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Doctor insights on: Recovery Rates For Anorexia And Bulimia

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Dr. Adam Tripp Dr. Tripp
Psychiatry
11 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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Do you think I should seek recovery for anorexia/bulimia?

Do you think I should seek recovery for anorexia/bulimia?

Therapy and meds: You could recommend try and find a therapist for psychotherapy, particularly dialectical behavioral therapy (dbt), as well as possible an antidepressant for relief of depression and anxiety. If the depression and anxiety is relieved, sometimes that can help with comorbid eating disorders, but they are notoriously difficulty to treat. A support group may also be helpful.

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Julie O'Toole Dr. O'Toole
Pediatrics
32 years in practice
Rheinisch-Westfalische Technical Academy at Aachen
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What is bulimia vs anorexia?

What is bulimia vs anorexia?

Often mixed up: People often mistakenly believe that if you purge (vomit) you have bulimia, but you could have the purging form of anorexia. In general, people with bulimia are of average or higher than average weight. For more details see my lengthy blog and answers on this exact subject at www. Kartiniclinic. Com and click on "kartini blog, " see "most popular blogs". The subject can be complex.

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Dr. Glen Elliott Dr. Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
39 years in practice
Stanford University School of Medicine
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Is bulimia or anorexia more dangerous?

Is bulimia or anorexia more dangerous?

Both can be fatal: Anorexia is harder to miss, because of the severe weight loss; the effective starvation impairs functions of a lot of body organs. Many with bulimia look fine weight-wise but are abusing their bodies with purging and vomiting, both of which can cause body chemistry problems, sometimes bad enough to be fatal; vomiting can destroy teeth and cause other stomach problems.

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Difference between anorexia and bulimia?

Difference between anorexia and bulimia?

Eating DO: Anorexia is mostly restricting food intake. Bulimia is binging/purging. They can coexist (bulimarexia).

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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What is anorexia/bulimia do to your body?

What is anorexia/bulimia do to your body?

Eating do: Anorexia & bulimia lead to complications as noted in the diagram.

Dr. Susan Uhrich Dr. Uhrich
Psychiatry
32 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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Is anorexia or bulimia worse in long term?

Is anorexia or bulimia worse in long term?

You don't want: Either one! Both do horrendous this to your body!

Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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How to know if I have bulimia or anorexia?

How to know if I have bulimia or anorexia?

5 signs to watch for: You may have an eating disorder if you answer yes to two or more of the following: 1) do you force yourself to vomit because you're uncomfortably full? 2) do you worry that you've lost control over how much you eat? 3) have you lost >14 lbs in a 3 month period? 4) do you believe you're fat when others think you are too thin? 5) does thinking about food dominate your life? (from aarp magazine).

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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What's more dangerous anorexia or bulimia?

What's more dangerous anorexia or bulimia?

Eating disorders: Both, especially if coexist in same person.

Dr. Wayne Ingram Dr. Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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How does Anorexia/Bulimia affect your body?

How does Anorexia/Bulimia affect your body?

Destroys the body: Because bulimia/anorexia becomes a nutritional "nightmare" the body suffers from self destruction. The extra stomach acid eats away at the esophagus, teeth and mouth lining (buccal mucosa). The body starts to use vital muscles for energy after the fat and glucose have been dissipated. Emaciation occurs with electrolyte abnormalities which can result in cardiac arrest and death.

Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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I need to know what is anorexia and bulimia?

I need to know what is anorexia and bulimia?

Eating disorders: Anorexia nervosa and bulimia are both eating disorders. Anorexics severely restrict food, and bulimics may both binge on food and then vomit many times a day. This can cause many physical problems such as esophageal and stomach injury, tooth decay, dehydration, electrolyte depletion, cardiac arrhythmia, and even death. Sometimes laxatives are used also, which worsens things in both conditions.

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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How can one recover from anorexia and bulimia?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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How can one recover from anorexia and bulimia?

Eating DO's: Work on self image/self esteem issues with a therapist experienced with cognitive behavior therapy for eating disorders. Prognosis is favorable with committment to years of therapy.

