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My cousin is 16 and she suffered from anorexia nervosa for almost 2 years. Will she be able to grow taller and what foods and exercises will help her?
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Dr. Alan Falkoff
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: She needs to eat
She needs to eat, get medical and psychiatric help.
This is a very complex and dangerous condition.

In brief: She needs to eat
She needs to eat, get medical and psychiatric help.
This is a very complex and dangerous condition.
Dr. Alan Falkoff
Dr. Alan Falkoff
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Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine
In brief: Proper treatment
First and foremost she needs proper treatment for anorexia (therapy and counseling).
If that is addressed, then a well-balanced diet with a calcium and vitamin d supplement should be beneficial, but she needs to follow such a plan under the care and advise of her physician.

In brief: Proper treatment
First and foremost she needs proper treatment for anorexia (therapy and counseling).
If that is addressed, then a well-balanced diet with a calcium and vitamin d supplement should be beneficial, but she needs to follow such a plan under the care and advise of her physician.
Dr. John Washburn
Dr. John Washburn
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Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
In brief: It depends
At 16 she may have passed her growth spurt.
A consult with a growth specialist may be needed. A regular diet with normal activity should be her goal. She should consult her pediatrician and a dietician.

In brief: It depends
At 16 she may have passed her growth spurt.
A consult with a growth specialist may be needed. A regular diet with normal activity should be her goal. She should consult her pediatrician and a dietician.
Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
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