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What Are The Effects Of Anorexia On Pregnancy
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
Some causes: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more
Isolation & Anorexia: Anorexia can lead to irritability, mood swings, difficulties thinking and avoidance of social events that involve food. All of these can lead to social isolation and estrangement. Anorexia nervosa is potentially life threatening too, so it is important to seek medical attention if one is concerned they or a loved one suffers from anorexia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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! ...Read more
Deadly Disease!: Anorexia ravages your bones, skin, brain and heart. One in five girls die from the disease. Please get her help with a psychologist and reputable center! One typical profile in an anorexic girl is one (sometimes two) controlling parent. Investigate this in your group therapy and gain insight into the family dynamic. Parental control issues (especially around meals) will spiral her disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Malnutrition: Both of these disorders are known to cause malnutrition, which can be life threatenting. There are other health consequences as well, but they depend on individual circumstances. ...Read more
Anorexia side effect i started new medication a few weeks ago where one of the side effects is anorexia. I'm underweight already (5'6, 105lb) what can I do to maintain my weight instead of losing?
You : You might think about calling your physician and sharing your worries about this side effect of the new medication. Maybe he will change your medication to something else without this side effect. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
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