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Could there be a disease for the opposite of anorexia?

Could there be a disease for the opposite of anorexia?

Yes: Prader-willi syndrome is a genetic disorder so it's not exactly opposite to anorexia. More common is the 'sea-food diet' syndrome. We see food. We eat it. We get fat. ...Read more

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Anorexia Nervosa (Definition)

An emotional disorder characterized by an obsessive desire to lose weight by refusing to ...Read more


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What is the opposite of anorexia, where you think you are too thin?

What is the opposite of anorexia, where you think you are too thin?

Body dysmorphic: Anorexics have body image distortions and compulsions to be thin. Some don't admit to thinking they are fat but look at parts of their bodies that they want thinner. Some boys or men think they are too small and want to bulk up. This can also be a variant of the same problem of body dysmorphic disorder. ...Read more

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I starve, then i cave in and eat uncontrollably, then sometimes i puke it out. But anorexia and binge eating are opposite right?

I starve, then i cave in and eat uncontrollably, then sometimes i puke it out. But anorexia and binge eating are opposite right?

Anorexia & Bulimia: I agree with dr. Singer about the dangers of eating disorders. Some people combine anorexia and bulimia in their day-to-day lives, alternately restricting and binging on food -- plus vomiting like you describe. It's called bulimarexia, and is a very complicated eating problem that requires professional treatment. Many anorexics purge also, even if they might not binge. Please see your doctor! ...Read more

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What is anorexia?

What is anorexia?

Lack of desire 2 eat: Simply, the lack of desire to eat.Some very sick patients lack the desire to eat food tastes bad, feel full, food smells bad.These ptsmay have a terminal illness like some cancersanorexia nervosa is amedical/psych condition that is characterized by a feeling of control-euphoric- about losing wt, often by not eating, laxatives, vomiting, and or overexercising.They have distorted body image.Could die. ...Read more

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How do people beat anorexia?

How do people beat anorexia?

Anorexia: Anorexia is complex. I believe that anorexia becomes better, can be controlled, and not be the "center" of one's lfe. But, just as there are compulsions for many things in this world; i believe the tendency for anorexia will always be there; but no longer acted upon. So, i believe that anorexia can become inactive in a person---that would be a cure in my experience. ...Read more

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What are signs of anorexia?

What are signs  of anorexia?

Orexin: We neuroscientist are understanding eating disorders which are making us humble new molecule orexin is being studied along with serotonin and histamine in the struggles pts with eating disorders has so we doctors still are learning but anorexia is the internal image of self pt has about them self which is created by various factors including enmeshed relationship disturbed neurotranmitters. ...Read more

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I have anorexia. Plz advice?

Complex disease: This is a complex difficult disease that requires multidisciplinary approach. I would start by talking to your doctor to do a physical assessment to see how urgent your situation is. Good luck and be well! ...Read more

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What can be done for anorexia?

Anorexia: As an eating disorder, several things are involved in treatment, to include; medical treatment of associated conditions such as osteoporosis, heart problems, depression; nutritional counseling by a certified dietitian; individual psychotherapy & family therapy. ...Read more

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Anorexia recovery eating plan?

Anorexia recovery eating plan?

Here you go: Sample eating disorder recovery meal plans | healing for ... Healingforeatingdisorders.Com/sample-meal-plans-for... Examples of eating disorder meal plans and how to design your daily food plan to overcome bulimia, anorexia, binge eating or eating disorder.Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the signs of anorexia?

What are the signs of anorexia?

Several: One would have great concern with body size and weight, and would fear gaining weight. Would restrict food intake in order to lose or control weight. May purge via vomiting or use of laxatives, diuretics, or extreme exercise. Refuses to keep a normal body weight, and has a very distorted body image. Much painful emotion behind all this. ...Read more

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What are the causes of anorexia?

Multiple Factors: There is no one cause for the onset of anorexia nervosa eating disorder. Predisposing factors, including genetic susceptibility, have been shown in research to account for up 60% of cause of onset. Precipitating factors are often related to emotional factors and stressors including trauma. Social and media expectations also receive some blame. Short answer, a combination of biology/environment. ...Read more

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How common is anorexia nervousa?

How common is anorexia nervousa?

Stats: In a national comorbidity replication survey of over 9, 000 people in the U.S. Conducted from 2001-2003 the findings indicated that the lifetime prevalence rates for women were 0.9% for anorexia nervosa, 1.5% for bulimia nervosa, and 3.5% for binge eating disorder. For men, the lifetime prevalence was 0.3% for anorexia nervosa, 0.5% for bulimia nervosa, and 2% for binge eating disorder. ...Read more

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How can i tell if have anorexia?

See below: Anorexia is a serious disorder in which people have an intense fear of gaining weight and can become dangerously thin. Signs of anorexia include less than normal weight, negative body image, and obsession with food. comprehensive patient advice on Anorexia go to: http://bit.ly/1AAnAGD ...Read more

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What are some signs of anorexia?

What are some signs of anorexia?

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. ...Read more

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What are the causes of anorexia?

Many: Anorexia denotes a decrease in, or lack of both appetite & hunger. This can be caused by to mention a few causes emotional disorder, drugs, nutritional & endocrine deficiencies, anemia, etc. In a person especially a female at your age it is a very serious condition and I would advise you not to delay and get to see your family physician ASAP if you are indeed concerned about anorexia. ...Read more

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What are first signs of anorexia?

What are first signs of anorexia?

Odd Food Behaviors: Preoccupation with food or dieting are generally the earliest signs of anorexia nervosa. The following are also early warning signs: refusing to eat, denying hunger, poor concentration, skipping meals, limiting intake to only certain foods, excuses for not eating, obsession with body size and shape, excessive exercise, wearing baggy clothes, and repeated weighing of themselves. ...Read more

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How can you snap out of anorexia?

Got Change?: It might help 2 learn about the 5-stage "transtheoretical model of change" advanced by diclemente & prochaska. These stages include precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, action & maintenance. U might want 2 figure out where u are w/ respect 2 taking steps 2 recover from anorexia nervosa. For help: natl assn of anorexia nervosa & related disorders: http://bit.Ly/16crmyh. (630) 577-1330. ...Read more

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What are the effects of anorexia?

What are the effects of anorexia?

See fact sheet: Fact sheet: http://www.Womenshealth.Gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/anorexia-nervosa.Cfm.

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How can I cure myself of anorexia?

How can I cure myself of anorexia?

!st be evaluated.: First a person who is having anorexia needs to be evaluated by a physician to be certain that there are no medical reasons for the anorexia or that there are no medical effects of the anorexia that need to be treated. If the the underlying reason is a psychological or emotional one, usually therapy is very helpful. The person her or himself will play an important role in getting better. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of anorexia?

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. ...Read more