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What sort of problem is anorexia nervosa?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Emotional/physical

Usually females; usually after puberty.
Morbid fear of weight gain, abn body image ("i'm fat", even if severely underweight); restrictive intake (semi-starvation); often lose menses; can have a variety of symptoms including feeling cold (no fat stores), apathy/anger, hair thinning, fine hair growth (lanugo); risk for bone loss, relationship problems. Can be w/purging (bulimia), related but diff.

In brief: Emotional/physical

Usually females; usually after puberty.
Morbid fear of weight gain, abn body image ("i'm fat", even if severely underweight); restrictive intake (semi-starvation); often lose menses; can have a variety of symptoms including feeling cold (no fat stores), apathy/anger, hair thinning, fine hair growth (lanugo); risk for bone loss, relationship problems. Can be w/purging (bulimia), related but diff.
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Dr. Andrew Gentry
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Body image

People with anorexia nervosa have an inappropriate body image i.
e. Dispite being at normal or even a low, unhealthy weight they continue to see themselves as being overweight or obese. Treatment includes therapy to change this image issue and may include inpatient hospital care.

In brief: Body image

People with anorexia nervosa have an inappropriate body image i.
e. Dispite being at normal or even a low, unhealthy weight they continue to see themselves as being overweight or obese. Treatment includes therapy to change this image issue and may include inpatient hospital care.
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