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Anorexia nervosa + loss of bone possible?

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Dr. Julie O'Toole
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: It is likely

Osteoporosis and osteopenia (weak bones) are common side effects of weight loss and lack of periods.
Birth control pills do not help. If you are underweight and have no natural periods you are at high risk for bone loss. This goes for underweight males as well, as they lose testosterone.

In brief: It is likely

Osteoporosis and osteopenia (weak bones) are common side effects of weight loss and lack of periods.
Birth control pills do not help. If you are underweight and have no natural periods you are at high risk for bone loss. This goes for underweight males as well, as they lose testosterone.
Dr. Julie O'Toole
Dr. Julie O'Toole
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Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Definite Connection

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by an irrational fear of gaining weight.
Inevitably weight loss occurs. As the body loses weight metabolic systems are affected. Women no longer produce estrogen that leads to significant loss in bone density. Excessive amounts of cortisol are produced that triggers bone loss. Calcium deficient diets also contribute. Result : osteoporosis.

In brief: Definite Connection

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by an irrational fear of gaining weight.
Inevitably weight loss occurs. As the body loses weight metabolic systems are affected. Women no longer produce estrogen that leads to significant loss in bone density. Excessive amounts of cortisol are produced that triggers bone loss. Calcium deficient diets also contribute. Result : osteoporosis.
Dr. Robert Woods
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Bone loss in anorexi

Very possible due to bone weakening as result of poor nutrition & hormonal changes.

In brief: Bone loss in anorexi

Very possible due to bone weakening as result of poor nutrition & hormonal changes.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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