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Can anything help the bloating, and water retention during anorexia nervosa recovery?

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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics

In brief: Perception

When recovering from a dehydrated and starvation state, your body is trying to get back to a normal.
Low salt is certainly good to prevent water retention, but it is likely that you are just getting back to a normal amount of body water! Your bowels are just getting back to normal function and digesting protein, fruits and veggies, all the necessary nutrients. Give a little time to adjust.

In brief: Perception

When recovering from a dehydrated and starvation state, your body is trying to get back to a normal.
Low salt is certainly good to prevent water retention, but it is likely that you are just getting back to a normal amount of body water! Your bowels are just getting back to normal function and digesting protein, fruits and veggies, all the necessary nutrients. Give a little time to adjust.
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