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Is having anorexia issues going to impact if having to climb 17 flights of stairs three times a day for work , will this reinforce eating disorder?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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In brief: Anorexia nervosa

No, climbing stairs should not "reinforce" the eating disorder -- although climbing so many stairs daily could fit into such a person's overall plan to over-control weight.
Anorexia needs ongoing psychological, nutritional, ; psychiatric treatment. Not eating could affect energy levels for climbing stairs; purging can also affect electrolytes ; heart rhythms. Hope for an elevator.

In brief: Anorexia nervosa

No, climbing stairs should not "reinforce" the eating disorder -- although climbing so many stairs daily could fit into such a person's overall plan to over-control weight.
Anorexia needs ongoing psychological, nutritional, ; psychiatric treatment. Not eating could affect energy levels for climbing stairs; purging can also affect electrolytes ; heart rhythms. Hope for an elevator.
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