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Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Is it possible to have both anorexia and bulimia?

Is it possible to have both anorexia and bulimia?

Yes it is: Anorexics severely restrict food, and bulimics may both binge on food and then vomit many times a day. It's possible to both food restrict and vomit. This leads to many physical problems including esophageal and stomach injury, tooth decay, dehydration, electrolyte depletion, cardiac arrhythmia, and even death. Sometimes laxatives are used also, which worsens things in both conditions.

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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What is the difference betweem bulimia and anorexia?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What is the difference betweem bulimia and anorexia?

Eating DO: Anorexia is mostly restricting food intake. Bulimia is binging/purging. They can coexist (bulimarexia).

Dr. Kevin Passer Dr. Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
31 years in practice
University of Kansas School of Medicine
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What is the difference between anorexia and bulimia?

What is the difference between anorexia and bulimia?

Definitions: Anorexia means loss of appetite. Anorexia nervosa is a mental condition and is considered to be an eating disorder. Bulimia nervosa is also an eating disorder. Those with anorexia nervosa restrict their eating and can be quite thin. Those with bulimia nervosa usually binge and purge-purging means they force themselves to vomit. Eating disorders in general can be quite severe and even fatal.

Dr. Max Haque Dr. Haque
Psychiatry
41 years in practice
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Can someone describe symptoms of bulimia and anorexia?

Common symptoms: Abnormal eating habits involving either insufficient (anorexia) or excessive (bulimia) food intake to the detriment of the individual's physical or emotional health. These include restricted food intake in anorexia, episodes of binge eating (bulimia), abnormal diet, and/or purging__evacuation of food by vomiting, taking laxatives, diuretics, enemas or engaging in intense exercise.

Dr. Sabina Ali Dr. Ali
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
23 years in practice
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What are the differences between anorexia and bulimia?

What are the differences between anorexia and bulimia?

There are few diff: Bulimia nervosa •recurrent episodes of binge eating a feeling of lack of control over eating •regular use of one or more of the following to prevent weight gain: self-induced vomiting, use of laxatives or diuretics, strict dieting or fasting, or vigorous exercise. •persistent over-concern with body shape and weight. Anorexia nervosa •refusal to maintain weight that? S over the lowest weight consi.

Dr. Barbara Srur Dr. Srur
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
University of Nice U.F.R. of Medicine
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What physical effects of anorexia and bulimia are there?

Serious/ complicated: Anorexia: loss of menstruation, hair loss, osteoporosis, slowing of the thyroid gland, slow heart rate, are all symtoms of the body trying to protect itself from starvation. Bulemia: if it involves binging and purging; can erode the teeth, can cause loss of electrolytes tha are essential for the heart. Purging can cause a tear in the esophagus which could be life threatenning. Get help!

Dr. Monika Heller Dr. Heller
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
10 years in practice
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
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Would it be strange that I want anorexia and/or bulimia?

Motivation: The motivation for desiring these illnesses can be rooted in self-esteem and/or other mental health conditions. It is important to seek evaluation by a mental health professional to discuss this concern as well as the significant medical risks these disorders have including cardiac, GI tract and neurological effects.

Dr. Eric Levin Dr. Levin
Psychiatry
37 years in practice
La Faculté Libre de Médecine de Lille
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How to get a better understanding of anorexia and bulimia?

How to get a better understanding of anorexia and bulimia?

Web sites: American medical or psychiatric sites, web md or even wikipedia. Also just type these in on searches and you will get all the info you want. Be careful only to read from what seems to be reputable sites.

Dr. Glen Elliott Dr. Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
39 years in practice
Stanford University School of Medicine
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What foods does someone with anorexia or bulimia need each day?

Longer answer needed: The question is too hard to answer in this forum, especially since the issues differ a lot between anorexia and bulimia. Basically, those with anorexia nervosa need enough calories to enable them to gain weight slowly, so anxiety doesn't overwhelm them. Bulimics get lots of food--too much--but get rid of it by vomiting or purging, so dietary gaps are common. Skilled dietician needed.

Dr. Alan Ali
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