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Who Is More Likely To Become Anorexic
Yes: It's common. A young person decides to do something to turn their life around, and starts dieting. That's a good thing, but it can become an obsession and then a life-threatening illness. ...Read more
If you are anorexic and taking laxatives at the same time are you more likely to loose more weight?
Dangerous: Being anorexic and taking laxatives is very dangerous. The person can die. Please see a mental health professional or your doc for appropriate support. You can starve while draining your body of nutrition and your major organs can malfunction. Please be careful and seek help now. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In an adult women over 45, would anorexia likely to be a concern and is it possible that a loss of partner through a murder may play a part please?
Yes.......: Loss of a "life partner" .... Is a major stressor. It can result in many unhealthy changes. You can not solve this on your own. You need the help of a trained counselor. You can get better.... Call today to arrange this. ...Read more
Is it possible that Anorexia/Eating Disorders are more likely to be found and associated with pathological lying , could they be closely related?
They can be co-: morbid; that is, co-exist at the same time. Lying to cover up a problem is common, as in addictions, and eating disorders are shameful for many, so also are covered up. Pathological lying is more complicated and is found more in impulsive and other personality disorders. This behavior doesn't necessarily need an addiction or eating disorder to manifest. ...Read more
Why are sufferers of an eating disorder more likely to commit Suicide, can you have depression and Anorexia?
They are related: Anorexia and depression are related and often seen together. The distorted perception of one's body weight can lead to (or be worsened by) feelings of worthlessness, helplessness, poor sleep, irritability/anger--all symptoms of major depression. The two conditions are often treated together, and those anorexics who are co-treated for depression often have lower relapse rates of their anorexia. ...Read more
I am 26 years old and have had anorexia for as long as i remember. With low blood pressure. What heart problems are likely? Female
Essentially Anyone: The mayo clinic has identified certain factors which increase the risk of anorexia: being female. A young age. Genetics. Family history - having a first degree relative with anorexia. Weight changes. Transitions such as a new school, home or job. Sports, work and artistic activities such as ballet, or gymnastics. Media and society - unrealistic social values displayed in fashion. ...Read more
By not eating: It is a type of eating disorder where patients are obsessed by weight and have dysmoprhic body syndrome (think you look fat even though your body mass index is <20 and you look like a prison camp survivor). Many abuse diuretics and laxatives and exercise compulsively. This is a serious psychiatric problem that can lead to severe medical complications and death. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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