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What are the effects of anorexia on pregnancy?

What are the effects of anorexia on pregnancy?

Poor fetal growth : If you are suffering from anorexia while pregnant then your baby could have issues with growth and development. Depending on the severity and timing of the anorexia, the baby could have congenital anomalies or growth delay. ...Read more

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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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Can a young woman's anorexia today cause problems in future pregnancies?

Can a young woman's anorexia today cause problems in future pregnancies?

Definitely: This is the same as asking "can malnutrition cause problems with future pregnancies?" or "can electrolyte imbalances (from vomiting) cause problems?" they can and do. You owe it to yourself and future children to get adequate, experienced help. ...Read more

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On top of pregnancy and anorexia, what causes you to miss a period?

On top of pregnancy and anorexia, what causes you to miss a period?

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

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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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What are the social effects of anorexia?

What are the social effects of anorexia?

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 more

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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! ...Read more

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Could you tell me what type of effects would anorexia pose to a growing girl?

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 more

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What effects would anorexia or bulimia nervosa have on the long-term health of a woman?

What effects would anorexia or bulimia nervosa have on the long-term health of a woman?

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

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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?

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

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Pregnancy (Definition)

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