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Anorexia recovery weight gain? What should I do?

Anorexia recovery weight gain? What should I do?

Work with treatment: team that includes your physician, a nutritionist and a behavioral health provider who is experienced in working with eating disorders. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Anorexia Nervosa (Definition)

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder in which a person refuses to maintain a normal body weight, has a fear of being fat, and significantly misperceives their body weight or shape. People with anorexia tend to be female (about 90%). Patients are unaware that their preoccupation with weight is abnormal. They tend to see their low weight as an achievement, which limits ...Read more


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Anorexia recovery weight gain should be how many pounds/wk?

Anorexia recovery weight gain should be how many pounds/wk?

2 lbs per week: Anorexia recovery is very complex and needs to be achieved with the help of medical professionals knowledgeable. A fast weight gain is too much psychologically and physcally for a patient. An anorexic person has a great fear of gaining weight. So, as long as there is continual improvement in their health there is no rule of weight gain--just heath and psychological well-being foremost. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions for anorexia recovery weight gain?

Can you give me suggestions for anorexia recovery weight gain?

If you have anorexia: Nervosa - really recommend a team approach to include your physician, behavioral health provider and a nutritionist. ...Read more

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How much weight gain is healthy during recovery from anorexia?

How much weight gain is healthy during recovery from anorexia?

Cannot say in: a particular case. The one anorexic/bulemic I've seen was overweight (not typical). certainly checking BMI would give some guidance. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm ...Read more

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Anorexia recovery rapid weight gain, what to do?

A team treatment: Approach is really important in recovery from anorexia nervosa. Recommend haivng input from a nutritionist, your physician and a behavioral health provider. Take care. ...Read more

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Is buclizine good for you? Does it cause weight gain and does it make anorexia patients better?

Is  buclizine good for you? Does it cause weight gain and does it make anorexia patients better?

May be migraine: Buclizine is contained in some medications claimed to be effective against migraine. A search revealed no published articles on buclizine and weight gain in the last 40 years, and only a very few before 1970, mostly untraceable non-english articles.. There is no convincing literature regarding the use of this drug. ...Read more

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Anorexia relapse…how do I cope with weight gain after a thyroidectomy? Starvation and excessive exercise isn't what I want anymore. Recovery main goal

Anorexia relapse…how do I cope with weight gain after a thyroidectomy? Starvation and excessive exercise isn't what I want anymore. Recovery main goal

So glad to: hear that you are free of the desire for starving yourself or doing excessive exercise. See your doc for monitoring and then a mental health professional who specializes in eating disorders. Your doc will help you to regulate your thyroid meds for you to feel better, including your mood. Peace and good health. Balance in all things. ...Read more

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Is rapid weight gain or slow weight gain better for Anorexic recovery? Current BMI at 17.7. Had BMI of 15 around early March...

Slow and steady: It sounds like you are making good progress. Slow weight gain will not tax your body and is more likely,to become a healthy way,of,eating. Rapid weight gain is more likely to overly tax your,body,which can be dangerous. Manage your exercise as well. Keep it moderate if you have been exercising. It is important to be followed by your doc, a nutritionist, and,therapist during,this process. ...Read more

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Would my anorexia weight gain slow down after a while?

Have no idea: what you are asking. Anorexia by definition is weight loss. It is a serious often fatal condition. With treatment, people gain some weight back but it doesn't keep going up. ...Read more

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How to avoid extreme weight gain after anorexia cure?

How to avoid extreme weight gain after anorexia cure?

Anorexia: I do agree with dr. Kuhn, but i believe it is very important to know that anorexia is not really "cured".I believe there is a genetic predisposition to eating disorders, just like alcohol and drug addiction but, with eating disorders, it can be even more difficult because one "could completely stop alcohol and drugs" but a patient must learn to live with "eating" and see expert drs. And therapists. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more