yourself Underweight By Purging
Purging is a symptom in which a person clears his body of "undesirable" stuff, usually meaning intention vomiting to empty the stomach, but can also be the clearing of his bowels by using laxatives. The eating disorder called bulimia involves rapid over-eating (binging), followed ...Read more
Can be either.: Weight ultimately is the result of calories in vs. Calories out. Purging (vomiting or laxitvie abuse) or even intense exercise compensates for the massive calorie overload that can occur with binging. Some maintain normal weight that way; others develop what is called buliarexia, where they are binging but become markedly underweight with distorted body image like anorexics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends how: "ideal weight" is subscience / entertainment. Many elite athletes, especially runners, have light, amazingly efficient muscle and no body fat. This is great and it's fine. If you simply starve yourself in the hopes of improving your definition, and aren't doing healthy exercise, you'll end up disappointing yourself but it's a risk to health only if you're abusing your body. Talk with your dr. ...Read more
Fiancée has unhealthy relationship with food. Continuously trying to lose weight. Borderline underweight. Struggling to persuade to seek help. Help?
Your Relationship: Eating disorders in people we love can be so scary and painful. In terms of getting your fiancé help, probably the best thing to do is spend time with her and let her know your concerns in a way that won't offend her. This can be very difficult because she will most likely be defensive. Your relationship is key in how she takes it. Support yourself. Best luck to both of you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does masturbation have anything to do with being underweight and changes in hormones in females? I mean is it harmful and unhealthy?
No: It is normal and causes no health problems. ...Read more
Is it healthy or unhealthy to drink 60ml olive oil a day. I'm underweight by genetic factors, I exercise and I find it hard to eat enough calories?
Unhealthy: First you have not shared how many calories you are consuming or burning. Thus any answer here will not be helpful. It will be generic. Fat calories do not build muscle or tissue. It is the wrong kind if calories to consume to put on healthy weight. ...Read more
Im really skinny. 95 pounds at 16. How can I gain weight? I eat a lot but nothing seems to make me gain weight. Am i underweight for my age?
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