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Doctor insights on: What Is The Opposite Symptom Of Anorexia

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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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Is coarse / dry hair a medical symptom of anorexia?

Is coarse / dry hair a medical symptom of anorexia?

It can be: Those with anorexia do not have an adequate nutritional intake on a regular basis, often including the correct ratio of needed proteins/amino acids, vitamins, and minerals in their diets. This can lead to changes in hair to including drying, becoming coarse, as well as falling out. There can be many other medical causes of hair changes other than anorexia alone but this can be a medical symptom. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of anorexia?

What are the symptoms of anorexia?

Anorexia: Is decrease sensation of appetite. Symptoms depend on cause of anorexia, for example anorexia nervosa which cause binging, purging, amenorrhea, fatigue, swollen joints, hair loss, etc. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of anorexia?

What are common symptoms of anorexia?

Anorexia: Is decrease sensation of appetite. Symptoms depend on cause of anorexia, for example anorexia nervosa which cause binging, purging, amenorrhea, fatigue, swollen joints, hair loss, etc. Etiology unknown in most cases of eating disorders, but genetics, environmental, psychological & medical factors can attribute. ...Read more

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What do the symptoms of anorexia look like?

What do the symptoms of anorexia look like?

See fact sheet: Fact sheet: http://www.Womenshealth.Gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/anorexia-nervosa.Cfm.

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Could there be a disease for the opposite of anorexia?

Yes: Prader-willi syndrome is a genetic disorder so it's not exactly opposite to anorexia. More common is the 'sea-food diet' syndrome. We see food. We eat it. We get fat. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of anorexia? How to tell if I have it?

What are the symptoms of anorexia? How to tell if I have it?

Anorexia: Is decrease sensation of appetite. Symptoms depend on cause of anorexia, for example anorexia nervosa which cause binging, purging, amenorrhea, fatigue, swollen joints, hair loss, etc. Etiology unknown in most cases of eating disorders, but genetics, environmental, psychological & medical factors can attribute. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of anorexia? How to know if you have it?

Low weight: Weight below 85% of expected intense fear of gaining weight or being fat. Disturbance of body image. For women loss of normal menses. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have mild anorexia and what are its symptoms?

Is it possible to have mild anorexia and what are its symptoms?

Anorexia nervosa?: The term anorexia means lack of appetite, but if you are referring to anorexia nervosa, that is a psychological condition that causes a person to see themselves as over weight even when they are not, and makes them not able to eat. Some people have a mild case, but it still needs treated. There is usually some anxiety or depression with it. See a PCP, counselor, or psychologist for diagnosis. ...Read more

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