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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.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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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.
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Dr. Andrew Gentry
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