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Reverse Anorexia Dysmorphia
Anorexia, BDD 411: Check out website of assn of anorexia nervosa ; related disorders (neda) 4 educat'l info re eating disorders ; anorexia nervosa: (http://bit.Ly/16crmyh). Signs of an eating disorder include: poor body image; probs enjoying food; eating/exercise habits; trouble expressing emotions; moodiness; self-harming behavs. See this pg 4 overview of body dysmorphic disorder: http://bit.Ly/1jb0rui. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anoexia/Bulimia: Both are eating disorders and more common in females. Anorexia primarily involves restriction of food intake in order not to gain weight therefore are usually underweight even though they perceive they are fat and bulimia primarily involves frequent binge eating and they are usually normal weight. Anorexia is the more severe disorder and can be lethal. These are the main differences. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Similar, Different: Both of these terms have to do with unhealthy ways of dealing with food, body weight, and body composition. Bulimia refers to people who go through cycles of overeating and then using abnormal ways of getting rid of what they've eaten (vomiting, laxative abuse). Anorexia has to do with unhealthy ways of trying to stay underweight (starvation, vomiting, laxatives) without the overeating episodes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
YES W/Grit & Support: Once someone w/anorexia starts his/her recovery - starts reversing effects of malnutrition by eating a balanced diet 2 get the nutrients the body needs & 2 get hormones back in balance - her/his hair has a chance 2 grow back. Recovery can be very tough though & relapse common, so having good medical/mental health team is the ideal. If u have not had treatment, start with http://www.Anad.Org. ...Read more
It is likely: Osteoporosis and osteopenia (weak bones) are common side effects of weight loss and lack of periods. Birth control pills do not help. If you are underweight and have no natural periods you are at high risk for bone loss. This goes for underweight males as well, as they lose testosterone. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Psychotherapy: Get a complete physical to make sure BED is not compromising your health. Seek therapy with a qualified professional. BED is a way of coping with conflicts and emotions. When you identify what you are using food to deal with (ie, anxiety,fear, relationships) then you can find new ways of coping. You also must learn to respond to yourself in words instead of behavior. There is hope. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can anorexia, low body weight cause diabetes insipidus or is it possible the diabetes insipidus caused the anorexia w/ great weight loss?
See below: There are a few reports that diabetes insipidus or problems concentrating urine occur in anorexia nervosa. In these case, the longer and worse the anorexia, the more likely the diabetes insipidus. Most likely prolonged anorexia (low weight and its consequences) led to damage to the kidneys and other orgrans. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diabetes insipidus is independent of anorexia nervosa. But the prolonged aberrant changes to the metabolism in an can alter pituitary modulation of gonadatrophins; & cause inconsistent cortisol, adrenaline, & vasopressin production. When the latter occurs, clinical signs of diabetes insipidus may be seen. See
Can me as in (me/cfs) cause wight loss 2 pt of anorexia, not anorexia nervosa, just that much weight loss, no appetite?
Unknown: The exact cause of anorexia nervosa is unknown. As with many diseases, it's probably a combination of biological, psychological and environmental factors. There may be genetic changes that make some people more vulnerable to developing anorexia. Some emotional characteristics may contribute to anorexia. Peer pressure may help fuel the desire to be thin, particularly among young girls. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very strongly: There is a very strong association between anorexia nervosa and migraines. The same holds true for bulimia nervosa and migraines. Whereas 12.5% of the general population suffer from migraine headaches , 75% of people with eating disorders suffer from migraine headaches. It is interesting to note that the eating disorder and the migraines typically start at the same time in any given individual. ...Read more