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What misconceptions do girls have about the symptoms of bulimia and anorexia?

What misconceptions do girls have about the symptoms of bulimia and anorexia?

Unhealthy: I think many think it is a great way to loose weight without effort. Instead they risk rotten teeth and ulcer from vomiting, death from electrolyte imbalances, swollen chipmunk cheeks from swollen salivary glands, and later problems with osteoporosis, ostrazation by peers. These are serious disorders close to depression and ocd. 20% of anorexics die if untreated. ...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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Can you please tell me why it'svery common for girls to get anorexia?

Can you please tell me why it'svery common for girls to get anorexia?

Anorexia: Several reasons, but most prevalent is self-image, being accepted socially, & self-esteem issues. As the saying goes "thin is in, fat is out". ...Read more

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I know that girls that battle anorexia or extreme dieting lose their periods. Do they get it back?

Most do, not all: In order to get your periods back you must regain adequate weight. Exercise may interfere with return of menstruation, too, and (annoyingly) may need to be drastically limited during the recovery period, even after weight is adequate. Dieting is very bad for the hormones in nearly every setting. When periods do not return it is usually because of low weight&/or too much exercise. ...Read more

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What to do if i heard some girls talking about anorexia buddies- what is it?

What to do if i heard some girls talking about anorexia buddies- what is it?

NOT A GOOD THING: There are many ways grls exchange re anorexia. Suggest interventiion please. ...Read more

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I see my boyfriend have a lot of nude girls pictures that take from fb and porn movies! is this an addiction ?

I see my boyfriend have a lot of nude girls pictures that take from fb and porn movies! is this an addiction ?

It certainly can be: Sex addiction takes many forms. Preoccupation with porn is not "just what guys do, " that is a form of denial. If it hurts you and he continues to do it despite your telling him how it is affecting you, he may need help to stop. If this is the problem, there are groups for both him and for you as well. There is saa (sexaa.Org) for him, and cosa (cosa-recovery.Org) for you. ...Read more

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Why do anorexic girls have excessive hair growth on faces?

Why do anorexic girls have excessive hair growth on faces?

Several reasons: There can be several reasons for that. The thyroid hormone may be abnormal and can cause changes in hair patterns. More commonly, the absolute amounts of female hormones are much lower and therefore the relative amounts of male hormones are usually higher and may cause those changes. ...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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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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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?

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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What are the causes of anorexia?

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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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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Could there be a healthier way of anorexia?

Anorexia Nervosa: Are you asking if there are other behaviors that can be used besides laxatives, diuretics, starvation, induction of emesis & over-exercising to cause anorexia nervosa? If i knew them, i wouldn't teach them to people who have serious eating disorders. The bottom line is that this is not healthy regardless of the approach one uses to get there. ...Read more

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Is anorexia nervosa curable?

Yes, with difficulty: Generally, treatment is best done by a psychiatrist/psychologist who is part of an eating disorders treatment program as treatment needs to be multi-modal and is difficult. ...Read more

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Can anorexia cause tenesmus?

May be associated: Such pain and feeling of incomplete evacuation can accompany constipation and anxiety related states with anorexia. But it has an association with poor bowel habits that can be traced back to poor intake. Rarely it can lead to secondary loss of appetite, more a function of a gut related problem. ...Read more

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B12 defiency can cause anorexia?

B12 defiency can cause anorexia?

Generally not but if: B12 deficiency is relatively common and if mild, often cause no symptoms. If deficiency is chronic and more severe, anemia may develop, fatigue, irritability, and nerve damage may occur. Severe deficiency can lead to dementia as well. Any of these condition, if severe, can cause secondary etc..B12 is an important vitamin and treatment is relatively easy/inexpensive..Consult your doc..Good luck. ...Read more

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What is worse anorexia or obesity?

Obesity = bad: Neither is good but globally obesity is a bigger problem. Diseases related to obesity (diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea) are responsible for more worldwide deaths than anorexia. The best weight for an individual is a normal weight and an active lifestyle. ...Read more

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Is amenorrhea a result of anorexia?

Yes: Women losing weight significantly and rapidly can loose their periods and develop amenorrhea. Amenorrhea is a well recognized consequence of anorexia. ...Read more

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